Category Archives: The Prairie

A fan’s Jumbotron journey

A fan’s Jumbotron journey

David DeLooper’s minute of fame in every NBA city is a real crowd pleaser For alumnus David DeLooper ’15, there’s more to an NBA game than just what happens on the court. The crowd reaction is his jam. “Have you ever seen someone dance on the Jumbotron and the entire crowd gets energized? I wanted… Continue Reading

Which type is write?

Which type is write?

When it comes to finding the right words, it’s all about process. In the preface of his recent 700-page presidential biography, A Promised Land, Barack Obama notes that writing only works for him if he lays out what he wants to say in longhand. With his natural fluency he states that “a computer gives even… Continue Reading

So long, Solo cup

So long, Solo cup

Four students plan to change the way we hold our drinks The red plastic cup — popular at picnics, parties, and tailgates — troubled Axel Delakowski ’21. “I thought of all of the cups that are thrown away,” says the biomedical engineering major. “There had to be a more sustainable way.” He teamed up with… Continue Reading

Wondering whys

Wondering whys

A series of podcasts out of the School of Education is a perfect screen break for young learners After spending three months teaching courses from home while monitoring her two sons as they adjusted to remote learning, Tabitha Dell’Angelo had a thought: What if she created podcasts on topics that interest elementary school children? A… Continue Reading

How I Got Here: Nicole Lester ’22

How I Got Here: Nicole Lester ’22

Record-breaking pole vaulter finds that her happy place is in the air. I remember the first day I ever vaulted: March 28, 2015. Getting off the ground and holding on to the pole upside down, it’s the coolest feeling, like you’re flying. Before each jump, I look at the runway, take a deep breath, and… Continue Reading

Hope springs eternal

After nearly a year of shutdown, the college sees life and light this spring Last year, a walk across Quimby’s Prairie lacked the typical bustle of a college campus. Students were sparse, faculty were home brushing up on their online teaching skills, and staff were largely working remotely. But the college committed to reopen for… Continue Reading

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