The Minnesota Daily

All content by Amber Schadewald

Not by design

May 3, 2007

Monet's "Water Lilies" has traded hands wearing a quarter-billion dollar price tag, while a perfectly crafted sock monkey can sell for a cupronickel quarter at a garage sale. Apart from their supposed...

The new city’s center – no riffraff please

April 26, 2007

.1 - Aqua It's an impressive first step into the entryway of the water "themed" club; the blue and sea green walls glitter and shimmer up to the extremely high ceiling in a watery fashion. But one step...

I let my tape rock

April 19, 2007

As the hip-hop community in Minneapolis grows, females in the scene still aren't quite getting the same attention as the boys, but Spikaboxxx says she's not bitter about it. "I've just got to get in where...

All that glitters is not gold

April 12, 2007

The gem sweater is often thought of as a '80s fashion phenomenon - the era when the Bedazzler sought to turn every piece of fabric into a glittering sea of rhinestones. The style, however, dates back to...

All the U’s a stage

March 29, 2007

Beautiful lace and velvet reflect off the mirrored stage floor of a play that pretends to be patterned on love and justice. But in between those lovely, righteous topics, Shakespeare neatly sews in discrimination...

Hoop dee-doo for Ruth

March 8, 2007

;Wanted: Energetic yet well-mannered party persons for fun in sparkly vinyl seats, groovin' to the ones and twos and slammin' whiskey. Me: Polish. A classy 57. Loud. Retro. Best with booze. You: Good hopping...

Shhh … don’t disturb the artists

March 1, 2007

Honking motorists, barking shih tzus, "Fergalicious" ring tones and those people in the coffee shop who won't shut up while you're trying to read the paper all melodiously make up the soundtrack to daily...

When crust takes over the pop sandwich

February 22, 2007

A childhood favorite, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich seems like a good idea for a quick meal. The first bites are no doubt delicious. But not long after one-half is down, the satisfaction level plummets...

Students brave cold for ski race

February 5, 2007

While fancy skirts and ruffles are hot on the catwalks of New York Fashion Week, layers, layers and more layers were in fashion among shivering students around campus this weekend. Temperature highs below...

It’s that time again: students dig deep to pay tuition

February 2, 2007

Students who checked their University e-mail last week might have been frightened by a message in their inboxes: the deadline for their first tuition installment. One week later students have had a chance...

Adaptive sports hope to score big at U

January 29, 2007

The crowd cheered as metal clanged, replacing the usual squeak of tennis shoes on the gym floor at the University recreation center. Swift on their wheels, three teams of wheelchair basketball players...

MBA students make new pals and sweet deals in China

January 26, 2007

A group of graduate students traveled halfway around the world, ate unlimited amounts of ice cream and rubbed elbows with top Chinese business executives. The "China Seminar" gave 25 Carlson Masters of...

Vikings defensive end helps promote literacy locally

January 24, 2007

A crowd of more than 125 children gathered between the deli and the produce section at a Cub Foods in North Minneapolis, anxious to receive free books, cookies and an autograph from Minnesota Vikings player...

Student groups celebrate women’s right to choose

January 23, 2007

The music was loud and the message was clear at the second annual "Rock for Roe" concert, honoring the importance of women's reproductive rights. A sign on the wall next to the stage at Triple Rock Social...

Local art on campus depicts relationships

January 19, 2007

White silhouettes of ladies dance, vacuum and fall against the patterns of swirling lines and thread that lie behind them. The work of local artist Lisa Loudon provides a glimpse into the more personal...

First-years exhibit photography

January 17, 2007

Roommates, laundry, dorm food and final exams: a college student's first year is filled with new experiences. A photography exhibit, "Develop: Looking Through the First-Year Lens," opens tonight, featuring...

DJs pump up the beat in Dinkytown

December 11, 2006

The beat thumped relentlessly Saturday night as DJ Chris Martin inspired students to let loose their last weekend before finals. Martin, a biology senior, spun a mix of new and classic dance hits to the...

Final exams push students to find new places to study, nap

December 6, 2006

As finals loom closer, it becomes time for students to put their social lives on hold and start spending some quality time with their textbooks. Whether it's at home or on campus, finding the right place...

Students sizzle at ‘Kung Food Fight’

December 4, 2006

Shrimp danced in the pan, carrots were cut into flowers and the aroma of traditional Vietnamese cooking filled the air during the Asian Student Union's "Kung Food Fight." The cooking competition was held...

Student groups aim to raise awareness on AIDS Day

December 1, 2006

The number of young adults living with AIDS in the United States increased by 42 percent between 2000 and 2004, putting young people at a persistent risk for HIV infection, according to the Centers for...

Hillel keeps things kosher on campus

November 29, 2006

If University first-year student Mordechai Schaleger is hungry, he can't just grab a Snickers. Schaleger is an Orthodox Jew who has decided to keep a kosher diet while living on campus. Schaleger cooks...

U students host turkey-free holiday

November 20, 2006

Rebecca Ford grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, but today she doesn't drink milk. She also doesn't eat yogurt, cheese or any other animal product, and hasn't for almost three years. Ford, a political science...

Students express political beliefs at Conservative ‘Coming Out’ Day

November 15, 2006

A student group declared today Conservative "Coming Out" Day, giving students a chance to publicly express their conservative beliefs. The event is part of The Collegians For A Constructive Tomorrow's...

