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Serving the UMN community since 1900

The Minnesota Daily

All content by Aditi Pradeep

Grading the graders

Published December 11, 2013

It’s that time of the year when students don long johns and pack two thermoses of coffee to stay warm and awake for a week of all-nighters. An entire semester often boils down to one big final. Naturally,...

Another thing to memorize

Published December 4, 2013

Construction on campus has confused much of the University of Minnesota community for years. Next week will be no different, albeit with more finals and projects.  The University moved some of its...

The price of getting paid

Published November 27, 2013

Employment is an integral part of the college experience. It gives students a chance to pay their own bills, complement their coursework and peek into the real world. However, while students jump through...

What’s your rating?

Published November 20, 2013

A new dating app is generating buzz for being the “first-ever app for girls.” Launched in February, Lulu allows female users to rate male Facebook friends. So far, Lulu’s 1 million users...

What’s the plan?

Published November 13, 2013

Many students, faculty and staff received text alerts yesterday about an armed man seen in Anderson Hall. Students frantically spoke with classmates, updated Facebook statuses and sent texts to friends,...

Catcalls aren’t compliments

Published November 6, 2013

A couple of days ago, I had a rather eye-opening social media experience. A Facebook friend of mine posted a link to the photo series “City of Brotherly Love” in which Philadelphia-based photographer...

Obama reaches out to the press

Published November 5, 2013

President Barack Obama wrote an op-ed piece Sunday in the Huffington Post urging Congress to pass a ban on workplace discrimination against LGBT employees. In the article, Obama stressed the importance...

Laws of Halloween

Published October 30, 2013

Ladies, Halloween is just around the corner, and we finally have an excuse to dress scantily and don a pair of animal ears, despite the forecast. As Cady said in “Mean Girls,” “In Girl...

Try your granddad’s clothes

Published October 29, 2013

Rapper Macklemore  promises you the world and more in his hit single “Thrift Shop.” With just $20 in his pocket,  Macklemore manages to find everything from Batman footie pajamas...

To group or not to group

Published October 23, 2013

In our younger days we all relished the idea of group work. It was a guaranteed way to talk to your friends during class and a relief from doing an entire project on your own. It became less about the...

Free food for thought

Published October 17, 2013

At this time in the semester we all get emails about taking our professors to lunch. While the incentive isn’t exactly overwhelming, students should take advantage of the offer. The University of...

The American brand

Published October 16, 2013

The United States has a reputation of stability and functionality that other countries respect. However, due to the government shutdown, the rest of world is baffled as to how a superpower hit such a low. According...

Better safe than sorry

Published October 10, 2013

This semester marks the first academic year that underage University of Minnesota students who drink are legally protected under the state’s medical amnesty law. Passed in May, the law allows minors...

Playing the paying field

Published October 3, 2013

If you’ve seen a campus protest or listened to the president during his 2012 campaign, you’ve heard that women get paid a measly 77 cents to a man’s dollar. However, this statistic doesn’t...

There’s no place like homecoming

Published October 1, 2013

The University of Minnesota student body painted the campus maroon and gold, donned in their own Gopher pride, for homecoming over the weekend. Few colleges boast the impressive student population the...

A grande issue

Published September 24, 2013

The next time you order that tall caramel mocha, you should also hold a gun, according to Starbucks. The coffee giant’s CEO Howard Schultz recently made a statement, not explicitly banning guns,...

A worm in Apple

Published September 17, 2013

Apple has always been the technology of the fresh-faced youths of today. The notoriously liberal and youth-centric company takes great pride in comparing itself with its competitors. The “I’m...

The cycle of history

Published September 10, 2013

Aug. 28, 1963, was debatably the most significant moment in the civil rights movement. On that day 200,000 people rallied at the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s momentous “I...

Blurred culture lines

Published September 3, 2013

What really went right with Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? Tabloids and pop culture journalists wasted no time in criticizing Cyrus for her dancing, singing and even...