People & Places

@16: Brother Ali talks rap roots and racial judgments

The prolific Minneapolis-based rapper is never at a loss for words. Whether converting to Islam or discovering hip-hop, life as a teenager shaped everything Ali stands for today.

Buggin' out: Insect world continues to amaze University of Minnesota entomologist

Meet entomologist Leonard Ferrington in our first installment of “The Way I Work,” a regular ThreeSixty feature aimed at providing insight into unique and interesting career fields.

Fresh, fast and for students: La Fresca targets teens at nearby Washburn High

When he was only 13, Hector Ruiz left the comfort of Morelos, Mexico for something unfamiliar. Now with his third restaurant, he’s inching closer to a fully realized American dream.

Learning to lead: JROTC goes beyond military misconceptions

Contrary to popular belief, signing up for JROTC doesn’t mean a required stint serving the country. But the same military lessons can have a huge impact on teens.

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@16: On the cusp of stardom, local favorite Jeremy Messersmith keeps it minimal

Whether he’s playing the main stage at First Avenue or signing a deal with Glassnote Records, Jeremy Messersmith has made his mark in the Twin Cities. But he hasn’t let success go to his head.

(Almost) anything goes in ever-popular fanfiction universe

Anything can happen with fanfiction. And that’s the way readers like it. But what would J.K. Rowling have to say about a pregnant Harry Potter? Hmmm …

@16: All eyes have been on Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus from an early age

WNBA Finals MVP. Olympic Gold Medalist. What does the Minnesota Lynx star have left to accomplish? Talking with us, of course!

Breaking into the boys club: Women encouraged to pursue gaming, tech careers

When Warwick the Blood Hunter is dominating you in an intense match of “League of Legends,” you may never consider that the person behind the computer screen is wearing a skirt.

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Duchesne Drew, StarTribune

As part of our July Intro to Journalism Camp, visiting media members are being subjected to the ThreeSixty HotSeat. Our last profile of July camp also happens to be the ThreeSixty board chair. Welcome, Duchesne Drew!

ThreeSixty HotSeat: Beth Hawkins, MinnPost

As part of our July Intro to Journalism Camp, visiting media members are being subjected to the ThreeSixty HotSeat. Here to spread a little “education” is Beth Hawkins of MinnPost.

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