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Jasmine Snow

Jasmine Snow, Senior Staff Reporter

Name: Jasmine Snow
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Jasmine Snow is a senior staff reporter with the Minnesota Daily. Jasmine joined the Daily in 2019 as the national headlines reporter and has stayed that way ever since. The second-year University of Minnesota student is studying journalism and American studies. A free-range South Dakotan, Jasmine enjoys the LA Times crossword puzzle, getting more than three hours of sleep and (most) U.S. presidential history.

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Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

Episode 83: Black women trailblazers at UMN

March 26, 2021
In this episode, we learn about historical Black women and their contributions, which helped pave the way for the future at the University of Minnesota.
The University Lutheran Church of Hope on 13th Avenue Southeast on Monday, March 22. The Dinkytown unsheltered neighbors group is helping unsheltered people in the area.

The ‘magic street’ of Dinkytown: Neighbors work to help the unhoused

March 26, 2021
Dinkytown residents have ramped up efforts to provide resources to those in the area who need them.
Toshira Garraway speaks at the

Activists demand fair jury selection in Chauvin trial

March 17, 2021
Protesters expressed concerns about jurors who being dismissed while jurors with ties to police were seated.
Protesters march by U.S. Bank Stadium as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's trial.

After a long summer, UMN student activists persist

March 15, 2021
Facing academic challenges and trauma, University students continue to show up as the Derek Chauvin trial kicks off.
Protesters march by Hennepin County Government Center as part of the Justice for George Floyd protest on Monday, March 8. A coalition of activist groups organized the protest for the first scheduled day of Derek Chauvin's trial.

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

March 9, 2021
Hundreds of activists gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center Monday during the intended start of jury selection for the Derek Chauvin trial.
Stylist Jared Swanegan trims Tim Krolsek's beard in front of the University Lutheran Church of Hope on Saturday, March 6. The church hosted a drop-in event for unhoused people, offering free haircuts, hot meals, jackets and supplies.

Dinkytown organizations offer haircuts and more to unsheltered neighbors

March 8, 2021
At the University Lutheran Church of Hope this weekend, those who needed it could drop in for a hot meal, supplies and other resources.
People gather to listen to one of the performers during the

‘It feels human’: George Floyd Square celebrates Black joy with art

March 1, 2021
Nearing the end of Black History Month, community members at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue held space to celebrate life in a gathering with performing artists.
Black Student Union president Samiat Ajibola poses for a portrait in the BSU room at Coffman Memorial Union on Wednesday, Feb. 24. A junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Ajibola hopes to continue her education with a Masters in Public Health at the U.

By Black students, for Black students: Black Student Union launches scholarship

February 26, 2021
The group is depending on donations and hopes to raise $20,000 to be doled out to about 40 Black students.
SECIA Member and Como Cares co-founder Cody Hoerning poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Feb. 23 near Van Cleve Park. Como Cares is a group focused on mental health crisis counseling and connecting the community through events and outreach.

Como Cares could be Southeast Como’s police alternative

February 24, 2021
From yard care to crisis intervention, Como Cares hopes to change the narrative of what it means to be there for your neighbor.
A rendering of the 4th Street Apartments, which was approved by the Minneapolis Planning Commission earlier this month.

Seven-story Dinkytown apartment moves forward

February 22, 2021
The building will be located at the site of Hideaway and Cosmic Bean Dispensary in the core of Dinkytown.
The Riverside Park sign on a snowy Sunday, Feb. 21. The Minneapolis Park Board voted for $400,000 to go toward youth outreach to help prevent violence. $50,000 will go to youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.

Minneapolis park board invests excess funds in youth violence prevention

February 22, 2021
As part of the Walt Dziedzic Innovation Fund, $50,000 will go toward youth outreach in Cedar-Riverside.
The Cedar-River People’s Center Clinics and Services stands vacant in Cedar Riverside on Thursday, Feb. 11. The People's Center has been offering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors.

Vaccine rollout begins for UMN-area senior citizens

February 12, 2021
In Southeast Minneapolis neighborhoods, community organizations have helped senior citizens get inoculated against COVID-19.
A residential street is wet by an afternoon rain shower in the Como neighborhood on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

SECIA reimagines structure after Neighborhoods 2020

February 11, 2021
The neighborhood organization in Southeast Como is looking to ramp up engagement efforts in the coming months.
A trash bin adorned with the silhouette of Minneapolis is half buried in snow in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The neighborhood provides housing for a significant number of University students.

