• The Manitou Messenger celebrates over 125 years of student journalism January 23, 2013

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Clear app censors social media history

Margaret Shaver
May 17, 2015 • 1,680 views
Filed under Opinions

We have all been warned of the dangers of social media. In every conversation regarding blogging, tweeting or posting, one warning is consistently restated: once you put something on the Internet, the rest of the world is able to see it forever. In today’s world of technology,... Read more »

Hillary’s fundraising comes under scrutiny

Sam Pattinasarane
May 15, 2015 • 704 views
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

At this year’s White House Correspondents Association Dinner, after President Obama’s remarks on Hillary Clinton’s efforts to gain funds for her 2016 Presidential Race, the president’s anger translator Luther, a character originated and played by comedian Keegan-Michael... Read more »

Selma’s legacy inspires introspection

Selma’s legacy inspires introspection

Nathan Detweiler
May 12, 2015 • 636 views
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It was a cold spring morning as I pulled into Selma, Ala. I had been at a conference in Tuscaloosa and had decided to pay my respects before returning to Minnesota. The early hours ensured that only a handful of pilgrims were present. We walked around, detached from each... Read more »

St. Olaf Kink Club: Normal and beneficial

St. Olaf Kink Club: Normal and beneficial

Scott Johnson
May 11, 2015 • 1,375 views
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The St. Olaf Kink club, a group dedicated to raising awareness on alternative sexual preferences, held a demonstration last week that pushed some observers out of their comfort zone. Not many details are available about this club, as they are not listed online and don’t... Read more »

A Note from the 2014-15 Editors

Ashley Belisle and Abby Grosse, Executive and Managing Editors
May 7, 2015 • 619 views
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Technically, we are the leaders of this organization. Our names are at the top of the staff roster, and we find ourselves wrangling section editors to conform to our (collective) will. Yet, we are lucky to be consistently awed by our staff. It is not just personal bias – we consider this the best group... Read more »

HONY’s appeal to sentiment masks true issues

Scott Johnson, Opinions Contributor
May 6, 2015 • 690 views
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In January, the very popular Humans of New York (often abbreviated as HONY) came under serious scrutiny. Humans of New York was started in 2010 by a blog which has expanded and is published on Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and is now even available in a print format.... Read more »

Youth exodus prompts MN ‘talent task force’

Youth exodus prompts MN ‘talent task force’

Conlan Campbell, Opinions Contributor
May 6, 2015 • 598 views
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Minnesota is currently facing a population loss problem labeled a “youth exodus.” The Star Tribune reported that yearly, the average number of people ages 25 to 34 moving into the state – a measly 1,549 – is doing little to combat the huge loss of 18- to... Read more »

Stimulant prescription abuse increases in adult population

Devon Brichetto and Emily Stets
May 5, 2015 • 1,060 views
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An increase in productivity in the workplace may be positively correlated with the abuse of the stimulant Adderall. While high school and college students have long abused this drug to help them focus on their schoolwork, a recent New York Times article detailed... Read more »

Relevant resume includes failures, not successes

Sam Pattinasarane and Nina Hagen
May 4, 2015 • 636 views
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As this semester on the Hill draws to a close, it is that time of the year when many college seniors begin to take the last few steps that will lead them into the real world, where they can – ideally – give back to the people around them. However, this task is always... Read more »

Mental health needs funding at St. Olaf

Scott Johnson, Opinions Contributor
April 29, 2015 • 769 views
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Further investment in the mental well-being of students at St. Olaf could possibly pay dividends. Diagnoses of mental health issues have spiked in the last half century, and an article published by Psychology Today in 2010 claims that high school and college-aged... Read more »