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Greek Life

So coming from another country to one of the biggest state universities is pretty intimidating. In fact, it's quite scary! One of the things that eased this transition was Greek Life. You probably have heard a lot about Greek life from different...
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Do You Wanna Build a Campfire?

Camping has been one of my lifelong hobbies. I've camped times and times back in Indonesia and Washington state. Occasionally, I've also camped in U of M libraries during finals week and let me tell you that it's purely comfortable on top of being...
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Spending summer on campus? Go to a LAKE!

Summer is here, classes are over (unless you are taking summer classes, bleh!) and the sun is out! While campus may seem quiet, there are still a lot of people here (a lot of international students too). Most of these students are working on...
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Holi Festival arrives at the U!

Hello Gophers, The Indian Student Association once again celebrated the arrival of spring with the annual Holi Festival, also known as the festival of colors or the festival of love. More than 1000 students showed up to throw colored dyes at each...
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The Condensed World Culture at the U of M

Before I joined the University of Minnesota, I had so many questions regarding to the cultural environment here at the U. I even had the concern that I might not find my comfort spot in the unfamiliar setting. However, it turned out that I was over...
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MCAE Kick Off for Class of 2019!

Hi future Gophers! The clock is ticking and the month of welcoming the Class of 2019 is not far away! In addition to organizing the Welcome Week which helps in making the U smaller, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) at...
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Spring Jam 2015 is coming!

The end of the semester is so close! I know all of you guys are so excited to be back with your family members. With that in mind, U of M wants to give you one last treat: Spring Jam 2015! If you guys are familiar with this amazing singing event,...
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Spring Break in New Orleans

Spring break is a great time in the semester! it's a week off of classes that students get during the spring semester, and one of the things people do the most during this time is travel within the US. For my spring break, a friend and I decided to...
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Viva Colonia

Guten Tag! Greeting from Köln, Germany. How is everyone doing with the new semester/year in Minnesota? Well, for me, I am spending a semester in University of Cologne in Germany. It has been two weeks since I came to Cologne (Köln) and I have to say...
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Living in Comstock Hall

​When it comes time to choose a residence hall a lot of factors come into play. Is it close to my classes? How are the rooms? Will I have a roommate? Is there a dinning hall? Is it too big or too small? Is it loud during the weekends? And so many...