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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
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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
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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 »

A day in the life of Holly Anthony

A day in the life of Holly Anthony

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Features

Taking it day-to-day is all students can do when it comes to handling college. With school and athletics to juggle life can sometimes be difficult to balance. However, Holly Anthony, nursing senior, has had a hectic schedule for years now, and she said she has found a way to cope with her daily college... Read more »

Smooth satisfaction without the punishment

Smooth satisfaction without the punishment

Kacy Schmidt, staff writer
September 19, 2014
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The consequences of consuming alcoholic beverages are illustrated in the effects they can have on the body. However, a vodka has been  developed that might allow consumers to indulge without paying the price. Professor Johannes van Leeuwen is a teacher and bioengineer at Iowa State University who claims... Read more »

Eatery A earns its grade

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Features

Open for only four moths now, Eatery A, located at 2932 Ingersoll Ave., appears to be here to stay. Upon arriving, I noticed the patio was busy even with a humid 95-degree day. As soon as customer enter they can see that they are going for a more upscale vibe.... Read more »

Get connected with Seymour

Evan Stober, staff writer
September 14, 2014
Filed under Features

The Seymour Art Club is all about getting out and “seeing more”! An on-campus club, this group is designed for art students to become more involved and connected within the on-campus art community... Read more »

Rhythm of the heart

September 14, 2014
Filed under Features

“Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony “It’s a happy song talking about living your life. I studied abroad last semester and that was super popular there.” “Mine”... Read more »

Cut the Crap: behind the campus budget cuts

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
September 14, 2014
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The university’s decision to expand the appearance and resources of its campus has left students and residents of the university paying a hefty price. Due to the new, highly anticipated Student... Read more »

Deeper than a summer social media trend

Shari Saunders, staff writer
September 14, 2014
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For many of us, ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge were simply the social media phenomenon of the summer. For Ben Hurley, biology and chemistry junior, ALS, more commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” has been a life-changing factor in his past, present and future. Hurley was nearing his seventh... Read more »

Summer brings bright opportunities

Amanda Willmert, staff writer
April 18, 2014
Filed under Features

For some majors on campus, internships are required for credit, while other majors highly recommend gaining the experience before graduation. Internships are meant to be a learning experience, which allow students to prepare themselves for a career. In order to find an internship that is a right fit,... Read more »