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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

March 5, 2020

Reconnecting with your soul. That’s how Amanda Hardy, a psychologist who works at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center in Des Moines, describes what it is like to spend time in nature. This is in reference to the biophilia hypothesis stating that “humans possess an innate tendency to seek conn...

Race in the Classroom

Race in the Classroom

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Feature Editor

March 3, 2020

Teachers and students often feel as though conversations about race can be difficult to navigate in a classroom environment. However, these discussions can influence students’ views of race and racial issues. “I think there's always room for conversation about any topic—especially race. With h...

“Re-Education Camps” Detaining Uyghur Muslims in China

“Re-Education Camps” Detaining Uyghur Muslims in China

Noah Bullwinkle and Emily Martinez

February 27, 2020

Buses and cars lay strewn across the street, their windshields crushed into minuscule glass shards. A combination of broken engines billowed black smoke into the air, while armored police shot tear gas into crowds of protestors. Bystanders ran amok, trying to escape the increasingly vicious confrontat...

Drugs and Drums

Drugs and Drums

Cecile Bendera and Emily Martinez

February 27, 2020

The hip-hop and rap genre has skyrocketed in recent years, with new artists hitting the tops of the charts every month, changing the rap game. One rapper known for this was Juice Wrld, also known as Jarad Anthony Higgins, who passed away in early December 2019 from an overdose on prescription drugs in ...

Republican Representation

Republican Representation

Victoria Weckmann, Advertising Editor

February 21, 2020

Pew Research Center reports that about 41 percent of Iowans are registered as Republican. According to The Gazette, Johnson County–where Iowa City and City High School are positioned–is arguably the most democratic place in Iowa.  “If you can believe it, this isn't the most liberal place ...

A Gloomy Place

A Gloomy Place

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Executive Editor

February 19, 2020

Ann* started smoking marijuana in the winter in junior high. Ann continued to use drugs throughout junior high and high school, eventually she was using hard drugs once a month. What started off as curiosity lead to an overdose of cocaine on August of 2018. She woke up in the hospital the day after t...

Valentine’s Cookies

Valentine’s Cookies

Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Features Editor

February 14, 2020

About These sugar cookies are perfect for every occasion and are my family’s favorite pastry. The recipe comes from “The Great Big Cookie Book” by Hilaire Walden, a cookie book with over 200 recipes. My family’s copy of this book was well-used by my grandmother for years and has now been pas...

Salaam Shalom

Salaam Shalom

Aala Basheir and Rebecca Michaeli

February 11, 2020

The result of the 2016 presidential election provoked anxiety among many Jews and Muslims. Many were discouraged with the xenophobia that increased following it.   “Right after the election of Donald Trump, there seemed to be this spontaneous coming together,” Sarah Frank, co-organizer of t...

The Changing Laws of Birth Control

The Changing Laws of Birth Control

Paris Fuller and Jae Dancer

February 9, 2020

In the Maryland House of Delegates, a new bill is being processed requiring teens to have an adult signature for certain types of birth control. The bill, House Bill 53, was filed in the Maryland House of Delegates in early January. Bill 53 works by “prohibiting a certain health care provider f...

Krepcha: The Better Beignet

Krepcha: The Better Beignet

Carly Weigel, Reporter

February 4, 2020

In my early memories, Sunday mornings are filled with light, laughter, and powdered, fluffy pastries. My dad would get up at six in the morning, tie an apron around his waist, and prepare the dough, getting elbows-deep in flour before his morning coffee. We would leave it for an hour while we went to...

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