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Olson and Kamin Named For 2018/19 Barron Bremner Awards

Alyssa Olson (‘20) and Zachary Kamin (‘21) have been named the Barron Bremner Outstanding Athletes of the year for 2018/19 academic year. The winners were announced amidst an award ceremony held at the Kohawk Arena on Coe Campus this past Friday. This year marked the 25th iteration of this highest recognition for athletes at Coe and thus was witnessed by previous award recipients, board of trustees and alumni in a grandeur unlike past years. The awards were presented to the winners by Coe Alum Curt Menefree (‘87), who hosts Fox NFL Sunday for Fox Network. Coe wrestler Taylor Mehmen and Basketball player Nolan Timp were also finalists for the award in the men’s side. Likewise, Lauren French from women’s tennis team and Darby Manternach from the women’s swim team were…

LGBTQ Presidential Fourm Comes to Coe

Ten democratic presidential candidates gathered in Sinclair Auditorium last Friday, September 10, to discuss the issues important to the LGBTQ community at the LGBTQ Presidential Forum hosted by GLAAD, the Advocate, One Iowa and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Sestak, Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson participated. The candidates shared their visions to improve the lives of the LGBTQ community, discussing the Trump administration’s transgender military ban, the Equality Act, violence against transgender men and women, and conversion therapy among others.  “This was about making sure that they [the candidates] understand the challenges that face LGBTQ people in 2020,” said Zeke Stokes, GLAAD Chief Programs Officer. “That they understand the damage that the Trump administration has done…

2nd Annual LoCoe Event

The 2nd annual LoCoe event took place this past weekend, but with a slight location change then originally planned.  “The weather [made] it so we had to move the event to an indoor space, and thanks to the flexibility and help of the Caf, Physical Plant, Larry Lee, and the Student Senate, we were able to run the event smoothly,” said student body president Constance Schlitter.  Schlitter said approximately 500 students attended LoCoe, and that the feedback was overall positive. “LoCoe was a fun event with great food,” said Kayla Niehaus (‘22). “I loved that there were local food trucks that had a couple different options.” This year “we did not run out of food, as we had worked with a few of our vendors to be prepared to serve…

Students Advocate For Environmental Change Through Strike

Last Friday, September 20, numerous Coe students united in front of the Stewart Memorial Library to strike for the cause of preventing climate change. Many students and faculty members made posters, spoke in front of the crowd, and brought their passion in the hopes to inspire change for a better future.  “I was very happy with the turnout for the strike,” stated Noah Gronewold, who helped organize the event. “We had dozens of students stop by and listen; some even got up and spoke without preparing anything. It definitely added a certain sense of urgency when these students and community members got up and were able to spout off facts and what seemed like a never-ending list of tragedies occurring every day. It was needed, though.”  One of these students,…

Coe Students Perform at the Annual PlayWalk Festival

  Written by Beck Peterson The 7th annual PlayWalk happened on Saturday, September 14 during Family Weekend, with a large turnout of both students and families in attendance at the event. Eight plays in total were performed, some written by students, some by faculty, and one by an alum. Each play had three elements that had to be included: a hula hoop, a bell, and the phrase, “this is as good as it gets.”  The eight plays that were performed were: “Apple Bone Teeth,” written and directed by Ellora Bultema, “Record Breakers,” written and directed by Luke Reynolds, “The Inspector,” written by Sarah Stocking and directed by Amber Sanders, “Hypno Hoop,” written by Haylee Cloutier and directed by Rosella Birgy, “An Afternoon in the Park,” written by Sarah Reilly and…

Late Night Returns to Campus with Mixed Results

Late Night Against Procrastination took place in Stewart Memorial Library on Thursday, February 21 and roughly 130 students attended the event. “I think long night is a great opportunity to study with your friends as long as you don’t get distracted,” said Logan Rockwell (‘22). “It does seem like a long night, but not necessarily against procrastination.” The relatively small turnout allowed students to work better and kept the noise at a reasonable level for people to actually complete their assignments. It also meant that food was not gone too quickly. “This my second year doing Long Night Against Procrastination and I think that it is a good opportunity for students to get motivated to do work during a stressful time of the semester with mid-term exams coming up and…

New Event on Campus, Students play Bingo for Food

Coe students had another opportunity to win some groceries at the third Grocery Bingo, an event that occurs Thursday night at 9:00 pm in Cherry Auditorium. A table is set up with various food items and each student is given a bingo card. Until all the food is gone, students play regular five in a row bingo. “Grocery bingo is an event that I’ve used to help students engage with each other at previous institutions I’ve worked at and when I got to Coe I thought that it might be a nice addition to Coe’s already large programing model,” said event coordinator and Director of Residence Life Dan Juhl. “I thought it was something that students here at Coe would really enjoy.” Students can make suggestions on what should be…

Artists Bring Art Exhibitions to Coe

On Friday, two artists brought their unique pieces to showcase at a new art exhibition in the Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries, which opened Friday, February 1. These two exhibitions are “Shadow Play: Cut Paper Art & Animation,” by a nationally recognized cut paper artist Angie Pickman, and “Magic and Memory,” by an active artist Brian Frink. Pickman’s inspiration comes from her childhood in Kansas. “I try to tie images of nature in with the magical experience of seeing something new or in a different way as a child,” said Pickman. Pickman said she has always enjoyed making art, but took a special interest in cut paper after watching the 1926 stop motion animation “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” by Lotte Reiniger, which was made with silhouette cut outs. “I developed my paper…

Schlitter and Fonck Elected Student Body Leaders for 2019

Constance Schlitter and Riley Fonk have been elected as Student Body President and Vice President for 2019. The duo secured 414 (57.42%) votes in the runoff elections held last Thursday. Meanwhile, Mary McCormick and Robert Davis, who were also a part of the runoff elections, secured 307 (42.58%) of the total of 721 votes casted. Schlitter and Fonck had their first senate meeting Wednesday evening as student body president and vice president. During this meeting, the senate passed appointments to the new executive board. The senate has approved the appointment of Madeline Fink as Student Body Secretary, Dana Dela Fuente as Student Body Treasurer, Kayden Dangremond as Communications Officer and Luke VanderSchaaff as Chair of the Student Senate. Cosmos sat down with Schlitter and Fonck earlier this week to discuss…

The Cosmos Launches Its Website

Hello Kohawks and welcome back for Spring 2019!  The semester started with heavy snow showers and plenty of cancelled classes, but the Cosmos is sure it will be an eventful semester. We are excited to share our new website with you, where you can find all of your favorite stories every week. If there is something you would like to see more of in your student paper, please do not hesitate to contact us via email (cosmos@coe.edu) and let us know. And if you wish to become involved, simply email the Cosmos directly. Stay safe this winter and make it a great semester Kohawks! The Cosmos Staff