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Polling Place

Polling Place

Drake is a destination for students interested in meaningful politics. By Alyssa Young, GR’14 Every four years, they descend. Coifed and suited (occasionally promoting their relatable selves in jeans and cowboy boots), presidential hopefuls storm the state for caucus season—shaking hands, kissing babies, eating fried food by the pound. Iowans have an unparalleled opportunity to rub […]

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Signature Blend

Signature Blend

Out-of-the-ordinary discipline combinations brew full-bodied possibilities. By Jill Brimeyer At age 11, armed with his parents’ Sony Camcorder and digital video editing software, Sam Fathallah created his first video. The storyline was simple, his sisters were the stars, and the fireworks transitions would have make Scorsese cringe. Still, a passion was ignited. In high school, […]

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Work of Art

Work of Art

Undeniable passions are colored by rewarding careers in the arts. By Tim Schmitt, GR‘08, ‘10 Justin Montigne spends much of his day at a piano, fingers coaxing out chords and notes across the keyboard. Standing nearby, one of his vocal students focuses on proper form and technique while attempting to match the pitch, timbre, and […]

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People Drive Our Possibilities

People Drive Our Possibilities

Giving moves in new directions at the University, but it’s always people that drive our possibilities. On a chilly September evening, Drake senior Paul Virgilio coaxed the smooth, rich tones of a Hungarian rhapsody by Popper from his cello. He wasn’t in the familiar rehearsal room in Harmon Fine Arts Center or sitting in his […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes

Drake alumni across the country joined together to share the Bulldog spirit and give back to their communities as part of the annual DU Good Day on Sept. 27, 2014. So what did this pack of tenacious Bulldogs accomplish?

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What Gives?

What Gives?

People-Powered Philanthropy By Beth Wilson Economists take the pulse of the nation in dollars and cents. Financial fitness is calculated as producers sell and consumers buy. That longtime harbinger of fiscal health, Black Friday, hit $50.9 billion last November. U.S. shoppers continued to spend on Small Business Saturday ($14.3 billion) and Cyber Monday ($2.7 billion). […]

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