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Celebrating Native American culture on campus

In Mankato 150 years ago, 38 men of the Dakota tribe were hanged by US commanders at the culmination of the Dakota War of 1862. Several events in the Twin Cities and around Minnesota have commemorated these atrocities and the consequential expulsion of tribes from the area. The anniversary coincided with Native American Heritage Month,…

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The race to the Super Bowl: NFL postseason picks

With Week 13 coming up, the playoff picture is already taking shape. Here are my picks. NFC South: Atlanta Falcons (10-1) The Falcons can clinch a the NFC South this week if they beat the visiting New Orleans Saints and the Denver Broncos defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Although the Falcons’ sole loss this season…

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Play it safe at Winter Ball

I am writing to bring awareness to the issue of over-drinking and the negative effects it can have on our campus community. Working at Health Promotions and helping to orchestrate the Stop @ Buzzed campaign, I have seen first hand the negative effects alcohol abuse can have on the members of our community. Stop @…

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Janet Wallace to get permanent coffee cart

By Kevin Xiong A coffee cart staffed by Bon Appétit will grace the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center next semester, provided confirmation of logistics. Daily complimentary coffee and cake were available in the building earlier this semester to celebrate the reopening and renovation of the Fine Arts Center. The President’s Office temporarily funded the concessions…

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Commencement changes, speakers still a mystery

By Joe Klein Even though the first semester is not yet over, plans are underway for the two large events that always bookend the year—next spring’s commencement and the coming fall’s convocation. The Academic Prizes and Awards Ceremony typically held the Friday before commencement will be eliminated. In the past, the ceremony featured all academic…

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Students celebrate unconventional Thanksgiving

By Lindsey Smith The day before Thanksgiving saw a mass exodus of students from campus. Some had long plane rides to places as far as San Francisco and New Haven, while others were only minutes away from home. As the dorms began to empty, however, a small population of students remained, by a combination of…

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EXHIBIT// Ayacucho: The Times of Danger

By “No one cares about our village, no journalists go there! To whom can we complain about the violence that Sarhuinos have suffered? There are no human rights for us! At least with our paintings we bear witness to what has happened in our community.” Primitivo Evanán, Asociación de Artistas Populares de Sarhua “Art has…

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Beat back the banks: a call to community action

By Sarah Knispel In the past year, I have become obsessed with banks and the different relationships I have with them. I talk about banks more than I talk about who’s hooking up with whom or whether Beyoncé has ever done anything imperfect. Essentially, banks run our shit. They were big-time contributors to the tanking…

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