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As playing career ends, Caitlyn Merzbacher hopes to start new chapter as coach

Senior Caitlyn Merzbacher returns the ball during her singles match against the University of Montana at the Baseline Tennis Center on Saturday, Feb. 2.

David Mullen

April 25, 2019

After the end of her collegiate career, tennis will still be an active part of senior Caitlyn Merzbacher's life. Merzbacher's next chapter in her lifelong tennis journey will just be starting as she prepares to embark on a monthlong trip in Europe coaching youths from the United States. “You know you can hav...

In light of recent violence, Cedar-Riverside community weighs public safety solutions

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Manager Saeed Bihi poses for a portrait at the center on Tuesday, March 9. Bihi is working to increase activities and programs for youth in the neighborhood in an effort to keep them off the streets.

Mohamed Ibrahim

April 11, 2019

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is known for its diversity, which extends beyond residents’ cultural backgrounds and into recent conversations surrounding public safety. Some residents and business owners have called on the City of Minneapolis to increase police presence in Cedar-Riverside and alloc...

Josip Krstanovic steps into important role for Gophers

Senior Josip Krstanovic competes in his singles match on Friday, March 22 at the Baseline Tennis Center. 

David Mullen

March 28, 2019

After the Gophers' men's tennis team lost both their No. 1 and No. 2 singles players to graduation a year ago, Josip Krstanovic knew his role during his senior season was going to increase drastically. "We lost two really good guys last year. ... I knew the coaches wanted me to play high in the lineu...

Multiple complaints filed against campus-wide election group

Incoming MSA President Simran Mishra and Vice President Mina Kian speak during the final forum of the year at Tate Hall on Tuesday, April 24.

Audrey Kennedy

March 26, 2019

 The All-Campus Elections Commission (ACEC) is under fire for multiple alleged violations during the recent campus elections, including removing a Minnesota Student Association presidential candidate from the ballot and excluding many candidates from its voters' guide. The Osirus Washington/Janet Nguyen pr...

Chemical analysis finds potential health risks for former workers at The Arrow

The Arrow apartments, formerly known as Prime Place, on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Minneapolis.

Cleo Krejci

March 20, 2019

Ulysses Eldridge gagged from gasoline fumes when he was filling up his car last fall. A few weeks before, he and two other workers went to the emergency room feeling sick after installing carpeting at the student apartments formerly known as Prime Place. Chemicals on the carpeting installed in September pre...

An invisible fight: Students struggle with eating disorders, finding resources

Psychology and nutrition junior Taylor Peterson poses for a portrait on Tuesday, March 12 at University Commons apartments. Peterson went to The Emily Program to recover from her eating disorder in high school. Now, she is studying to become an eating disorder therapist at the same institution.

Audrey Kennedy

March 14, 2019

University of Minnesota student Abby has suffered from food and body image issues for as long as she can remember. But when it started to take over her life last year, she realized she needed to seek help for her eating disorder. “I originally didn’t think I was severe enough. … I still feel that...

Gophers take special trip to Japan

Outside hitter Alexis Hart jumps to spike the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 7. The Gophers were upset by Oregon, losing 3 sets to 1. 

David Mullen

March 14, 2019

While many students from across the country are heading somewhere tropical for spring break, the Gophers volleyball team has a special spring break trip of its own. The team will be training and competing against the All-Japan University Team at the International Pacific University in Okayama, Japan, wh...

Amid crowded recycling market, UMN recyclables have fewer places to go

Interim Zero Waste Coordinator Todd Tanner demonstrates how the new organics bins will work on Saturday, March 2 at the Como recycling facility. The bins will be put into every building at the University. 

Natalie Rademacher

March 8, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Recycling Program recycled more than 3.2 million pounds of material in 2018. But with China’s ban on most imported recyclables, some of the University’s recycled material has no place to go. More than one year after the Chinese government banned most recyclable materials...

Amber Fiser racks up accolades and strikeouts in Arizona

Amber Fiser pitches against Northwestern on April 15, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.

Paul Hodowanic

March 7, 2019

Junior starting pitcher Amber Fiser began the season for the second consecutive year as the team's ace and first option. She has certainly pitched up to the responsibility so far.  Fiser pitched in three games over the weekend, pitching seven innings in each. She finished 3-0, racking up 37 str...

Eric Nakamura: Comedian, dancer, Gopher gymnast

Freshman Eric Nakamura competes on the floor exercise on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Maturi Pavilion.

Paul Hodowanic

March 7, 2019

Freshman Eric Nakamura was sitting in Spanish class his senior year of high school when he got a life-changing phone call.  On the other end was Gophers men's gymnastics head coach Mike Burns. Nakamura left class to answer Burns' call and for the next hour the two chatted. They talked about the...