Dutch Football holds on to beat Luther 22-12

Central squares off against Luther, coming out on top.

The Central College football team jumped out to an early lead last Saturday, Nov. 26, to earn their second conference win of the season. Early fumbles and blocked kicks gave Central a quick lead that they did not give up for the rest of the game. The final score of the game was 22-12, with Central coming out on top. The Dutch are currently 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference play. The game … [Read more...]

From Pella to Hollywood and back

Theater Professor Ann Wilkinson helps her students. Photo by: Hannah Gettes.

The humming of the sewing machine was the prominent sound in the room as costume shop manager Dottie McGee contemplated how to answer a question about theater professor Ann Wilkinson. She looked up from her work and said, “I can’t imagine Central, or this building, without Ann.” Ann Wilkinson is one of four theater professors in Central College’s theater department. Although she has been here … [Read more...]

Theatre Central to present Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

A scene from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Photo by: Hannah Gettes.

This is a classic story between good and evil, love and horror, and is “thought provoking and very intense,” as sophomore stage manager Jacob Anderson would describe it. Theatre Central is preparing to open their first show of the season, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Anderson said that it is bound to be a thriller. The Pella Opera House is hosting the show, which opens on Wednesday, Oct. 2 and … [Read more...]

Dress up days incorporated into Central’s Homecoming lineup

Sophomore Michelle Hamilton shows off her school spirit on Denim Day! Photo by: Elizabeth Carman.

The Central Activities Board came up with a new tradition this year by incorporating dress up days into the homecoming event lineup. The days include: Monday- Pop Star, Tuesday- Twin Day, Wednesday- Denim Day, Thursday- Throwback Thursday, and Friday- Spirit Day. Sophomore Shelbi Stimpson dressed up for Twin Day. “I am planning on dressing up for most of the days,” Stimpson said. “For Twin … [Read more...]

What freshmen should expect for the 2013 Lemming Race

This year’s Lemming Race participants will be joined by an incoming class of 325 new students, but those new students may not know what they are in for. The Lemming Race, held every year on the Friday night before homecoming, begins in front of Geisler Library. Students of all ages will gather there at 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 to uphold the tradition of dressing in costumes and running through campus … [Read more...]

Murky waters: A look into Central’s signature pond

Photo by: Renee Van Roekel.

Things you might find in the campus pond: A lost shoe, a student on their birthday, a fish, rocks, or maybe, excited students charging into the pond during the Lemming Race. However, one thing you will not find in the water is a filter. Because there is no filter to pump water and keep it flowing in Central’s signature pond, the water has become stagnant and smelly. The heat of the late summer … [Read more...]

Beat the heat: Central’s non-air conditioned residence halls

With an unusually long summer of extreme heat, it is no surprise that Central students living in non-air conditioned residence halls were uncomfortable during the first few weeks of school. Like many colleges in the Midwest, Central College has several residence halls with no air conditioning. Sophomore Cat Rebelskey lives in Gaass Hall, a dorm without air conditioning . She said her “routine … [Read more...]

A word from the Student Body President

Student Body President Miranda Wehde. Photo by: Molly Ward.

I don't know about you, but I would have to say that the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year is off to a FANTASTIC start. When initially moving onto campus on August 21, three days before the new students and five days before the rest of the student body, I was astounded by the number of students already present on campus. Before the first official move in, almost half of Central College's … [Read more...]

Co-Editors Welcome Students

Crazy co-editors Elizabeth Carman and Makaye Smith give a thumbs up to the new year!

The anxious smiles of new students, cheers of friends reuniting and warm August weather can only mean one thing: the 2013-2014 school year has begun! With a brand new staff full of eager journalists, The Ray will continue to provide readers with entertaining articles and the most up-to-date news. Co-editors Elizabeth Carman and Makaye Smith will be overseeing the newspaper this year and look … [Read more...]

Central’s alcohol policy: Has a precedent already been set?

Central College’s student handbook is very specific in its alcohol policy describing what is and is not deemed appropriate. “College-sponsored events held at non-college owned facilities may not involve third-party vendors to provide alcoholic beverages. Facilities with established in-house distribution sites, i.e. a bar in a bowling alley, must be informed through contractual agreement of the … [Read more...]