Cups for a cause


The Café in Geisler Library is a popular place for Central students to grab a cup of coffee to help them get through the day. However, students may not know what happens to these coffee cups after they have gotten their caffeine fix. The Café uses approximately 400 cups per day, which adds up to about 64,000 cups per year. At 23 cents a piece, this costs the college $14,720 annually, creates … [Read more...]

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...]

Trick or treat: Halloweenie Bash to take place Monday

A child dressed up as a smurf for last year's Halloweenie Bash.

Central students should not be surprised if they see a couple princesses or ghosts walking around their dorms next week. The 17th Annual Halloweenie Bash will take place on Monday, Oct. 28. Central College Faculty can take their children to the Graham Conference Center to play games from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and then to Gaass, Scholte and Graham for trick or treating from 6:30 to 8 … [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...]

Murky waters: A look into Central’s signature pond

With a new pond filtration system, Central's renowned pond is hoped to be cleaner than ever. 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...]

Co-editors’ welcome

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...]

BIG Dream Conference comes to Central College

Participants write their dreams in Graham. Photo by: Ashley Pedersen

(PELLA, Iowa)—The traveling BIG Dream Gathering made its way through Central College on March 26, where 108 people courageously posted their dreams on the walls, covering the Graham Conference Center. “The BIG Dream Gathering was a wonderful opportunity for attendees to anonymously share their dreams and aspirations in categories like career, service, travel, relationships, and health” said Pat … [Read more...]

Senior Class of 2013 decides on their class gift


The Class of 2013 has recently voted and chosen the renovation of the fire pit area on Peace Mall as their official senior class gift.  Peace Mall came to the attention of the Senior Class Gift Committee as an area that should be renovated in order to create a more appealing sense of community in the heart of campus.  Many agreed that students and faculty would use the seating around the fire pit … [Read more...]