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Marissa Calstrom sorts waste into recycling bins at the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Part of her job is to identify different types of plastic, including what is used for research at the University, and separate them for proper recycling.

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Marissa Calstrom sorts waste into recycling bins at the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Part of her job is to identify different types of plastic, including what is used for...

A bale of #5 plastics, weighing about 1,100 pounds, sits outside the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. One bale, which is made up of mostly waste from the University's research facilities, takes around three weeks to make.

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A bale of #5 plastics, weighing about 1,100 pounds, sits outside the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. One bale, which is made up of mostly waste from the University's research...

Employees sort waste into different recycling categories at the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] New program aims to cut research waste

January 21, 2019

Employees sort waste into different recycling categories at the Como Recycling Facility on Friday, Jan. 18 in Minneapolis.

Freshman forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Minnesota swept at Michigan State

January 21, 2019

Freshman forward Sammy Walker eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

University President-designate Joan Gabel shakes the hand of Regent Ken Powell after being voted into the job on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] UMN presidential transition already underway

February 4, 2019

University President-designate Joan Gabel shakes the hand of Regent Ken Powell after being voted into the job on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McNamara Alumni Center.

The lone finalist in the race for University of Minnesota president, Joan Gabel, smiles as the Board of Regents extend praise to her qualifications for the job before a vote on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McNamara Alumni Center.

[Photo] Gabel announces next steps in provost search

June 10, 2019

The lone finalist in the race for University of Minnesota president, Joan Gabel, smiles as the Board of Regents extend praise to her qualifications for the job before a vote on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at McNamara...

Rapper Travis Scott grabs a video camera during his show at Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis.

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June 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott grabs a video camera during his show at Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis.

Travis Scott throws his middle finger up as the crowd mirrors his action during his performance at Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis.

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June 10, 2019

Travis Scott throws his middle finger up as the crowd mirrors his action during his performance at Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis.

Rapper Travis Scott riles up the crowd at the Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis. The Houston native brought a roller coaster to the show.

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June 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott riles up the crowd at the Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis. The Houston native brought a roller coaster to the show.

Travis Scott performs at the Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis. The 26-year-old rapper is on his WISH YOU WERE HERE tour.

[Photo] Review: For this life Travis cannot change / he always lets it bang

December 10, 2018

Travis Scott performs at the Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis. The 26-year-old rapper is on his WISH YOU WERE HERE tour.

Travis Scott, dubbed

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December 10, 2018

Travis Scott, dubbed "La Flame" in a short documentary he co-produced, brought his WISH YOU WERE HERE tour to Target Center on Saturday, Dec. 8 in Minneapolis.

Freshman libero CC McGraw serves the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

[Photo] Two freshmen help anchor Gophers' championship dream

December 6, 2018

Freshman libero CC McGraw serves the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

Redshirt sophomore Regan Pittman celebrates a point earned with her team at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

[Photo] Gophers dancing their way to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth straight year

December 2, 2018

Redshirt sophomore Regan Pittman celebrates a point earned with her team at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson bumps the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

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December 2, 2018

Senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson bumps the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

[Photo] Gophers volleyball picks up two wins against Northwestern

March 28, 2021

Outside hitter Stephanie Samedy spikes the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Stephanie Samedy and Regan Pittman block the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

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March 28, 2021

Stephanie Samedy and Regan Pittman block the ball at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Gophers swept South Carolina in all three sets.

Junior Erik Hunter competes in the 200 Yard Backstroke race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

[Photo] Gophers swim and dive poised for breakout 2020

May 18, 2020

Junior Erik Hunter competes in the 200 Yard Backstroke race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center.

Students line up for food at the Dinkytown McDonald's on April 7, 2017.

[Photo] MPD to introduce new late night patrols in Dinkytown

November 26, 2018

Students line up for food at the Dinkytown McDonald's on April 7, 2017.

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

[Photo] Gophers soccer takes down Iowa 1-0 for third win in four games

March 16, 2021

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Former University of Minnesota Student Jason Showers poses for a portrait in the park near his home near Lake Nokomis on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Minneapolis. Showers dropped out of the University due to drug and alcohol addictions, and is now studying to become an addiction counselor at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul.

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March 16, 2021

Former University of Minnesota Student Jason Showers poses for a portrait in the park near his home near Lake Nokomis on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Minneapolis. Showers dropped out of the University due to drug...

An unidentified University sophomore poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. She dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use. 

[Photo] Shedding light on addiction: UMN students grapple with limited addiction resources

November 19, 2018

An unidentified University sophomore poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. She dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use. 

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

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November 19, 2018

Senior Emily Heslin handles the ball during the game against DePaul on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.

Alcohol bottles sit on top of a student's refrigerator. She said she'd like to quit drinking, but doesn't know when that will happen.

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November 19, 2018

Alcohol bottles sit on top of a student's refrigerator. She said she'd like to quit drinking, but doesn't know when that will happen.

