Education

The Impact of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Minnesota

By Holly Peterson / June 2, 2022

Minnesota had its first reported case of AIDS in 1982 – only a year after the first case was reported…

Melanie Willingham-Jaggers: Beauty in the Margins

By Ashley Berning / April 21, 2022

In 1990, a group of teachers formed an organization called GLSEN (pronounced like “glisten”) with the intention of making schools…

A Word In Edgewise: Of Maus and Men – A Little Knowledge is Only the Beginning

By E.B. Boatner / February 24, 2022

There has been an uptick in book banning, not only at the school library level, but, according to a recent NYT article,…

Beneath the Surface: A Few LGBTQ Unsung Heroes

By Lavender / October 21, 2021

When we think of cultural icons, we think Martin Luther King Jr., Jimi Hendrix, Walt Disney. These are hugely influential…

Skirting The Issues: Osseo

By Ellen Krug / September 9, 2021

There are many ways to change the world. For example, some take to the streets and march with sheer numbers…

Serve Our Society: Mossier

By Mike Marcotte / August 12, 2021

Minneapolis-based nonprofit ensures LGBTQ individuals feel empowered at work A 2018 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation survey of employees across…

The Present-Day History Of The Civil Rights Movement

By Kassidy Tarala / July 1, 2021

The Weisman Art Museum’s new exhibit is highlighting the thousands of police murders of Black people each year, mass incarceration,…

Graduating To What?

By Ryan Patchin / April 22, 2021

Graduating college is a big deal. Typically accompanied by a celebration, a red-inked bank statement, and shiny new career. Right?…

A Word In Edgewise: Where Are the Plagues of Yesteryear?

By E.B. Boatner / March 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of BigStock/EzumeImages I recommend Hans Zinsser’s 1935 Rats, Lice and History, a surprisingly witty, acerbic biography of Typhus.…

Minnesota Black History, Part II

By Ryan Patchin / February 25, 2021

Tracing back: Modern consequences of antiquated enactments The latest Census Bureau data shows that of Minnesota’s 5.6 million residents, about…

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