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Sherwin Resurreccion and Tessa Flynn rehearse for the premier area production of

[Photo] Frank Theater explores escapism in “Maple and Vine”

October 10, 2013

Sherwin Resurreccion and Tessa Flynn rehearse for the premier area production of "Maple and Vine" at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. "Maple and Vine" follows a couple who give...

Laura Anderson and Meghan Kreidler rehearse for

[Photo] A heartwarming tale of zombies and cannibals

October 10, 2013

Laura Anderson and Meghan Kreidler rehearse for "Kung-Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals" at the Mu Performing Arts Studio on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. "Kung-Fu Zombies vs. Cannibals" is a play based on the five...

Student Neighborhood Liaisons senior Eskender Abebe and junior Megan Felz talk to third ward residents Sarah and Brandon Soderlund about the Student Community Relations group at the Third Ward Neighborhood Festival held at Nicollet Island Pavillion on Wednesday evening.

[Photo] Third Ward fest targets students

October 10, 2013

Student Neighborhood Liaisons senior Eskender Abebe and junior Megan Felz talk to third ward residents Sarah and Brandon Soderlund about the Student Community Relations group at the Third Ward Neighborhood...

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon prepares to spike the ball against Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Minnesota falls to Penn State in five

October 10, 2013

Minnesota middle blocker Tori Dixon prepares to spike the ball against Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Hobbs helps save season in first year

October 10, 2013

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Gophers outside hitter Karlie Hauer passes the ball during a match Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Hauer hits stride in sophomore season with Gophers

October 9, 2013

Gophers outside hitter Karlie Hauer passes the ball during a match Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

University of Minnesota researchers discovered that leaf litter can be a source of pollution for urban lakes and rivers, and reducing leaf litter can improve water quality. University Landcare workers will begin removing leaves in the next few weeks.

[Photo] Leaf pollution makes urban lakes reek

October 9, 2013

University of Minnesota researchers discovered that leaf litter can be a source of pollution for urban lakes and rivers, and reducing leaf litter can improve water quality. University Landcare workers...

The Minnesota Daily made the trek from Minneapolis, Minn., to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend for the game against the University of Michigan. Along the way, stopping at some of the most storied college football stadiums in the Midwest.

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October 9, 2013

The Minnesota Daily made the trek from Minneapolis, Minn., to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend for the game against the University of Michigan. Along the way, stopping at some of the most storied college...

University of Wisconsin-Madison's

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October 9, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison's "Camp Randall Stadium" in Madison, Wis.

University of Wisconsin-Madison's

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October 9, 2013

University of Wisconsin-Madison's "Camp Randall Stadium" in Madison, Wis.

University of Michigan's

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October 9, 2013

University of Michigan's "Michigan Stadium" in Ann Arbor, Mich.

University of Notre Dame's banners celebrate the football championships they've won in the tunnel leading to the Notre Dame stadium in Notre Dame, Ind.

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October 9, 2013

University of Notre Dame's banners celebrate the football championships they've won in the tunnel leading to the Notre Dame stadium in Notre Dame, Ind.

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October 9, 2013

The restaurant, "The Brown Jug," celebrates the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan's rivalry trophy, a brown jug in Ann Arbor, Mich.

A grounds crew lays fresh grass at the University of Notre Dame's Stadium on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

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October 9, 2013

A grounds crew lays fresh grass at the University of Notre Dame's Stadium on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

A statue of Barry Alvarez, University of Wisconsin-Madison's previous head football coach and current athletic director outside

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October 9, 2013

A statue of Barry Alvarez, University of Wisconsin-Madison's previous head football coach and current athletic director outside "Camp Randall Stadium" in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Minnesota Daily made the trek from Minneapolis, Minn., to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend for the game against the University of Michigan. Along the way, stopping at some of the most storied college football stadiums in the Midwest.

[Photo] A road through college football royalty

October 8, 2013

The Minnesota Daily made the trek from Minneapolis, Minn., to Ann Arbor, Mich., last weekend for the game against the University of Michigan. Along the way, stopping at some of the most storied college...

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers beat No. 7 Penn State, improve to 9-3-1

October 7, 2013

Minnesota goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs sets up for a kick against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota Tori Dixon prepares to spike the ball against Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Women struggle on first Big Ten road trip

October 7, 2013

Minnesota Tori Dixon prepares to spike the ball against Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Sports Pavilion.

Ashraf (AJ) Siddiqui of the West Bank Commission Coalition asks a question at a land use training workshop at the Argyle House on Tuesday. The University District Alliance and Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association co-hosted an event to educate community members about building and city development.

[Photo] City planners teach the basics

October 3, 2013

Ashraf (AJ) Siddiqui of the West Bank Commission Coalition asks a question at a land use training workshop at the Argyle House on Tuesday. The University District Alliance and Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood...

Lipica Shah, right, playing Shiv, and Andrew Guilarte, left, playing her father, rehearse at the Mixed Blood Theatre on Tuesday afternoon.

