New stories from our community

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These stories were created in the fall of 2016. They come from our community: Hamline University and the Midway-Como neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota.

College students have mixed opinions on Hillary Clinton’s free tuition plan

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By Makayla Durand The snow roars and knocks against Sarah Doran’s University of Manitoba windows. She sits in her small, Canadian dorm room, cuddling her plush blankets and listening to her favorite opera… Continue reading

The ridiculous ritual of shopping before the pumpkin pie’s been served

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By Makayla Durand Thanksgiving is a holiday where you drive over to your parent’s house and bring a hearty salad to share, squabble about politics arounds the dinner table, snap a wishbone in… Continue reading

Leo’s Corner lacking for Hamline Students

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Leo’s Corner, more commonly dubbed the C-Store is the closest option for snagging groceries, snacks, and lunch on Hamline’s campus; so it’s often full of students, but how much do its patrons really like the store?

Hamline campus after the election: How Bernie Sanders once unified the students

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Just before the caucus, Hamline campus was colorful with blue Bernie Sanders flyers plastered on every door, campaigners stationed at every table in Anderson, and proudly displayed posters in dorm windows. It was… Continue reading

Not-so-average Joe forges win for iron mining district in most expensive U.S. House race

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Issue Date: 11/9/2016 Crisp morning air tightening his breath, the crunch of frosted grass beneath his boots, the 30-year-old Crosby, Minn. native scans the thick wood of the Cuyuna Iron Range from his… Continue reading

Hectic Election Breeds New Consciousness for Future Voters

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Lawns are still staked with bright signs. Everyone on Facebook tagged as “voting in the U.S Election” and circular red stickers embellishing their shirts in proud selfies to prove the deed. The Nov. 8 election day is still in full swing.

Leaving the downtown White Bear Lake Walgreens to a chorus of thanks for voting, Ruby Birckelbaw looked down at her bare shirt in comparison to the decorated top of her friend which boasted, “I Voted!” At 17 years old, she isn’t allowed to participate in the nationwide vote for the next United States president. Yet, even unable to vote, she left her afternoon coffee to gather around the television, snapping through the tips of her nails in nervous biting as she awaited the results to come.

Birckelbaw is only one of the many youth who will be able to vote when the next presidential election rolls around in four years, and this year’s uniquely charged election will have a major impact on perception of the importance of voting for her and every other future voter, but what effect?

Absentee voting impacts students

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Reporter: Elise Christianson Issue Date: 11/9/16 When her mom came to Minneapolis from Des Moines, IA on her birthday, junior Katie Spoon was excited to see that part of her birthday gift came… Continue reading

Who Is Actually In Charge?

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Slug: Who is actually in charge? Reporter: Donyae Graham Date: 11/22/15, 11/29/15, 12/1/15   Who is actually in charge?   For the past few years there has been a uproar of killings and… Continue reading

Resources for Commuters

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Slug: Commuters Reporter: Donyae Graham Date: 11/5/15, 11/12/15, 11/17/15 Resources for Commuters College can be divided into two types of students; those who live on campus and those who commute. And, according to… Continue reading

Unseen Ailments: Mental Health on Campus

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Reporter: Hannah Marie Hron Like many of my college-aged peers, I find that my desire to do well in school often comes into conflict with any mental health problems that arise. It’s not… Continue reading