Samir Ferdowsi


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.

One U student's photo project empowers women to heal, reclaim insecurities

Last spring, University of Minnesota student Ali Miller wanted to help others feel the same sense of empowerment she found in publicly sharing her story of surviving sexual assault. Since launching her project in March 2016, the strategic communications junior has photographed and interviewed over 100 young women around the country about their personal struggles ranging from sexual assault trauma to mental illnesses and body image concerns.

University of Minnesota sees slight decline in flu shots

Flu vaccination rates have fallen at the University of Minnesota — mirroring a nationwide trend. While many experts say annual vaccination is the most effective way to stave off the flu, Boynton Health Service has administered 2,000 fewer vaccines so far this flu season compared to the last two years. And though many cases go undocumented, studies have found that U.S.