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Minneapolis Porch Piracy

Minneapolis Porch Piracy

Alyssa Abke, President January 30, 2024

Ordering a package online is so convenient. You can shop multiple stores from your bed, compare the prices, and arrives at your door without you having to worry. Well, you hope it arrives and stays at...



Being new to the place and a resident in Dinky Town for only four months, I asked my friend Brandy to take her to a restaurant in Dinky Town.  She recommended Shuang Cheng as her preferred option...

$1.99 Americano: A Review

$1.99 Americano: A Review

Zach Sirek, Writer December 6, 2023

Last spring, a charming new coffee shop emerged on Fourth Street in Dinkytown. $1.99 Americano, owned by Chang Yoo, the same entrepreneur behind the nearby corn-dog restaurant CrunCheese, brings a unique...

Restaurant Review: Wally’s Dinkytown

RISHABH TANDON, WRITER November 15, 2023

If you are looking for a Mediterranean retreat in Minneapolis, I recommend checking out Wally’s in Dinkytown. It offers a range of assorted dishes from shawarma to salads to desserts to satisfy your...

The Return of Dinky Dons

The Return of Dinky Dons

Zachary Sirek, Writer November 1, 2023

Nearly 3 years after iconic Dinkytown McDonalds closed its doors. Today, the Golden Arches are back on campus with a new McDonalds opening in November. To most, McDonalds is just a popular fast food spot....

Renovating the University of Minnesota

Ty Cimaglio, Contributor December 7, 2022

Recently, I took a look at some of the oldest buildings on campus here at the University of Minnesota and found some surprising facts from their pasts. I’ve also done a dive into much of the construction...

Tacos Locos Review

Colby Lentz, Contributer October 19, 2022

I have always been a fan of Mexican food. My family would always go out to eat at Mexican restaurants whether it was eating at Chipotle, Teresa’s, Fiesta Cancun and many more options. There are many...

The busy streets of Dinkytown, Minneapolis, Minn.

Cell Phone Robbery Ring Brought Down After Extensive Investigation

Josh Klopp, Vice President September 21, 2022

Discussions around crime in Dinkytown and the surrounding areas have been swirling more recently than ever. In July, it was reported that crime is up 45% since the pandemic. People have noticed, and their...

Is All the Dinkytown Construction Worth It?

Ty Cimaglio, Contributor September 21, 2022

I can barely remember a time when Dinkytown wasn’t buried beneath a sea of construction sounds and debris. It was the first semester of my freshman year. Opportunity was ripe and with the ability to...

DinkyTowns Newest Hit: Tiger Sugar

DinkyTown’s Newest Hit: Tiger Sugar

Arthur Graham, Contributor October 27, 2021

In the past few weeks, Dinkytown had a new store open known as Tiger Sugar. The store received a lot of customers during its grand opening. The store focuses on selling boba tea, which has been popularized...

Photos By: Casey McCabe

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: City Morgue, the Most Violent Concert Experience of 2021

Casey McCabe, Vice President October 14, 2021

Perhaps the most violent and turbulent concert I experienced this year, the City Morgue concert at the Varsity Theatre in Dinkytown was absolutely insane. On Tuesday October 5th, 2021, the dynamic duo...


Urban Streetwear Store Attracts Local, Celebrity, and Investor Attention

Adam Erickson October 11, 2019

  $9,000 sneakers? $1,700 sweatshirts? These are a couple of the clothing prices at the local urban street wear shop Piff. Located in the Como area near the University of Minnesota campus, Piff...

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