Omavi Minder is a 20-year-old Charlotte native, now a student at Howard University. A biology major, psychology minor, with plans to be a neuroscientist, he describes his most recent semester as “rough, academically.” He reads Nikki Giovanni and Charles Bukowski, and says he should be done in another year “if I’m not a dumbass.” He adds, “I’m a dumbass, though,” before spending the next hour dispelling any such notion.

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