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U of M Homecoming 2015 by Sophie & Ocean

A few weeks ago, Ocean and I went to the 2015 UMN Homecoming Parade . What is a homecoming parade? You may ask, well, homecoming parade is the time that school c reated to encourage maroon spirit and to increase interest in attending Gopher athletic...
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Paint the Bridge @ The U of M

Every fall semester, the inside panels of Washington Avenue Bridge are covered in white paint, waiting for the student groups on campus to showcase their creativity and their group activities! Paint the Bridge is an annual 3-day event, where student...
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How to Make the Best Out of College

Hello gophers! I hope that the coming midterms are not stressing you out! While college can be pretty overwhelming with a bazillion credits and homework assignments, the support of friends, peers and fun social activities can help alleviate that...
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Becoming a board member!

Hi guys! I am back with my first blog of this Fall 2015! This past summer was a great experience for me since I went back to my home country - Viet Nam to visit my families and relatives after a year in college. Yep, there were a lot of stories,...
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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...