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Director of the Center for Academic Excellence Donna Musel stands with the new sensory room.
Sensory Room Coming Soon to the CAE
A small room inside of the Center of Academic Success, holds a rocking chair, a weighted blanket, a bubble light machine, a sound machine, and a shelf filled with fidget toys and other de-stressors. The room is small but can fit two adults comfortably. It's the new sensory room in the CAE.
Dr. Kathleen Ruscitto wants to do more for Storm Lakes mental health. Heartland Counseling is her brainchild.
Private Practice Heartland Counseling Comes to Storm Lake
October 17, 2021
Dr. Kathleen Ruscitto wants to do more for Storm Lake's mental health. Heartland Counseling is her brainchild.
Cast and crew outside the Vista 3 Theatre at the premiere of Storm Lake. (PBS)
'Storm Lake' Comes to Storm Lake
September 22, 2021
On Thursday, September 16, 2021, Vista 3 Theater hosted the premiere of the Storm Lake documentary. The piece follows Art Cullen and his family after his 2017 Pulitzer-win through the struggles and joys of running a true local newspaper.  
Orientation Team member Brayden Bergum with incoming freshmen admitted to BVU during the pandemic.
BVU Admissions, Through a Pandemic
August 10, 2021

Before the pandemic, the college admissions process had been perfected to a science. Students and parents looked for programs they loved, they...

State Auditor Rob Sand Holds Town Hall in Storm Lake — potential run for governor?
State Auditor Rob Sand Holds Town Hall in Storm Lake — potential run for governor?
June 22, 2021

“Rob Sand should have run for governor in 2018…” Jake Webster, a student at Iowa State University tweeted. “Send tweet.” Sand is not...

Garden of Misfit Toys
Garden of Misfit Toys
October 19, 2021
American sports are famous for producing dynasties; teams, franchises, and programs that dominate year after year, winning championship after championship. But what do we call the opposite of a dynasty? Is there a name for that? What do we call a team that performs at the highest level when it comes to finding a new rock bottom each season?
My Review on the Pizzeria, Patio 220
My Review on the Pizzeria, Patio 220
Joceline Medina, Opinion Editor • October 13, 2021
Pizza anyone? If you’re hungry and looking to visit someplace new, make your way down to Patio 220. This pizzeria is located almost six miles away from the Buena Vista University campus in Alta, Iowa.
US Open 2021 Review
US Open 2021 Review
Stefan Collins, Contributing Writer • October 7, 2021
Max Murphy, Knee-d for Speed

Max Murphy, Knee-d for Speed

October 15, 2021

Buena Vista University track and field student-athlete Max Murphy, tells us his story from being on top of the world to hitting rock bottom.

Setting Up for Success: On and Off the Court

Setting Up for Success: On and Off the Court

October 11, 2021

As one of the four Juniors on the BVU Volleyball team this year, Taylor Wedemeyer has held true to her position as a Setter ever since she stepped foot on the court. Not only has she been playing volleyball since she was a young elementary schooler, but she has never played any other position.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a new Professor!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a new Professor!

October 1, 2021

If you walk into Professor Carlos Acosta-Ponce’s office, you might be surprised at the state of it....

Even after the limitations Covid-19 brought last year, the Marching Blue has emerged through the fog as a resilient group once again entering the public eye.

Joshua Tigges, Co-Editor of Photography and Multimedia

October 16, 2021

Max Murphy, Knee-d for Speed

Colin Imhoff, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2021

I love the community and the people here... It really has provided me with a second home. All the girls on my team are
like family to me so its important to me that when we play, that we play for each other. The culture and the chemistry we
have is something I really like being a part of, - Taylor Wedemeyer, Junior.

Jadyn Forbes, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2021