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  • Drake R.E.A.D.S. enters its second year with new members and new themes

    By Morgen Neuhauser In lower Olmstead, a group of book lovers laughed over how much they hated Colleen Hoover, ‘Which book or author do you hate?’, apparently being the perfect ice-breaker. Drake R.E.A.D.S.’ first meeting of the year was filled with icebreaker activities, elections and book selections.  Last September, then first-year student Rachel Hallock took…

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  • Drake students discuss campus-wide support for accessibility

    When sophomore Ava Basso noticed that there were no contrast lines — non-slip, contrasting markings on the edge of steps to differentiate one from another — on the stairs leading to Jewett Hall, she decided to bring up the issue. Basso said once she sent the email, the disability task force agreed to do it…

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  • Newspapers Are More Than an Aesthetic

    Nine out of 10 times growing up, I would walk into my childhood bedroom to a pile of newspaper articles on my desk. As I flipped through them, there was no set topic, no niche interest that I was fanatically researching, instead, they were diverse stories that my dad had set aside for me during…

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  • Banned Books

    Book bans are increasing in numbers, so it is important to show our supportfor the authors being silenced. A 2022 study done by WordsRatedfound a 60.99% percent increase in requests to ban a book from 2021, which is a total of 2,571 unique titles that were targeted.  According to areport from PEN America, “an organization dedicated to…

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