Category Archives: Opinion

After the ring…a Q&A with some of UNW’s engaged couples


Many students on the University of Northwestern – St. Paul campus have gotten engaged this year and here are just a couple of the more recent ones.

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La La Land: An instant classic

Still from La La Land

by Sarit Bridell   Love, life, and Hollywood La La Land paints the classic story of what it takes to make it in Hollywood, with the added complications of falling in love. Directed by the talented Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) and produced by Black Label Media, the film has set new standards for what makes a great musical.

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Women’s March: More than just politics

Protesters at the Women’s March in St. Paul at the Capitol building on Jan. 21, (photo courtesy of Victoria Downey).

The Women’s March on Washington took the United States by storm, drawing in millions of people nationwide—and even worldwide—to march and protest on Jan. 21, the day after the presidential inauguration. Despite controversy surrounding the event, there was a march in every US state and on every single continent as individuals marched in support of many varying causes.

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Donald Trump’s inauguration generated mixed feelings

President Trump and  First Lady, Melania at the Inauguration.

By Wes Muilenburg   Make America Great Again Donald J. Trump was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017 as the 45 President of the United States. The inaugural celebrations kicked off on the evening of January 19 with the “Make America Great Again” welcome celebration and concert, which featured noted and relevant artists such as Toby […]

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What’s left after the bumper stickers wear away?

By: Victoria Downey Opinion Editor Finally, we can talk about something other than politics. We expected what would feel like a collective sigh the day after the election last November, and let’s get back to our real lives” was a common theme in conversations and late-night talk shows everywhere. Except, how do we get back […]

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