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Pop culture costumes

Pop culture costumes

Claribel Vizcarra, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In the Grand View world, Halloween is the one night a year students can dress up like their favorite celebrities and other students can’t say anything about it. Madi Williams, graphic design senior, said she... Read more »

Review: Hookah bar expands to West Des Moines

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Features

When customers walk into the Chicha Shack Hookah Lounge in the West Glen area of West Des Moines, they immediately feel a change in the atmosphere. The dark painted, dimly lit room with red and black leather couches is the perfect place to get together with friends to sit around and enjoy some hookah... Read more »

Local venues host costume contests, parties

Evan Stober, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Features

Des Moines will be offering multiple costume contests over the next couple weeks just in time to get into the Halloween spirit. Juice Magazine, the defininitive young professional guide to living in Des Moines, will have a pop-up costume contest outside of Tonic in West Glen from 9-11 p.m. on Saturday,... Read more »

Spooked students share scary stories

Spooked students share scary stories

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Features, Top Stories

Grand View was founded more than 100 years ago and many of the original buildings are still on campus and used by students and staff. Rumors of Humphrey, Knudsen and Jensen being haunted are spread casually around campus. However, some students have experienced unexplainable events for themselves causing... Read more »

Working beyond the books

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
October 24, 2014
Filed under Features

When students choose to take on jobs while they go to school it sometimes gets hard to juggle academics, work and a social life. Taking on a part-time job is one way for students to make a little bit of money to have on hand for additional expenses. Students around the university have chosen different... Read more »

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 »