Former University of Minnesota student Jason Showers poses for a portrait in the park near his home near Lake Nokomis on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Minneapolis. Showers dropped out of the University due to drug and alcohol addictions, and is now studying to become an addiction counselor at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul.

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November 19, 2018

Former University of Minnesota student Jason Showers poses for a portrait in the park near his home near Lake Nokomis on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Minneapolis. Showers dropped out of the University due to drug...

University sophomore Sarah poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. Sarah dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use.

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November 19, 2018

University sophomore Sarah poses for a portrait in her apartment near campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Dinkytown. Sarah dropped out of the semester largely because of her alcohol use.

Saint Louis Park High School Student Ellen Polter pours coffee for voters waiting in line at the University Lutheran Church polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Dinkytown. She came with the DFL party, and said she was there to make sure people stayed in line. Polter said the party sent volunteers like her around to use their surplus of campaign donations to keep voters in long lines. 

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November 7, 2018

Saint Louis Park High School Student Ellen Polter pours coffee for voters waiting in line at the University Lutheran Church polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Dinkytown. She came with the DFL party, and...

Students wait in line that wraps around the inside of the University Lutheran Church polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Dinkytown. Students said the wait was as long as two hours.

[Photo] Long polling lines don't deter students

November 7, 2018

Students wait in line that wraps around the inside of the University Lutheran Church polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in Dinkytown. Students said the wait was as long as two hours.

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performs his set on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Eaux Claires in Wisconsin. Wilco's performance summated the festival.

[Photo] Q&A: Nels Cline of Wilco and countertenor Ryland Angel on the premiere of 'The Call'

November 7, 2018

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performs his set on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Eaux Claires in Wisconsin. Wilco's performance summated the festival.

Voters make their way into the gym on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Voters start early in UMN campus area

November 6, 2018

Voters make their way into the gym on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

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November 6, 2018

Vernon Coburn receives his "I Voted" sticker on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis. Coburn has been voting at the elementary school since it first became a polling place. 

Marcy-Holmes neighborhood residents vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

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November 6, 2018

Marcy-Holmes neighborhood residents vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

Rolls of voting stickers sit on a chair in the foreground while Marcy-Holmes neighborhood residents vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

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November 6, 2018

Rolls of voting stickers sit on a chair in the foreground while Marcy-Holmes neighborhood residents vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis.

Bob Steller lines up stickers to give out after voters have submitted their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis. Steller has been volunteering at the polls for five or six years as a retirement project.

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November 6, 2018

Bob Steller lines up stickers to give out after voters have submitted their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Marcy Open School in Minneapolis. Steller has been volunteering at the polls for five or six years...

Lauren Barnes serves during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

[Photo] Barnes' concentration evident not only in results

November 1, 2018

Lauren Barnes serves during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

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November 1, 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

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November 1, 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

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November 1, 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] Review: Maggie Rogers grooves through show with endless energy

October 31, 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

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October 31, 2018

Maggie Rogers performs at First Avenue and 7th Entry on Monday, Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Ward 6 City Council Member Abdi Warsame knocks on doors of community members on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Minneapolis. Warsame is running for his second term as a city council member.

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October 31, 2018

Ward 6 City Council Member Abdi Warsame knocks on doors of community members on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Minneapolis. Warsame is running for his second term as a city council member.

Van Cleave Park Recreation Center accommodated voters in the municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Minneapolis.

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October 31, 2018

Van Cleave Park Recreation Center accommodated voters in the municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Minneapolis.

A voting booth is set up at Weisman Art Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Minneapolis.

[Photo] What's on the ballot?

November 1, 2018

A voting booth is set up at Weisman Art Museum on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2017 in Minneapolis.

Junior goaltender Mat Robson eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

[Photo] Gophers come back, but lose in overtime to St. Lawrence

November 17, 2018

Junior goaltender Mat Robson eyes the puck during the game against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mariucci Arena.

Regan Pittman serves the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13.

[Photo] Gophers extend winning streak to 11 in Big Ten play

October 27, 2018

Regan Pittman serves the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13.

8th Street SE is partially closed for construction on Monday, June 12.

[Photo] Protected bike lanes coming to busiest Dinkytown streets

October 23, 2018

8th Street SE is partially closed for construction on Monday, June 12.

Redshirt junior middle blocker Taylor Morgan jumps to block the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

[Photo] "Mama-bear" mentality and adversity fuel middle blocker Taylor Morgan

October 18, 2018

Redshirt junior middle blocker Taylor Morgan jumps to block the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

Redshirt junior middle blocker Taylor Morgan jumps to block the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

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October 18, 2018

Redshirt junior middle blocker Taylor Morgan jumps to block the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

Sophomore opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy gets up from the floor after diving for the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

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October 18, 2018

Sophomore opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy gets up from the floor after diving for the ball during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in...

Sophomore opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy eyes the ball as she serves during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.

[Photo] Gophers volleyball players travel to Colorado with national team ambitions

March 4, 2019

Sophomore opposite hitter Stephanie Samedy eyes the ball as she serves during the game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The Gophers beat Northwestern in all three sets.