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SEVEN UMR STUDENTS, SEVEN STORIES                                           ABOUT THIS SITE                                                                                                                          

 AT BRAVO COFFEE, TWO BEARDED BARISTAS HUSTLE THE BREW
By Kajsa McIntyre 


Two guys with Paul Bunyan beards and personalities to match give a tiny downtown coffee shop a big reputation. (Read the story)




UMR WOMEN EXPLAIN "WHY WE WEAR THE HIJAB" 
By Rasha Abdelmoneim Elnimeiry


It's been called exotic, elegant, modest, protective, liberating and oppressive. It's more frequently seen than ever around town. What is the hijab and why do Muslim women wear it?  

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A MASTER MURALIST PAINTS ROCHESTER INSIDE AND OUT  
By Anthony Sanchez 


Greg Wimmer has brightened Rochester with his murals painted on the sides of downtown buildings and in the lobbies of private homes and businesses around town. 

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ATHLETIC TRAINERS: BLENDING SPORTS AND MEDICINE
By Andrew Thesing


Chad Eickhoff, the coordinator of Athletic Training Services at the Mayo Clinic, is at the heart of sports in Southeast Minnesota -- and big changes in sports medicine. (Read the story)




TEACHING THE ART, SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY OF BALLET 
By Karyn Pfeifer


Wilor Bleuge, a renowned ballerina, choreographer and ballet teacher, has used principles of science and psychology to teach thousands of Minnesota girls the art of ballet. 

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A DRUG MISPRESCRIBED, A YOUNG ADULTHOOD LOST
By Carissa Bamlet

After Abby Feidt was prescribed anti-depression medicine at age 12, she had to physically and mentally cope with endless new medications prescribed for her, even as she dealt with all the normal struggles of adolescence. (Read the story)



FOR ONE FARM FAMILY, THE DROUGHT LANDS A HARD PUNCH
By Chase Mullenbach

One Minnesota farm family was already facing a challenge when the children chose not to farm. Then the Great Drought of 2012 forced its biggest transition in generations. (Read the story)

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