The Minnesota Daily

All content by John Grimley

Drink less, be healthier

April 25, 2011

The University of MinnesotaâÄôs Spring Jam and MadisonâÄôs Mifflin Street Block Party both fall on the same weekend this year. While this is a great disappointment to those who planned...

The quiet education gap

April 18, 2011

Focusing on homework in middle school is much easier if you live in Minnesota than if you grew up in states with a low annual snowfall. MinnesotaâÄôs harsh winters may play a role in why the state...

Packers and Vikings need this season

April 11, 2011

To non-football fans, the National Football LeagueâÄôs recent lockout troubles may seem trite. After all, when the main disagreement is over how to split $2 billion of revenue, those affected usually...

Where’s my flying car?

April 4, 2011

The iPad 2 was released last month, filling a niche for people who love the idea of an iPod Touch but hate how portable it is and that not everyone can see them playing with it. iPads represent what early...

Baseball’s lucky break

March 28, 2011

As spring takes its sweet time getting here, many people are starting to think about something that wonâÄôt cross their minds again until mid-September: professional baseball. Yep, the Major League...

The best spring break ever

March 7, 2011

For one week out of the year, something majestic happens. Similar to the movements of the Monarch butterfly or the great flocks of geese that usher in the fall, thousands of young Homo sapiens instinctively...

The sound of change

February 21, 2011

On the bus, at the Recreation Center and in class: Most people are plugged into iPods whenever possible. Today students carry hundreds of their favorite albums everywhere they go. Technology completely...

Stay put, Vikings

February 14, 2011

In 2010, people saw what happens when you try to hold onto an outdated stadium. Last December, Minneapolis gained national attention when the MetrodomeâÄôs Teflon roof buckled under 17 inches of...

Stop procrastinating … now!

February 7, 2011

Around 9 oâÄôclock on a Monday night, sitting at Caribou Coffee while frantically trying to come up with the conclusion of a paper that was assigned three weeks ago, one question keeps coming up:...

Driven to discover: What’s the point of higher education?

January 31, 2011

"Driven to Discover." ItâÄôs both the University of MinnesotaâÄôs advertising slogan and the mindset it expects students to adopt once they get here. Yet a new study has people questioning...

One thing at a time may be better for your mind

January 24, 2011

Next time you have a minute before class starts, take a second to see how many people are texting friends while listening to music and doing the Sudoku or surfing the Internet on their phones, casually...