Restaurant review: Krunkwich Ramen House

In the East Village of Des Moines lays an innocuous brick building. To the average passerby, nothing is particularly eye-catching, but within lies a hipster paradise. Krunkwich Ramen House opened in April 2015 as Iowa’s first restaurant dedicated to Japanese and Fusion Ramen. The small restaurant has an urban, yet cozy feel with friendly and helpful staff for those navigating ramen outside dollar-store packages for … Continue reading Restaurant review: Krunkwich Ramen House

College classics reimagined: beer

Here in Iowa, we love our comfort food. How ‘bout a comfort brew? Think of craft beer as the mac n’ cheese of beer: filling, savory and open to interpretation. Craft breweries have busted into the beer market in recent decades and are growing by double-digits each year. According to the Brewers’ Association, it’s the best time to be a beer love in United States … Continue reading College classics reimagined: beer

College classics reimagined: ramen

Cheap, easy and just tasty enough to constitute a meal in a pinch. Ramen has always been the broke college student’s go-to, but the cuisine is seeing a comeback in American culture as of lately. Refinery 29 called it one of the biggest food trends in 2015, citing research showing an increase of its appearance on restaurant menus by 18.2% from 2013 to 2014. Major … Continue reading College classics reimagined: ramen

College classics reimagined: pizza

Whether it’s a last-minute dinner or late-night munchies, college students’ go-to is almost always a good slice of pizza. Luckily, ID magazine took a road trip through the Des Moines area to find the most interesting pizzas around. Brickhouse Tavern Phone: (515) 962-5025 Address: 107 N. Buxton St., Indianola, IA 50125 Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Fri. 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 … Continue reading College classics reimagined: pizza

Politically engaged students: Cecilia Martinez

February 1st was the culmination of everything Cecilia Martinez had put in so many long hours for over the past 6 months. Martinez sits on the floor with other Bernie Sanders supporters and waits for the final results. “Sanders wins with four delegates, followed by Clinton with three. Thank you all for caucusing today.” But after all the work done, Martinez’s vote wasn’t counted. Martinez is a … Continue reading Politically engaged students: Cecilia Martinez

Politically engaged students: Zach Goodrich

Junior Zach Goodrich was reluctant to be a part of a campaign this election cycle, as there weren’t any presidential candidates he was particularly passionate about. “I just didn’t see myself gaining anything from the experience if I was just out there door knocking, making phone calls, just not really the best use of my time when I had already done that in another election … Continue reading Politically engaged students: Zach Goodrich

Politically engaged students: Olivia Anderson

Step into the unapologetically Midwestern souvenir store RAYGUN and you will get a taste of what the rest of the United States “thinks” of the Midwest. While they usually utilize an exaggerated case of geographical illiteracy, they paint a perceptive take on the lack of acknowledgement given to the Midwest by coastal states. But every four years, Iowa becomes the center of national political attention. … Continue reading Politically engaged students: Olivia Anderson