Minnesota Daily runs photo of students snorting Molly in dorms

Categories: Drugs, Media, U of M
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All photos courtesy of the Minnesota Daily and taken by photographer Lisa Persson
Perhaps the most shocking thing about this photo isn't that this college student is preparing to snort Molly, but rather that she has a $100 bill in her possession.
The Minnesota Daily recently ran a slideshow featuring photos of $100-dollar-bill-rolling students snoring Molly, grinding pot, and pouring shots, among other mood-altering shenanigans.

SEE ALSO: Two U of M students caught having sex inside the Bell Museum

No, they didn't dispatch a photog to a rave. In fact, it was just another Friday night in the dorms.

The photos accompanied a piece about campus crime, with particular attention paid to druggin' and boozin'.

They raised a few eyebrows and drove a lot of traffic, but the editor of the Daily, Anthony Wagner, said there's nothing unprecedented about them.

"This wasn't the first time the Daily has ever used photo consent forms," Wagner told us. "There's really nothing controversial here other than students doing drugs, and as some commenters have pointed out, that's not unheard of."

Wagner said he and other Daily staffers engaged in "tons of discussion" before deciding to shoot and publish the photos.

"It's a very data-driven story and we knew we needed people in it," he said. "We had a lot of people in the piece talking about policies and students talking about how they feel in the dorms, but as the student newspaper we think we can do more than that, and we have the means and knowledge to really show these issues in a way that other news organizations maybe couldn't."

Wagner credited the work photographer Lisa Persson did in working with with unidentified students in her shots.

"Shooting photos is pretty tricky in those situations, so we really took great pains to make sure everything was kept above board on our end," he said. "In this instance these were sources our photographer had already spoken to, and they said, 'These are our plans for Friday, you can come by and watch.' So they went over and it was agreed upon ahead of time before any partying began."

The students featured in the photos were also contacted after they came down from their respective and various highs to make sure they were still all right with the Daily publishing the photos, and consent agreements were put in writing, Wagner said.

Asked whether he'd heard anything from cops curious about where exactly the sort of drug use depicted in the Daily's photos is going down on campus, Wanger said he "hasn't heard a thing."

To see a couple more of Perrson's photos, click to page two.

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HollaB
HollaB

That shit looks yellow as fuck. Gross.


They have no idea what they're snorting, and it's not pure molly.


This is why we need safe, legal drugs; people will use them no matter what.

0.jpixie.0
0.jpixie.0

K first of all...
never snort anything other than coke. 
Just sayin.

Paul Whyte
Paul Whyte

Ew...you don't know where that bill has been.

Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson

Pops a Molly, dies. Dan , but seriously, who loses a plane?!?

Dean Sundquist
Dean Sundquist

I don't pop molly, I rock Tom Ford. International bring back the Concorde. Numbers don't lie check the scoreboard. Tom Ford.

Elrond_Hubbard
Elrond_Hubbard

Because ravers are the only people who smoke pot, pour shots, and do molly. RACIST!

Tahsha LePage
Tahsha LePage

I was more shocked at the hundo than the molly. Since when do students have bank?

Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson

this is the most recycled story in the history of journalism

Choice651
Choice651

You guys are crazy ... College kids these days: What they think that their buying as "Molly" - Like PURE MDMA - 4 out of 5 times it's another designer drug: THAT'S BEEN STOCKPILED HERE IN THE US FROM THE RECENT LEGAL SYNTHETIC DRUG SURGE (it isn't legal in like 48 states now). I know this S$$$ from back in the day when I did my thing ...


Molly ... A.K.A. Shard Molly - should look like that ... Shards.


Those kids are ingesting some unknown YELLOW POWDER, which if were here in Mpls, that S$$$ is most likely Methadrone ... A.K.A. Bath Salts. They think their buying a gram for what ? $60 - $80 ? When all these stockpiled synthetics are going for $100s a pound Man. 


Stupid STOOPID college kids - Easiest mark there is here in the Cities ...

Scott Herron
Scott Herron

Yes, Jenny. Dan could make bank as a camgirl.

Jenny Marcia
Jenny Marcia

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Arika Quick
Arika Quick

Maybe I'm super out of touch, but what the heck is "Molly"?

Stephanie Marie Jones
Stephanie Marie Jones

Extra student loan money, those were the days...also another way to pay for doing drugs the rest of your life!

Anna Gonzalez
Anna Gonzalez

Yeah I have to say the first thing I saw was the $100 bill. Like what college student just has a hundred dollar bill laying around?

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

Chopping up line on a plastic surface? What kind of kids are we raising that don't know to use a glass surface?

Yoom Nguyen
Yoom Nguyen

Kids these days or those days. Same shit.

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