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Vitaly Brown, a second year student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait in the Physics and Nanotechnology building on Friday, Jan. 22. “At the end of the day, I really don’t get why people can’t have normal conversations or normal protests,” said Brown, regarding the protest at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

Insurrection, impeachment and a lost election: Student conservatives consider the future of the GOP

by Samantha Woodward
Published January 25, 2021
One political expert said the party’s future is uncertain as impeachment proceedings continue next month.
Demonstrators march down East Lake Street Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

Inauguration Day protesters demand radical change from new president

by Samantha Woodward and Lydia Morrell
Published January 22, 2021
Protestors emphasized the need to continue advocating for progressive policies under Biden.
A small group of protesters gather in front of the Minnesota Capitol during the Hold the Line protest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event was held to protest the presidential election results.

Scant turnout at State Capitol right-wing protests before Inauguration Day

by Lydia Morrell, Jasmine Snow, and Samantha Woodward
Published January 17, 2021
State Patrol and media outnumbered right-wing protesters during a weekend of demonstrations outside the Capitol building.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

by Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
Published December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.
Christine Diindiisi McCleave, CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Indigenous-led survey centers boarding school, adoption experiences

by Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
Published December 7, 2020
The Child Removal Survey looks at how the federal government upended Native American communities and how they have sought healing.
Activist and Giniw Collective member Wabigonikwe Raven poses for a portrait in front of St. Anthony Falls on Saturday, Nov. 28. The Giniw Collective is an Indigenous women, 2-Spirit led group that is an active part of the StopLine3 movement.

‘There has to be a point when we say enough’: University students, faculty and alumni voice opposition to Line 3 pipeline

by Becca Most
Published December 5, 2020
Following the tar sands oil pipeline approval on Nov. 30, advocates call for Gov. Walz to deny or delay construction.
Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches

Amid FTC complaint against Zoom, UMN has reported no security breaches

by Nur B. Adam, Multimedia Reporter
Published November 29, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission urged Zoom to improve its data privacy, though some have criticized the settlement for lacking accountability measures.
An old photo of Gregorio Montejo sits on the floor of the family’s apartment in Mankato, Minn. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Over one year later, the Montejo family perseveres after deportation of father

by Katelyn Vue
Published November 25, 2020
One year since Gregorio Montejo’s arrest, the Montejo family deals with the aftermath of his ICE detainment and deportation.
City council members Cam Gordon and Steve Fletcher answer questions about affordable housing and share bad landlord experiences during a “Housing Town Hall” event hosted by the MSA at Coffman Memorial Theater, Wednesday Jan. 31, 2018.

Council member Steve Fletcher continues fight against facial recognition tech

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published November 24, 2020
Experts say the technology is largely inaccurate, especially in identifying people of color.
University President Joan Gabel poses for a portrait over Zoom.

Gabel talks presidential election impact, campus safety and tuition

by Abbey Machtig, Campus Administration Reporter
Published November 21, 2020
University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel also discussed plans for spring semester and COVID-19 testing with the Minnesota Daily.

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