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

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

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

Top Five Fall Activities in Iowa City

As the fall season approaches, it is time to start marking your calendars with all the activities you want to experience. So, VERVE Magazine has created a list to help you find events and activities to do in the Iowa City area without stealing all your rent money. Visit the Black Angel The Black Angel … Read moreTop Five Fall Activities in Iowa City

Beauty on a Budget

“Who said looking good had to cost so much?” Although we’d like to go after the shiny pretty things when it comes to beauty products– we can’t always afford them. There’s choices we all have to make when we want to “splurge” on something nice for ourselves. More times than not, spending money on items … Read moreBeauty on a Budget

How to Get Over the Post-Spring Break Blues

The week after spring break sucks – there’s no nice way to put it. You’ve just enjoyed a ten-day escape from school and the thought of returning to class and exams seems impossible. You might have spent your time with your toes in the sand, margarita in hand. Maybe you explored a new city, walking … Read moreHow to Get Over the Post-Spring Break Blues

Student Guide to Iowa City: A Video Series

I absolutely love Iowa City. It has, without a doubt, become my home away from home over the past four years. I wanted to take advantage of my final months in this cultured town and capture some of my favorite napping places, restaurants, and entertainment venues. While these videos certainly don’t do justice to the … Read moreStudent Guide to Iowa City: A Video Series

Why Everyone Needs a Phoebe Buffay In Their Life

Ah, Friends. The 90’s sitcom that has taken the world by storm. Even though this show is “technically” before my time, I have never related to a group of fictional characters so much in my entire 22 years of life. I can shamelessly admit that I’ve seen each episode at least 15 times and I … Read moreWhy Everyone Needs a Phoebe Buffay In Their Life