Category: Opinion

Symbol of immigration: Statue of Liberty

On shitholes* and immigration

On the Edge: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American As is I’m sure old news by the time you’re reading this, the...

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State of the newspaper

A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Another year, another set of unexpected wins and losses for this paper. We started the year embarking on our second Indiegogo campaign. The first...

Arctic oil exploration protest

Arctic oil exploration meets civil society

On the EDGE: Opinion Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American The Norwegian government has been taken to court by climate activists. The lawsuit is grounded in the claim that the government’s decision to permit...

Man holding box of food in vegan store.

Why not veganism?

Maya Lindemann Oslo, Norway There are many reasons why one should be vegan, may it be ethical reasons and justice for animals, the environmental impact of animal agriculture, or simply the health benefits of...

A white elephant with a santa hat on.

The white elephant in the room

How to make gift-giving fun Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American For many years I thought the only way to make gifting possible for large groups was the Secret Santa approach. You know the...

A group of young adults sitting together.

“Etnisk norsk”

Laila Simon Portland, Ore. Violence in Årdal, Norway, in 2013 left three civilians murdered on a bus. The suspect was taken into custody and described as a man of “30 years and not ethnic...

A snowy mountain in Norway.

Norwegian Chess: Sjakkmatt

Kristen Walter Flekkefjord, Norway Much like when I play Sudoku, I unfortunately rarely complete language learning to its fullest extent—but Norwegian has been different. Whether it was Spanish, Latin, Portuguese, Arabic, or now Norwegian,...

Hands around a green plant in the ground.

Norway’s election is over, and everyone lost

Veronika Brokke Olsen Oslo, Norway The opposition did not get majority votes, leaving Norway’s current government in charge. The government also received fewer votes than previously, leaving it weaker for the upcoming term. Another...