Category: Opinion

Ragnhild Gabrielsen

Full-time studies + part-time job = poor mental health

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States—Join the conversation! Ragnhild Gabrielsen Oslo, Norway Working a part-time job while studying can jeopardize students’ mental health. Combining work...

moon landing

The moon landing and big science

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! John Erik Stacy The Norwegian American One of my friends told me that he was conceived...

danger of diabetes

The danger of diabetes

Let’s celebrate Norwegian heritage with an eye on health On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Join the conversation! Lori Ann Reinhall The Norwegian American In...

In which I embarrass my cousin

Editor’s Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun Join the conversation! Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Since 2013, my cousin, Drew*, has been the star of Syttende Mai. That’s the first year...

Västra Hamnen

Norway post-oil: Look to Sweden?

On the EDGE: An opinion column about current issues in Norway and the United States Shane Murray Oslo, Norway The late Norwegian professor Frank Aarebrot used to say, “Norway typically copies Swedish policy after...

130 years down; 90 to go?

Editors’ Notes: A message from Editor-in-chief Emily C. Skaftun & Assistant Editor Lori Ann Reinhall Dear readers, At the time of the publication of this issue, our newspaper will have been publishing for 130...

NSB name change

Two ways of looking at an unpopular name change

On the EDGE: An opinion on current issues in Norway and the United States – Join the conversation! M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On March 13, NSB, the Norwegian State Railway train operating company,...