Entries Tagged as 'Essays'

In Loving Memory of Barbara Mack, Iowa Journalism Icon

August 26th, 2012 · No Comments

In the short time since Barbara Mack was found unresponsive in her home Thursday morning, just 59 years old, former students have penned dozens of touching tributes to the beloved matriarch of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism. They mention her “intimidating” presence, how “terrified, mystified, and totally in awe” they were of her, and [...]

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Tags: Essays · Gavin Aronsen · Of Local Importance · Reminiscence

Presidential Poets

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments

In this election year successful candidates are likely to be those who communicate clearly. Hopefully, their public comments and conversations also give us insight to the human inside. Poetry does that best especially when the poetic carries over into their speeches and writings. Many U.S. presidents have tried to work the magic. Poems survive from [...]

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Tags: Commentary · Essays · Poetry

What Does It Mean to Support Our Troops?

February 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Time and time again (especially following the recent responses to Tom Walker’s article in the Iowa State Daily) I hear my fellow Americans tout the long-held belief that our troops are fighting for our freedoms. By listening to the campus respond to Tom Walker, one would think that this is an undisputed fact: our troops [...]

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Tags: Commentary · Essays

Occupying ISU, When Time Permits

October 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

#OccupyISU, a protest formed in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, met on the lawn of Central Campus at noon Thursday, October 13. This was unfortunate for the occupants, as it coincided with the carillon tower’s bell concert that takes place for 20 minutes every weekday starting at 11:50. Luckily, people involved in the [...]

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Tags: Essays · News · Nikki Rains