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Salt in the wound: a Salt to the Sea review

Salt in the wound: a Salt to the Sea review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
August 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

I was really looking forward to reading Ruta Sepetys' Salt to the Sea. My brother read her debut as an eighth grader and really liked it. There were all the glowing reviews from critics. Then there were the videos with well-known BookTubers as the release date loomed last year. Lastly, this year...

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks opening of Liberty High

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks opening of Liberty High

Alyson Kuennen, News Editor and Photographer
August 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

North Liberty welcomed all to their new high school on Aug. 12 for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Tours led by the Student Advisory Group were held after the ceremony for community members to follow and learn about the high school, where an expected 700 students will attend when school starts on Aug. 23....

Scheels draws crowd with third annual DockDogs

Scheels draws crowd with third annual DockDogs

Natalie Dunlap, Reporter
August 11, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Metal tags jingle on collars and dogs shout over the music as Dan Mussell kisses his golden retriever’s head. He lets go of the dog. Maddie’s paws race across the dock and she launches herself into the water, landing at 17’ 4’’. “Her first jump was one foot 11 inches. She ran down...

All about AnimeIowa

All about AnimeIowa

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
August 2, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Walk into the Coralville Marriott hotel on the last weekend of July, and the lobby will be packed. Not with people anxiously waiting for a room, though. There are people with wigs of all colors, dragon ears, giant televisions on their heads and even wearing elaborate dresses that they've sewn themselves....

Column: A tip for freshmen

Column: A tip for freshmen

Nina Elkadi, Print Editor-in-Chief
August 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Change is everywhere. It’s in your fridge, as milk changes from liquid to clumpy. It’s in your mom, whose mood can turn sour with lightning speed by a mere “Fine” that you utter at one of her requests. More than any change, I would argue that the most difficult kind is the one that affects who...

Opinion: Say no to the trans ban

Opinion: Say no to the trans ban

Emma Brustkern, Print Entertainment Editor
August 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In response to the Pulse Shooting in Orlando, then presidential candidate Donald Trump told audiences at last year’s Republican National Convention that he would “do everything in [his] power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of the hateful, foreign ideology.” The statement...

Theatre West: all about The Summer Showcase and the upcoming season

Theatre West: all about The Summer Showcase and the upcoming season

Jenna Wang and Kara Wagenknecht
July 31, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

While most students are traveling and enjoying the summer before school starts, over 30 West High cast and crew members were hard at work preparing for Theatre West’s first ever one-night Summer Showcase on July 28. The Summer Showcase featured 18 iconic, timeless Broadway shows and raised ove...

Johnson County Fairgrounds embrace another year of festivities

Johnson County Fairgrounds embrace another year of festivities

Alyson Kuennen and Anjali Huynh
July 30, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

Victorious cattle moos, musical performances and euphoric carnival riders' shouts filled the air at the Johnson County Fair Grounds for the annual Johnson County Fair last week. The fair started July 24 and ended with a bang July 27 to a show of fireworks that left festival goers eager for next year's...

Theatre West to hold first ever Summer Showcase

Theatre West to hold first ever Summer Showcase

Emma Brustkern, Print Entertainment Editor
July 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Theater

If you simply can’t wait till winter for a performance from Theatre West, fear not: the first ever Summer Showcase will be held on July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Arganbright Auditorium. The Summer Showcase is a special, one-night event dedicated to raising money for Theatre West. Both actors and cre...

Come away with me: a Marlena review

Come away with me: a Marlena review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
July 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

We've all read these kinds of stories before: The shy and reserved protagonist gets pulled into a wild, and vivacious girl's orbit, who goes for it without thinking of the consequences There's alcohol, drugs, romance and wild nights, and the whole friendship ends in tragedy. Maybe it gives the m...

Tomorrow starts today: an Andi Mack review

Tomorrow starts today: an Andi Mack review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Like so many kids in America, I grew up watching Disney Channel. It was easy to get caught up in vibrant lives, whether it was twin boys running around a grand hotel or a brown-haired high school student by day transforming into a blonde pop star sensation by night. They were entertaining and zany whenever...

Iowa City Jazz Festival sparks community involvement

Iowa City Jazz Festival sparks community involvement

Natalie Dunlap, Reporter
July 6, 2017
Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

For three days every summer, downtown Iowa City hosts an annual jazz festival. This past weekend was the 27th jazz fest. The free music festival is popular among jazz enthusiasts, as well as Iowa City inhabitants looking to enjoy a night downtown. The festival kicked off with a performance from Un...

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