Local businesses, neighborhood organizations begin applying for UMN’s Good Neighbor Fund

February 3, 2021
The Good Neighbor fund is looking to award $45,000 between several recipients.
Al Milgrom, 2015

‘The spirit of Dinkytown’: Dinkytown remembers legendary filmmaker Al Milgrom

January 22, 2021
Longtime residents remember Milgrom’s contributions to the history and culture of the area.
Screenshot of a presentation from Erin Sikkink, public health specialist at the Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention, to Prospect Park neighbors on Wednesday, Jan. 13th.

Prospect Park Association explores public safety alternatives in neighborhood workshop

January 21, 2021
The “Who Keeps Us Safe?” series includes input from local activists and city officials.
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson and administrative assistant Abdi Mohamed discussed safety concerns with local Muslim leaders at Seward neighborhood’s Tawfiq Islamic Center on Tuesday.

[Photo] Local mosques consider lockdown over inauguration violence fears

January 20, 2021

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson and administrative assistant Abdi Mohamed discussed safety concerns with local Muslim leaders at Seward neighborhood’s Tawfiq Islamic Center on Tuesday.

A small group of protesters gather in front of the Minnesota Capitol during the Hold the Line protest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The event was held to protest the presidential election results.

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

January 17, 2021
State Patrol and media outnumbered right-wing protesters during a weekend of demonstrations outside the Capitol building.
Illustration by Hailee Schievelbein

Armed robbery near Dinkytown Monday night

January 12, 2021
A SAFE-U alert reported that the suspect held the victim at gunpoint and took his car.
The McDonald's located on the corner of Fourth Street Southeast and 15th Avenue Southeast is seen on Saturday, Aug. 31. The proposed development would replace Mcdonald's as well as other popular businesses such as Dinkytown Wine and Spirits.

Dinkytown McDonald’s closes after 57 years of business

December 14, 2020
Community favorite “Drunk Donald’s” is expected to reopen on the ground floor of the CA Ventures development.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Road trips and canvassing: UMN students got creative to make their voices heard

December 13, 2020
Some students tried to vote where it would count most, contributing to what is shaping up to be a year of record youth voter turnout.
The University of Minnesota's Native American Medicine Garden stands empty on Friday, Nov. 6.

Native American Medicine Garden caretaker resigns

November 23, 2020
The longtime caretaker’s resignation leaves community members with a sense of loss.
A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21, 2019.

Attempted carjacking reported in Stadium Village Monday morning

November 23, 2020
This alert was the second in 8 hours, following an alert about a robbery that happened near Coffman Union around 10:15 p.m.
Robbery reported near Coffman Union Sunday night

Robbery reported near Coffman Union Sunday night

November 23, 2020
The incident took place around 10:15 p.m.
A bomb threat was reported at TCF Bank Stadium at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

UMPD resolve bomb threat investigation at TCF Bank Stadium

November 12, 2020
The building was given the “all clear” later Thursday afternoon.
A voter waits in line to cast their ballot outside Marcy Open Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

UMN students push canvassing efforts on Election Day

November 4, 2020
University of Minnesota student groups have been working on student turnout efforts for months.
A socially-distanced crowd of students listens intently to an address delivered by U.S. Senator Tina Smith and U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar at the Knoll on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Smith, Omar hit campus in last-minute young voter rally

November 3, 2020
This year, a broad coalition of students is working to break the University of Minnesota’s 2018 voter turnout record.
Morning light spills over the now shuttered entrance to the Purple Onion Café on Tuesday, Oct. 27.  After 30 years as a campus constant, the café has permanently closed.

UMN mainstay Purple Onion leaves behind complex legacy

November 1, 2020
Some patrons remember a late-night hangout, while some employees remember a sense of community eclipsed by management's behavior.
Dawn Fredrich, a School of Nursing clinical assistant professor, called students

Nursing instructor recorded calling students “little shits” and “dirty little rats”

October 23, 2020
Assistant professors teaching a nursing class were captured on video privately insulting students.
A look at UMN employee political donations

A look at UMN employee political donations

October 23, 2020
Between congressional and federal races, Democratic candidates receive more donations by a large margin.
Joe and Johannse, long time Purple Onion patrons, enjoy ice cream cones on the patio on Saturday, May 26, 2018. In addition to coffee, the eatery served pizza, sandwiches and ice cream, among other things.

Longtime Dinkytown staple Purple Onion closes doors

October 19, 2020
"Ponion," as some lovingly referred to it, announced its closure after nearly 30 years via Facebook.
Sophomore Same Ahmed poses for a portrait on Sunday, Oct. 11 in front of Northrop Auditorium.

Students passionate about interests, underwhelmed by candidates

October 16, 2020
Students talked with the Daily about issues that are inspiring them to cast a ballot.
Students, many without masks and not following social distancing guidelines, gather to socialize in the Superblock plaza on Friday, Sep. 25. UMPD and Community Advisors sent the students back into their dorms before the 9 p.m. curfew.

