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Virtually Speaking

Virtually Speaking

Describe a memorable moment—possibly as an artist, as a patron, as an onlooker—when fine art touched your world. Krista Lyn Meisel White, AS’95: Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier took the choir [abroad] in 1992. We sang in a monastery chapel that had been closed for 50 years by the communist government of Czechoslovakia. There were elderly ladies […]

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Blue Notes

Man of the Law Fostering Change Hobnob with Politicos Humor, Grace & Alternative Storytelling On Gossamer Wings Lost and Found A Constellation of Scholars Choosing Drake’s New Live Mascot Top Five Seven-Year Enrich Pigskin Prize

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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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