Carlson students ask for nonprofit major

November 14, 2006

An estimated 10 percent of Minnesota's workforce is employed by nonprofit organizations, but undergraduate students do not currently have the option of majoring in the field. A group of students at the...

Volunteering takes on a new role

November 10, 2006

Despite busy schedules, many college students find time to give back to their communities through volunteer work, and for some, it's on their transcripts. The University's Career and Community Learning...

Student-led food drive lacks donations

November 8, 2006

A few cans of soup and packages of Ramen noodles might not seem like much, but one student group hopes a small food drive can make a big difference. The Student Association for Nonprofit Enterprise, a...

GLBTA explores importance of their allies

November 6, 2006

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance, a new student group affiliated with the Queer Student Cultural Center, hosted Minnesota OUT!, a conference educating students, faculty and staff from across the state...

University Women of Color meet, greet

November 2, 2006

A campus organization that works to sustain diversity through social networking and friendships will meet today for its annual welcome gathering. The University Women of Color plans events throughout the...

Dia de los Muertos gets political

November 2, 2006

Amid skulls decorated with shining sequins, candles and an array of brightly colored flowers, La Raza added something new to their altar for Dia de los Muertos Wednesday. The Latino student group decided...

Workshop on campus explores Hmong superstitions and beliefs

October 27, 2006

Counting the stars on a clear night might seem like a fun idea, but according to an ancient Hmong superstition - it will cause your stomach to burst. Yeng Moua, education chairman of the Hmong Minnesota...

School gets in the way of Islamic holiday

October 24, 2006

On Monday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr, or the "celebration breaking the fast," a holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting on the Islamic calendar. But, for some...

Women’s office tells girls to go and vote

October 23, 2006

Minnesota has never elected a woman U.S. Senator, and only about 30 percent of state legislators are women. This year, voters have the chance to make a change, according to some campus organizers. The...

U students melt away stress with yoga

October 17, 2006

While some people enjoy the slow-paced traditional forms of yoga, others combine the tree pose with 5-pound weights and Justin Timberlake to stay in shape. Yoga sculpt combines traditional yoga poses with...

Ethel Curry Powwow hosts mixed emotions

October 16, 2006

The steady beat of the drums rattled chairs and pulsated in the chests of the audience. Dancers' feet stomped and swept the floor while their arms sliced the air in a blur of reds, blues and browns. This...

Gophers travel to California for Prestige Invitational

October 16, 2006

If Minnesota's men's golfers hope to play on the PGA Tour in the future, this week's tournament offers the perfect place to prepare. The Gophers are traveling to La Quinta, Cal., for the Prestige Invitational,...

Success of dorm communities varies

October 10, 2006

Residence hall roommates who share interests and come from similar backgrounds might seem like a lucky coincidence, but the goal of the University's living and learning communities is to make it a priority. There...

Veg Week encourages meatless diets

October 4, 2006

Cows can be moody, sheep can remember faces, chickens are good problem solvers and fish feel pain. Those are a few tidbits animal behaviorist and biologist Marc Bekoff used at Coffman Theater on Tuesday...

Grant to expand translation program

October 2, 2006

In the past five years, almost 70,000 immigrants arrived in Minnesota, many of whom do not consider English their first language. For immigrants, not speaking the same language as another person can make...

Bell Museum exhibit showcases prairie photos

September 29, 2006

The gallery in the Bell Museum of Natural History is filled with blooming wildflowers and tall, leafy grasses, each frozen in time. Their rich natural greens, browns, yellows and deep violets protrude...

Student group longs for home cookin’

September 25, 2006

It was dinnertime Friday at Middlebrook Hall. Stomachs growled as usual, and awaited the smorgasbord of food. The smell of homemade pizza dough filled the air and hands busily chopped fresh peppers, onions...

South Asian fraternity joins University’s greek community

September 21, 2006

When five students didn't find a fraternity that was right for them, they decided to start their own. As a result, Beta Chi Theta became the University's first South Asian fraternity last month. The group...

Group uses X-Men movie to educate people on disabilities

September 18, 2006

In "X-Men: The Last Stand," a cure is supposedly found for a mutant gene responsible for giving characters super-human powers. Many have compared the way characters in the movie are perceived to the way...

A message of hate inspires peace

September 18, 2006

A swastika was found painted on a sidewalk in Dinkytown last week and some students want to make sure it never happens again. Students from four different faith-based student groups met Friday with intentions...

U student Miss Africa Minnesota

September 14, 2006

One University student is finding out it's not always easy being queen, especially when she has homework to do. Child psychology junior Weade Wallace was crowned the first Miss Africa Minnesota this summer...

Whites identify with race, study says

September 12, 2006

A survey released by the University's sociology department is opening eyes to the issue of racial identity, rebuking researchers' belief that white isn't perceived as a race. A telephone survey of 2,000...

Student groups invade Coffman

September 6, 2006

There are more than 700 student groups at the University, and they're each looking for some attention from the student body. Anna Alba-Hernandez, Chicano studies senior and board member of Latino student...

Katrina student stays put at U

September 5, 2006

After a whirlwind of unexpected change and confusion, Elizabeth DeSanto has decided to stay put. One year after Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of students from Southern colleges and universities,...