News, Photo / April 2, 2020 A quiet campus

by Tracie Tuttle– It has been surreal watching the Morningside campus go from bustling with students to the somber state it’s currently in. Just remember, everything will eventually go back to normal and the Mustangs will be back, stronger than ever.

News / March 30, 2020 March student of the month: Anna van Dusen

by Mari Pizzini– Morningside College’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) selected Anna Van Dusen as March’s student of the month. Van Dusen was recently elected as the secretary of Morningside Ag Club, is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association group, the Iowa Student Education Association, Photography club, and Teachers Inspiring Exceptional Students. She...

News / March 18, 2020 Pizzini’s tips for social distancing

by Mari Pizzini– Covid-19, or the coronavirus as it’s informally known, has become a household name across the globe. With its origins tracing from Wuhan, China, the virus has proven to be deadly, scary, and culturally jarring. To help combate the spread of Covid-19, social distancing has become the norm. Bars, restaurants, churches, and most...

News / March 16, 2020 February Student of the Month: Kayla Schimpf

by Mari Pizzini–Morningside College’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) selected Kayla Schimpf as February’s student of the month.  Schimpf is currently the president of the PreProfessional Health Club, secretary of the Chemistry Club, and a member of Beta Beta Beta. Additionally, she has helped Pastor Andy Nelson and Professor Anni Moore create and facilitate...

News / March 14, 2020 COVID-19 update: Priority remains on students

by Abby Koch–Morningside administration sent out a campus and community-wide memo Thursday about its plan to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The memo informed the community on certain decisions made, like recalling study abroad students, and upcoming possibilities that will affect classes. The major announcement from administration was the extension of spring break until March...

News / March 9, 2020 Morningside Responds to Coronavirus Concern

by Abby Koch–With coronavirus spreading around the world and rising in death toll, Morningside administration has taken action to protect students who are traveling. Morningside is taking necessary precautions for their traveling abroad students and students who intend to travel during spring break.  First concerns were directed to students in Italy for the semester abroad...

News / February 28, 2020 ‘Caf food on the go

by Iandra Estupinian– It’s Thursday morning and you’re trying your best to pay attention to the professor, but your eyes search for the time on your laptop- it’s 11:30 am. Lunchtime. You turn back to look at the professor and the board but now all you’re thinking about is that Thursdays are Chicken Wrap Day....

News / February 28, 2020 The Plex to hold open house

by Iandra Estupinian– In a land far, far away…there stood Morningside’s third residence hall, the Plex. In reality, not many Morningsiders know about the Residence Complex (a.k.a. the Plex). Because of this, Residence Life has decided to create the first-ever Plex Open House to increase awareness about the residence hall. “The reason for the open...

News / February 27, 2020 Coody opens Humanities Series

by Mari Pizzini–Dr. Elizabeth Coody brought pop culture to The Bible in Morningside College’s inaugural Humanities Speaker Series Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Assistant Professor of Religious Studies spoke o the connections between DC Comics’ Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, and Mary Magdalene. Dr. Coody’s expertise is in biblical interpretation and pop culture. She used this...

News / February 25, 2020 Students ‘Breakthrough’ in new group

by Hailey Barrus– There are more opportunities to get involved in Morningside College’s ministry this year at Breakthrough, a student led worship night. This organization just started up this year and is a new way for Christian college students to gather in prayer, worship, and to have a strong outlet for their faith. Senior, Kevin...

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Student art on display
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Student art on display

by Tracie Tuttle– Morningside students are showing off their artistic skills at the annual Student Art Show.  The show includes graphic design, studio art, and photography created by students from all areas of study, giving all students an opportunity to have their art on display. Bryce Clinkenbeard, a sophomore gallery attendant, said that he appreciates…

Dining with death: Starting a conversation
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Dining with death: Starting a conversation

by Mari Pizzini– Death can be a somber subject, but those that attended Morningside chaplain Andy Nelson’s “Death over Dinner” were anything but. Eleven total students, professors, and community members joined in on the chat Wednesday night. Attendee Taylor Van Vliet described the conversation, held in Weikert Auditorium on February 5, 2020, as being “lively.”…

Franklin Leadership Summit prepares students
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Franklin Leadership Summit prepares students

by Tracie Tuttle– Last week, students learned about developing their leadership skills at the first Franklin Leadership Summit. The Summit, which took place in the Yockey Room, was created and led by Morningside alum and brand consultant Cleo Franklin JR. “The purpose of this is to help students build a better pathway to whatever [they]…

Mustangs split against  Chargers
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Mustangs split against Chargers

photos by Abby Koch–Mustang men’s and women’s basketball teams took on the Briar Cliff Chargers on Saturday. The lady ‘Stangs defeated the Chargers 91-72. Mustang men suffered their first loss of the season 94-83.

Club plans trip to the Big Apple
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Club plans trip to the Big Apple

By Iandra Estupinian – Spring break is one of the best times of the year for college students to go home, catch up on some sleep, or binge–watch a new show on Netflix or Hulu. Other students decide that a trip out of town is exactly what they need. You know, getting to see some…

Remembering a basketball icon
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Remembering a basketball icon

by Hailey Barrus – Basketball icon Kobe Bryant died suddenly in a helicopter crash outside of Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26. Bryant was best known for his 20-season basketball career as a Los Angeles Laker, where he was the youngest person to wear an NBA jersey. He won five championships, was an 18 time…

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