News, Photo / May 20, 2020 Morningside Voices: How are you doing?

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Features, News / May 7, 2020 The new rhythm of life with Covid-19 (video)

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News, Photo / April 18, 2020 Signs of the time

Photos by Abby Koch- COVID-19 has caused numerous signs to be placed to enforce social distancing or convey what people can and can’t do. Some signs are to help direct where to get certain wants and some are showing how people feel. Signs have become a big part of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News / April 18, 2020 Living in quarantine

by Iandra Estupinian– There is no doubt now that COVID-19 is a big deal and has been the reason for many recent changes in the last month. Schools have moved online, all dine-in restaurants are now take-out, employees are not employees unless they are considered “essential,” and the idea of personal space now has a...

News / April 18, 2020 Morningside starts virtual tours

by Mari Pizzini– Morningside College has begun conducting virtual visits with prospective students. The virtual tours can combine any number of activities, from meeting with faculty to campus tours. Student ambassadors have even recently begun to give campus tours through facetime and WebEx. “We added the virtual visit form the first part of April,” Stephanie...

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...

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Newt Gingrich visits Morningside
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Newt Gingrich visits Morningside

By Claire De Roin– Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke to a crowd of over a hundred people Tuesday September 20th at Morningside College. The Yockey Room was full of mostly older Caucasians when Gingrich strolled in ten minutes late. Gingrich opened with a briefing on his candidacy. “Next Thursday…

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All work and no play

  By Claire De Roin– Many students at Morningside balance a work schedule and a class schedule. These students balance their schedule carefully, making sure classes and work shifts don’t overlap, making sure there is time for homework, making sure they will get enough sleep each night. Balancing schedules can be stressful, but are college…

Hometown pride or hometown discrimination?
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Hometown pride or hometown discrimination?

By Claire DeRoin — “If attending college in your hometown isn’t still living at home with your parents, I don’t know what is.” Statements like this can occasionally be heard around campus, usually tossed around by students from areas outside of the Sioux City metropolitan area. There seems to be a stigma attached to attending…

A splash in the park
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A splash in the park

By Emily L. Domayer–  A cougar with impressive fangs. Funnel cakes. A 30-foot inflatable slide in the shape of an ocean wave. All of these things were at Artsplash, an art festival held at Grandview Park this past weekend.  There were more than 90 artists exhibiting at the festival, and this was the 19th year…

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Osama bin Laden killed

by Jordan Ogren– Justice was served Monday when reports that 9/11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden, was killed by a small task force of U.S. Navy Seals in a firefight at a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Bin Laden had been in hiding for nearly ten years. Five people were killed in the firefight, including bin…

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