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In the Know: Breaking Down the U's News.

In the Know: Episode 15

December 13, 2018

Some students at the University of Minnesota battle an invisible disease: diabetes. The Minnesota Daily sits down with one of our own to discuss how diabetes has impacted his life, as well as a new study...

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In the Know: Episode 14

December 6, 2018

Alexis Murillo, a University of Minnesota student in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Science, has worked with faculty and and peers to promote diversity in the agricultural college.  When...

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In the Know: Episode 13

November 29, 2018

Over the weekend, the Gophers brought home the axe when they beat the Badgers 37-15 on Saturday. This week's episode of "In the Know" discusses the game and shares the story of one life-long Gopher fan.

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In the Know: Episode 12

November 22, 2018

In this week's episode, University of Minnesota students and Minnesota Daily reporters respond to a new study that found Generation Z, or those aged 15 to 21, are the most stressed generation.  Dylan...

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In the Know: Episode 11

November 15, 2018

This episode dives into the University's recently filed motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former and current Gophers' football players, as well as a new student housing campaign. The Minnesota Daily's...

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In the Know: Episode 10

November 8, 2018

Tuesday's midterm elections will have long-lasting implications nationally, statewide and locally. In this episode, we dive into how students mobilized for the elections, election night and the results.

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In the Know: Episode 9

November 1, 2018

In this spooky episode of In the Know, Maraya King and Luke Diamond take a look at spooky University of Minnesota myths, legends and tall tales — with a little help from Daily reporters.

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In the Know: Episode 8

October 25, 2018

In this episode, In the Know discusses an international women in engineering conference held in Minneapolis over the weekend. With the underlying theme that being a woman in STEM isn't always easy, the...

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In the Know: Episode 7

October 18, 2018

For the third year in a row, the University of Minnesota chapter of College Republicans had its Washington Avenue Bridge panel vandalized. This week's episode looks at the history, implications and context...

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In the Know: Episode 6

October 11, 2018

This week's episode of In the Know looks at a University of Minnesota professor's idea for a sustainable bug diet, as well as tuition waivers for Native American students on the Morris campus.

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In the Know: Episode 5

October 4, 2018

This week, the Minnesota Daily Podcast Producers talks with Lew Blank, a staff reporter, about a University of Minnesota class that designs and creates clothing for girls in an Uganda orphanage.

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In the Know: Episode 4

September 27, 2018

Minnesota Daily Podcast Producers Luke Diamond and Maraya King chatted with Emma Dill, a reporter on the city desk, and Liv Martin, an A&E reporter. They discuss crimes in the University of Minnesota...

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In the Know: Episode 3

September 20, 2018

In this week's episode, Luke Diamond and Maraya King sit down with Austen Macalus, the higher education reporter for the Minnesota Daily to discuss the University of Minnesota's proposed policy, which...

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In the Know: Episode 2

September 13, 2018

Bella Dally-Steele, features reporter at the Minnesota Daily, joins producers Luke Diamond and Maraya King to discuss how a federal regulation impacts the distribution of scholarships to University of...

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In the Know: Episode 1

September 6, 2018

On this week's episode of "In the Know," we discuss University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler's early resignation announcement with Minnesota Daily Campus Administration Editor Katrina Pross.

University of Minnesota alum Brendan Kramp poses beside art work he created in his studio at the Casket Art building on Sunday, July, 29. Brendan will be presenting his work at the Uptown Art Festival from August 3-5.

A&E’s guide to the annual Uptown Art Fair

July 31, 2018

The 55th annual Uptown Art Fair is just around the corner, and A&E is here to make sure you make the most of your weekend.   The art will, of course, bring Minnesotans from every lake and county...

This week in music: A&E’s late contenders for song of the summer

July 30, 2018

The summer of 2018 has been full of highly-anticipated album releases, cryptic song lyrics and undeniable toe-tapping beats.  From Drake’s 25-track “Scorpion” to Father John Misty’s “God’s...

Culture Compass: Tacos, toe taps and tail-wagging doggos

July 27, 2018

Friday: Uptown Art Fair One of the most-attended events in Minnesota has finally arrived. Paintings, prints, jewelry and more will be on display throughout Uptown this weekend. Celebrate creativity, support...

Minneapolisl based illustrator Kelsey Oseid's first book,

Minneapolis couple creates art that aligns with their core values

July 24, 2018

Kelsey Oseid, illustrator, co-owner and namesake of Kelzuki, has been painting and drawing for as long as she can remember. Her childhood was riddled with curiosity about the world around her — specifically,...

