The Simpsonian

Drug testing taken seriously at Simpson

by Megan Quick & Cait Conner

October 30, 2012

A simple signature by student athletes every year indicates their consent and awareness to an important and controversial issue among college athletics – drug testing. Student athletes are required to sign an eligibility form bef...

Sleeping under the stars benefits homeless youth

by Logan Roberts

October 30, 2012

Twelve students from Simpson’s Religious Life Community [RLC] joined the fight against youth homelessness this past weekend at Reggie’s Sleepout in Des Moines. Reggie’s Sleepout was named after Reggie Kelsey, a young man co...

Admissions nearly ties number for record freshmen class

by Megan Quick

October 29, 2012

As admissions counselors, selling Simpson to potential students is part of the job. For admissions counselor Ann Fattig, it’s not hard to sell something she’s passionate about. “I love Simpson. I love everything Simpson ...

Students think pink, Breast Cancer Awareness month

by Erin Gerkin

October 29, 2012

According to the’s U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics, “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.” Also, “In 2011, there were more than ...

File returns to Simpson to teach

by Amanda Hintgen

October 29, 2012

Patrick C. File, once a student at Simpson College, has now returned as a one-year visiting assistant professor in the Communication Department, teaching Media Law and Intro to Mass Communication. File graduated from Simpson in 2002, ...

Enrollment numbers show promise

by Sylvia Koss

October 15, 2012

Simpson College welcomes a freshmen class that has pushed its way to the top when it comes to enrollment numbers. This year 407 freshmen have started their journey to success at Simpson along with 65 transfer students. While th...

Campus groups encourage students to vote

by Ben Rodgers

October 10, 2012

With Nov. 6 approaching quickly, Simpson students will be offered many chances to get active, get registered and vote. Many Simpson student groups have already taken the initiative to get out and get students excited to registe...