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Skater Jenny Johnson prepares to ollie in Merriam Skate Park on Wednesday, March 31. Johnson is one of the founding members of Femme Fatale, a skate group for women, trans, nonbinary and queer skaters.

[Photo] Local skate crew Femme Fatale welcomes all

April 1, 2021

Skater Jenny Johnson prepares to ollie in Merriam Skate Park on Wednesday, March 31. Johnson is one of the founding members of Femme Fatale, a skate group for women, trans, nonbinary and queer skaters.

Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

[Photo] Gophers men’s gymnastics falls short of comeback against Illinois

March 25, 2021

Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

A community advisor poses for an anonymous portrait outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 2.

[Photo] In the dorms and in the dark: a semester of uncertainty for students in residence halls

March 24, 2021

A community advisor poses for an anonymous portrait outside of Coffman Memorial Union on Tuesday, March 2.

Nurse Carol Gilbert administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Rep. Ilhan Omar's Deputy District Director Ali Isse at the Brian Coyle Center on Friday, March 12. The Brian Coyle Center has started offering COVID-19 vaccinations on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

[Photo] Community leaders promote COVID-19 vaccines in Cedar-Riverside

March 19, 2021

Nurse Carol Gilbert administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Rep. Ilhan Omar's Deputy District Director Ali Isse at the Brian Coyle Center on Friday, March 12. The Brian Coyle Center has started offering COVID-19...

Protesters march past fences and barbed wire surrounding Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized a protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's trial.

[Photo] ‘I wake up early for justice’: Protest kicks off Chauvin trial

March 9, 2021

Protesters march past fences and barbed wire surrounding Hennepin County Government Center on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized a protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's...

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

[Photo] Gophers to miss NCAA women’s hockey tournament for the first time in 13 years

March 9, 2021

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

[Photo] With the return of Wiskus, Gophers men’s gymnastics dominates Penn State to win first meet of the season

March 9, 2021

Senior Gymnast Shane Wiskus does his routine on the vault at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, March 6. The Gophers won against Penn State.

Patrick Clough, the owner of Oaks TW Hardware, poses for a portrait with his dog Frankie on Tuesday, March 2. Oaks TW Hardware is closing after 109 years.

[Photo] Oaks TW Hardware closes after 109 years in Southeast Como

March 4, 2021

Patrick Clough, the owner of Oaks TW Hardware, poses for a portrait with his dog Frankie on Tuesday, March 2. Oaks TW Hardware is closing after 109 years.

Antz Creations' new shoe,

[Photo] Antione Jenkins, multifaceted creator, refuses to be boxed in

March 1, 2021

Antz Creations' new shoe, "Loon Blazer," pictured in Antione Jenkins' apartment in Minneapolis. Jenkins is the designer and founder of Antz Creations.

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

[Photo] Gophers women’s basketball cancels home finale against No. 12 Michigan

February 27, 2021

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

[Photo] Tough defense leads Gophers women’s basketball over Nebraska

February 26, 2021

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

Physicians Dr. Karim Sadak and Dr. Alex Boucher pose for a portrait outside of Masonic Children's Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Sadak and Dr. Boucher both treat patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

[Photo] University research could be key to addressing sickle cell patients’ pain without opioids

February 25, 2021

Physicians Dr. Karim Sadak and Dr. Alex Boucher pose for a portrait outside of Masonic Children's Hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Sadak and Dr. Boucher both treat patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

[Photo] The Gophers wrestling team defeats Northwestern 29-10

February 23, 2021

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

[Photo] No. 4 Gophers women’s hockey bashes Bemidji State Beavers to close out the regular season

February 22, 2021

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

Endio, an artist and fourth-year BFA student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait outside of FloCo Fusion Apartments on Saturday, Feb. 20. His new EP, titled

[Photo] Review: Endio’s “Black Romantic”

February 22, 2021

Endio, an artist and fourth-year BFA student at the University of Minnesota, poses for a portrait outside of FloCo Fusion Apartments on Saturday, Feb. 20. His new EP, titled "Black Romantic," came out...

University researcher Ania McDonnell poses for a portrait outside of Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, Feb. 18. McDonnell wrote her master's thesis about how women have different public transportation needs compared to men.

[Photo] Not just ‘point A to point B’: U researchers talk transit equity

February 19, 2021

University researcher Ania McDonnell poses for a portrait outside of Humphrey School of Public Affairs on Wednesday, Feb. 18. McDonnell wrote her master's thesis about how women have different public transportation...

Ice sculptures displayed in St. Paul's Annual Winter Carnival on Thursday, Jan. 28. This year marks the 135th Anniversary of the first carnival.

[Photo] Neither cold nor COVID-19 can stop the St. Paul Winter Carnival

February 11, 2021

Ice sculptures displayed in St. Paul's Annual Winter Carnival on Thursday, Jan. 28. This year marks the 135th Anniversary of the first carnival.

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

[Photo] Gophers women’s basketball limps to finish line over Illinois

February 11, 2021

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

[Photo] No. 2 Gophers go the distance vs No. 1 Badgers

February 9, 2021

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

The site of University Inn on Monday, Feb. 8. Hennepin County is using the building as a COVID-19 medical respite for people experiencing homelessness.

[Photo] Dinkytown hotel transforms into COVID-19 respite for the homeless

February 8, 2021

The site of University Inn on Monday, Feb. 8. Hennepin County is using the building as a COVID-19 medical respite for people experiencing homelessness.

