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Poli-ticking me off attack ad style

Jen Bradwell, design editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Over the years, I’ve read my fair share of scary stories. There’s the one about the Hook Man, at least a thousand variations on the legend of “Slenderman,” stories from Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe, but lately, the idea that has frightened me most is the upcoming midterm election. Give me... Read more »

Cute costumes should be the new sexy

Karissa Davis, features editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It is that time of year again where the malls, Targets and Walmarts fill their shelves with Halloween costumes. One can walk down the kid costume aisles and see the cute superhero costumes, the poofy, pink and purple princess dresses and the black, sparkly witch gowns. In other stores such as Halloween... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Between last Thursday and Friday, Ames High School administrators became uncomfortable upon hearing news of gang-related threats roaming around East High School. When the rumors circulated around East on Thursday, administrators sent out an email to parents stating if they felt their child needed to... Read more »

Tune out technology, live in the now

Kalli McCann, news editor
October 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It has happened hundreds of times. I will be telling an extremely intense story that entails over two minutes of detail only to be left with dead silence. When I wait for a response, my friends, family members or peers will look up from their phones and say something along the lines of “Okay, what... Read more »

Dear Twitter Trolls, words hurt

Shari Saunders, staff writer
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Rewind back to sitting in little orange chairs in a colorful room with the alphabet pinned across the walls and a giant comfy rug in the front of the class for circle time. Now remember the big poster hanging in the corner of the classroom, probably colored with shimmery gold, big writing and fat, flying... Read more »

Letting loose lightens life’s load

Leila Rush, online Editor/marketing Editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion

My whole life I’ve heard the phrase, “age is just a number.” It always flew right over my head because I honestly didn’t care. I have no problem with aging; life just gets better and better. When you’re 16 you taste freedom with your license, at 18 you can vote and 21 you can legally down an... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
October 17, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: postseason baseball. Kansas City defeated Baltimore, 4-0, in the ALCS on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, the night The Grand Views goes to print. As I type this, San Francisco is ahead of St. Louis, three games to one. The Royals have come pretty far: the... Read more »

Don’t be trashy, keep campus clean

Theresa Macdonald, co-editor-in-chief and photography editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

It’s a beautiful fall day on Grand View’s campus and the feeling of sunshine and a cool breeze drift through the air as I take a walk to my car. Stepping over an empty alcohol bottle, I try to enjoy the beautiful weather and the day I have planned ahead. That is quickly halted by the amount of trash... Read more »

Childhood dreams come true in college

Karissa Davis, features editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion

At 6 years old I knew I wanted to do something that involved writing. In kindergarten I made up my own book series, which starred a miniature pinscher dog as the main character and a comic strip at the bottom with talking mice. Though the stories at that age were about important kid stuff such as snacks,... Read more »

Original thinking is simply being yourself

Jen Bradwell, design editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In middle school, I had this pair of Vans with pink elephants on them that I wore almost every day. I recently came to the realization that those pink elephant shoes have been the ultimate defining trait of my life. While most kids were gliding around in their tennis shoes, here I was, wearing these... Read more »

From the sports editor…

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief/sports editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Heading into the football game Saturday, I was confident the football team would win against unranked Marian University.  I honestly didn’t know why I was going to cover it given the No. 1 ranking Grand View held outweighed non-ranking Marian University, but I thought I should because, hey, who doesn’t... Read more »

Student loans: weigh your options

Kalli McCann, news editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Opinion

The current balance stated at the bottom of a financial letter is every college student’s worst nightmare. Scholarships, family support and grants are extremely helpful when entering the start of a new school year. While that money is up for grabs for only a certain number of recipients, others must... Read more »