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Yes on Voter ID a blank check to legislature

October 10, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

On Nov. 6, Minnesota citizens will vote on an amendment to require a photo ID in order to vote, supposedly to prevent fraud. At first blush, this seems like a no-brainer. Who doesn’t like less fraud? But upon closer examination,...

Masturbatory politics in student advocacy warrants no confidence

October 10, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Although we can’t read the yet-absent minutes from Student Senate’s Oct. 3 platform speeches, we have come to know the bitter taste of disappointment as the nominations process for this Wednesday’s elections bore no fruit. Not...

The illusion of student choice

September 25, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

At the end of last spring semester, some combination of student outcry and leaked information to City College News resulted in the administration calling do-over on its selection process for a food service provider, now that the...

The reality vacuum of educational group work

September 12, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Complaints about group work in educational settings is one of those common experiences that seems to be ubiquitously shared by virtually any student who is even moderately motivated in their education. In any given group of...

No time for hello

August 28, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Welcome back, students and faculty, new and returning. This is a wonderful time to be at MCTC. One of the things that makes MCTC a valuable and rewarding place to get an education is that it represents a microcosm of larger...

Tainted Conversations

May 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tensions at MCTC have been mounting throughout the semester. Faculty vs. administration, black vs. white, students vs. everybody. As this tension has grown, the conversation across dividing lines has grown angrier, and more like...

What are we really learning?

May 1, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A lack of focus seems to pervade many of the courses here at MCTC. A science course that turns out to be about the politics of medicine. An English course that turns out to be about the wars in the Middle East. A general poli...

Lessons from the first of April

April 5, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Social mores are the accepted, expected ways of behaving in a culture. In America, these are things like saying please and thank you and telling the truth. Violating these social rules is abnormal and rude for most of the year,...

MCTC is not the enemy

March 20, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

MCTC, and all public schools, are the middle of a very tough battle. A battle which, to most people, is invisible, except for its end result. At MCTC, the end result is in the incredibly long lines at Financial Services and...

Education for the present

February 14, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Accuplacer test is designed to ensure that colleges are able to meet students where they’re at - where ever that may be. From math to reading to writing, all MCTC students take the Accuplacer to get on appropriate path to...

SOPA: Stand up for your rights

February 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

It's the communication age, but outside the realms of sci-fi, we seldom stop to consider what that means. What does it mean to be a citizen of the internet? The internet has become a sort of second home for many in our society,...

What do advisors have in common with cakes and butter?

December 9, 2011

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

“We need more and better advisors!” say the students. “The tuition is too high!” we shout. The thing is, while all of these statements are true, you can only choose one option. Perhaps it’s unfair, but such is...

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