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Presidential election is a dumpster fire

October 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

The most accurate term I have heard to describe this election season is “dumpster fire”. No one really wants to deal with this disaster so we, the voting public, have been left with the warm glow and putrid smell that comes with garbage being burned. With the type of candidates we have to choose from, it’s no wonder the general public’s emotions range from completely apathetic to righteously upset. The negatives keep piling up for each mainstream candidate and as each scandal develops it eventually fades away as the next scandal is born. Donald Trump, more than any other candidate this election season or in recent election cycles, has been effective in garnering support for his positions. Trump neutered mainstream Republicans with playground rules coupled […]

Pokemon Go or Pokemon No?

September 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

We have all heard about Pokemon Go, the exciting new app game where you use your GPS to catch Pokemon. It’s easy and entertaining, what could go wrong? Well, the latest game is causing some serious issues which could potentially affect the students at MCTC. Let’s start off where it all began, Pokemon. If you grew up knowing about it (all ’90s kids), then the idea of an app where you can actually interact and catch Pokemon is mind blowing. According to Recode, there are 9.5 million daily users. Is this just a simple way to have fun? Think again- it’s a way to take your money with in-app purchases and waste your time. “I just spent $9.99 on 1200 pokecoins and I hate myself” […]

Free the Nipple demonstrates by baring breasts: Con

September 1, 2015 // 3 Comments

Free the Nipple was held on Aug. 23, 2015 for women to be able to go in public bare-chested like men. There are several reasons why women bare-chested in public could end up being problematic. Assault cases is the biggest potential problem, more specifically sexual assault cases. Most protesters would say this is something that we deal with already. Correct. We do, and it’s already a high percentage. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men reported experiencing an attempted or completed rape at some time in their lives reports the Minnesota Department of Health. Their report goes on to say that some sources report 1 in 4 women. With this already happening women walking around bare-chested could make the numbers increase. I agree […]

Student Senate Column: Advocating at the capitol

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Sheldon Fitwi Student Senate Director of Public Relations Hello once again students and faculty of MCTC, I hope that everyone has had an amazing semester so far. During the month of February we made some noticeable advancements within the Student Senate. Namely the proposal to the by-laws that would grant members within the student led initiative, AME, voting rights within the student government. The proposed amendment to the by-laws will be voted on during the Mar. 18 Senate meeting. MCTC recently sent five students to the state capital to participate in Advocacy Day that was run by the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA). I am fortunate to have been one of the lucky participants during this event. It was an event that MSCSA organized […]

The Bane of Ukraine

April 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here we go again.   As citizens of the United States of America we are afforded certain liberties and along with that a voice for the people. With Cold War possibilities heating up just after the closing of the fourteenth Olympic WInter Games in Sochi, all eyes are on RUssia, Ukraine and Vladamir Putin as the US attempts to do something in Kiev, Ukraine to stop all the political mayhem and violence.   With a barrage of reports in US media regarding the uprising in the Ukraine, we back home home are gearing for a media blowout that will make you not want to hear or see anything regarding Ukraine and Russia ever again.   On YouTube, there is a propaganda film that really seems […]

Would an on-campus daycare benefit students?

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Amira Masri “Does she go to the daycare on campus?” the inquiring woman indicates my two-year-old daughter. I steal a glance at the toddler disorientedly pushing her empty stroller into the closed elevator doors. The short answer, friendly stranger on the third floor of the H building, is no. The reason for this answer? Our school does not have a daycare on campus. I am fortunate enough to not really require such a service either. From my vantage, it seems to be generally understood within county programs, colleges and universities that securing a living wage through higher education is a crucial step for earning parents toward ending the cycle of poverty. My daughter and I live at the Jeremiah Program, a non-profit organization that […]

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