GRETA FREIBURGER One of Clarke University’s oldest traditions is the planting and naming of a class tree. At the beginning of each school year, a ceremony is held, and first-year students have the opportunity to see their class tree being planted. At the same ceremony, the seniors name their tree after voting on the name. This is a tradition that has been going on since … Continue reading Clarke Class Trees
JENNA JOHNSON Clarke 2020 graduates are feeling very disappointed about the postponement of their graduation ceremony for a full year. Since graduation, students have moved on and found jobs; however many of those students are very upset that they will need to wait another 9 months before celebrating this milestone. Recent graduate Elena Dominguez is feeling very disappointed about the postponement of graduation because she … Continue reading Disappointment of 2020 Graduation
STEPHEN LEWANDOWSKI Many professors at universities today lack real-world experience that is vital in the professional working world. I interviewed a small pool of people and asked them a couple questions: “Would you rather learn from a professor who has a PhD in a given subject, but no real-world experience? Or would you rather learn from someone who was successful in a given field?” Without … Continue reading Real-World Experience at Clarke University
HANNAH HOLST This 2020–2021 academic school year, the students and staff contributing to Clarke University’s literary magazine, the Tenth Muse, have decided to maintain tradition and produce a physical copy of the magazine. This year the staff will be producing two separate volumes, the first being Volume X from 2019–2020 and the second being Volume XI from 2020–2021. In the past, like with many things … Continue reading Tenth Muse Stays in Book Format
HANNAH HOLST The annual Streamlines Conference hosted by Clarke University and University of Dubuque has switched to a virtual platform for presentation and attendance. This year, it is being hosted by Clarke, with all presentations being done through Teams. The Streamlines annual academic conference is held between two Dubuque universities, Clarke and University of Dubuque. Students from around the Dubuque area and beyond submit to … Continue reading Streamlines 2020 is virtual!
JENNA JOHNSON The AVIE Award is the Activism and Values-Informed Education Scholarship for full-time undergraduate students. This award is a new scholarship created by Jenifer Westphal who is an alumnae and Clarke University Trustee. The winners of this award are Hayden Degross (spirituality), Rashaud Colbert (professional preparedness), Kylee Allen (thinking), Mariah Pellino (communication), Samantha Wiederholt and Desaray Bordner (global awareness and social responsibility). The students … Continue reading New Scholarship for Clarke Students
Clarke University is now offering to its students a sorority club on campus called SHE. As many Clarke students know, Clarke is not affiliated with Greek life or has offered any fraternities or sororities, but a few Clarke students saw the benefits these organizations can have on campus life. Created by Lydia Smith, Ruby Colin, and Taylor Foecking, Smith said the main reason they decided … Continue reading A New Sorority on Campus?
This year at Clarke, Tori Litchkey and Allison Kruser, both sophomores, created the Hacky Sack club. The club will consist of playing hacky sack outside, eating snacks, and, once more people become familiar with the game, there will be tournaments. The officers hope to have weekly meetings on either Sunday night or Monday night, but the date has not been set. Hacky sack is a … Continue reading Hacking Across Campus
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
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?