IN-DEPTH


Masoudae Rezvani, known among the drag community as Heda Thrasher, speaks about their experience as a gender non-binary drag queen. 

Masoudae Rezvani, known among the drag community as Heda Thrasher, speaks about their experience as a gender non-binary drag queen. 

4/27/2017, 10:20am

The changing face of drag: How one performer is creating a space for non-binary expression

Masoudae Rezvani, a gender non-binary University of Minnesota student, is an up-and-comer in Minneapolis' evolving drag scene.

The first time Masoudae Rezvani competed in a drag competition — they won. In the six months since that performance, Rezvani has become a regular participant in the amateur drag shows at LUSH, a queer bar in northeast Minneapolis.


3/17/2017, 12:22pm

UMN greek leaders, advocates say more could be done to tackle sexual assault

With the suspension of Delta Upsilon last month over sexual assault allegations and alcohol and substance misuse, renewed attention has been leveraged on the greek life community’s response to sexual assault. While University of Minnesota fraternity leaders condemn acts of sexual violence, they say they’re not adequately prepared to tackle the issue on campus. “It’s a much bigger issue than what [the Interfraternity Council] is equipped to handle,” said IFC president Simon Beck, adding that he thinks sexual assaults in fraternities represent one “bad apple” rather than a culture.


Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke and Abby Honold, two University of Minnesota students, describe the aftermath of their sexual assaults.

3/2/2017, 10:13am

After reporting their sexual assaults, UMN students say they faced hurdles, distress

Haleigh Ortmeier-Clarke met her rapist on Tinder. For a week, the two chatted about school and their mutual greek life connection. They planned a date on a Friday night in mid-October — and she told him she wasn’t interested in sex. But when Ortmeier-Clarke’s perpetrator arrived at her apartment in Stadium Village, he smelled of alcohol and stumbled over his words.