Des Moines potential attractions?

April 16, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Dakota Keul: With next year’s NCAA Tournament appearance scheduled in Des Moines it got me thinking; what is the next big event coming here? Though Des Moines is still a longshot for any huge event such as the Oscars or the Super Bowl, there are still plenty of big events that... Read more »

Lessons learned along the way

Theresa Macdonald, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Photo Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In college you learn everything you need to know for the rest of your life in four years. Those four years can fly by and you might miss the lessons if you aren’t paying attention. Below are a few of the... Read more »

Word vomit: a thank-you and tribute

Veronica Payne, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Sports Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

So here we are: it’s Wednesday night, and I put off writing my editorial as usual. But this time, it’s a different kind of procrastination that has consumed me. I have been writing, taking photos or working on... Read more »

No complaining for seven days

Kalli McCann, News Editor
March 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

One week. Seven days. Visually it sits in my mind like a calendar showing a week. I’ve never really looked at it as 168 hours but that might have made the process faster. From the time I started that Monday afternoon, Sunday couldn’t come quick enough. Every week it’s the same routine. I call... Read more »

Hold tight to the memories

Jen Bradwell, Design Editor
March 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Goodbyes aren’t really one of my strong suits. I’ve never really liked the fact that things... end. I want my favorite shows to stay on the air forever; I’m always wishing for an infinite... Read more »

Doubt yourself, doubt yourself often

Justin Welsh, Contributor
March 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As I sit here typing this editorial for all to read, I can’t help but think about how we have just one short month left in the semester. Which means many late nights, little sleep and even the... Read more »

A eulogy to E.14th Fazoli’s

Matthew Doyle, Marketing Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The closing of Fazoli’s, the Italian fast food restaurant on the east side of Des Moines, was an unexpected one. Many people have expressed their sympathies about its closure. However, I realized after it closed I... Read more »

Coffee: the ultimate friend, boyfriend and therapist

Kalli McCann, News Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When Taylor Swift was dating Jake Gyllenhaal he sent her 21 pounds of coffee for her 21st birthday. Out of all the things in the world, flowers, a new hoodie, maybe her latest album (just kidding), he was smart enough... Read more »

Accept what you must, but fix what you can

Travis Barton, Online Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Acceptance is an important concept to learn. We accept that Des Moines weather between January and April will remain as consistent as a pregnant lady’s mood. We accept tha ice cream is always better without the unnecessary... Read more »

How to be a respectable adult, say thank you

Karissa Davis, Staff Writer
February 27, 2015
Filed under Opinion

We all go shopping, out to eat, to the movies, pump gas, etc. It is a natural thing for people to do especially on their days off. We have all gone shopping for something that wasn’t there anymore or out to eat when... Read more »

We can all learn lessons from friends

Laura Goettsch, Copy Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

For Lent this year I have decided to make the bold, outlandish decision to give up some of my friends ... Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey. Before I do this let’s revisit this iconic show and look... Read more »

Let’s teach youth it’s not about winning

Veronica Payne, Co-Editor-in-Chief and Sports Ediotr
February 20, 2015
Filed under Opinion

On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the world was told that Little League Baseball stripped the U.S. championship from Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West. The league also suspended its coach for violating a rule “prohibiting... Read more »