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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

As the coronavirus pandemic carries into its second week, lawmakers will prioritize “essential” legislation, including relief efforts and infrastructure funding.  The Legislature will reconvene...

 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

Just as buildings across campus are desolate and all but abandoned, so too are the churches, synagogues and temples that surround the University of Minnesota community. Dozens have canceled sermons or...

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

University of Minnesota senior Chengde Yan plans to fly back to China on April 5, and his parents are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Yan said his parents regularly check in with him about the number...

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

Set to music from Kanye West, Fall Out Boy and even a Charlie’s Angels medley, a dozen swimmers weave throughout a Cooke Hall pool while incorporating spins, intricate leg kicks and lifts that see them...

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

Senior weekend proved fruitful for the Gophers women’s hockey team as they easily swept Minnesota State-Mankato, outscoring the Mavericks 8-1 in the games. Along with the series sweep, it was also a...

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

Theater's ever-evolving persona is taking a turn this year as one group looks to change the conversation about diversity in produced works. The Jubilee is a year-long theater festival which invites participants...

Student counseling centers across the country grapple with increased demands

Student counseling centers across the country grapple with increased demands

by Dylan Miettinen
Published February 24, 2020

Nearly every traumatic event that impacts the University of Minnesota community — deaths, suicides, acts of discrimination or prejudice — reignites a discussion about the adequacy of counseling services. This...

Senior Garrett Williams poses for a portrait in the basement of his former residence in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Saturday, Feb. 8.  The Miles Group owned property suffered from hazardous heating equipment, a partially collapsed ceiling and an overall lack of maintenance.

With laundry list of code violations, students voice concerns with The Miles Group

by Dylan Miettinen
Published February 13, 2020

Former University of Minnesota student Caytlin Neuburger moved into a house with friends in the Como neighborhood in September of 2017. The house was one of many in the area managed by The Miles Group,...

Diamond participates in future soldier training at the Roseville Armed Services Center nearly every Tuesday and Thursday with recently enlisted personnel or those considering enlistment. The program doesnt seek to replace basic training, but rather introduce participants to Army values and principles.

From civilian to soldier: a photo essay

by Jack Rodgers
Published January 31, 2020

Luke Diamond’s journey to enlistment as a soldier in the U.S. Army is far from linear. He is a Louisiana native from a conservative family who found a second home in the acting and journalism communities...

University of Minnesota Student and Social Media Influencer Bri Flasch poses for a portrait in Downtown Minneapolis on Friday, Jan. 24. Bri seeks to inspire others through her social media presence, promoting freedom of expression through her hashtags #DoEverythingYouLove and #WearWhateverYouWant. 

Bri Flasch: behind her lens, story and style

by Alex Strangman
Published January 27, 2020

On a brisk Saturday morning in January, an unrelenting creative force took over the stone-walled basement of Claddagh Coffee Cafe in St. Paul.  Nine models huddled around the large, dining room-esque...