Phi Delta Epsilon raises money for Children’s Medical Network
STORY BY MORGAN GSTALTER Dogtown After Hours broke an unofficial world record for the largest Nerf gun fight last Saturday...
STORY BY ANGELA UFHEIL Drake University’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) spent March 28-29 at St. Louis University. They...
STORY BY MOLLY DIXON The departure of visiting professor Jason Bohon leaves students in the theater department...
STORY BY MADISON GILDERSLEEVE
Numbers and statistics definitely are not everyone’s thing, but to those of you who “geek out” when it comes to information systems, you are in luck.
STORY BY ETHAN FICKAU
With the on-campus housing deadline rapidly approaching, Drake students are torn on some Office of Residential Life policies.
“I would not require on-campus living” sophomore Jordan Sabine said.
Sabine thinks that all students, including underclassmen, should have the option to live off campus should they wish to do so.
“I would make it optional,” Sabine said. (more…)
STORY BY JESSICA LYNK
Ninety eight percent of Drake University students receive financial aid in a given year, according to the Office of Financial Aid.
$47 million is awarded to students based on need and merit and that money has to come from somewhere: the alumni.
The Student Alumni Association (SAA), along with board of trustee member Joe Aiello and his wife Leslie, held their fifth and final student challenge in order to help raise money for the Distinctly Drake campaign.
The philanthropy week titled “Do Something Stellar” challenged 15 percent of the student body to donate from March 2-6 using the hashtag #15in15.
If that goal was reached, the Aiellos will donate $15,000 to the scholarship fund. (more…)
STORY BY ETHAN FICKAU
A shocking video was released this week of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity members chanting a racist slur at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
The video depicted fraternity members chanting racist slurs and referencing lynching. The bus chant, to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know it,” declared there would never be a black member in their respected chapter.
Brad Cohen, the fraternity’s national president, closed the Oklahoma Kappa chapter, and OU President David Boren has banned it from the campus.
“You are disgraceful,” Boren said. “You have violated every principle that this university stands for. Real Sooners are not racist. Real Sooners are not bigots. Real Sooners treat each other with respect. This won’t be tolerated for one second.” (more…)
STORY BY BETH LEVALLEY
Student Senate divided $20,512.50 for 12 different student organizations at their last meeting.
The Senate allocated $6,420 to help facilities put in six outdoor recycling bins on campus.
Sen. Zachary Blevins and Sen. Kaitlin Lacek have been working on this project since late September.
Drake facilities are currently trying to incorporate more indoor recycling and do not have the funds to implement outdoor recycling bins as well.
Sen. Lacek has been working with the Drake Environmental Action League (DEAL) to put on future events that will educate students on how to use the bins and what to recycle. (more…)
STORY BY COLE NORUM
It might get loud. It will sound awesome. That’s the mentality behind Lefty’s Live Music, a new concert venue slated to open this spring in the Drake neighborhood.
“We want to have the best-sounding music venue anywhere around,” the booking manager and co-founder of Lefty’s, Erik Brown said.
“A lot of times (the sound) seems like an afterthought,” Lefty’s co-founder and owner, said Anne Mathey. “We want to … create an epic sound system that really brings in bands that may be too big to play the room.”
At this moment, that room is delineated by a half-wall partition inside 2307 University Ave — the location better known to Drake students as The Dublin. (more…)