Our Newest Podcast: Thick Bacon and Buttery Pancakes!

Hey everybody! The CRUX is now hosting a new podcast on our site! We introduce Thick Bacon and Buttery Pancakes, a podcast from Clarke student Johnny Gilleres, where he interviews different Clarke students an episode to learn more abou their past, their present, and their future. Down below, you can listen to his first two podcasts, or you can visit our podcats page here to … Continue reading Our Newest Podcast: Thick Bacon and Buttery Pancakes!

A Woman Leading Men

Elle Kosciuk, a former standout athlete at Clarke University, has been hired to become the new head men’s volleyball coach. This hiring is notable because she is a female coach heading a men’s volleyball team. While this hiring was met with mostly positive reviews it has not guarded her from discrimination. Kosciuk, a former two-time honorable mention all-American on the Clarke University women’s volleyball team, … Continue reading A Woman Leading Men

A Reflection on Streamlines 2019

On Saturday, November 16th, I participated and presented in two panels to a group of my peers at the University of Dubuque for a conference called Streamlines. This year was the first time I attended Streamlines. As an English minor, I had heard about this mysterious annual convention organized by the English departments from most of the universities around Dubuque. The other English majors and … Continue reading A Reflection on Streamlines 2019

Should Clarke Ban Vaping?

I should start by stating that in no way have I heard news from Clarke University, or any staff members of Clarke, mention that the University is going to ban vaping from campus. I was compelled to write about this subject after hearing news of other Universities banning vaping in response to the recent deaths of minors by malfunctioning vaporizers and respiratory illnesses.   For … Continue reading Should Clarke Ban Vaping?

Missed out on Halloween? Well, these 2019 horror movies will keep your spirits up!

With Halloween over with, many people are wanting to stay in this spooky season. One way to keep our bones rattling is a good horror movie, and 2019 has got a lot of them. While we will always have the classics, like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Halloween,there are also some really good horror movies that have come about in the year … Continue reading Missed out on Halloween? Well, these 2019 horror movies will keep your spirits up!

Looking to get spooked? Well, here are some things you could do this Halloween season!

Hello all you excited witches and vampires, it’s that time of year again. Dust off those broomsticks, heat up those cauldrons and get ready to have some fun cause Dubuque and Clarke has numerous attractions for all types of ghouls during the Halloween Season!   IREAD Trick or Treat for UNICEF Monday October 28               4:00 – 5:30pm Want to volunteer for Halloween and prove … Continue reading Looking to get spooked? Well, here are some things you could do this Halloween season!

Is Cancel Culture Killing Comedy? An opinion on recent remarks from Todd Phillips and others

With everything that has come out towards comedy and cancel culture, specifically the Shane Gillis firing and the remarks by Todd Phillips, I wanted to shed my personal thoughts on comedy and cancel culture.   I myself have always had an interest in comedians and stand-up since I was younger. I grew up as the jokester in my friend group, and I wasn’t afraid to … Continue reading Is Cancel Culture Killing Comedy? An opinion on recent remarks from Todd Phillips and others

TOUCHDOWN? An Analysis of Football’s Impact on Clarke University

It had been a brisk morning. Grandma had decided she did not want to go to the tailgate at 8:00 but sleep a bit longer. At a more reasonable time, we decided to get ready. In every room, we were donning the school colors, not wanting to go overboard with school spirit, but also not too tame. Everyone piled into the minivan. My brother was … Continue reading TOUCHDOWN? An Analysis of Football’s Impact on Clarke University

Completing Compass: A survival guide for students who still don’t know what Compass is

Hello fellow Clarkies! As the semester winds down to the last sprint of finals, many Clarke students have received emails about Compass. Awareness of Compass and its requirements are especially important as you begin to consider what classes you will be taking next semester, and perhaps the one after that. As a student myself, I am also trying to figure out the best, and the … Continue reading Completing Compass: A survival guide for students who still don’t know what Compass is

Fire decimates Notre Dame Cathedral, known as “the heart of Paris”

On Monday, April 15th, the Notre-Dame de Paris began to burn. According to CBS News, authorities have not yet released a statement regarding the catalyst of the fire. Among the iconic pieces of architecture which made up of the cathedral, only the two stone towers of Notre Dame have survived. The spire and original stain glass, which the landmark was known for, have fallen and … Continue reading Fire decimates Notre Dame Cathedral, known as “the heart of Paris”