50,000 people follow her. She could be a sensation. But does she want that?
Poised to capture the perfect angle, Lauren Skager’s tripod faces the wall of her dorm room that is covered in iridescent tendril. Waiting for the camera that will capture Skager’s face, the tripod looms down on the now empty chair pulled…Read more
Another gem that makes Minneapolis a top cycling city
The multitude of community bike shops, greenways, cycling lanes, and biker cafes only begin to reflect the immense cycling culture that exists here in Minneapolis. To celebrate and encourage this, April was deemed 30 Days of Biking. A simple concept that started just four years ago…Read more
A Look Back on an Elusive Campus Icon
In desperation, I wasted my time and money on charms, talismans, amulets, oils, even beads. Still, no good luck. Then one day walking through Northrop Mall, a stranger handed me a dollar bill. I looked at the stranger,
who held a bible in one hand, a guitar…Read more
We sat down with the band to talk about new sounds.
The sugary sound and bittersweet lyrics of indie band Bad Bad Hats made a mark on Minneapolis music with the 2013 release of the band’s It Hurts EP. Relatable songs about relationships and junk food are carried through by upbeat guitar riffs and simple but effective…Read more
After three years of renovations, Northrop is now open to the public
Northrop Hall originally opened in 1929, and since that time it has been one of the focal points of the University of Minnesota campus. Numerous concerts, ballet performances, and lectures have been held there, and its new $88.2 million renovation is a huge…Read more
Former secretary of state brings controversy to the U of M
A former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has a resume aspiring politicians can only dream of.
With such a resume, it cost the University of Minnesota $150,000 to bring Rice on campus to speak at Northrop Auditorium, where members of…Read more
Nothing happened to me at the Dinkytown riot and I’m still traumatized
I don’t normally spend my Saturday nights running from the police.
Actually, a typical Saturday for me involves doing absolutely nothing at all, and that’s the way I like it. I don’t need a BuzzFeed quiz to tell me that my spirit animal…Read more
How changes are looking to guarantee fun for the most students
On March 29 around 10:44 pm, I was furiously clicking the refresh button, as the Spring Jam lineup would be announced any minute. When the time finally came, anticipation was exchanged for a slight feeling of disappointment as I read the names of the…Read more
Local bicycle delivery service will transport anything to Minneapolis residents
As Minneapolis moves in and out of the throne for the Nation’s No. 1 Bike City, delivery bicyclists are braving the Minnesota streets in growing numbers. Although the most notorious couriers on campus display a Jimmy John’s logo, one local business has expanded its bike-powered…Read more
One student bravely tells her story, exposing the difficult stigma surrounding rape
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals involved.
“I know you want it,” is not just a controversial lyric from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, but the exact words an unknown man told Cara before she said he raped…Read more