5 Things To Do If You’re Single on V-Day

By: Maggie Christianson Let’s be real, Valentine’s Day is for chocolates, roses and romantic dinners with that special someone. How sweet. If you’re me, however, you could care less for this holiday because you are single and your date is a box of chocolates with the disgusting cherry filling. Over the many of years of…

Should I Commute to School?

I’ve lived in Dubuque my whole life and decided Clarke is the best school for me. Should I live on campus or be a commuter student? There are definitely pros and cons to both sides. I also grew up in Dubuque and decided to live at home and commute to school. It was nice to…

A Delicious and Melodious Night in Japan

By Maggie Christianson On October 25th, 2017 the Edward and Cathy Gallagher Arts at Clarke series hosted A Night In Japan in Jansen Music Hall. The event, starting at 7:00pm,  began with music ensembles from Clarke under the direction of Andrew Alegria and David Resnick and concluded Tsukasa Taiko’s Japanese drumming performance.  Alongside these acts, the series provided food options…

Quick After Class Halloween Costumes With Makeup

Check out this video by Maggie Christianson and Lauryn Pritchard if you woke up this morning with the realization that you have no costume for the holiday. These makeup tutorials will help you with that last second Halloween costume, using the materials you already have in your room (and maybe from a quick Target run).

Perfection?

Life is not about attaining perfection, rather, it is about embracing your imperfections and growing to be the best version of yourself. As human beings, we are wedged right in the center of all these ideas of what perfection is. We are influenced by these outlandish ideas of what beauty, happiness, and love are supposed…

DIY Autumn Door Decorations

With the fall season in full gear, door decorations are becoming more and more popular. The festive decorations can range anywhere from simple caution tape for Halloween to vibrant garlands and wreaths of leaves. For my first year, both as a college student and decorating my door, I chose decorations more on the fall spectrum….

Zoey Weber: Saving Lives in Texas

Summer of 2017 seems like a distant memory now, doesn’t it? We’ve already been back in school for a few weeks and loaded with homework. But some of us worked hard all summer too, furthering our education for our future careers. I’ll admit I enjoyed many days with my toes dipped in the pool and…

Taking Chances

What is it like walking away from everything you’ve ever known? What happens when we leave behind the people, the places, and everything else that once composed the entirety of your life? What does it take to break out of your comfort zone? How do you take the next step? I kept asking myself these…

Instagram Worthy Destinations

  The Voices Mural Project artists have completed 18 intriguingly aesthetic murals in downtown Dubuque. Filled with vibrant colors and whimsical designs, they have surely brought a lot of life to the streets of the city. The organization behind the street art project, Voice Productions, wanted to bring an urban experience to the city and…

A Taste of the 50’s

Each Friday and Saturday night, two films play back to back in a lot 5 miles south of Maquoketa off Highway 61. In a generation that constantly refers to the aesthetic of the 1950’s, there’s nothing more beautifully cliché than a drive-in theater. The 61 Drive-In is authentic in its vintage appeal, opening in 1950,…