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

[Photo] Sara Scalia’s resurgence helping Gophers women’s basketball get better every day

February 7, 2021

Guard Sara Scalia drives towards the hoop at Williams Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

[Photo] No. 13 Gophers wrestling tops No. 9 Illinois 25-13

February 6, 2021

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden at Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

A SAD Lamp station in Magrath Library on Tuesday, Feb. 2. MSA is hoping to make SAD Lamps available to more students.

[Photo] MSA plans to advocate for the expansion of SAD light availability for students

February 4, 2021

A SAD Lamp station in Magrath Library on Tuesday, Feb. 2. MSA is hoping to make SAD Lamps available to more students.

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

[Photo] No. 2 Gophers women’s hockey earn three points in split against Ohio State

January 30, 2021

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

[Photo] Cherkowski and Murphy: the future of Gophers women’s hockey

January 28, 2021

University of Minnesota women’s hockey team lines up before their game against Ohio State in Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers won in a shut out with an ending score of 4-0.

Associate Professor Christine Salomon poses for a portrait in her lab in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Tuesday, Jan 26.

[Photo] Subterranean fungi could be key to treating devastating bat disease

January 27, 2021

Associate Professor Christine Salomon poses for a portrait in her lab in Nils Hasselmo Hall on Tuesday, Jan 26.

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden in Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

[Photo] Gophers wrestling dominated by No. 1 Iowa

January 23, 2021

An Iowa State wrestler takes down Gopher Wrestler Boo Dryden in Maturi Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 22. The Gophers lost with a final score of 35-4.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art on Monday, Dec. 7. The MIA will be reopening to the public on January 28.

[Photo] Open or closed? Local museums welcome back visitors as COVID-19 restrictions lift slowly

January 22, 2021

The Minneapolis Institute of Art on Monday, Dec. 7. The MIA will be reopening to the public on January 28.

Demonstrators march down East Lake Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

[Photo] Inauguration Day protesters demand radical change from new president

January 22, 2021

Demonstrators march down East Lake Street in response to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The protest lasted around two hours.

Police officers line the entrance of the Minnesota Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17. This weekend's protests were not highly attended.

[Photo] Scant turnout at State Capitol right-wing protests before Inauguration Day

January 17, 2021

Police officers line the entrance of the Minnesota Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17. This weekend's protests were not highly attended.

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

[Photo] Gophers’ Ibrahim named Big Ten Running Back of the Year

December 15, 2020

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

[Photo] Undermanned Gophers pull off gutsy win at Nebraska

December 12, 2020

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

[Photo] Gophers sweep Mavericks in home/away series

December 11, 2020

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Barista Cherone Vestal poses for a portrait in Gray’s coffee shop in Dinkytown on Monday, Dec. 7. Gray’s has recently been redesigned to better appeal to the University population.

[Photo] Loring Bar & Restaurant’s new lease on life

December 8, 2020

Barista Cherone Vestal poses for a portrait in Gray’s coffee shop in Dinkytown on Monday, Dec. 7. Gray’s has recently been redesigned to better appeal to the University population.

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

[Photo] Gophers women’s hockey postpones final two series

December 6, 2020

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

[Photo] Gophers pause team activities, cancel game against Wisconsin

November 24, 2020

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

A floor sign points toward a COVID-19 testing site outside of the University's Recreational and Wellness Center on Friday, Nov. 20.

[Photo] UMN sees 400% rise in COVID-19 cases since Halloween

November 23, 2020

A floor sign points toward a COVID-19 testing site outside of the University's Recreational and Wellness Center on Friday, Nov. 20.

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

[Photo] Gophers women’s hockey splits season opening series

November 22, 2020

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team plays against Ohio State at Ridder Arena on Saturday, Nov. 21. The Gophers ended the night with a 4-0 win.

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan takes a dive at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

[Photo] Offense regains familiar form in win over Purdue

November 21, 2020

Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan takes a dive at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

[Photo] Gophers survive against Purdue after questionable penalty

November 20, 2020

Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim carries the ball at TCF Bank Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. The Gophers fell to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes 35-7.

Project coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud poses for a portrait outside of Mixed Blood theater on Monday, Nov. 16. The theater is holding a new program to open the discussion about reproductive education, substance abuse and mental health within Somali and East African communities.

[Photo] New Mixed Blood program to use storytelling to break down health stigmas

November 19, 2020

Project coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud poses for a portrait outside of Mixed Blood theater on Monday, Nov. 16. The theater is holding a new program to open the discussion about reproductive education,...

Author Kao Kalia Yang poses in her backyard with her most recent book, “Somewhere in the Unknown World” on Monday, Nov. 9. Yang will appear at the Immigration History Research Center and the International Rescue Center’s virtual event on Nov. 16 to discuss her new work, which features the stories of refugees in Minnesota.

[Photo] Local author releases collective memoir of refugee stories

November 12, 2020

Author Kao Kalia Yang poses in her backyard with her most recent book, “Somewhere in the Unknown World” on Monday, Nov. 9. Yang will appear at the Immigration History Research Center and the International...

The University of Minnesota's Native American Medicine Garden stands empty on Friday, Nov. 6.

[Photo] UMN Forest Resources Department, others in STEM reckon with anti-racism letters from students

November 7, 2020

The University of Minnesota's Native American Medicine Garden stands empty on Friday, Nov. 6.