StaffOctober 14, 2019


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.”

Karlee IhdeOctober 14, 2019


  1. Find a winter coat, hat, scarf, and gloves.

To help stay warm during winter weather, be sure to find these four key items! If needed, the Triton Closet has a variety of sizes and styles of coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for students. The Triton Closet is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Triton Closet is also accepting donations as well!

2. Dress in layers.

3. Carry extra clothing items with you/in your car.

4. Have a shovel and/or ice melt in your trunk to help get your car out after a snowstorm.

5. Invest in an Ice Scraper to have clean windows so you can drive safely.

6. Keep your gas tank at ½ full or above, just in case you end up stranded to help keep your car running and heat working.

7. Snow boots will provide warmth and more traction if sidewalks are icy.

8. If there are frigid temperatures, stay inside.

StaffOctober 14, 2019


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


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 19, 2019


Iowa Central’s first ever REAL MEN SING chorus festival is happening this Saturday, September 21!

Will Lopes explained, “This event is part of a nationwide movement to encourage boys and young men to continue to sing. The plan is to partner with local and surrounding schools, as well as other male vocal ensembles to create a one-day choral music festival for young men (grades fifth -12th and college) as well as college students to promote vocal music, motivate, encourage singing and to create a momentum (jump-start) as we start the 2019-20 school year.”

“For students who like to sing, this event will provide a safe, encouraging and fun environment where they will not only be sharing the common love – music, but they will be making new friends and learning new skills as well,” Lopes said. He continued, “Many students who are currently involved in a choral program but has been in the past or just love to sing, can come freely, with no strings attached and experience a fun day of singing while new making friends.”

This one day event will culminate with a free concert at the Decker Auditorium featuring 3 (three) different ensembles (5/6, 7/8 and 9/12 grades) plus our artist in residence – VOX INFINITUS

Registration is still open and spots are open for singers grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12 and beyond!

For registration visit: http://www.iowacentral.edu/realmensing/ or just email Will Lopes at lopes@iowacentral.edu.

Karlee IhdeSeptember 10, 2019


Are you looking for fun-filled activities to do this fall? Of course, you are! As we are all settled into our dorms and our class filled routines, we feel the need to take a breather and have some fun! Below are 10 things to do this fall before the snow flies!

1. Visit an apple orchard!

Apple Orchards are the perfect spot to wear jeans and a cozy sweater while finding fresh, delicious apples and other goodies! Visiting an apple orchard can be an awesome spot to bond with new roommates or to catch up with old friends!

2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch 

Similar to the apple orchard, there will be tons of activities and things to see! While you are there, be sure to grab a few pictures to post or for a new profile picture! 

3. Tailgate a football game

Are you looking for a time to hang with friends? Have lots of good laughs and memories to look back on once you tailgate a football game! 

4. Carve a pumpkin

After you visit that pumpkin patch, be sure to carve your pumpkin! If you didn’t bring knives with you to college, take a permanent marker and draw your image! Be creative, be spooky! 

5. Get spooked in a haunted house

Grab some friends and take a night to visit a haunted house! A good freight is always a good time! You can never scream or laugh too much! 

6. Drink apple cider! 

You can never go wrong with a hot cup of apple cider for a drink! This warm, fall drink will leave your mouth watering and wanting more! 

7. Eat pumpkin pie! 

Or any pie really! In the fall, there are plenty of delicious desserts and other foods to relieve the sweet tooth! Plus, it will leave your kitchen smelling delicious! 

8. Rewatch your favorite Halloween movies 

Grab that cup of apple cider, your favorite PJs, and a bunch of Halloween movies! Scary or not, there is always time to sit down and relax! 

9. Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving 

While most will be going home for Thanksgiving, be sure to have a Friendsgiving with your friends here! Find someone to bring to necessary foods or even just your favorite Thanksgiving foods and have a feast! Remember to think about what you are thankful for! 

10. Start Christmas Shopping 

Once late fall is here, shopping deals are here and you can get an early start on the Christmas gifts for your loved ones! 

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