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Head to Head: Is Show Choir a Sport?

Head to Head: Is Show Choir a Sport?

February 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION

“No One Was Told:” On the Temporary Closing of the Gender-Neutral Bathroom

“No One Was Told:” On the Temporary Closing of the Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Phil Tyne, Guest Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Going to the bathroom. It’s something everyone needs to do, and it can be agreed upon that one should not be forced to withhold going to the bathroom. Yet on Friday, February 1, I went to use the gender-neutral bathroom, the only bathroom in this school that I feel okay going into, the bathroom in whi...

Silent Anniversary

Silent Anniversary

Mira Bohannan Kumar, Web and Copy Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Today is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for cutting half-hearts out of a folded sheet, exchanging notes, candy, and flowers, a day for cheesy romance quizzes and special additions to The Little Hawk. But this day now has a far more sobering meaning as well: it’s the anniversary of one of the deadl...

Winter Blues

Winter Blues

Rhys Holman and Esti Brady

February 11, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorial

“IOWANS WHO ARE IN NEED OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT AREN’T ABLE TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED.”

What Go Fund Me reveals about the issues with the healthcare system

What Go Fund Me reveals about the issues with the healthcare system

Rhys Holman, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Over the summer, it was revealed that one third of Go Fund Me pages are for paying medical bills. Stories like these have been reported as heartwarming examples of human kindness with large amounts of money being given to those in need. However, they are also indicative of a broken system. In 2017, t...

High Turnout, High Suppression

High Turnout, High Suppression

Lottie Gidal, News and Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Before we begin, let’s first dispel one myth about this election: the 2018 midterm elections resembled no wave, either red or blue, in either the Senate or House. Masses of Democrats spent the last two years protesting and speaking out against the outcome of 2016; in other words, expectations were ...

Life With Liv

Life With Liv

Olivia Lusala, Graphics and Social Media Editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Personal style is something we all have regardless of what life throws at us. How we present ourselves to the world is a part of life that we will always have to deal with. Being clear about who you want to present to the world is something that probably won't change much. Your style is an evolving proce...

The Road to Singularity

The Road to Singularity

Owen Sorenson, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

From the very founding of America, there have been certain principles that underpin values that are held central to what it means to be American. One such ideal is that all people should be treated with respect and considered equals in the eyes of the law and society.  But America has at many point...

Votes for Sale

Votes for Sale

Rhys Holman and Esti Brady

December 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorial

A founding principle of American democracy is that using your vote is an integral step in creating significant change in the country and that engaging in the political system is effective and worthwhile. However, this ideal seems to ring hollow when you consider that the median income in America is $31...

FDA: Yay or Nay?

FDA: Yay or Nay?

December 18, 2018


Filed under Head to Head, OPINION

Too Tired To Weep

Too Tired To Weep

Shoshie Hemley, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION

News lately isn’t news. We have become completely desensitized to headlines of school shootings, unjust legislation being signed into law, outrageous and offensive comments or actions coming from the representatives of our nation, and a variety of violent atrocities. We live in a nation where teena...

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