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Go big or go home: Private colleges fight waning enrollment

Go big or go home: Private colleges fight waning enrollment

Jetstream Staff, Simpson College

October 17, 2017


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With a shrinking number of Iowans seeking higher educations, private institutions such as Simpson College find themselves in a dogfight for in-state students, many of whom are opting for less expensive alternatives. That’s one reason that Simpson and most of the nearly two dozen private colleges...

“Show Me What a Family Looks Like”

“Show Me What a Family Looks Like”

Grant Mayfield, Saint Louis University

October 4, 2017


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On Sunday, protesters marched down Grand Boulevard after Jason Stockley was found not guilty in the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. As they marched towards Saint Louis University’s campus, police blocked the entrance to West Pine, only allowing university students to pass, and the larger protest moved...

August Sky: Celestial bodies that bring us together

August Sky: Celestial bodies that bring us together

Sebastian Morris, Marshall University

August 28, 2017


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36,135 days later, it happened again, and everyone ended their day with a story to tell. A total eclipse of the sun visible from almost anywhere in the continental U.S. occurred Aug. 21, the first this scale since 1918. Dr. Sean McBride, assistant professor with the Department of Physics at Marsh...

Move-in day at Wichita State: Frustration, excitement, extra beds

Move-in day at Wichita State: Frustration, excitement, extra beds

Chance Swaim, Andrew Linnabary, and Jenna Farhat, Wichita State University

August 19, 2017


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Move-in day at Wichita State was full of frustrations, excitement, and extra beds. As a result of Wichita State’s decision to close Fairmount Towers, 80 students have been moved into “temporary arrangements” at Shocker Hall, a practice known as tripling. Those arrangements can mean putting a b...

Middle Georgia welcomes first Freedom School

Middle Georgia welcomes first Freedom School

Katie Atkinson, Mercer University

August 11, 2017


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For students facing poverty today, summer break can be one devastating vacation. With no access to educational resources at home, these students risk losing valuable reading skills they’ve gained during the school year. Freedom Schools across the nation are trying to change that by making sure kid...

Rolling on the River: Louisiana team wins competition to build floating school, partners with Cowen Institute

Rolling on the River: Louisiana team wins competition to build floating school, partners with Cowen Institute

Fiona Grathwohl, Tulane University

May 11, 2017


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When the school year begins in the fall of 2018, students will be filing into traditional classrooms across the country. New Harmony High School students, however, will be attending their classes on a barge on the Mississippi River. New Harmony will be a mobile school on a Mississippi River barge,...

Carbondale women’s march draws hundreds in a show of equality, solidarity

Carbondale women’s march draws hundreds in a show of equality, solidarity

Marnie Leonard, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

January 25, 2017


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For Carbondale resident Sylvia Greenfield, the scene on Saturday afternoon at the Carbondale Civic Center was a familiar one. As about 800 people gathered for the Southern Illinois Women’s March to stand up for causes like reproductive rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, climate change and...

Women’s March on Washington draws half a million people

Women’s March on Washington draws half a million people

Bethany Wade, Marywood University

January 25, 2017


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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The color pink took over the National Mall on Saturday, Jan. 21. Women from all around the country gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington to walk for equal rights. Organizers of the national march estimated 200,000 participants would attend the Women’s...

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