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Holy comic book shops, batman!

Holy comic book shops, batman!

October 17, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Comic books have been around for years, and, like other trends, have experienced ups and downs in their popularity. However, when a new slew of superhero films began hitting the big screen, interest in comics began to increase and local comic book shops started attracting readers of all types, tastes... Read more »

Student playlist: Haleigh Philmalee

Student playlist: Haleigh Philmalee

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Features

Sophomore nursing student and Grand View dancer Haleigh Philmalee turns to music for motivation and inspiration. 1. “Look At Me” by Carrie Underwood. Philmalee said this song gets her excited for the day she will get married and is the only reason she listens to it. 2. “Fight Night” by... Read more »

Tickets offered at budget friendly price

Heather Carpe, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Features

Many theaters around Des Moines have teamed up with surrounding colleges to provide tickets to students on a college budget. The Student Activities Council also provides students with discounted tickets to many of the shows. “I really enjoy going to shows at the Civic Center, but I find it... Read more »

New opportunities open doors for students

Kacy Schmidt, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Features

Sociology and psychology students will soon be given a new degree option with the launch of a brand-new social work major. After conducting studies to determine the market for social work majors, both locally and nationally, department members found this field to be in need of professionals. Discussions... Read more »

New social work major to be added to curriculum

Kacy Schmidt, staff writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Features

Sociology and psychology students will soon be given the option to choose a brand-new social work major. After conducting studies to determine the market for social work majors, both locally and nationally, the results indicated this field has a need for professionals. Discussions with other major departments... Read more »

Pumpkin picking season has finally arrived

Pumpkin picking season has finally arrived

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Features

The fall season is here with leaves changing colors, cold weather and a time for fun fall activities, including hayrides, corn mazes and pumpkin patches. These activities aren’t only for families. Young adults can also enjoy the seasonal fun. Around Des Moines there are multiple pumpkin patches... Read more »

Top five ‘instantly’ bad movies to not see on Netflix

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Features

Netflix, known for instant movies, does not contain all hidden gems. For the next weekend binge, steer clear of these seemingly intriguing titles. “One Day” (2011), starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, is a romance about two college students who engage in a brief love affair then part ways... Read more »

A walk in their shoes: sneakerheads share their views

A walk in their shoes: sneakerheads share their views

Heather Carpe, staff writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Students have a variety of collections they bring to school, and for some of these students this collection is sneakers. These students are often referred to as “sneakerheads.” Obtaining and caring for their sneakers is a part of their lives. “I clean my shoes as soon as I get home, even if... Read more »

10th annual food festival delights the taste buds

10th annual food festival delights the taste buds

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The World Food and Music Festival took place last week in the East Village of downtown Des Moines. This year, the 10th annual festival was being displayed in a new location: the Walnut Bridge. With the flags flying high, foodies from all over the world were able to experiment with cultural food, music,... Read more »

A change in roles: nursing students return as instructors

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under Features

Sometimes in life, there are events that come full circle and two instructors said they know this firsthand. Missie Larsen graduated April 24, 1992, from Grand View College’s nursing school. At the age of 4 she told her parents she wanted to become a nurse, which, she said, was slightly more realistic... Read more »

Getting down to some funny business

Getting down to some funny business

Jen Bradwell, design editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Basements are pretty flexible. Sure, you can finish them and turn them into state-of-the-art rec rooms, but more often than not, basements have a way of turning themselves into the hobby room, the place you go to do what you love simply because there’s no room anywhere else in the house. For Lucas... Read more »

East Side Taco Trucks

East Side Taco Trucks

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

For those who like to get out and about to eat there are a variety of places close to campus. Go either way down East 14th Street and there are a number of local sit-down restaurants, many specializing in Mexican cuisine. However, many students and faculty members are making the choice to eat “street... Read more »