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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.

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

by Audrey Kennedy
Published 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...

Outside hitter Alexis Hart jumps to spike the ball at the Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 7, 2019. The Gophers were upset by Oregon, losing 3 sets to 1. 

Gophers take special trip to Japan

by David Mullen
Published 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...

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. 

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

by Natalie Rademacher
Published 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...

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

Amber Fiser racks up accolades and strikeouts in Arizona

by Paul Hodowanic
Published 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...

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

Eric Nakamura: Comedian, dancer, Gopher gymnast

by Paul Hodowanic
Published 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...

Southwestern Advantage President Dan Moore gives a presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Courtyard Marriott hotel on West Bank. Southwestern Advantage is a direct sales company that helps college students start their own business selling educational books door to door.

Southwestern Advantage stirs controversy on campus

by Audrey Kennedy
Published March 4, 2019

After giving his personal information to a recruiter at the University of Minnesota, recent graduate John* trained for months to become a salesman for Southwestern Advantage. But after arriving in Ohio...

Utility Carlie Brandt winds up for a pitch during the game against the University of South Dakota on April 4, 2017.

Gophers offense finds power from new faces

by Paul Hodowanic
Published February 21, 2019

The Gophers have found success from unexpected places this season as new faces have emerged to lead Minnesota on offense. Of the eight home runs the team has hit this season, all of them have been from...

Sophomore Henry Meeker competes in the still rings at the Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Henry Meeker wants to pave his own legacy

by Paul Hodowanic
Published February 21, 2019

The last name Meeker may sound familiar to many Gophers gymnastics fans.  Sophomore Henry Meeker currently competes on the team. However, years before him, his father Brian Meeker competed on the...

Redshirt junior Devin Skatzka at 174 competes during the match against South Dakota State on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 at Maturi Pavilion.

Gophers newcomer Devin Skatzka continues to impress after downing his former team

by David Mullen
Published February 21, 2019

As the No. 13 in the 174-weight class, Devin Skatzka's transition to the Gophers has been nearly flawless. Skatzka transferred to Minnesota after a three-year stint at Indiana University. He matched up...

University Student Body President Simran Mishra holds a meeting with Minnesota Student Association staff on Monday, Feb. 4  at her office in Coffman Memorial Union.

The cost of being student body president

by Michelle Griffith
Published February 14, 2019

As undergraduate student body president at the University of Minnesota, Simran Mishra’s days never look the same. On the first day of spring semester, Mishra woke up around 6 a.m. to get ready for a...