Author: Leo McGrath

  • Save the Bees

       A well-known battle cry of thousands of environmentalists may be “Save the Bees,” but in reality, the bees that we know and love aren’t doing as bad as we may think. But that’s not to say that bees have a particularly easy life. From pesticides to viruses to attacks on their hives, most bee colonies […]

  • Des Moines Homeless Camps Gearing Up for Winter

    Primary Health Care speaks up for the residents of local homeless camps. Cold Snap After an abnormally warm autumn, the Des Moines area was suddenly hit by winter weather this past week. Temperatures averaged around 50 degrees throughout October, but suddenly dropped below freezing several nights in a row. For most Iowa residents, this cold […]

  • From Club to College

    Drake University’s first-year volleyball players’ roles on the team so far   One of the most popular part of going to college for the first time is the freedom that comes with it. While students may find many benefits of this freedom, they may also struggle when it comes to keeping up with schoolwork. But for […]

  • Activist Profile

    Mongo Bob “Mongo” Eikelberry is the owner and founder of one of Des Moines’ most prolific gay bars. The Blazing Saddle is the oldest gay bar in the city, having originally opened in 1983.   Prior to being the proprietor of the Blazing Saddle, Mongo had been an electrician for over thirty years, and even had […]

  • Educators Grateful for Board’s Permission to Bargain

    Des Moines School Board passes motion to give Iowa educators more say in their contracts.   Approval of Consent Though the Des Moines Public School Board was missing its chair on the night of Oct. 2, the room was anything but empty. Instead, the meeting was so well attended that by the time it began, […]