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Youthful men’s gymnastics team has heightened responsibility this season

Freshman gymnast Shane Wiskus performs on the pommel horse during a meet on Jan. 27, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion. 

Paul Hodowanic

January 24, 2019

Last season, the Gophers men's gymnastics team reached their ultimate goal.  The team qualified for the NCAA championships after a strong regular season and ultimately came in second overall — the best finish for the Gophers since 1990. "That was probably the most fun I’ve had at a competition,"...

Mitch McKee is back and better than ever after his third torn meniscus

Mitch McKee warms up during practice at the new Gopher Wrestling Training Facility on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

David Mullen

January 24, 2019

Wrestling is brutal on the body; it’s common for wrestlers to participate while dealing with aches and pains. Junior Mitch McKee has taken this to the extreme, fighting back from severe injury to quickly get back into the Minnesota lineup. This isn't new for McKee. He has had his fair share of injuri...

The bittersweet life of sugar babies at the University of Minnesota

University student Bella* shows an example of what navigating the SeekingArrangement website looks like on Monday, Jan. 14 in her apartment near campus. Ava communicated with several men on the website, getting compensated to spend time with them. 

Natalie Rademacher

January 21, 2019

Last year, University of Minnesota student Ava* found an unconventional way to financially support herself while attending school — she became a sugar baby.  In exchange for around $100 a night, Ava would go to dinner with wealthy, middle-aged men she met online. She would spend hours putting h...

Student suicide tracking shows promise in prevention

Gila Grad, a student studying gender and women's studies, religious studies, and Jewish studies, poses for a portrait on a bridge on the East Bank campus on Sunday, Dec. 9. Grad survived a suicide attempt over a year ago.

Helen Sabrowsky and J.D. Duggan

December 13, 2018

In August, Gila Grad marked one year since surviving a suicide attempt when she jumped from a bridge in Minneapolis. On the anniversary, she gathered friends for a party to celebrate her survival. During the party, she discussed how mental illness can affect anyone — advocating for open discussion and desti...

The cost of diabetes: young students battle an invisible disease

Senior Carlson student Morgan Justus injects herself with insulin in her apartment on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Dinkytown. Justus said she checks her blood sugar and injects insulin 6 to 7 times each day.

Dylan Miettinen

December 10, 2018

The day after her 10th birthday, University of Minnesota senior Kaila Kemnetz-Ness was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. It's the worst birthday present she’s ever received, she said. Since then, shots and blood tests have become a mundane and daily occurrence in Kemnetz-Ness' life. She now has a c...

‘Scending ‘Sota: rock climbing’s rise in the land of 10,000 lakes

Ethan Anderson demonstrates a winter climb of the

Samir Ferdowsi

December 6, 2018

Minnesota is flat.  Peaks are mounds and valleys are riverbeds. Yet, in a place where skyscrapers in downtown reach as high as one can get, one sport has gripped the population with an unconditional allure: rock climbing. Brought here in the late 1980s by a vagabond crew of Minnesotans, rock climbing ha...

Dinkytown’s drastic shift: How developments have changed the neighborhood

Dinkytown Wine and Spirits owner Irv Hershkovitz poses for a portrait inside of his liquor store on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The store, which opened in 1990, is not the first business Hershkovitz has operated in the area.

J.D. Duggan

November 21, 2018

Through a winding history of competing interests in Dinkytown, major student housing developments have shifted the University-area landscape to what it is today. The redevelopment and construction of three major student housing buildings since 2010 have inspired local activism and a breadth of histor...

Border rivalry? Not so much for Gophers in recent years

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor stiff arms Gophers defensive back Jacob Huff at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 25. The Badgers defeated the Gophers 31-0.

Paul Hodowanic

November 21, 2018

Saturday will mark the 128th meeting Minnesota between Wisconsin. It is the longest-running rivalry game in all of college football.  However, for the past 25 years, it hasn't felt much like a rivalry. In the last 25 games between the Gophers and the Badgers, the Gophers are 4-21. They haven't b...

A well-rounded team along with an offensive machine brings success to Gopher volleyball

Senior Samantha Seliger-Swenson prepares to serve the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Nov. 9. The Gophers swept Indiana 3 sets to none.

David Mullen

November 21, 2018

Setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson has been through a lot with Minnesota. The three-time All-American Seliger-Swenson has been to two Final Fours and has been a part of over 100 victories for the Gophers' volleyball program.  This season, however, the senior setter says the current team has more de...

Shedding light on addiction: UMN students grapple with limited addiction resources

An unidentified University sophomore poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. She dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use. 

Audrey Kennedy

November 19, 2018

For one University of Minnesota student, trouble with alcohol started when she got a fake ID on the first day of her freshman year. Having a fake ID gave her easy access to alcohol, and she said it was difficult to stay away. She began going out and drinking with friends every weekend. By spring semester ...