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Black History Month

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Dance and sing!

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Flash mobs have made it to Des Moines. Find out what they are and where theyve happened.

GV Bowling team

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Its their first season as a team. Find out how theyre doing so far this year.

Superbowl Sunday

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Host your own superbowl party with these tips, terms, and recipes.

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Firefighters respond to smoke in Hull Apartments

Kevin Waldron

Students fill the doorway and windows to watch the fire trucks arrive at Hull Apartments Tuesday, February 1. The Des Moines Fire Department responded to the fire alarms going off in the building. Smoke set off the alarms and there were no flames. The smoke came from students cooking in the apartment.


Despite the blizzard conditions, the Des Moines Fire Department responded immediately to the alarms from the Hull Apartments on Feb. 1 around 6:15 p.m. According to Taylar Swartz, first floor RA in the apartments, the residents of room 107 over-cooked a few steaks and seasoning was stuck to the bottom of a pan, which smoked up their room and caused fire alarms to go off in the apartments. Aaron Staver, broadcast junior, is a resident of the apartment. Staver said, We opened windows to air out the place and opened the door. Once we opened the door, the alarms went off. I only thought it was in our room. So we tried to turn off the alarm, but realized that the alarms were going off in the hallways. Since there was no fire in the room the we just stayed there our room.
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Cadavers give advanced biology Search continues for new justices in supreme court students hands-on experience
Jason Link

Grand View offers a 400-level gross anatomy course beginning with a lecture and moving to a laboratory to apply what they have learned with human dissection every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Craig Camby, Des Moines University lecturer of biology, instructs the class. Camby said the teacher of the anatomy is the cadaver itself. Camby said, First and foremost, the donors, the people that have made this noble decision to donate their earthly remains, are doing so for a very great purpose. Camby has been with Grand View since 1988, but after leaving his fulltime status he went on to Des Moines University where he is now a professor

of anatomy and serves as Darrell Wilkins, the director of the Anatomy director of the IDBP, said, Graduate Program. People contact us wanting My philosophy for to donate. I send paper work fostering out, they fill it student out, and send learning it back in. I ...the people is to use look it over, that have different make sure teaching everything is made this methods in order, and noble decision to engage they meet all to donate different requirements. their earthly learning T h e styles, department remains, are C a m b y will examine doing so for said. [The] the cadavers a very great subject m e d i c a l purpose. matter is history to look certainly for contagious Craig Camby something diseases, and Des Moines University I v e to see if the lecturer of biology enjoyed body meets teaching the height to throughout the years, and Ive weight requirements. never lost that enthusiasm or [We] dont have passion for Anatomy. shortages, but dont have The cadavers are sent surpluses, Wilkins said. from the University of Iowas After a donor is Deeded Body Program approved, cadavers are (IDBP). See ANATOMY page 10

Alex Murphy

Last week was a busy week at the Iowa Supreme Court headquarters just south of the State Capital building. It was an unusual sight as the Supreme Court courtroom was opened up to the public as 60 applicants from around the state took to the hot seat in front of 15 members of a state judicial nominating commission. Members of the commission heard about applicants resumes and personal lives and why they felt they should be the next top dogs to serve on the Iowa Supreme Court. The commission is made up of seven lawyers and seven non-lawyers who have been appointed by Iowa governors over several years and Iowa Supreme Court justice David Wiggins, the commissions chairman. The interviewing process

started on Monday, January 24, at 9 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m. each night and wrapped up entirely Thursday morning shortly after 10 a.m. The 60 applicants were whittled down to just nine nominees that were sent to newly-elected Governor Terry Branstad who will nominate just three to serve on the high court. The 60 applicants hoped to succeed former Iowa Supreme Court Chief justice Marsha Ternus, and justices David Baker and Michael Streit, who were all ousted after Novembers retention vote. Many across the state voiced their opposition to the ruling from all of the justices on the legalization of samesex marriage in the state of Iowa. After the interviewing process ended, the nominating committee met in closed session for six hours straight, Thursday, deliberating and
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