Documentary creates change

March 1, 2015 3:00 PM

STORY BY SARAH MATTES

Sarah Mattes can be reached at sarah.mattes@drake.edu

Sarah Mattes can be reached at sarah.mattes@drake.edu

By now most of the world has either seen or heard of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which details the life of Tilikum, a SeaWorld orca whale, and the controversy surrounding the captivity of orca whales in general.

The American public has been concerned about the captivity of these extraordinary creatures for more than 20 years and every couple years a movie or book is released that causes a resurgence of the protest movement. This happened yet again just three weeks ago.

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Fashion week favorite: outerwear

11:30 AM

STORY BY MOLLY LAMOUREUX

Molly Lamoureux can be reached at molly.lamoureux@drake.edu or on Twitter at @mollylamour

Molly Lamoureux can be reached at molly.lamoureux@drake.edu or on Twitter at @mollylamour

The New York Fashion Week, also referred to as The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW), show is a semi-annual event that showcases all of fashion’s favorite designers’ collections for the upcoming season.

The fashion industry works about six – 12 months in advance, and February is the beloved time for fall fashion week.

What does that mean for us? Coats on coats on coats!

Style preferences aside, every fashionista had something to drool over at last week’s New York Fashion Week shows.

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Brian Williams and the higher standards for journalists

February 28, 2015 2:39 PM

STORY BY EMILY VANSCHMUS

If you were watching your nightly news in 2003, you may have heard Brian Williams describe a helicopter trip over Iraq he was a part of. If you were still paying attention in 2008, you may have noticed that he mentioned this trip again.

Williams described flying in a helicopter over Iraq.

But if you were watching Letterman in 2013, or your television just a few weeks ago, you got a different version of the same story.

Williams’ story changed from flying in a helicopter, to flying in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade. There was, in fact, a helicopter hit by a grenade that day, but it was flying an hour ahead of the helicopter Williams was on.

If you’re just tuning in to the whole fiasco, you’re probably wondering why Brian Williams is suddenly confused as to which helicopter he was in. After all, he did have the story straight for the first ten years.

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Strawberry cake recipe falls short of Pinterest’s rave reviews

11:30 AM

STORY BY SHELBY JENSEN

STRAWBERRY CAKE in a mug proves disappointing and lackluster despite positive reviews on Pinterest. PHOTO BY SHELBY JENSEN | STAFF PHOPHOTOGRAPHER

STRAWBERRY CAKE in a mug proves disappointing and lackluster despite positive reviews on Pinterest. PHOTO BY SHELBY JENSEN | STAFF PHOPHOTOGRAPHER

Last week I made eggs in a coffee mug. The week before, I had made French toast in that same mug.

They were both so successful that I was actually starting to believe Pinterest’s idea that everything is better microwaved and in a coffee cup.

That is, until this week. It was my roommate’s birthday, and she requested a strawberries and cream mug cake recipe she found on the Internet.

Yes, I finally got to make a mug cake.

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How will Frank play his cards?

February 27, 2015 11:30 AM

STORY BY HUDSON WEBBER

Hudson Webber can be reached at hudson.webber@drake.edu

Hudson Webber can be reached at hudson.webber@drake.edu

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”  

We’ve all heard it.  Have you seen it in action?

If you’ve seen either of the fervid seasons of House of Cards, you have.

This show focuses on the story of Frank Underwood as he fulfills every wondering child’s dreams of getting whatever he wants.

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False danger ranking online creates concern on campus

February 26, 2015 1:15 PM

STORY BY JOEY GALE

Gale is a senior marketing major and can be reached at joseph.gale@drake.edu or @joeyjgale

Gale is student body president and can be reached at joseph.gale@drake.edu or @joeyjgale

Drake Students,

You may have heard that Drake is part of a new online list of the “25 Most Dangerous Colleges.”

I’m writing to let you know that the publishers admitted that they identified an error in the analysis of the data used in their report.

This resulted in an incorrect ranking of dangerous colleges in the United States.

They confirmed that Drake should not have appeared on the list.

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