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UMN multimedia sketch comedy crew finds humor in staying home

Censorquip members Jack Callahan, Alison Davis, Claire Nelson
Carter Starkey, Genevieve Krause, Clare Graney-Dolan, and Claire Farnham, from top left, meet virtually to discuss their upcoming show, As Seen on TV on Sunday, June 21.

Nina Raemont

June 26, 2020

No generation knows how to find the humor in horrible situations quite like Gen Z. And Censorquip, the University of Minnesota’s newest multimedia sketch comedy group that began producing sketches during the first few months of the pandemic, knows this best. With their third sketch comedy show pre...

Q&A: Dad Bod lead singer and guitarist on upcoming EP “Precursor”

Dad Bod band members Callie Marino and Wilson Zellar sitting outside of their recording space on Saturday, June 20. Their EP Precursor will be released on July 10.

Meg Bishop

June 25, 2020

Dad Bod has been a part of the Minneapolis music scene since the summer of 2019, regularly playing shows at 7th St. Entry and college house parties. The band is made up of five members: Callie Marino, Wilson Zellar, Noah Topliff, Michael McGough and Alex Gray.  A&E sat down with Dad Bod lead ...

Women for Political Change aims to fuel sustainable activism

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

Meg Bishop

June 23, 2020

Anti-racist learning has come to the forefront of students' everyday lives. People have learned that anti-racist education must also coincide with actions that support Black, Indigenous and other minority communities.  The University of Minnesota student group, Women for Political Change, caught th...

A guide to Black-owned restaurants near campus

Illustration by Luis Mendoza.

Meg Bishop

June 20, 2020

Minneapolis has been in a state of constant change since police killed George Floyd and protests broke out in all corners of the city.  Students have donated time and resources to communities around the Twin Cities. Some have taken a stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and protested against r...

Reading recommendations: stories for understanding political change

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

Nina Raemont

June 17, 2020

During times of illness or political unrest — or maybe even both, simultaneously — books are not only an escape but a conduit for education and change. A&E spoke to experts about certain books that are instrumental in understanding new and old BIPOC narratives, the history that led up to our cu...

‘Say Their Names’ cemetery memorializes Black lives lost to police brutality

“Say Their Names

Meg Bishop

June 15, 2020

We hear their names — George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner – but artists Connor Wright and Anna Barber want people to know all of their names. The two are the co-creators of the “Say Their Names” art installation in South Minneapolis. The symbolic cemetery can be found on East 37th Street, on...

Behind the camera: George Floyd protests

Protesters demonstrate the Black power fist as a sign of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, photographed by Isaiah Rustad. (Image courtesy of Isaiah Rustad)

Meg Bishop

June 13, 2020

The George Floyd protests not only brought Minneapolis together, but sparked a larger movement — the fight against systemic injustice — which soon took off across America. Some local photographers set out to capture the movement as it spread.  Isaiah Rustad is a photographer who first moved to the Twin Cities for college in 2013. R...

College kitchen: The best picnic recipes and spots for a social distancing get-together

A picnic plate of fruit kebabs and shrimp spring rolls in Nicollet Island Pavilion on Tuesday, June 9. (Audrey Rauth / Minnesota Daily)

Norah Kleven

June 11, 2020

In the age of social distancing, there aren’t many options for social interaction more appealing than having a picnic.  Here is a painless picnic spread and some appealing picnic spots worth visiting with your crew.  Shrimp Spring Rolls Spring rolls are an easily transportable and satisfying yet light lunch for ...

UMN students create multicultural arts platform to uplift underrepresented creatives

SEKY members meet virtually and talk about their upcoming projects on Tuesday, June 9.

June 10, 2020

During her senior year of high school, Yayoua Yang began to notice the representative disparity among young artists of color throughout the Twin Cities. But with every challenge comes an opportunity for creative change, and SEKY, the organization she co-founded with former member Faith Ochwangi, is a ...

Q&A: Remo Drive talks music, memes and quarantine

Q&A: Remo Drive talks music, memes and quarantine

Meg Bishop

June 8, 2020

Conceived in 2013 by brothers Stephen and Erik Paulson, Twin Cities-based band Remo Drive has done multiple cross-country tours, playing with fellow local music staples including Hippo Campus and Beach Bunny. A&E caught up with lead singer Erik to talk about what the band has been up to this year an...