‘It’s a shitshow’: Students and community advisors adjust after Superblock incident

October 10, 2020
While the gatherings have largely stopped, there is still a lot of uncertainty in how dorm life is meant to resume during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Robbery in Marcy-Holmes Wednesday night, according to SAFE-U alert

October 7, 2020
The suspect is described as a male with long dark hair, driving a gray SUV.
From left, Alexandria Alvarez and Alexander Stephenson would typically vote outside the bipartisan system, yet in an election such as this one, and despite problematic statements from Biden, they believe that they are choosing the lesser of two evils. They spoke on this outside their West Bank apartment on Wednesday, Sep. 23.

UMN students seek alternatives or settle in a Biden vs. Trump election

September 25, 2020
While Sen. Bernie Sanders swept around the University of Minnesota, some students are settling for the Democratic candidate or casting third-party ballots.
College Republicans President Kirby Gibson poses outside Johnson Hall on Sunday, Sep. 20. Gibson is looking at alternative ways to mobilize and promote campaigns now that safety concerns discourage in-person meetings.

Political student groups gear up for 2020 election

September 22, 2020
While the College Republicans and the Collegiate Group for Trump have united in supporting the president’s reelection bid, Democratic groups are split in their support.
Boynton Health’s east bank location COVID-19 testing stations stands empty on Wednesday, Sep. 16. As stated on signs surrounding the tent, patients must schedule an appointment in advance in order to receive a COVID-19 test.

A look at how Big Ten schools are handling reopening

September 20, 2020
The fourteen Big Ten schools have faced unique difficulties with reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The George Floyd Memorial stands quiet on Sunday, Sep. 13th. The George Floyd scholarship is being awarded to students who focus on racial and social justice.

Additional consideration given to Black students for universitywide Floyd memorial scholarship

September 16, 2020
Frustrated student activists remain wary, citing past administrative action.
Protesters gather outside of the Hennepin County Family Justice Center in response to motions made by the police officers involved in George Floyd's murder on Friday, Sep. 11.  The four former officers filed motions to be tried separately.

‘An open wound still’: community members protest dismissal motion

September 11, 2020
Judge Peter Cahill started the hearing by saying dismissal motions wouldn't be discussed. Decisions have yet to be made regarding relocation or an anonymous jury.
Pioneer Hall dorms stand empty on Tuesday, Sep. 1, as they will remain for the first two weeks of the fall semester. Upon their eventual move in, students will be expected to follow the Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan, a strategy meant to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus.

Uncertainty, doubt looms over housing reopening plans

September 7, 2020

Despite the anxieties of future student residents, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life is set to open its doors to incoming students two weeks after the start of the fall term.  After...

University medical students, medical professionals and community members gather outside Moos Tower for a 'sit-in' demonstration on Wednesday, Aug. 26.  The event,

No room for racism in medicine: Students speak out against George Floyd memorial vandalism

August 28, 2020

In the wake of national outrage, University of Minnesota medical students held a protest Wednesday after a University medical student defaced the George Floyd memorial.  Hosted by the University chapter...

A University of Minnesota Police car is parked outside of the Graduate Hotel on East Bank on Thursday, June 21, 2019.

Graduate Hotel situation resolved

August 13, 2020

Law enforcement have since resolved an incident involving a barricaded suspect at The Graduate Hotel Thursday, according to an all-campus alert.  At 1:42 p.m., UMPD officers responded to a report...

UMN School of Public Health community calls for change, speak out against racism

UMN School of Public Health community calls for change, speak out against racism

August 1, 2020

Amid a declaration from Minneapolis elevating racism to a public health emergency, community members within the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health are demanding more from administration. In...

Illustration by Luis Mendoza

During BIPOC Mental Health Month, students hope for more inclusive resources

July 31, 2020

When Chaya Gangsei decided she was going to go to college, she knew she would be taking the anxiety that she had battled her whole life with her.  After entering the University of Minnesota, Gangsei,...

 As of July 27, more than $11 million has been distributed to almost 9,300 students.

Second wave of CARES Act funds distributed to students

July 29, 2020

As new COVID-19 relief is hashed out in Congress, funds from the first wave of the CARES Act continue to be distributed at the University of Minnesota.  On June 2, the University opened CARES Act...

Robbery attempted with vehicle

Robbery attempted with vehicle

July 24, 2020

An attempted robbery happened near Dinkytown Thursday evening, according to an all-campus alert. The incident took place near Pleasant Street Southeast and Arlingston Street Southeast at 5:20 p.m. The...