Drury University’s historic house

There is a special house sitting right on Drury’s campus. Before being torn down in 2012 to build a parking lot, a little research found that this house was built by a very special woman- Rose O’Neill.


Top 5 things to know for bicycle care

Running errands on your bike is great way to get some fresh air, squeeze in some exercise, and help the environment. Nothing ruins an afternoon of productivity more than unexpected injuries to your bike. Don’t let those get in the way of┬áthe rest of your plans. Here are the top 5 things to know to take care of your bike.

1.Preventative maintenance

There are a number of things you can do to take care of your bike before going out on a ride. Be sure to check your bike for small problems before every ride and watch for bigger problems throughout the year. Check out a complete list of what preventative maintenance should performed and when.

2.How to use a hex key
Small issues on a bike often are about tightening and twisting a few parts. A hex key is the number one tool every bicycle rider should know how to use. Carrying a hex key with you on every ride is important. It can be helpful to tighten anything that you notice is loose.

3. How to change a tire
Changing a tire may seem like a daunting task, but really, it’s simple. It is important to know how to fix a flat, just in case something punctures your tube while riding.

4. How to replace a chain
A chain may fall off while riding, or something may happen that makes it break. However it happens, it is important that you fix it because, of course, you can not ride a bike without a working chain. Replacing a chain may be dirty, so be sure to be in clothes you don’t care about.

5. How to fix brakes
Brakes are essential to a safe ride. They should be checked before every ride. If something happens during your ride, don’t fret. Pull over in a safe place and follow these steps to get back on road again.

Knowing these five simple tips will help you have a safe ride. Enjoy!

First Week of School

Students on campus have had the summer away, but now are left to sit through syllabus week and 50 minute lectures.

The 2015 fall semester didn’t just start that way though. Really, it came in with a bang.

Monday, August 17, at 7:00 PM new students were welcomed officially to Drury University and returning students flocked to the lane for their yearly freebies.

For two hours, students were able to get free Pineapple Whip, T-shirts, planners, water bottles, Andy’s Frozen Custard, and school supplies. Students could learn about on campus organizations, such as the Vine, Fanthers, and Drury Greek Life.

Once the two hours were up, everyone began to take their seat in order to get the best view on the lane. At 9:30 PM the fireworks would begin.

The show was spectacular, lasting more than 20 minutes, with 5 different songs, and more than 400 students in attendance. The crowd cheered as the loudest bangs came at the end and solidified the finale of Orientation weekend.