2 weeks agoby urban_plains@avriece is our video producer. She’s from Washington, Missouri. “Iowa has 75% vowels, and I have 75% no time for that.” Cassie feels that “a lot of stories that have been released during my time here have a lot of impact, and are asking people to take action. So I hope that when people read our stories they will want to do something about the injustices in our country.” #UrbanPlains
1 week agoby urban_plainsHold up, we’ve got some cool stuff to raffle off at Hold Up with Mitch and Jessie: Live at Gas Lamp. Join us on Dec. 4 from 7-9 pm at @gaslampdsm with a special guest. We’ll be raffling off two signed @courtney_krause CDs, two #UrbanPlains shirts, two gift certificates for Gas Lamp, and stickers.
4 days agoby urban_plains@jessiespangler is our social media editor. She calls Plainfield, Illinois home—“Plainfield is more boring when I’m gone.” She says that #UrbanPlains has “encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and I hope that it encourages readers to think a little deeper about the Midwest and everything that it entails.”
1 week agoby urban_plains@fcm3145 is our audio producer. He calls Spokane, Washington home—“I may have lived in a lot of places, but after graduation, home is where the story is.” Cade is hoping “readers learn that the Midwest has a lot more to offer than they might expect!” #UrbanPlains
2 weeks agoby urban_plainsMore women are starting to find refuge in running groups. Read more by clicking the link in our bio. #UrbanPlains
Urban Plains is a student magazine publication at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The magazine is created and published by the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication multimedia capstone.