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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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The Last Word

The Last Word

Planes, Trains, and Epiphanies I lie still and try to distract myself, defying the urge to stretch my sore, middle-aged back. The drab green, military-style camp cots squeal with every movement, and I don’t wish to disturb my companions. But I am freezing beneath my lightweight travel sleeping bag, and as quietly as possible I reach […]

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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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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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Bulldog Jumble

[Just for Fun] If you want to try the Jumble, download the puzzle. If you have already given it a shot, the answers are here.  

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Music as Sustenance

Music as Sustenance

Feeding transformation with song. Hear Pablo perform in the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, 9/30/2015. Since before he can remember, music has been a part of Pablo Valladares’ life. His mother was a choir director, his father a pianist. At the age of four, Valladares began playing the piano, learning first the major scales […]

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