Samir Ferdowsi


UMN student co-op's rape culture signs spur mixed reactions

Residents at the Students’ Cooperative began placing signs in their front yard at the beginning of the spring semester with phrases like, “frat boys: stop raping people.” Members say the displays — located on University Avenue and fraternity row — have drawn concern from greek life members and gratitude from survivors.

UMN students struggle with leases from campus-area apartments

Some University of Minnesota students are struggling with confusion over specific terms on leases and promises from campus-area landlords. This school year, the University Student Legal Service has seen an influx in cases where a student loses a space in the apartment because management has already given it to someone else.

UMN Cryptocurrency Club discusses alternative banking trends

The University of Minnesota’s Cryptocurrency Club is tracking trends in alternative banking one meeting at a time. Headed by second-year computer science major Ethan Schulz, the club meets sporadically and holds discussions centered around alternate forms of electronic payment technology.

Afro Deli opens new location in Stadium Village

After shuttering its West Bank doors more than three months ago, Afro Deli debuted its new Stadium Village location Monday, serving long lines and garnering praise from University of Minnesota students. After tensions with the African Development Center — the deli’s former building owner — Afro Deli owner Abdirahman Kahin said he is excited to open up the new location, a former Dairy Queen storefront, and return to business as usual. “We hit a homerun”, said Kahin.

UMN Campus Climate launches "We All Belong Here" campaign

Days after President Donald Trump signed his travel ban, maroon and gold posters emblazoned with messages like, “Our differences drive our greatness,” cropped up around the University of Minnesota’s campus. The posters are part of the University’s “We All Belong Here” campaign, which launched Jan.