The Minnesota Daily

All content by Tiffany Trawick

Silver takes a stance on racial justice

May 8, 2014

NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been the center of a recent media storm after TMZ posted a video of his racially insensitive remarks. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who became commissioner in February,...

A new age of black film

April 29, 2014

Until recently, black film had become an obsolete genre. Our generation no longer has Spike Lee films or movies with a definite agenda to promote black culture, but instead, recent films like “12...

The Internet opens our business prospects

April 17, 2014

Like most college students, I’m very involved with multiple social networking websites like Twitter and Facebook. Of course, these websites are a great way to keep in touch with my family and friends,...

Northrop Auditorium transforms with the U

April 8, 2014

Northrop Auditorium has proved to be a central part of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus since it opened in 1929. The monumental structure has blossomed as a center for prestigious art and...

Sexual abuse in the black community

April 1, 2014

April is Sexual Assault  Awareness Month, and though statistics mark improvement, sexual assault is still a problem that requires our attention, specifically in the black community. Sexual assault...

Mixed feelings over Coffman renovation

March 25, 2014

Earlier this month, the Second Floor Advisory committee held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to recognize the renovation of Coffman Union’s second floor, but some remain bitter over the project and protested...

A new standard of black beauty

March 11, 2014

When “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her breakout role, she became Hollywood’s new “It girl.” The Kenyan starlet received praise for both...

Women’s history: a constant progression

March 4, 2014

President Barack Obama once again proclaimed this March to be Women’s History Month over the weekend, and he called on Americans to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. This month...

Black greek groups at U have strong presence

February 25, 2014

We’re nearing the end of Black History Month, a time to not only recognize black history on a national scale but also how it pertains to our own university. The University of Minnesota has its own...

‘Lightskin vs. darkskin’ resurges digitally

February 18, 2014

Social networking usually seems harmless and humorous. However, beneath the layers of memes, Vines and hashtags lays strong social opinions, which should not be taken so lightly. Since late 2013, the Twitter...

What are we fighting for?

February 11, 2014

Boxing promoter Damon Feldman canceled the “celebrity” boxing match between rapper DMX and George Zimmerman last weekend. Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the 2012 death of Trayvon Martin,...

We should celebrate all kinds of modern love

February 4, 2014

With Valentine’s Day approaching, relationships undoubtedly come to mind. But in the 21st century, what does a relationship look like? During this contemporary age, the meaning of what a “couple”...

Richard Sherman’s outbreak

January 28, 2014

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman demonstrated extremely intense behavior during his postgame interview last Sunday, following a tremendous victory over the 49ers. His aggressive interview incited...

‘Dear White People’ hits close to home

January 21, 2014

“Dear White People,” a satirical indie film partially shot on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. The film tells the story of...

The pros and cons of using e-books

August 8, 2012

As the school year approaches, naturally it is time to get that school list together. Along with school supplies and dorm essentials, books are one of the most costly expenses. But unlike just a few years...

Twin Cities boasts growing music scene

July 11, 2012

Minneapolis, land of the "Purple Rain," has a very rich musical history. This is the home of world renowned artists like Prince and the producer "Jimmy Jam" Harris III, not to mention Bob Dylan and also...

Understanding diverse students

June 13, 2012

Summer is arriving soon as I flip the page on my calendar to June, and with June comes orientation. We’ve all been through it; new students flood the campus with curiosities of what the University...

Twin Cities still have plenty for grads

May 30, 2012

Summer is finally here, and with that comes newly graduated students and also those of us who are still grinding through our final years of undergraduate education. Naturally the thought comes to mind,...

The responsible way to party

April 5, 2012

Spring is in the air, and we all know what that means. Spring Jam is right around the corner. That means fun, free food and music. This mixture of activities at a University as big as ours, along with...

Media drops the ball on race issues

March 29, 2012

Social networking once again is exploding over the latest media coverage of the Trayvon Martin case. Many people are expressing their anger and hurt over the death of this young boy — Twitter and...

Donate blood to support workers

March 22, 2012

During March, we think about spring break, beautiful weather, St. Patrick’s Day and National Women’s Month. However, many aren’t aware that the last week of March is also National Farm...

Memes: feels bad, man

February 23, 2012

     Social networking strikes again. There has been a lot of uproar these last couple weeks regarding a fairly new phenomena, Internet memes. For those who do not know, the term meme...

University has a rich black history

February 15, 2012

Though we’ve barely had a taste of winter, it is already February. Obviously, this is the month of Valentine’s Day, but it is also Black History Month. What may be surprising is that even though...

The Bible in today’s society

February 2, 2012

For myself, this semester has been crazy, early as it is. As an English major, I was bold enough to fill my schedule entirely with English and literature classes, which means tons of reading and writing....

New resolutions for a new year

December 12, 2011

ItâÄôs crazy to believe that itâÄôs already time for fall semester finals. And after fall semester finals comes Christmas break and of course New YearâÄôs. In America, it is a common...

In God We Trust?

December 5, 2011

The phrase âÄúIn God We TrustâÄù stamped onto our currency inevitably becomes a daily reminder to most Americans âÄî but a daily reminder of what? It is intriguing to me that in...

At school for the holidays

November 23, 2011

Believe it or not, the holiday season is already here. For many of us, this time of year brings thoughts of going home and spending time with our families, cooking recipes that have been passed down through...

Baby, it’s cold outside

November 17, 2011

âÄôTis the season to be chilly. And while many students are new to the Minnesota climate, the cold weather and the snow often drive even Minnesota natives to hide away and try to stay inside. What...

Engage the world through art

October 31, 2011

Throughout the years, whenever there has been a revolution or political movement, art always seems to accompany it, whether itâÄôs the literature of the romantic era, the revolutionary poetry of...

Females still face unique challenges

October 17, 2011

The University of Minnesota is a place filled with great educational opportunities for both male and female students and offers what seems to be a level playing field for both genders to succeed. Hidden...

It’s not media, it’s you

October 2, 2011

Social networking sites have become an important part of college studentsâÄô lives in the last several years. When we were younger, our social lives outside of school most likely revolved around...

When mainstream media fails, seek other sources

September 25, 2011

On Sept. 21, 2011, Troy Davis was executed in the state of Georgia after being convicted for the murder of Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail. The trial caused a lot of uproar and controversy for various...

Step outside the comfort zone

September 18, 2011

Coming to the University of Minnesota was a big step for me personally. After going to private schools all my life and growing up in a conservative Christian household, one of my biggest challenges I faced...

From abroad to broader awareness

September 8, 2011

Preparation for the new school year always has its challenges, from registering for classes to moving into the residence halls. There is always so much to get used to in so little time. However, as seamless...