Category: Opinion

What white nationalists get wrong about the Vikings

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! George Lakey Philadelphia On Oct. 2, Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park monument of Thorfinn Karlsefni, a Viking explorer,...

school-to-prison pipeline

One pipeline that ought to leak

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Mary Kay Seattle, Wash. While many remember public school as a nurturing and supportive environment, not...

Is mass tourism good for Norway?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the Conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Mass tourism, group travel on tours, started in the mid-19th century...

study abroad

Studying abroad: why do it?

A teacher’s two cents John F. L. Ross Oslo, Norway Why go abroad for college-level study? And why study in Norway? As someone who did neither one, I might seem poorly situated to address,...

To write better English, learn another language

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway As the editors of this newspaper and other periodicals occasionally lament,...

7-Eleven: Capitalizing on Chlamydia

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Kristen Walter Flekkefjord, Norway The 7-Eleven chlamydia advertisement that went viral this summer appears to diverge...

Fiction and empathy

Editor’s Notes A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun To me, summer is for fiction. It’s a habit deeply ingrained by summer reading lists and reading of my own that, without school, I finally...

On the EDGE: Norway can’t tolerate zero tolerance

Linn Chloe Hagstrøm The Norwegian American “On the Edge” is the new opinion column in the Norwegian American Weekly, featuring opinion pieces written by invited contributors who make some comments on the current issues...

Lifting nurses lifts everyone

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Nathalie Hansen Bergen, Norway According to the Norwegian Nurses Organization (NSF), there is a shortage of over 4,500 nurses...