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The Minnesota State Capitol on Nov. 18, 2018.

Lawmakers pass long-awaited bonding bill, send more than $75 million to UMN

by Samantha Hendrickson
Published October 15, 2020
After five special sessions, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $1.87 billion bonding bill.
A voter enters the polling place at the Grace University Lutheran Church early in the morning on Tuesday, March 3.

A look at who’s running to represent the University area

by Katelyn Vue and Megan Phillips
Published October 15, 2020
Live on or near campus? Here are the candidates you can expect to see on your ballot come Election Day.
Tina Smith hugs a supporter during the DFL election party in Saint Paul on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Sen. Tina Smith holds rally with college students to discuss voter turnout

by Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
Published October 15, 2020
UMN College Democrats discussed current political concerns and the importance of mobilizing youth voters with area representatives.
Gophers Forward Jasmine Powell approaches defenders in Williams Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Gophers suffered a defeat against Michigan 52-77.

Voter registration, activism and Election Day: what Gophers’ women’s basketball has been up to off-court

by Julianna Landis, Sports Reporter
Published October 6, 2020
Jasmine Powell, Gace Cumming and head coach Lindsay Whalen discuss their team’s efforts to be campus leaders and their fight for social justice.
MSAs Row the Vote aims to increase student voter turnout for 2020 election

MSA’s “Row the Vote” aims to increase student voter turnout for 2020 election

by Ava Thompson, Campus Activities Reporter
Published September 28, 2020
Starting in August, the Minnesota Student Association is recruiting student ambassadors to help in virtual voter outreach efforts.
From left, Alexandria Alvarez and Alexander Stephenson would typically vote outside the bipartisan system, yet in an election such as this one, and despite problematic statements from Biden, they believe that they are choosing the lesser of two evils. They spoke on this outside their West Bank apartment on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

UMN students seek alternatives or settle in a Biden vs. Trump election

by Samantha Hendrickson and Jasmine Snow
Published September 25, 2020
While Sen. Bernie Sanders swept around the University of Minnesota, some students are settling for the Democratic candidate or casting third-party ballots.
Sophomore Rose Lloyd-Slifkin, who studies political science and gender, women and sexuality studies, poses in front of the Weisman Art Museum on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Weisman is one of the voting locations available to students who are living on campus in dorms.

University students are determined to surpass past voter turnout in the upcoming election

by Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
Published September 25, 2020
The presidential election is mere weeks away, and students are showing more interest in engagement than in past election years.
College Republicans President Kirby Gibson poses outside Johnson Hall on Sunday, Sep. 20. Gibson is looking at alternative ways to mobilize and promote campaigns now that safety concerns discourage in-person meetings.

Political student groups gear up for 2020 election

by Jasmine Snow, City Reporter
Published September 22, 2020
While the College Republicans and the Collegiate Group for Trump have united in supporting the president’s reelection bid, Democratic groups are split in their support.
Jamal Osman settles in to Ward 6 Council

Jamal Osman settles in to Ward 6 Council

by Samantha Hendrickson, City Reporter
Published September 14, 2020
The ward has been without City Council representation through multiple city crises.
Antone Melton-Meaux is the strongest contender against incumbent Rep. Ilhan Omar in the DFL primary race for Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. 

Antone Melton-Meaux discusses inequity, policing, campaign finance and college

by J.D. Duggan
Published August 8, 2020
Ilhan Omar's top contender for the Fifth Congressional District is a mediation lawyer and self-proclaimed progressive Democrat.

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