For many minimalists and voluntary ‘simplists,’ environmental concerns are at the forefront of their life choices, myself included. Until recently, I was under the assumption that most minimalists are environmentally concerned. After reading several books, only about half of the minimalists and voluntary simplists view environmental concerns as a major reason for their chosen lifestyle. Though 50% seems like a large percentage, we are in … Continue reading Earth Loving Minimalist By: Cheyenne Coleman
In an election year, where almost everything that we hear is comedy gold for personalities like Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, a good deal is being thrown out in public that can make almost everyone cringe. Claims are put together almost as if a candidate is reaching for those small “word magnets” that you see on a refrigerator and combining them into sentences. The humorous … Continue reading Politicians: Lawmakers, or Snake Oil Salesmen? By: Ryan Mau
If there is one universal rule of life, it is to never talk about politics or religion, yet life happens. We can’t help but to talk about both forbidden topics for they source some of our greatest passions. In this highly contentious election year for both the Republicans and the Democrats, we find ourselves engaged in these discussions, both in and out of class, over … Continue reading Protecting Relationships from Politics by Daniel Holst
The Western Quad Cities campus will be holding a non-perishable food drive February 22-26 for the “Friendly House”. The “Friendly House” is a program based in Davenport established in 1896. Their mission is to serve those in the community who have a variety of needs. They run programs for children and families alike. Preschool scholarships, a food bank and emergency assistance are only a few … Continue reading GIVE A CAN OF FOOD AND YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! By Juan Collazo Jr.
Already being familiar with the Coen Brothers’ work, I knew what to expect with Hail Caesar! Like many of their other movies, this film combines a serious story line with the quirky humor that has become a bit of a trademark. That being said the movie takes place in the early 50’s and revolves around the film industry around that time. Anyway, it stars Josh … Continue reading Hail, Caesar! Review By Sean Harrison