Inside the mind of two street preachers

Street Preachers have a long and controversial history on college campuses. I sat down with two to find out why, exactly, they do what they do.  Featured image illustration by Elisabeth Oster Street preachers have been a fixture on university campuses for as long as most students can remember. Signs wave in students’ faces denouncing … Read moreInside the mind of two street preachers

Coronavirus shocks athletes and fans

With the pandemic spread of COVID-19, athletic seasons have come to a halt.  Featured image illustration by Elisabeth Oster. Logo courtesy of NCAA. Growing up in a zealous, athletic family, I’ve attended more sporting events than I can keep track of. As the baby of the family, I watched my siblings compete at both high … Read moreCoronavirus shocks athletes and fans

The Magic Behind Four-Time Grammy Winning Musician Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash came to the University of Iowa and held two events: a talk, free to the public, and then a concert. She took her audience through an inspirational journey that detailed the stories and processes by which her songs came to be produced.

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

Among the first: Being a first-generation student

Being the first isn’t easy; it can be scary. You are the guinea pig. You teach people what not to do through your mistakes. However, it is quite an honor. Much like when you are 5 years old and heading down the big slide at the playground for the first time. At the top of … Read moreAmong the first: Being a first-generation student