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Beautiful Bulldog Contest

This past Sunday Bulldog lovers and their families made their way to Knapp Center for the thirty-sixth annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest. Travelling from all over some pups and their parents were from Georgia and New Jersey. The families from out of town heard about the Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines through Facebook and Twitter. The contest started at […]

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Forest Avenue Library program continues to educate local immigrants

For over two and a half years, Des Moines’ Forest Avenue Library has educated immigrants on the English language. For librarian Ashley Molzen, who has been a key organizer of Conversations and Coffee, the opportunity is one that brings endless success stories. “There’s a lot of English learners from all over the world,” Molzen said. “We have people […]



World Food Prize making Des Moines the “Switzerland” of the United States

The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates is known to bring in notable names such as Bill Gates and the United Nations Secretary General. Ambassadors are now calling Des Moines the “safety net” of the United States, a place where people can talk about important issues that is not Washington D.C. Des Moines, some say, is now the Switzerland […]


Drake Photography Club

Whether you are taking photos of Mother Nature, or even portrait shots, all these require a certain skill, which are rarely taught in class. Fortunately, this new organization in Drake allows one to do so. This is Drake Photography Club. Vice President Ying Chyi Gooi discusses more about their vision The club holds weekly meetings to educate passionate individuals the […]


Pi Kappa Phi’s Ability Experience

At Drake University, Jake Miller and his Pi Kappa Phi brothers bring out the tents and stationary bikes to set up for their forth-annual ability experience philanthropy. Throughout the week, Drake students, faculty, and local Des Moines residents can participate in hour-long stationary bike rides to help raise money for organizations that help people with […]

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