Column 9/14/2017, 12:55am

Ababiy: My favorite spot on campus

While we labor to create the rest of our lives here, the Mississippi River beats incessantly against the concrete shoes of the Washington Avenue Bridge. While I stress about making that critical friend group, the leaves begin their slow, fiery explosion of color. While the pages of my sociology textbook yearn for my eyeballs, Ospreys plunge steeply into the depths of the river for fish. The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, a unit of the National Parks System (NPS), bisects our campus and is critical to the University of Minnesota. 

Letter to the Editor 9/14/2017, 12:55am

Letter: Board of Regents must act to protect DACA beneficiaries

As diverse organizations, we find the decision especially damaging to our communities’ safety. DACA students and their families are among the most vulnerable people in the country, and to target the lives these people have built here is in direct opposition to the freedoms promised to us by the US. To those who are affected by this, know that you have all of our physical and emotional support in this fight, you are not alone. You can renew your DACA if it expires before March 5, 2018, but the application must be submitted before Oct. 5.

Column 9/14/2017, 12:07am

Naik: The need for campus debate

As a senior at the University of Minnesota, I’ve often found myself gazing in the past, scouring through the many memories stored in the patterns of synapses in my brain. Perhaps the most potent lesson I’ve learned is the need to speak out against those I disagree with rather than pouting or internalizing differences, only to burst out when I’ve had enough.