The Simpsonian

Top 10 fun things to do in the winter

by Peyton Busch, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

  1. Go sledding or skiing- Sledding and skiing is something you can enjoy with friends. Indianola has a lot of hills for great sledding opportunities. Be sure to bundle up for the Iowa cold.  2. Have a movie day wit...

Top 10 Christmas Movies

by Bailey Earls, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

Due to the upcoming holidays, many favorite holiday movies will be coming back. To find out what the most popular movies were, a survey was sent out to students. According to 100 Simpson College students who participated in th...

Ten things to do when home for Thanksgiving break

by Ann Haakonson, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

  1. Help cook Thanksgiving dinner.  If it’s making mashed potatoes, turkey or even a fancy pie, helping family members cook the Thanksgiving meal will make it more special for everyone involved.  2. Eat Than...

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

by Peyton Busch, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

  You get to travel to another part of the world   Traveling may not always be an option for you, as it always comes with extra fees. Being able to travel for education may be cheaper than to travel for t...

Ten things to do when the Internet is down

by Kimberly Roberts, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2019

1. Talk to friends This may seem like a foreign concept but it’s a great way to catch up with friends. Talking face to face with friends is also a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime.  2. Get off campus...

Best Places to Eat in Indianola

by Bailey Earls, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

Do you get tired of eating at the same restaurant? Well, there are plenty of options you may not have known of here in Indianola. According to 79 Simpson College students who participated in a survey, these are the top 10 best place...

10 Websites College Students Should Know

by Kimberly Roberts, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

  Quizlet Quizlet is a great website to help any student studying for their next big exam. Quizlet has features like quizzes, flashcards and match mode for students to use to practice.    theSkimm ...

Best things to do in Des Moines

by Peyton Busch, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

1. Blank Park Zoo- If you love animals, this place is for you. This zoo covers 22 acres of land in Des Moines. The Blank Park Zoo has around 104 different animal species in their care.  2. Pappajohn Sculpture Park- The Pappa...

Top five places to study

Top five places to study

September 18, 2019

Deals, Deals, Deals

September 11, 2019

Many places around Indianola offer Simpson student discounts. Here are five of the many discounts offered to Simpson students: 1. Chumbley’s Auto Care offers Simpson students 10 percent off labor. From air conditioning to...

9 Tips for Every Freshman on Campus

by Devon Wood, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2019

Here are some great tips for living, surviving, and thriving at Simpson College. 1. Try a lot of new things… But not too many. Seriously. Try as many new things that you can while you are here. You don’t have to join every ...

8 activities to help you spring into warmer weather

by Devon Wood, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Warmer weather is here. Spring has quite literally sprung up around us. Birds are chirping, and flowers are blooming. Here are eight things for you and your family and friends to look forward to with the upcoming Easter holida...