Knight Errant

Donald Trump: good idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

April 27, 2011

As soon as Donald Trump officially announces his presidential candidacy, I’m going to campaign for him.  Stuffing envelopes, making phone calls, knocking on doors, I’ll even tell them I’m fluent in Spanish so they can send...

Jesus on a bluff: good idea

April 8, 2011

I want to preface this whole thing by saying that I have no emotional attachment to any sort of Jesus statue, anywhere. That being said, Tuan Pham––the man who St. Paul’s city council is forcing to take down his 17 foot...

Paying for test scores: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

April 7, 2011

I haven’t been paid for grades since 3rd grade. Part of this may be because I haven’t had grades worth paying for since the 3rd grade, but the point still stands: it’s a bad idea. It takes away the joy of learning and...

Pentagon cover-ups: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

April 5, 2011

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Rolling Stone recently pulled a Wikileaks.  They obtained photos of American soldiers mutilating and playing with the corpses of Afghans they had killed––some of which, by the platoon’s...

Turning Libya into Iraq: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

March 24, 2011

United States military involvement in the Middle East has never really been a bad idea. In theory, taking out Al Qaida in Afghanistan and deposing a brutal dictator in Iraq is all well and good, but––much like Soviet communism...

English-only bill: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

March 7, 2011

In case you weren’t aware, this is our state motto: “L’Etoile du Nord.” Roughly translated from French, it means “The Northern Star.” Just keep that in mind, our state motto––the one that adorns our flag and...

Libyan solidarity: good idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 28, 2011

When it comes to struggles for democracy and human rights, solidarity is key, especially in today’s global culture. One of our current administration’s biggest failures in regards to the Egypt protests was a lack of verbal...

Downtown casino: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 28, 2011

I’m not opposed to gambling. I’m opposed to old people monopolizing downtown, I’m opposed to taking away revenue from Native Americans (as if we haven’t already taken enough from them), and I’m opposed developers changing...

Dayton’s tax-hike: good idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 16, 2011

The Super Bowl is awesome. It’s as American as white picket fences and apple pie. It’s competition at its finest and the NFL works well at making sure the same team doesn’t win every year. This is done by giving the Super...

Teachers pay freezes: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 15, 2011

If Republican legislatures stand up for states’ rights on the national level, logic would dictate that our state level Republicans would stand up for the autonomy of things like counties and school districts. It’s all about...

Valentine’s Day: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 14, 2011

I’m a hypocrite. Tonight I will be taking my lady-friend out to a nice dinner that I actually had to make reservations for. I bought flowers. My clothes will not have holes in them. I washed my hair this morning. It’s...

Cars: bad idea

Bernardo Vigil, A&E Editor

February 11, 2011

My parents cut me of at -10°. That is when I stop riding my bike, -10°; and, if it weren’t for my parent’s I’d ride all year. Well, that’s not true, I’d probably still stop at -10°. Yes, it’s true that I like...

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