[Photo] At Mixed Blood, identity in three parts

October 3, 2013

Lipica Shah, right, playing Shiv, and Andrew Guilarte, left, playing her father, rehearse at the Mixed Blood Theatre on Tuesday afternoon. "Shiv" is one part of the trilogy of plays, "Displaced Hindu Gods,"...

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwell's face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement exhibition runs October 3-November 3, 2013.

[Photo] Behind the screams

October 3, 2013

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwell's face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement...

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwell's face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement exhibition runs October 3-November 3, 2013.

[Photo] Artists prep sights, smells and screams

October 3, 2013

Makeup designer Kristen Leigh and makeup artist Amanda Allery paint costume designer Alli Olwell's face white for a rehearsal of the Soap Factory's Haunted Basement on Sunday evening. The Haunted Basement...

Communications junior Bradley Parker manages basketball players and their schedules through phone calls and emails everyday. Parker is a player manager at United Worldwide Sports and Entertainment.

[Photo] University student doubles as pro sports agent

October 2, 2013

Communications junior Bradley Parker manages basketball players and their schedules through phone calls and emails everyday. Parker is a player manager at United Worldwide Sports and Entertainment.

Unions at the University held a rally protesting the increasing premiums and deductibles of the University's health care, UPlan, for employees at Morill Hall on Thursday.

[Photo] U employees rally for sliding-scale health care model

September 30, 2013

Unions at the University held a rally protesting the increasing premiums and deductibles of the University's health care, UPlan, for employees at Morill Hall on Thursday.

Gopher's Ashley Wittman makes a kill against Purdue on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion.

[Photo] Women sweep Sunday match with Purdue

September 30, 2013

Gopher's Ashley Wittman makes a kill against Purdue on Sunday at the Sports Pavilion.

Minnesota defender Becca Roberts steals the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Minnesota splits weekend in Michigan

September 30, 2013

Minnesota defender Becca Roberts steals the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Minnesota defender Taylor Stainbrook tries to get the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium.

[Photo] Gophers need bounce-back weekend

September 26, 2013

Minnesota defender Taylor Stainbrook tries to get the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie stadium.

Senior Tatiana Hakanson, right, registers to vote at

[Photo] Voterpalooza brings candidates to the U

September 25, 2013

Senior Tatiana Hakanson, right, registers to vote at "Voterpalooza" hosted by MPIRG, MSA and FairVote MN at Northrop Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. City council members and mayoral candidates spoke with students...

Local designer Samantha Rei hosts a party to celebrate the launch of her new label, Samantha Rei, at the You and Me boutique on Thursday, September 19th, 2013.

[Photo] The fashionista is in: It’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Fashion Week

September 24, 2013

Local designer Samantha Rei hosts a party to celebrate the launch of her new label, Samantha Rei, at the You and Me boutique on Thursday, September 19th, 2013.

Former Athletic Director Joel Maturi, right, speaks with one of his students, Junior Kyle Weinmeyer, left, before class at TCF Bank Stadium's Media Room on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. In addition to his roles on campus, Maturi now serves on NCAA's Committee on Infractions.

[Photo] Maturi starts NCAA oversight job

September 24, 2013

Former Athletic Director Joel Maturi, right, speaks with one of his students, Junior Kyle Weinmeyer, left, before class at TCF Bank Stadium's Media Room on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. In addition to his...

Junior marine biology minor Erika Senyk demonstrates how to filter water samples at the Ecology Building in St. Paul on Friday afternoon. The University started offering a marine biology minor because of strong student interest.

[Photo] Students jump on new minor

September 23, 2013

Junior marine biology minor Erika Senyk demonstrates how to filter water samples at the Ecology Building in St. Paul on Friday afternoon. The University started offering a marine biology minor because...

Minnesota junior Tereza Brichacova hits a forehand against Iowa State on Sunday at Baseline Tennis Center.

[Photo] Gophers open season with Gopher Invitational, see room to improve

September 23, 2013

Minnesota junior Tereza Brichacova hits a forehand against Iowa State on Sunday at Baseline Tennis Center.

Performing artist AnnaMaria Koutsostamatis rehearses for the street festival and mask pageant, Uniquinox, on Tuesday afternoon at North Loop Playground in Minneapolis. Interact Center is known for its inclusivity for artists of all types of backgrounds.

[Photo] Interact Theater brings back Uniquinox festival

September 19, 2013

Performing artist AnnaMaria Koutsostamatis rehearses for the street festival and mask pageant, Uniquinox, on Tuesday afternoon at North Loop Playground in Minneapolis. Interact Center is known for its...

Sound technician Chris Frymire sets up the stage for a band sound check on Saturday afternoon at the Cedar Cultural Center on West Bank.

[Photo] Tales from the techs

September 19, 2013

Sound technician Chris Frymire sets up the stage for a band sound check on Saturday afternoon at the Cedar Cultural Center on West Bank.

