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Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Opinion—One year later: NFTs are (still) a scam

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor February 12, 2022
Well, here we are again. Around this same time last year, I published an opinion piece titled “NFTs are killing the planet.” At the time of publishing, I understood NFTs as a fringe concept, something that existed on the peripherals of the tech industry, and I was concerned about its spread into art-related fields.

Book review—’Unplugged’ by Donna Freitas

Madoline Plattenberg April 23, 2021

Life as humanity knows it will never be the same. Split between the app world and the real world, "Unplugged" by Donna Freitas encompasses the idea of living freely from the body through the mind, but...


Opinion—Searching for the life beyond the screen

Faith King April 16, 2021

As the academic year approaches its end, final papers, projects and presentations are beginning to appear on our seemingly endless to-do lists. Of course, this isn’t something specifically unique to...

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Opinion—NFTs are killing the planet

Nicholas Conroy March 16, 2021

From the stock market to bitcoin, cryptocurrency seems to be all the rage these days but there is a lesser-known crypto-related element that has been creeping slowly toward prominence in the form of crypto...

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Opinion—Grandma pastimes for the win

Akasha Khalsa September 15, 2020

Perhaps you’ve noticed the plant people. They’re a prevalent breed here in the NMU student community. You can recognize them because their windows are filled with greenery and often their plant collection...

Left-wing values will define AI

Left-wing values will define AI

Riley Garland March 27, 2019

Hollywood portrayal of the future never fails to amuse. We’re beginning to reach an era where past movies and shows are set in the years we’re entering, and often, the predictions are way off. For...

Smartphones dull experience of living

Amanda Monthei February 21, 2013

For about two months, I feel like I’ve been living Aldous Huxley’s worst nightmare. Or perhaps my new reality is living proof that his brainchild — a society of people numbed by instant gratification...

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