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The invisible wall down First Avenue

The invisible wall down First Avenue

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief
June 22, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Politics, Showcase

The last time Donald J. Trump made an appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, it was as the Republican nominee for president. He returned to the Double Tree Hilton on June 21 as President of the United States. Outside of the convention center, protesters stood side-by-side with supporters. Car horns blared as pe...

Global warming under the Trump administration

Global warming under the Trump administration

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor
May 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics

In April, Earth Day came and went, although, only four months into Donald Trump’s Presidency, the Trump administration showed there wasn’t much to celebrate. Despite being ineffective in certain areas of policy, the Trump Administration has proven successful in demolishing lifetimes of work to protect pl...

The implications of school vouchers on K-12 education

The implications of school vouchers on K-12 education

Lauren Katz, Copy Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Politics, Uncategorized

Every year public education becomes increasingly expensive. According to Ballotpedia, from 2010 to 2013, the yearly cost of education per student in Iowa increased from $9,763 to $10,313. With proposed education budget cuts, many in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) are worried about the i...

Last weekend’s marches: A recap

Last weekend’s marches: A recap

January 24, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Politics, Showcase

   

Iowa City residents gather and march for change

Iowa City residents gather and march for change

Fenna Semken, Managing Editor, News Editor
January 21, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Politics, Video

The grey, foggy weather matched the minds of many Iowa City residents the morning after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Across the world, women’s marches broke out to advocate for women’s rights, and Iowa City, IA was a strong participant. The local march began at noon as protectors o...

Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Students speak up against hate and discrimination

Harry Westergaard, Reporter
November 23, 2016
Filed under Breaking, News, Politics, Showcase

Twenty students from West and City High met with the Iowa City School Board to discuss the increase in bigotry and racism following the 2016 Election at six pm on Nov. 22. The students helped get their point across by presenting as whole, and giving a unified argument. The group discussed issues such...

Protests: two weeks in review

Protests: two weeks in review

George Liu, Reporter
November 22, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

It’s been two weeks since that fateful night, when the world was turned upside down. Two weeks since the moment in which everything most of us in Iowa City were so sure about was swept out from under us and left us grasping for answers. In other words, it’s been two weeks since Donald Trump ...

The WSS can guess who you supported in 6 questions

The WSS can guess who you supported in 6 questions

Mason Wang, Videographer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Politics

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Jeffrey Toobin: inside the secret world of the supreme court

Jeffrey Toobin: inside the secret world of the supreme court

Lauren Katz, Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Metro, News, Politics

The gas lantern chandeliers were dimly lit in the Main Lounge of the IMU on September 15. University of Iowa alumni sat in the the first 10 rows, dressed to the nines. The remaining seats were up for grabs: first come, first serve. A woman wearing a shirt with splashes of red and dollops of velvet flowers,...

Donald Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Donald Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Nina Elkadi, News Editor
July 29, 2016
Filed under Politics, Showcase

The Double Tree Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA was filled to the brim on Thursday, July 28 as over 5,000 people crowded the room for a Donald J. Trump rally. A series of high-profile politicians kicked off the event, including Governor Terry Branstad. “Help is on the way,” he said at the...

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