Love is walking 4 miles

Valentine’s Day is once a year, but with a love like Richard and Gail Sabo love is in the air every day. Coming up on their 66th anniversary, Richard Sabo recalls what it means to be in love and how it’s changed his life forever. For him, true love never fades when you treat every day like it’s the first time you fell for your other half.

The Science Behind the Suffering

Pulling out both his business card and his Indian Blood Certificate of Degree from his worn wallet, it is obvious to me that Joe D. Coulter holds two of his identities close to heart. Coulter, a professor emeritus at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, is actively involved with human rights advocacy for … Read moreThe Science Behind the Suffering

VERVE’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is stressful for everyone. There are so many errands to run, so much food to cook, and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list seems impossible. VERVE Magazine has created a local gift guide to find the perfect gift for even your most picky of family members.  Prairie Lights The … Read moreVERVE’s Holiday Gift Guide

Authentic Vlogging and Healthy Vlogging

Sitting in Dash Coffee Roasters, Mary Mondanaro is beaming watts, enamored with life, and applying her berry Laniege lip balm. Of course, we’re sitting in Dash, because it is her favorite coffee shop in Iowa City and one that is often found in her vlogs. Her essential order? A cold brew with a little room … Read moreAuthentic Vlogging and Healthy Vlogging

Spirituality isn’t black and white

As I grow older, the topic of spirituality, its misconceptions and the looming question of what it means to be “spiritual” holds a lot of wonder in my mind. For the longest time, I presumed it had to do with witches, cauldrons, black cats and crystal balls. I thought spirituality looked like the crazy lady … Read moreSpirituality isn’t black and white

‘Tis the Season to Break Up

You’ve just arrived home for Fall break and your loved ones are greeting you. They help take your luggage in and give you hugs. They ask about your travels. They ask about the homework you finished last night. They don’t ask you about your ex though. They’ve tactfully avoided that question. They don’t look to … Read more‘Tis the Season to Break Up

30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: UI exhibit asks, “What Does Change Mean to You?”

30 years ago, November 1989. On the evening of November 9th, an East German government official gave an unexpected announcement over live television: the travel restrictions which had kept citizens from leaving the German Democratic Republic or GDR—a satellite state of the Soviet Union—were lifted. The ability to freely travel outside of the GDR had … Read more30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall: UI exhibit asks, “What Does Change Mean to You?”

An Ode to Melrose Avenue

There’s one place in particular that Iowa City forces an immediate physical and verbal response. Heads turn and eyebrows raise. It’s the immediate thought behind the word: tailgate. It’s the holy grail of football Saturdays, and always offers a good time. Melrose Avenue; infamous for the littered lawns and vomit stains that cling to the … Read moreAn Ode to Melrose Avenue