The Minnesota Daily

All content by Kathryn Schultz

Column: Thoughts on spreading yourself too thin

April 20, 2017

As the end of the semester nears, I’m left wondering how it went by so quickly and why I feel unsatisfied in its wake.This spring, I took on a larger credit load and more jobs and responsibilities than...

Column: Expansion of rural mental health services can’t come soon enough

April 13, 2017

Last Thursday, I was excited to read the Minnesota Daily’s report about the School of Nursing’s plans to expand mental health services in rural parts of the state, using a $2.1 million grant from the...

Column: On being a more mindful consumer of clothing

April 6, 2017

I often used to shop at Forever 21. With a limited budget, I found quick gratification in buying a bunch of cheaply-made clothes for the price of one high-quality garment. Eventually, I forced myself...

Hand painted signs sit in-front of the Students' Co-Op on Monday, March 20, 2017. Members of the greek community are frustrated with the tone and content of the signs.

Column: Frats have a long way to go to combat rape culture

March 30, 2017

In the final installment of the Minnesota Daily’s recent in-depth feature on sexual assault and greek life, the paper quoted Interfraternity Council president Simon Beck saying the IFC isn’t “equipped...

Column: I went through my first break up — and I learned something

March 23, 2017

On the cusp of spring break, my boyfriend of nearly two years revealed he wasn’t sure how he felt about anything anymore —including me.We had been best friends before we started dating, and we...

The Minnesota House and Senate meet in a joint session to vote for new members of the University's Board of Regents on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at the State Capitol.

The Board of Regents should represent more of the student body

March 3, 2017

Last week, the Minnesota Daily published an article about the election of four regents to the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents. All are white men. Four days prior, the Daily reported that student...

A street view of Delta Upsilon at the University of Minnesota from Nov. 2016.

The suspension of Delta Upsilon was the right decision

February 23, 2017

The Minnesota Daily reported earlier this week that Delta Upsilon has been temporarily suspended for “serious violations,” according to the fraternity’s international office.The suspension of Delta...

A bit of hope in a grim environmental news cycle

February 16, 2017

Last week, the Minnesota Daily reported that the University successfully reached the halfway point of its goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2020.Admittedly, this good news feels small when...

Go ahead, call yourself an artist

February 11, 2017

When I was younger, I practiced sketching. Almost always, I drew faces. They usually turned out oddly-proportioned and cartoonish, like some reject “Hey Arnold!” character. Whenever my drawings didn’t...

In high school, I started a feminism club. Here’s what I learned.

February 2, 2017

As a high schooler, I started a (mostly unsuccessful) feminism club. At our peak, we raised less than a couple hundred dollars for the Malala Fund — an organization that advocates for girls’ education.The...

The #OptimisticChallenge dances in the face of adversity

January 26, 2017

In an increasingly gloomy social and political climate, the newest viral challenge is a rare act of optimism.On Jan. 12, Jay Versace — a teenage comedian who gained acclaim on Vine — tweeted...

Seeking help for mental health isn’t admitting defeat

January 20, 2017

Just before winter break, I walked into Boynton to directly address my mental health for the first time. A heavy pit formed inside of me at some point between middle and high school, which grew and shrank...