The staircase in College Hall, located at Simpson College in Iowa. In 1935, a student named Mildred Hedges fell from approximately this spot to her death while she was carrying some books down the stairs of what was then known as Old Chapel (later renamed College Hall after it underwent renovation in the 80’s). As she made her decent, she caught her heel wrong on a step, sending her toppling over the railing and down 35 feet. After this tragic event, some say they believe Mildred still lingers within these walls, causing lights to flicker and sending chills down the spines of staff, students, and guests.

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Rep. Steve King said something racist again. This time he targeted a Latina constituent.

  • Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has a knack for making racist comments. While most of his remarks are directed at Muslim babies, African-Americans and all nonwhite people, this time he took on one of his constituents.
  • On Tuesday, constituents from King’s district traveled to his Washington, D.C., office for an afternoon meeting with his legislative director Jared Culver. According to the Huffington Post, the group waited about 25 minutes for Culver before deciding to leave.
  • Vanessa Marcano-Kelly tweeted about the experience.
  • Minutes later, King responded to 32-year-old Marcano-Kelly, who is an immigrant from Venezuela.“Do you always lie in English?” King said.
  • Marcano-Kelly is a Spanish-speaking translator and interpreter. Some of her tweets on her Twitter account are written in Spanish when she attended a conference in Venezuela. But King decided to use her bilingual skills and talents against her. Read more (4/27/17 11 AM)

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