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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 »

New gallery celebrates professors’ unfinished work

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Features

Students who have been in Prairie Meadows gallery any time since Oct. 6 might have noticed an array of art pieces near the south entrance. This year the faculty chose to go with some unfinished pieces of art for the theme “Run What You Brung.” “Run What You Brung” is a saying that comes... Read more »

Top 5 horror movie remakes

Matt Spurlock, staff writer
October 31, 2014
Filed under Features

1. "The Hills Have Eyes" This is a remake of horror icon Wes Craven’s early 1977 film of the same name. The movie focuses on a family who is stalked and attacked by a group of radioactively mutated people who live in the desert. Although some remakes are bad, this succeeds in everything... Read more »

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
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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 »