Downtown Iowa City Just Got Sweeter!

The “Ron Bennington” Cupcake. Photo courtesy of Jazz F. @Yelp.com

Downtown Iowa City became a little sweeter. The Chicago-based cupcake shop Molly’s Cupcakes made its debut in Iowa City this summer. Jamie Smith is the Owner of the Iowa City …

Gentlemen of the Spirit Squad: The Unheard Athletes

The phrase “tremendous college athlete” rouses thoughts of football and basketball players in the minds of many. Robert Griffin III dodging defenders during a mad sprint to the end zone, C.J. McCollum sinking a game-winning three pointer from deep behind …

Iowa City’s Cold Treat Competition

University of Iowa student Caitlin Scott taste-tests some of Iowa City’s best ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt: 

Capanna Coffee and Gelato
Capanna serves premium gelato—the Italian twist on ice cream. The local shop crafts their artisan gelato on the …

In Search of Iowa City’s Best Cup of Coffee

Photo courtesy of The Java House

It’s 7:45 am at a Starbucks on the corner of Clinton Street and the line is trailing outside the door. A room full of caffeine deprived workers and students rush to make it to …

“50 College Stadiums, Campuses and Shrines to See Before You Die”

Pink Locker Room in Kinnick Stadium
photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com

Bleacher Report has named their “50 College Stadiums, Campuses, and Shrines to See Before You Die”. The Pink Locker Room inside of Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium comes in at number 7. …

Big Ten Schools Considered “Public Ivies”

Indiana University

The classification of a College or University as “Public Ivy” began in 1985, with Richard Moll’s book Public Ivies: A Guide to America’s best public undergraduate colleges and universities. Public Ivy schools are considered to offer an …