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Relays 2013

Posted on March 7, 2014 by

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! Drake Relays is finally rolled back around, and all the chaos and excitement that comes with it! Last night, Wednesday 24, was the Pole Vault in the mall, A.K.A. Mall Vault! First time I had ever been to that event! It was the coolest thing I have […]

Never Forgotten

Posted on December 12, 2013 by

College is a stressful time in a young person’s life. It’s hard to get through a day without a mental or emotional breakdown. But then I remember, life could be worse. I need to appreciate every moment I have of my life, and every moment I get to spend with my loved ones. Tuesday, December […]

Food Insecurity

Posted on November 20, 2013 by

Food Insecurity Promo   (Full article audio below) Food insecurity is a big issue in the United States today. And many people tend to ignore it. I spoke with Drake University Professor Michael Haedicke, DMARC Pantry Network Director Rebecca Whitlow, and Urbandale Pantry Director Eileen Boggess.  

Wind Energy

Posted on November 5, 2013 by

Renewable Energy is no longer a thought in the past. Wind Energy is the fastest growing form of renewable energy. Whispering Willow Wind Farm site supervisor Jordan Daniels sees an endless potential with wind energy. People are often curious how wind is converted into energy. The Whispering Willow Wind Farm located in Franklin County is […]

Influenza Shot Awareness

Posted on October 17, 2013 by

It’s that time of the year again- influenza season. And many Americans can prevent hospitalization during this time of the year by simply going to get a shot. Each year Americans have to make a simple decision on whether or not to get the influenza vaccination. Gina Adasiewicz is a Public Health Supervisor for the […]

Pay Our Military Act- Government Shutdown

Posted on October 15, 2013 by

Pay Our Military Act A bill that was signed into law only a few hours before the shutdown has allowed some of the furloughed military employees to begin receiving pay again. Colonel Greg Hapgood of the Iowa National Guard speaks on the current issues. About one thousand federal technicians were furloughed October 1st when the […]

Flood 2013

Posted on June 25, 2013 by

This past weekend my hometown Waukon, Iowa was struck by a devastating flood. And the worst part is, the rain is only continuing. There are more storms headed that way. It kills me that I am not home to help with all the cleanup. I will be helping with whatever is left when I return […]

Preparing for Finals

Posted on April 29, 2013 by

  Here are a few tips on how to prepare for finals!! 1. Start Early!- Do not try pulling an all nighter! Start studying at least a week before your scheduled final exam. Give yourself enough time to study and prepare and understand the things you are unsure of/ uncomfortable with. 2. Make a Schedule/Organize!- […]


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Posted on March 13, 2013 by

This past winter break I spent two weeks in London, England. We toured around the city for ten days. Then we went to Northern England and stayed in the Lake District for two days. Then our final night was spent in Rochester before our departure. In London we saw just about everything possible. We visited […]