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STORY BY ADAM ROGAN As the regular season draws to a close, the Bulldogs have picked up another two wins against teams...
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STORY BY LINDSAY FIEGLE
Though many Drake fine art students are quick to complain about the old facility that is home to their department, students are hopeful about the possibility of having 24-hour access to the Harmon Fine Arts Center (FAC).
This spring, the Student Music Advisory Committee (SMAC) began an initiative to allow students 24-hour access to practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, technology labs and study areas. (more…)
STORY BY CLAUDIA WILLIAMS
World famous artist and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister traveled to Drake University to give ‘The Happiness Talk,’ a presentation about his about graphic design, happiness and how the two coincide with each other.
Four hundred students, staff, faculty and members of the Des Moines community attended the event and listened to the artist’s presentation in Sheslow Auditorium.
Sagmeister has been in the industry for over 30 years and has numerous international awards under his belt. He was given the National Design Award in 2005, as well as two Grammy awards.
Those Grammy awards came from his collaboration with bands such as The Rolling Stones, OK Go and Aerosmith, with whom he created album art and record designs.
With plenty of experience in his toolbox, Sagmeister had a lot of life advice to give in terms of careers, dreams and design. (more…)
STORY BY ETHAN FICKAU
There are four significant cinemas that attract residents in the Des Moines area. Those locations are the Varsity Theater next to Drake University, the Flix Brewhouse at Merle Hay Mall, the Cobblestone 9 Theater in Urbandale and the Century 20 Jordan Creek and XD Theater at Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines. These theaters often use the Drake Relays as a kick-start to the summer season.
Each of these theaters is different in its own way. The Varsity Theater prides itself on affordability. Denise Mahon owns the Varsity and she says that she loves the benefits of having the theater so close to a college campus.
“We have $5 matinees and you can’t beat that. We have a lot of staff and instructors and professors that come here on a regular basis. With students, it depends on the film. One thing that gives me real satisfaction is there has been several Saturdays where at the end of a film, they break out in applause and you can’t get better than that,” Mahon said. (more…)
STORY BY MADISON OTTENBACHER
Drake Relays is a time for track and field and fun times with friends. However, this year a group of fraternity men look forward to it for a different reason.
On April 25, the Delta Omicron chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) will be chartered.
After two years of dedication, hard work and a 400-page petition, the colony is approved to become an official chapter with ATO nationally and in the Greek life community at Drake. (more…)
STORY BY HANNAH LITTLE
As winter melts into spring, I find myself wearing the weirdest outfits in public. Because any given day can either have a -30 degree wind chill or 80 degree weather with sunshine, deciding what to wear is impossible.
Sometimes, my outfits aren’t so bad — an oversized t-shirt, leggings, and Sperry’s.
Most of the time, however, I am just too lazy to even try to look pulled together and I end up going out in public in running shorts, a sweatshirt and Uggs.
I have a suspicion that I am not the only person who is making regrettable fashion decisions this spring. (more…)
STORY BY MICHAEL WENDLANDT
For the second consecutive year, a Drake Bulldog was awarded with the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year in Women’s Basketball.
Last year Lizzy Wendell won the prestigious award, and this season it was earned by Maddy Dean.
“It’s really exciting,” Wendell said. “It shows that our program is going somewhere.” (more…)