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Students hold ‘die-in’ to protest gun violence

Students hold ‘die-in’ to protest gun violence

Maddi Shinall, Photographer

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Despite ICCSD students not having school on Friday, April 20, it didn't prevent them from participating in the National Walkout Day protests through holding a die-in. Protesters met in front of Van Allen Hall and marched to T. Anne Cleary Walkway, where they staged the die-in. They laid on the grou...

March for our lives

March for our lives

Kara Wagenknecht and Sadie Rhomberg

March 24, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, News, Politics, Showcase

“Not one more, not one more” could be heard throughout downtown Iowa City on Saturday, March 24, as hundreds of people marched to the Pentacrest in protest of gun violence. Members of SASS, Students Against School Shootings, organized the event in hopes of spreading more awareness for gun control. C...

Zach Wahls meets to discuss issues with West students

Zach Wahls meets to discuss issues with West students

Anjali Huynh, Reporter

February 25, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Video

West High students had the opportunity to meet with Iowa Democratic Senate Candidate and former West student Zach Wahls on Monday, Feb. 19. This event took place at the Mormon Trek Java House and was a part of Wahls’ campaign for the Iowa Senate, as well as a way for him to connect with youth in t...

The Mueller investigation

The Mueller investigation

Sophie Stephens, Feature Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Social media has become one of the biggest hobbies in American culture. Smartphones with social media apps are always on hand, and with connection virtually anywhere it’s easy to be sucked into Facebook or Twitter feeds and get caught up in the latest drama through Instagram, Snapchat and more. Because...

Sanders promotes book and political involvement in speech at Hancher

Sanders promotes book and political involvement in speech at Hancher

Natalie Dunlap, Reporter

September 5, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Thirty-six hundred hands erupted into applause as Senator Bernie Sanders emerged from behind the curtain and took his place at the podium. The entire auditorium was on their feet and supporters shouted, “We love you, Bernie!” and “Feel the Bern!” Prairie Lights brought Sanders to Iowa C...

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...

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