Clash of the Classes

Every year since 2013, in mid-February Clarke Residence Life has held a week- long event known as Clash of the Classes. During this week students of different classes go head—to—head in competitions to earn points for their class. At the end of the week the class with the most points is named the winner and…

The Need for Student Media

For the Students, By the Students The world is rapidly advancing in technology and in improving the ways of creating news media. The merging from print media to a unique hybrid of both print and digital media has highly influenced how we receive our news. We are lucky to live in a time where news…

Diversity & Unity, Themes at The Black History Month Celebration

Dubuque’s Multicultural Family Center and the Dubuque Black Men Coalition came together at Inspire Café on February 17th from 6:30-9:00 pm to celebrate Black History Month and to reflect on the need for unity. According to Sarah Petersen, Assistant Director of The Multicultural Family Center, approximately 60 guests were treated to refreshments, trivia prizes, and the…

The National Mississippi River Museum Offers More Than You Might Expect

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium here in Dubuque has much to offer the community. There are new rotating exhibits every couple of months while offering the always interesting aquarium with fresh and salt water creatures, outdoor nature environments, historical boats and buildings you can interact with, and so much more. Running from February 11th to…

Graduating Art Students Reflect on Their Show and Offer Advice to Future Art Majors

In February, Clarke University’s Art and Design Department presented the Bachelor of Arts Degree Exhibition where current seniors displayed their newest art pieces. Erik Brolin (Ceramics), Morgan Hazer (Painting), and Hope Greenwood (Painting) have their work displayed in Clarke University’s Quigley gallery until March 8th. The available hours to view the art are 1-5:00 p.m….

The Results Are In! Meet Your New Representatives in CSA.

On Friday night, April 21st, the elections closed for the CSA Senate race. The newly elected officials on the Executive Board will lead the Clarke Student Association for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, with the senators representing their individual classes opinions and stances. There will be a torch passing ceremony taking place at the Honors Dinner on…

Crusading for Pride

On February 2, 2017, Clarke University administration announced that their athletic teams’ nickname – the Clarke Crusaders – would be changed to the Clarke Pride effective August 1, 2017. As a result, there has been both backlash and support among Clarke community about the new moniker. According to athletic staff, there have been complaints by faculty…

Millennials and News Consumption

Although Clarke students believe staying up to date with current events is important, the student body is generally apathetic about actively seeking out news. For Millennials, accessing news about current events, even during the current shift in our federal administration, remains easy. Newspapers, social media, and built-in phone apps all allow for immediate access to…

Residence Hall Changes Provide Gender Inclusive Options

In accordance with federal mandate, Clarke University will provide gender inclusive housing options to students who request these room accommodations starting in the 2017-18 school year. The Department of Residence Life at Clarke University will make several changes in the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year to make sure accommodations are available. The change to provide gender-inclusive…

Looking for the best coffee in town? Look no further!

Jitterz Coffee & Café, located at 1073 Main St., here in Dubuque, Iowa, is the place to be. Not only are they open 7 days a week, but offer the best coffee drinks, baked goods, and a full menu of breakfast sandwiches, soup options, and paninis hot off the grill.   Stop in for a…