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The Minnesota Daily

Gophers Head Coach Brad Frost addresses the team during a timeout at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Women’s hockey ready to retool for next season

by Matthew Kennedy
Published April 18, 2020
The Gophers were just three games away from a chance to hoist their eighth national championship trophy before the season was canceled.
Jen Onsum, left, and Paige Wolf, her personal care assistant pose for a portrait outside her apartment building on Wednesday, April 15. “I have no choice but to trust that my PCAs are practicing social distancing and self-isolation,” said Onsum.

‘You are truly essential’: for student PCAs, the job doesn’t stop with the ‘stay-at-home’ order

by Dylan Miettinen
Published April 16, 2020
The relationship between personal care assistants and those they serve is complicated during a pandemic.
Senior Violet Ohnstad poses for a portrait on campus on Friday, April 3. Ohnstad, who enlisted in the National Guard in January, is uncertain what the next few months will look like as she prepares for basic training. 

National Guard students balance basic training and a pandemic — remotely

by Helen Sabrowsky
Published April 6, 2020
In some states, students are beginning to serve on missions directly related to the coronavirus.
Smith Hall stands empty during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and in 1918, the year the influenza outbreak commonly known as the Spanish flu also forced campus and business closures. Archive photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota Archives - Twin Cities. 

Closures, delays and contagion: How UMN’s 1918 influenza pandemic response mirrors COVID-19 efforts today

by Natalie Rademacher and Michelle Griffith
Published March 30, 2020
A century later, the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to look eerily similar to the 1918 influenza outbreak.
The Minnesota State Capitol as seen on May 13, 2013.

Lawmakers prioritize “essential” legislation, focus efforts on coronavirus relief and bonding

by Mohamed Ibrahim
Published March 26, 2020
Other higher education bills may have to wait as state lawmakers prioritize COVID-19 response and infrastructure funding.
 A Catholic Students United daily prayer session is hosted on Instagram Live. 

Keeping faith close – even from afar

by Dylan Miettinen
Published March 26, 2020
Religious communities on campus are using alternative methods to continue worship during the COVID-19 pandemic
International Student Chengde Yan listens to music in the lobby of his apartment on Wednesday, March 18. Yan will travel back to his home in China and will graduate with a degree in economics at the end of the spring semester.

Parents’ care, worry means an early trip home for many international students

by Jiang Li
Published March 25, 2020
Parents said they worry about the high cost of U.S. healthcare — and fear their children may not be able to access it — if infected with COVID-19.
Members of the Universitys Synchronized Swimming Club participate in a practice session in Cooke Hall on Wednesday, March 4.

Diving in headfirst: Inside the University’s synchronized swimming club

by Helen Sabrowsky
Published March 21, 2020
In the ever-changing sport, collegiate teams lead the way.
Gophers Goaltender Sydney Scobee deflects the puck at Ridder Arena on Friday, Jan. 17.  Minnesota suffered a 1-4 loss to Ohio State. (Kamaan Richards / Minnesota Daily)

Gophers sweep Minnesota State-Mankato on senior weekend

by Matthew Kennedy
Published February 24, 2020
No. 3 Minnesota made easy work of the Mavericks, a good sign heading into the WCHA Tournament.
Actress Sushma Saha tries out a new means of transportation during a break at a rehearsal for Interstate at MixedBlood Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The production, created by Kit Yan and Melissa Li, follows the experiences of two trans people, navigating a myriad of cultural issues.

Minnesota theaters welcome a first-ever ‘Jubilee’ year

by Norah Kleven
Published February 24, 2020
The national festival welcomes participants to strive for diversity during the 2020-21 theater season.

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