Kayla Song


Photo campaign opens up mental health struggles

Elizabeth Flores, a freshman nursing major, is spearheading a mental health photo campaign in response to rising rates of mental illness on college campuses. The campaign will run from March 26 to 31, featuring six students and their stories. 

Campus groups make requests for student service fees

About $1.4 million in student service fees was distributed last week to 94 student groups to fund operations and programs this semester at the University of Minnesota. Continuing a re-structured application process, funding included requests for a mental health expansion at Boynton Health, a continuation of the men’s engagement coordinator at the Aurora Center and money for a NASA Robotic Mining Competition.

With resolution, MSA hopes to redefine athletic suspensions in response to Reggie Lynch case

A student government resolution regarding the sexual assault policy for athletes at the University of Minnesota was unanimously passed on Tuesday, pushing for changes in how an athlete’s suspension is handled during a misconduct investigation. In the most recent sexual misconduct case surrounding Gophers men’s basketball player Reggie Lynch, the athlete was allowed to practice with the team throughout the investigation.

COGS and PSG see increased interest in elections

While past elections saw low candidate interest, the University of Minnesota’s graduate student governments have seen a spike this year in hopeful presidents and vice presidents. The presidential candidates for COGS are Scott Petty, Jonathan Borowsky, Ryan Machtmes and Sean Chen. The presidential candidates for the Professional Student Government are Mike Sund, Sonya Ewert and Alanna Pawlowski.

Super Bowl prompts protests and community concerns

While the game’s presence will bring benefits to the Twin Cities area, some experts and protesters are highlighting issues such as financial burdens, stress on the area’s infrastructure and sex trafficking. 

UMN post-doc students get new office in Johnston Hall

Post-doctoral associates at the University of Minnesota are finally getting an office in Johnston Hall specific to their needs. The new office initiative was introduced early last year and has been in the planning stages for close to a year.