News / May 10, 2021 From Tower Garden to Table

by Emily Rotthaler-This spring semester, Morningside College’s cafeteria has been displaying peculiar contraptions of plastic, white light, and plants in the entrance of the student dining hall. The Tower Gardens, as these contraptions are called, is a project realized by the Agriculture and Food Studies Department and supply fresh and sustainable produce to the cafeteria....

News / May 7, 2021 New Woo Crew for MU

by Kassidy Hart–The orientation staff of students has been renamed from Student Ambassadors to the WOO Crew. WOO stands for Welcome and Orientation Organizer. When the abbreviation was brought up to the orientation faculty committee by Vice President of University Engagement Erin Edlund, the team knew it had a winner. “We wanted something that brought...

Morningside People, News / May 7, 2021 Long Journey Home for Morningside’s International Students

by Emily Rotthaler–As the semester is comes to an end, Morningside’s international students are preparing for traveling back to their home countries. Countries that may be fighting their battles against COVID-19 with various different approaches. Efforts to regulate the pandemic are all across the board in Europe. Germany is entering another hard lockdown while countries...

Morningside People, News / May 7, 2021 A difficult year soon to close for graduating seniors

by Hailey Barrus–A cap, a gown, and a pandemic? As the school year comes to an end, Morningside seniors are preparing for graduation on May 15th. This is a luxury that the seniors of 2020 did not get to enjoy due to the global pandemic. A year later, Morningside has experienced several precautions, made vaccines...

News / May 7, 2021 Bell bottoms and boot cuts are coming back

by Chloe Krommendyk–Fashion is a never-ending cycle, and while trends have definitely changed over the past four years, some fashion trends we thought had been buried have re-emerged and become popular again.  Sophomore Jennie Riedman said, “I like to keep up to date with the new fashion trends, and I am surprised but not disappointed...

News / April 30, 2021 Into the Streets took on new look

by Kassidy Hart–Morningside community members have become familiar with the college’s annual volunteering event, Into the Streets. And though Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) was able to host the 14 th annual Into the Streets, the event looked a bit different due to COVID restrictions.  “Kali Hill and I wanted to still hold the event this year...

News / April 13, 2021 Morningside Efforts in COVID-19 Vaccinations

by Kassidy Hart-With the COVID-19 vaccine now available to the majority of the population, more and more students are choosing to participate in the vaccination decision. “I got my first dose the second week of February and the second dose the first week of March through the Siouxland District Health’s Clinic at the Tyson Center,”...

News / April 7, 2021 The Female Struggle of Feeling Safe

by Emily Rotthaler-Keys between the fingers, pepper spray on the keychain, and sharing one’s live location with a relative or friend. All of these are part of a seemingly unspoken codex of safety precautions women consciously take to protect themselves from possible harassment and attacks by strangers in public. While a lot of women seem...

News / April 5, 2021 Ag Center and Greenhouse could be ready for fall classes

by Kassidy Hart–In the school year of 2014-2015, Morningside bought Longfellow Elementary School and turned it into a space for art. As Morningside looks to grow their departments and their work, the site of the former elementary school has begun to transition to the future site of greenhouse for the Rosen Ag Center and Lags...

News / April 4, 2021 Mustangs Split Doubleheader Against Doane (Photos)

Photos by Abby Koch-Morningside split their doubleheader against Doane University on Sat. April 3. Morningside would take game one 12-9 and Doane would come back to claim game two 7-1. The Mustangs will be on the road for a four game series against Hastings College on April 10 and April 11. Click here for full...

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Thomas Moore Ends Mustangs’ Season 65-62 (Photos)
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Thomas Moore Ends Mustangs’ Season 65-62 (Photos)

Photos by Abby Koch-Mustangs’ run in the national tournament was ended with a 65-62 loss to Thomas Moore University in the semi finals on Mon. March 22. Morningside trailed for much of the game but came back from a 16 point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the lead. The Saints responded by holding…

Mental Health Benefits of Weight Training
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Mental Health Benefits of Weight Training

by Chloe Pieper-Pumping iron might not only build your muscles but also your mood. Studies have shown that lifting weights can help reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Strength training reduces these symptoms by regulating blood flow and heart rate, speeding up your metabolism, clearing brain fog, and boosting your mood. …

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Morningsiders Volunteer in the Backpack Program

by Emily Rotthaler-In one and a half hours of volunteering, seven players of Morningside’s women’s soccer team, English professor David Elder, and Pastor Andy Nelson helped the Food Bank of Siouxland assemble 700 weekend lunch bags for children in need. Freshman Taylar Johnson said the best part about volunteering was knowing that they were “helping…

A Year in the Pandemic
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A Year in the Pandemic

by Ashley Duncan-It has been a little over a year since COVID-19 began affecting the lives of people in the United States. On Jan. 21, 2020, the CDC reported its first case of COVID-19 in the state of Washington. Since then, people have been living in and out of quarantine, constantly wearing masks, and having…

Full Capacity Coffeehouse
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Full Capacity Coffeehouse

by Morgan Roberts-Businesses have shifted back to full capacity seating post proclamation made by Governor Kim Reynolds.  There has been controversy following the lifted ban, but looking from the perspective of a college student the lift is nothing short of a miracle.  Students of Morningside have the luxury of in-person classes and access to study…

Spring Break in COVID Times
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Spring Break in COVID Times

by Hailey Barrus-Spring break is the breath of fresh air college students need to make it through the spring semester. Nearly a year ago, students ventured out to all different parts of the country looking for an “escape”. From Florida to Colorado, Morningside students packed their bags and went on trips they would never forget….

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