Samir Ferdowsi


This UMN student's podcast drips

An aspiring TV personality and current hustler, University of Minnesota journalism senior Dijon McCain recently released his passion project that was one year in the making.

A&E Explores: 10 adventures for a spring break staycation

In Minnesota, when it comes to “day-ventures," there’s no place like home. Of course a trip to Yosemite National Park would be nice, but Minnesota has everything you need for a worthwhile trip, too. Skiing? Got it. Climbing? Check. Hiking? Of course.

The extended play: Post-grad life for Gopher rappers

On Kanye West’s “Graduation,” you find a story about a man’s journey through a college experience of his own. The record holds moments of exploding confidence that shaped the controversial emcee's career. But what about those rappers who actually did orchestrate their careers during their time in lecture halls?

Culture compass: From MN, to India to Madrid

After two rounds of slaps and grooves, Battle of the Bands sounds off for the last round before the final. The winners will move on to meet previous winners and compete in April to open up for the Spring Jam headliner. Counterfeit Democracy, Joe Kelly, Lapdogs and Raspberry will be on the mic. Get out and mosh! 

Roundup: A badass guide to Valentine’s Day

If you want to actually enjoy Valentine's Day — with or without a significant other — A&E has put together a guide to the most adrenaline-inducing, frenzy-filled go-to activities near campus on Thursday.