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This week in movies: “Eighth Grade” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

July 23, 2018

"Eighth Grade" In an A24 newsletter, comedian Bo Burnham urges viewers to see his directorial debut, “Eighth Grade,” in theaters. “We believe that this girl and her story deserve to be projected...

Culture compass: FREE summer fun — you’re welcome!

July 18, 2018

Friday: Atrium Art: DIY Painted Puzzles Puzzling is a time-tested hobby, from Ross Geller to Winston Bishop. This weekend you have the opportunity to create your own puzzle — for free! Even if puzzling...

Q&A: Author, professor and soon-to-be professional clown Sally Franson

July 17, 2018

Sally Franson sauntered into Studio 2, a coffee and wine bar she says is her "home away from home," Friday afternoon to fill A&E in on what she’s been up to since the release of her first novel.  “A...

From left, Alan Tse, Kelsey Oseid, Nick Wojciak, Parke Kunkle, Liz Placzek, Ryan Placzek and Craig Hergert

Street Style: Bell Museum grand opening

July 16, 2018

On Friday, the new Bell Museum's opening night brought out people of all ages, interests and — most importantly — styles.  With the recreation totaling almost three years and $79 million, this...

Sarah Komperud dials in a telescope from a cell phone to connect with the setting sun, with the goal of viewing sunspots.

Mammoth of a party at the Bell Museum’s opening night

July 14, 2018

After almost three years of planning, the Bell Museum’s new St. Paul digs officially opened with a bang on Friday night. With an estimated budget of $79 million, the new location boasts a planetarium,...

The Poster Factory, Untitled, 1970, screen print. Gift of University of Minnesota, Student Unions and Activities.

Dangerous, daring and on display: The Poster Factory, 1970

July 11, 2018

Coinciding with height of the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War, the 1970s were filled with fear, paranoia and unrest. While hordes of people took to the streets to voice their concerns, a small...

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

Farm to pantry: Minneapolis’ newest farmers market

July 3, 2018

Last Thursday, residents of Uptown, local vendors and Minnesotans alike gathered in the Mall Park for the opening night of the East Isles Farmers Market.  Located at 1420 The Mall, this market boasts...

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This week in music: New albums from Drake and Florence + the Machine

July 3, 2018

“High as Hope” Florence + the Machine’s fourth studio album tells the storied past of front-woman Florence Welch. With lyrics so brutally honest they could bring you to your knees, this is the group's...

Culture Compass: Water, the wild west and a women’s prison

July 2, 2018

Culture Compass Friday: Hamel Rodeo Yee-haw! Here’s your chance to grab some friends, break out your cowboy boots and toss a few back — all whilst cheering for your favorite steed. It’s not often...

A pride float progresses down the parade route.

At Twin Cities Pride Festival, rainbows and requests for reform

June 26, 2018

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans gathered at the Twin Cities Pride Festival to celebrate love and equality. And call for social justice. Starting on Saturday, Loring Park in downtown...

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Review: Panic! at the Disco’s “Pray for the Wicked” is giving us deja vu

June 25, 2018

Released on Friday, “Pray for the Wicked” is an homage to the successes and shortcomings of Panic! at the Disco and their frontman, Brendon Urie. The band's sound has been described as pop punk, alternative...

Culture compass: Drag queens, downtime and dermatology

June 20, 2018

Friday: Adult Night Out at the Zoo Who hasn’t thought about staying at the zoo after dark and playing with the animals? This Friday you can. With cocktails for purchase, no kids in sight and creatures...

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Review: “Incredibles 2” manages to meet sky-high expectations

June 18, 2018

After 14 anxious years, the Parr family has finally returned to the big screen to take on evildoers, strengthen family ties and remind us all of our youth. Directed by Brad Bird, this sequel does the impossible....

Father John Misty headlines Rock the Garden on Saturday, June 16.

Review: Rock the Garden was … adequately rocked

June 18, 2018

On Saturday, Minnesotans packed rain coats, sunscreen and reusable water bottles for the annual Rock the Garden music festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center and local radio station The Current.  The...

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Local musician poised for homecoming show at Rock the Garden

June 13, 2018

Homegrown Tennessee roots, Midwestern inspiration and a voice that sounds as if it's lived through one hundred lifetimes — this is Chastity Brown.  At the age of 12, Brown took up the saxophone....

Elton Garananga, left, Arthur Ramirez, Dan Gullman, Sammi Gullman and Abigail Gullman pose for portraits at Magers and Quinn bookstore on Saturday, June 9, in Minneapolis.

Street style: Well dressed, well read

June 12, 2018

On Saturday, Lit Crawl MN brought out the best dressed and most well read of Minneapolis.  The third annual Lit Crawl featured readings from local authors, hands-on workshops, Instagram competitions...

