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StaffOctober 14, 2019

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On Wednesday night, Sept. 18 the Iowa Central Community College organized a Bingo Night, where approximately 600 students were there to try to win prizes. It was the second bingo event since the beginning of the school year. 

What is a “bingo”? Bingo is a game of chance that is unbelievably famous, with its simple rules and a few strategies. Several numbers are drawn and announced one after the other. Players write down the numbers on a card provided for this purpose. The first player to get a pattern wins. 

The schematics are chosen by the announcer. The announcer has chosen 7 different schematics. 

The player has a grid where various numbers are noted. Each play represents one schematic, and sometimes between 2 or 3 players win, except for the 2 last prizes. This last Wednesday, students have been fulfilled because, approximately 12 prizes were to be won. 

For this second night, university staff members have increased the value of the prizes. The smallest prize was 6 t-shirts and the biggest prize was a pair of headphones. 

There was variation in prizes, including a TV, vacuum, and fridge, as well as discount coupons to buy something in the bookstore or have a subscription on Netflix. Food was also available to win. 

Bingo is not just a game for the elderly. Campus Students spent an evening surrounded by their friends trying to win prizes. 

According to the testimony of one student, “It’s cool to get together with friends after a long day of classes and training. Especially when there are gifts, the game gets more interesting.”


StaffOctober 14, 2019
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The Iowa Central Rodeo Team has been doing outstanding this semester, with accomplishments in the college rodeo arena, as well as other arenas. We are located in the Great Plains Region for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). At the first rodeo, put on by the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, the men’s team won the rodeo with 930 points, with South Dakota State University coming in second with 510 points. In North Platte, NE, put on by Mid Plains Community College, the Tritons took on a double header rodeo. During the first rodeo, the men’s team placed third with 330.50 points. The second part of the double header started on September 13th and concluded on the 14th. The men’s team placed second to Mid Plains, earning 715 points to their 815 points.

Head coach Bridget Lambright and assistant coach Terry Coleman worked hard in preparing the Triton athletes in practice and setting up for the big event, the Triton Stampede. On September 27th and 28th, at the Webster County Fairgrounds, the men’s team placed third overall with 380 points. On the women’s side, Adilyn Williams and her team roping partner from South Dakota State University made it back to the final round of rodeo Saturday night, but they fell just short of the title when the steer jumped out of the heel loop.

In the Regional standings, the Rodeo Tritons Men’s Team are sitting first overall with 2,355.50 points. Mid Plains is following them with 2,025.50 points. In regional standings individually Nick Pelke is 1st in Mens All-round, Tanner Bassett is 3rd in Saddle Bronc Riding, Nick Pelke is 1st in Bareback Riding, Blaine Beaty is 1st in Bull Riding, Judd Grover is 1st in Tie Down Roping, Marty Baker is 7th in Tie Down Roping, Wyatt McGee is 9th in Steer Wrestling, Sage Kvien is 14th in Steer Wrestling, Judd Grover is 14th in Team Roping Heading, and Trevor Kinyon is 15th in Team Roping Heeling.

Nationally, the men’s team is sitting 4th. Nick Pelke is 1st in Mens All-round, Nick Pelke is 3rd in Bareback Riding, Blaine Beaty is 2nd in Bull Riding, and Judd Grover is 1st in Tie Down Roping.

Outside of college rodeo, team member Sage Kvien qualified for the Junior NFR in Saddle Bronc Riding on September 28th in Fort Pierre, SD. This will be held December 5-14 in Las Vegas, NV, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

After all the good things going on for the team, there are two more rodeos to round out the fall season. One will be held in Ames, IA on October 18-19, and the other will be held in Fargo, ND, on November 1-2. The Iowa Central faculty, students, and fans will continue to cheer on the Rodeo Tritons for a successful end to their fall season.


Karlee IhdeSeptember 25, 2019
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Next week, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, through Friday, Oct. 5 is homecoming week! Along with sporting events, there are many activities and events planned by Student Activities to help celebrate homecoming week.

Student Senate has voted and planned dress-up days for homecoming! The days are as follows:

  •             Monday: Merica Monday
  •             Tuesday: Twin Day Tuesday
  •             Wednesday: First-Year Students Wear White, Returning Students Wear Black
  •             Thursday: Jersday Thursday
  •             Friday: Spirit Day

Student Activities have planned multiple events during homecoming week! Below are the activities!

Monday: Sand Volleyball Tournament at Amigos at 5:30 p.m. *Students must register with Student Activities to play!

Tuesday: Ran’d Shine, Comedian/Mentalist in the Student Resource Center at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Blue Out and Prize Drawing at the volleyball game!  

Thursday: Pep Rally at 7 p.m. at Hodges Field House! Bonfire and Carnival Rides 8-10 p.m.

Be sure to follow Iowa Central Student Activities on Snapchat, @ic_activities, to see different events happening on campus!


Karlee IhdeSeptember 25, 2019
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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Iowa Central students celebrated with the Afro-Latino festival! Students had the choice of which country or person to research and create a display with the information.

Aleah Sherman researched Peru for her festival display. Her favorite part was learning about the different countries.

Aleah Sherman

McKenna Mitchell loved Cuba’s culture and decided to research Celia Cruz based on her strong voice and her neat story.

Debra’s country was Venezuela. Debra loved researching and learning new information, she even found out Venezuela has it’s own Afro-Latino Festival each year!

Iowa Central students and staff along with high school students and community members learned lots of information about Latin American countries!



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