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”

How Captain Marvel won me over (the second time around)

Caution: spoilers below! Buckle up boys, the girls are taking over! That’s right: on International Women’s Day, Marvel released the one, the only Captain Marvel. This will not be a review, but rather a reflection on what I took from the film and how it affected me personally. That being said, for all you who haven’t somehow seen it, buckle up and go see it … Continue reading How Captain Marvel won me over (the second time around)

To knit or knot to knit?

Life in Apartment 303 can be unexpected. There are so many different temperaments between me and my five roommates, but we all share similar enough personalities. We are all social creatures, so the apartment is always full. Described by my roommate Lauryn, it’s like “living with a pack of wolves.” Almost every night, our guy friends visit and do their homework in our living room. … Continue reading To knit or knot to knit?