Culture compass: Parties, puppies and pride

June 7, 2018

Friday: Food Truck Friday There are only two Fridays left to capitalize on all the best mobile cuisine Minnesota has to offer. Whether you’re craving barbecue, Mexican, funnel cakes or mashed potatoes,...

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Review: Father John Misty’s album feels important — but is it?

June 6, 2018

Released last Friday, Father John Misty’s fourth album, “God’s Favorite Customer” is as captivating as it is cryptic. The same could be said about Josh Tillman, Father John Misty himself.  Father...

Sound Cloud rapper FLIP

The making of Minneapolis SoundCloud rapper FLIP

June 5, 2018

With tens of thousands of weekly Soundcloud streams, new tracks in the works and a summer full of networking, rapper FLIP is on the rise — probably. Jake Nicholas, the man behind the stage name and a...

Joe and Johannse, long time Purple Onion patrons, enjoy ice cream cones on the patio on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Joe and Johannes say they are excited for the new additions, ice cream and extended hours.

Ice cream has returned to campus. A&E has the scoop.

May 29, 2018

While we have a variety of campus cuisine at our fingertips from chicken to pizza to Al’s signature breakfast, there has been a drastic oversight until now.  Think Dairy Queen, Yogurt Lab and Chilly...

Culture compass: treats, snacks and delicacies

May 29, 2018

Friday: National Donut Day  Sometimes made-up holidays are just a silly excuse to post on Instagram. But when Glam Doll Donuts offers free donuts and new flavors, you might as well celebrate. The...

Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

A&E’s guide to summer podcasts

May 29, 2018

Whether you’re spending your summer lounging by the pool, chasing after children or sitting behind a desk, you don’t have to fall victim to boredom.  You've probably heard of a few of these podcasts,...

Color is thrown into the air at the Holi Festival at East River Flats Park on Sunday, April 29.

UMN Holi Festival: the history behind the hues

April 30, 2018

Vibrant colors, echoing music, formerly-white t-shirts and centuries of tradition: this is the Holi festival. Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of students gathered to rejoice in the Hindu festival of colors....

Review: Post Malone’s new album lacks depth, but we still love it

April 29, 2018

Released Friday, Post Malone’s much anticipated album “Beerbongs and Bentleys” meets expectations, but nothing more. The album does not take a profound stance on societal issues, incite a call to...

Thriller, romance and suspense: a look at this year’s student film festival

April 26, 2018

Emoji-faced serial killers, Shakespearean love sagas and a remake of a 1980s music video — this is just a sampling of the movies debuted at the MinneCinema film festival.  On Friday, MinneCinema...

Culture compass: Relaxed reading and carnation creations

April 24, 2018

 Friday: Art in Bloom The 35th annual Art in Bloom festival will be at the Minneapolis Institute of Art this Friday. The festival features an abundance of fresh flowers and works of art that inspired...

Lil Yachty performs at Spring Jam on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Minneapolis.

Review: Spring Jam 2018 offered worthy respite from academics, cold weather

April 23, 2018

Spring Jam's festivities Saturday provided campus a mix of entertainment and respite at a critical point in this year's winter-weary semester.   From Instagram-worthy backdrops to beanbag lounge areas...

Illustration by Jane Borstad and Cedar Thomas

A&E’s guide to Spring Jam

April 19, 2018

The University of Minnesota will host Lil Yachty, Cashmere Cat and tons of other attractions this Saturday for Spring Jam. Parking lot 37, where the event takes place, can be hectic at times and hard to...

Editors and other staff members of The Tower meet and prepare for this year's magazine launch in Lind Hall on Tuesday, April 17. The Tower's 2018 art and literary magazine launches on Thursday night at the Wiseman Art Museum.

The Tower prepares to launch with its biggest edition yet

April 19, 2018

The Tower art and literary magazine has been publishing works created by University of Minnesota students since 2006 and debuts its 2018 edition Thursday at the Weisman Art Museum.  This year’s...

Stephanie Finch's phoenix made of all recycled materials, which won the grand prize, is displayed at the Art of Recycling Exhibition on Wednesday, April 11 at Coffman Union. The grand prize winner received a Tablet Pro.

‘Art of Recycling’ competition features piranha plants, poultry and plenty more

April 12, 2018

Yesterday, Coffman Great Hall was flooded with recycled materials come to life, a live band and free food for the annual Art of Recycling competition.  The contest, hosted by the Student Unions and...

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Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ prompts screams and tears

April 9, 2018

“A Quiet Place” follows one family as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world ridden with demonic creatures attracted to sound.  Director and male lead, John Krasinski, plays the loving but stern...