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Deck the halls for turkey

Deck the halls for turkey

Shari Saunders, staff writer
November 21, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

As the holiday season begins, consumers can’t help but notice the gap between Halloween and Christmas becoming smaller and smaller. According to the National Retail Federation, $28 billion will be spent on Christmas gifts this year, which means each American will spend around $536. The NRF also estimated... Read more »

Hidden Gems in the East Village

Shari Saunders, Evan Stober and Thaianna Finestead, staff writers
November 21, 2014
Filed under Features

Noodle Zoo Bob Monkey’s Noodle Zoo, located in downtown Des Moines in the East Village on the corner of Locust and East Sixth Street, is a cozy café specializing in sandwiches, wraps, noodle bowls and salads. Just west of the Iowa State Capitol building, Noodle Zoo is a bustling... Read more »

Meet the cast: ‘Freckleface Strawberry’

Meet the cast: ‘Freckleface Strawberry’

Heather Carpe, staff writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

“Freckleface Strawberry” demonstrates the difficulty of being anything but normal, but she gets by with the help from her friends and fellow classmates. “Freckleface Strawberry” is a children’s musical based on the story written by Julianne Moore. The theater department is performing “Freckleface... Read more »

Alumnae shares love of fashion with new clothing line

Alumnae shares love of fashion with new clothing line

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
November 14, 2014
Filed under Features

Entrepreneurs often have an interesting story about their business origins. Allen Clark, alumnae, said he is still in the process of writing his. Clark is a 2013 graduate who majored in human resources and business finance who has begun the process of launching Loyalty Love Co., a clothing brand he... Read more »

Coach’s playlist: Stacie Horton Dance Coach

Coach’s playlist: Stacie Horton Dance Coach

Thaianna Finestead, staff writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

1. “Ain’t No Mountain” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. 2. “I Love A Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt. “This song takes me back to my childhood. Anytime it rained, my dad would play this song,” Horton said. “I just love this song.” 3. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”... Read more »

Review: Jethro’s BBQ n Bacon Bacon is Bae…con

Shari Saunders, staff writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Features

The sixth Jethro’s in the Des Moines area opened in West Des Moines on 22nd Street in September and the theme is‒drumroll­‒bacon. The new Jethro’s not only offers an abundance of new menu items but also provides a different atmosphere and retail section where customers can buy Jethro’s... Read more »

Former homeless man strives to give back to the homeless community

Former homeless man strives to give back to the homeless community

Angela Lose, contributor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Thankful Leper is a non-denominational ministry of former homeless helping others out of homelessness. The founder of The Thankful Leper, Bobby Depp, has found a way to give back to those in need. Depp said through his story of kindness, giving, and, most importantly, faith he has found a way to... Read more »

Sexism in gaming

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Features

Sexism is a disturbingly prominent issue that has, over time, become embedded in our culture. This is most noticeable in movies and TV shows, but has recently been a growing problem in the gaming community. “We live in a society where dominant culture is white, heterosexual, middle class, Christian... Read more »

Living outside of the dorms

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
November 7, 2014
Filed under Features

When students want a change of pace from living on campus, many students explore different housing options such as renting. Bethany Wilcox, graphic design senior, said when she began looking for housing she didn’t find it too difficult. But because she was searching for a place with her fiancé... Read more »

GVtv does Halloween Des Moines style

October 31, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Video

Frightfully delightful treats for a Halloween in

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Features

If staying in for Halloween is on the agenda this year, preparing great snacks is essential. Whether one is looking for a great tasting drink, a healthy option or a festive treat, the following are quick and easy recipes that are customizable to what is stored up in the cupboards. Marshmallow... Read more »

The Misfits of Iowa: the journey of the movement

The Misfits of Iowa: the journey of the movement

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Features

Students are often told that in order to pursue their dreams they must go to school and get a degree. Three former Grand View students decided to take a different approach to life and pursue what they felt was their calling without a degree. The Misfit Movement, which started out as one guy’s idea,... Read more »