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The Way the Cookie Crumbles
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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies a.k.a Frosting Torture KR: From four inches away this sweet thang sure is …pungent. He is the drama queen, always the one to search out the spotlight, at whatever cost. On the outside he is one suave-looking dude, but as you approach, he simply reeks of cologne. His is the…

Tips for dorm decorating: Sultry Succulents
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Tips for dorm decorating: Sultry Succulents

You may have heard from your grandmother, the salesperson at the natural foods co-op, some eco-friendly tip sheet or me that if you want to work on your green thumb (or lack thereof) the best place to start is with a succulent. Succulent plants, sometimes called “fat plants,” have abnormally thick flesh, retain water exceptionally…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis residents support bike lane expansion The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition delivered over 3,400 postcards to the Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday to pressure the city leaders to keep on track to fund protected bike lanes. Mayor Betsy Hodges had previously proposed $790,000 to create protected bike lanes in 2015 and maintain them in the…

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Voting: our right and responsibility

Last week, in her column “If So InKlined,” Rebecca Kline, an 18-year-old American citizen, announced to the whole school that she had not voted in the election November 4. Her apathy is not shocking—only 51.3 percent of eligible voters in Minnesota actually voted this year, a figure still higher than the abysmal nation-wide figure of…

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Swens N’ Dobs // A Space Odyssey

This week we review Interstellar, the newest mind-bending, visually popping, outer space adventure drama from director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Dark Knight, Inception). The film stars Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Wolf of Wall Street) as Cooper, an astronaut/engineer fated to save the future of the human race by exploring space for a new habitable…

Franken, Dayton win with solid margins; Minnesota House, US Congress now in GOP control
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Franken, Dayton win with solid margins; Minnesota House, US Congress now in GOP control

Despite massive national victories for the Republican Party, which included gaining control of the U.S. Senate and holding onto several key governors’ seats, Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) and Senator Al Franken (DFL) were re-elected to second terms on Tuesday night by comfortable margins. Franken defeated his challenger, Republican businessman Mike McFadden, by 10 points, in…

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Outbreak of Ebola Fear: Prejudice in the USA

It angers me when I read about people advocating for higher restrictions in airports for those coming from West Africa. It particularly angers me when they say no one should be allowed in the U.S. because we have already had four cases and that is just. so. horrible. There are over 4,000 people dead in…

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Ask the Weekly with Colleen Loranger

I am not a licensed mental health professional. I am a senior who will try my hardest to answer your queries. Question: My roommate is super passive aggressive and won’t directly confront me for things I do wrong, but I can tell they are angry at me, even though I don’t know what I am…

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