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Dakota Access Pipeline: What You Need to Know

Selina Fluty, Editor of Student Opinion

December 7, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

NDAPL. No Dakota Access Pipeline. A common phrase amongst people in the Iowa area, and now major news sources as word spreads of protests, attacks, and alleged attacks against human rights. Everyone has opinions on the crisis, but a lot of the time, the facts are not so readily available. Don’t get ...

Think Inside the Box

AJ Green, Columnist

November 13, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Environment, Uncategorized

“Boxed Water Is Better” is a LLC packaging company that distributes clean water in recycled paper boxes. In 2009, Boxed Water launched their earliest cartons in Grand Rapids, Michigan, describing their water as pure and sustainable. Boxed Water seems to be a better way to consume water and prevent...

Ketchup Car

Joseph Rivas, Columnist

October 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase, Technology, The Environment, Uncategorized

The fairly recent adoption of bioplastics in the motor industry and its use in utensils has opened the doors to experimentation that concerns just how far bioplastics can go and what their limits are. One such experiment is Ford's collaboration with Heinz and their work in using tomato waste to create...

Make Way for the Rain Day

Make Way for the Rain Day

Connor Lowe, Columnist

September 14, 2014


Filed under Campus Life, Features, Showcase, The Environment

 We all know how Mondays go. You wake up, drag yourself out of bed, shower and dress, all the while regretting the end of the weekend. Then, just as you are about to leave, the news reaches you… There’s no school today! Monday’s monsoon -  the remains of Hurricane Norbert - caused mass chaos in ce...

Darn Good Yarn Supports a Darn Good Cause

Darn Good Yarn Supports a Darn Good Cause

Addy Bennett, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras

September 13, 2014


Filed under Fashion, Features, Showcase, The Environment

If you spend some time with me, you’ll figure out that I’m pretty big on crocheting.  If you spend some more time with me, you’ll find that I happen to enjoy online shopping.  And then if you spend even more time with me, you’ll know that I support women’s rights as well as children’s safety...

Leading By Example: A Sustainable Future

Leading By Example: A Sustainable Future

Manu Kondapi, Campus Life Editor

February 10, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Environment

Sustainability can be described in many different ways. Some say that it is the practice of exploiting natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of an area. Others say that it is the capacity to endure. According to the EPA, sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present with...

National Parks: America’s Greatest Treasure

National Parks: America’s Greatest Treasure

Manu Kondapi, Associate Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Environment

Ecotourism or ecological tourism is the idea of traveling to delicate, pristine, and often protected areas. It is perhaps best described as ecologically responsible travel. This kind of travel strives to be low-impact and small-scale. It helps educate the traveler and provides funds for conservation...

The Necessity of Nuclear Power

The Necessity of Nuclear Power

Manu Kondapi, Associate Editor

September 13, 2013


Filed under Features, Showcase, The Environment

In March of 2011, just days after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, I met a Japanese family at Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. We were waiting for the train to return to Munich when we struck up a conversation. They informed me that they lived in close proximity to the nuclear power plant and...

September Environmental Tips Calendar

September Environmental Tips Calendar

Manu Kondapi, Associate Editor

September 11, 2013


Filed under Features, The Environment

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