University President Eric Kaler at his office in Morrill Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

[Photo] Kaler talks $90M cut, college merger

September 19, 2013

University President Eric Kaler at his office in Morrill Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

Minnesota's Jon Trasamar plays at the season-opening Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

[Photo] Minnesota set to play at Wolf Run this weekend

September 19, 2013

Minnesota's Jon Trasamar plays at the season-opening Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.

University alumni Spencer Barrett and close friend David Burke co-founded Great Lakes, a clothing brand on Midwestern lifestyle. The company launched last October and includes items such as T-shirts, hats, belts and koozies.

[Photo] Students create clothing line to represent the Midwest

September 17, 2013

University alumni Spencer Barrett and close friend David Burke co-founded Great Lakes, a clothing brand on Midwestern lifestyle. The company launched last October and includes items such as T-shirts, hats,...

Junior Salma Taleb asks the panel a question at

[Photo] U community speaks out against Syria intervention

September 16, 2013

Junior Salma Taleb asks the panel a question at "Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals and Geo-Political Concerns" at Wiley Hall on Wednesday afternoon. The panel held a discussion...

Regent Thomas Devine speaks to the Board of Regents at  on Friday at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Kaler: U will cut $90M

September 16, 2013

Regent Thomas Devine speaks to the Board of Regents at on Friday at McNamara Alumni Center.

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

[Photo] Gophers split a pair of weekend games in Florida

September 16, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Katie Thyken fights for the ball against Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Minnesota midfielder Josee Stiever steals the ball from Louisiana State at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Gophers won 2-1 against the LSU Tigers on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

[Photo] Freshman class plays pivotal role for Minnesota

September 12, 2013

Minnesota midfielder Josee Stiever steals the ball from Louisiana State at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Gophers won 2-1 against the LSU Tigers on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Student entrepreneur Nathan Connor and his mentor and newly business partner, Michael Miller won the Student Division for the 2013 Minnesota Cup, which is the largest state-wide new business competition in the country. The six division winners presented a three minute presentation of their business idea at a ceremony at McNamara Alumni Center on Wednesday night.

[Photo] MN Cup provides mentorship, money for business startups

September 12, 2013

Student entrepreneur Nathan Connor and his mentor and newly business partner, Michael Miller won the Student Division for the 2013 Minnesota Cup, which is the largest state-wide new business competition...

College kitchen focuses on basic knife skills and cooking skills while preparing ratatouille this week.

[Photo] College Kitchen: How to use a knife

September 12, 2013

College kitchen focuses on basic knife skills and cooking skills while preparing ratatouille this week.

Sophomore Loralee Onstad models a double feather braid tucked into a hair-wrapped ponytail, a simple hair style to accompany fall fashion.

[Photo] Hair repair

September 12, 2013

Sophomore Loralee Onstad models a double feather braid tucked into a hair-wrapped ponytail, a simple hair style to accompany fall fashion.

Junior Miguel Jimenez studies at the La Raza Student Cultural Center's office in Coffman Union on Friday afternoon in front of the only mural left from the student group's previous office space. Student groups with offices on the second floor of Coffman were not able to preserve the murals after the building's second-floor renovation and were restricted in how they personalize their spaces.

[Photo] Groups mourn lost murals in Coffman

September 11, 2013

Junior Miguel Jimenez studies at the La Raza Student Cultural Center's office in Coffman Union on Friday afternoon in front of the only mural left from the student group's previous office space. Student...

Minnesota's Jose Mendez plays at the season opener Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday morning.

[Photo] DuToit leads Gophers, sits alone in 15th place

September 9, 2013

Minnesota's Jose Mendez plays at the season opener Gopher Invitational at Windsong Farm Golf Club on Sunday morning.

Minnesota defender Becca Roberts steals the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Gophers won 2-1 against the LSU Tigers at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Minnesota squeaks out two crucial wins

September 9, 2013

Minnesota defender Becca Roberts steals the ball from Louisiana State on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Gophers won 2-1 against the LSU Tigers at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Shamso Hashi, center, explains her complaints with the living conditions at Riverside Plaza to other residents of Riverside Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota will meet with residents on Friday to hear their concerns.

[Photo] Residents say Riverside Plaza is worse than ever

September 9, 2013

Shamso Hashi, center, explains her complaints with the living conditions at Riverside Plaza to other residents of Riverside Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. The Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota...

Brian Beutner, far right, chair of the MNsure Board of Directors, speaks about the Affordable Care Act at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. This public forum featured national experts and local politicians to discuss how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect Minnesota.

[Photo] Health reform impacts students differently

September 5, 2013

Brian Beutner, far right, chair of the MNsure Board of Directors, speaks about the Affordable Care Act at the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. This public forum...

Gopher's defensive back Marcus Jones tackles Rebels' running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence at the first football game of the season against UNLV at TCF stadium on Thursday night.

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September 5, 2013

Gopher's defensive back Marcus Jones tackles Rebels' running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence at the first football game of the season against UNLV at TCF stadium on Thursday night.