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The 411 on Earth Day

Navreen Biring, Writer May 20, 2023

Since its first celebration in 1970, Earth Day has had numerous successes and is celebrated by more than one billion people today. The celebration of this holiday resulted in the passing of many new laws...

A Historic and Controversial World Cup

A Historic and Controversial World Cup

Navreen Biring, Writer February 12, 2023

“Soccer is the world’s sport.” This statement is evident by the billions of fans that watch the World Cup tournaments every four years. The 2022 World Cup was unique for many reasons. Underdogs such...

FIFA World Cup

Amal Sastry, Staff Writer December 20, 2022

The World Cup is a global soccer tournament held every four years. It is organized by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and features 32 teams from different countries around...

Tony Sanneh and the Sanneh Foundation 

Sammie Garrity , Staff Writer December 20, 2022

When soccer star-turned-CEO Tony Sanneh was asked, “Who are you?” he responded with an emphasis on being a community-minded African-American man. When Sanneh was out on the field scoring goals for...

Meet the Candidates: Minnesota 2022 General Election

Max O'Connor, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable”  - Samuel Adams   With the...

The Cost of Climate Change

Oscar Altman, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

   As tropical storm Ian and Hurricane Fiona hit the coasts of Florida and Canada respectively, many are asking the question of if the coastal and equatorial areas of the world will remain inhabitable...

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The Emmys and a Black Woman’s Voice in America 

Sammie Garrity, Staff Writer October 1, 2022

   Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Emmy acceptance speech was a monumental point in history as Ralph became just the second Black woman to win an Emmy since 1987. She paralleled this monumental occasion by singing...

October Issue Current Events Round-Up

Amal Sastry September 30, 2022

 Retirement of Federer and Williams:    This month, two tennis greats, Roger Federer, and Serena Williams, announced they will retire from tennis. Federer won 20 grand slam singles titles, 8doubles...

Battling Addiction in the East African Community 

Zaara Nayak, Editor-In-Chief September 30, 2022

   This past summer, I participated in ThreeSixty’s News Reporter Academy. Journalists from the Black Press, MPR, and Star Tribune advised us on how to conduct an interview and write a coherent, concise,...

The Climate Column: Our Plastic Problem

Soren Winikoff September 30, 2022

   Welcome to the Climate Column! This year, I will be writing an article each month about the climate crisis and how we can make a difference. Check for these articles in each issue of the Freethinker....

Melissa Lucio’s Stay of Execution and The Innocence Project

Oscar Altman, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Melissa Lucio, the first Hispanic woman to be sentenced to death, was to be executed on April 27 of this year. It was news to most then that last Monday April 25, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals approved...

MN Aurora FC Comes to Pre-Professional Soccer in Minnesota

MN Aurora FC Comes to Pre-Professional Soccer in Minnesota

Navreen Biring and Devneet Biring May 3, 2022

“The USL W League strives to use women’s soccer as a force for societal good by creating a national platform to increase opportunity, gender equity, and career development.” Launching in May of 2022,...

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