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Iowa Nice Needs to Be More Than Iowa

Iowa Nice Needs to Be More Than Iowa

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

February 14, 2020

Iowa is not perfect. We have a lot of issues ranging from poorly maintained roads to bad weather but we are known for something called “Iowa Nice.” ”Iowa nice” is a theory historically used to explain how the people of Iowa act. It is used to help people understand the normal Iowan attitude....

Everyone Is Dead…But It’s Not My Fault

Everyone Is Dead…But It’s Not My Fault

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

I am at school, but I probably should not be. I have had a cough for about a week and a horrible sore throat that has affected my voice. I sound like a prepubescent teenage boy who smokes three-packs of cigarettes everyday. I went home after third hour on Wednesday and then could not come to school on...

Charlie, Cameron, and Collin Grade the Star Wars Movies: Prequel Edition

Charlie, Cameron, and Collin Grade the Star Wars Movies: Prequel Edition

Cameron DeRoos, Charlie Pattinson, and Collin Minear

January 29, 2020

Episode I: "The Phantom Menace:" Cameron: D I think when you watch "The Phantom Menace" it seems longer than two hours. Yet, in scenes such as the pod racer scene, it cuts away from actual plot to show something dumb or useless. "The Phantom Menace" introduces interesting and unusual characters to...

Where Does the Blood Go?

Where Does the Blood Go?

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

January 24, 2020

Having blood drawn is not a pleasant experience. A nurse spends ages poking and prodding your skin in order to find a vessel, and once they do you still have to wait a few minutes in order for the tube or vial to fill. After the whole experience, it is common for there to be bruising and swelling in...

Cotillion, left in the past or brought into the modern world?

Cotillion, left in the past or brought into the modern world?

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

Ball gowns, different-sized utensils, escorts in tuxedos, pricey meals, tall heels, and a lot of manners. All things that come with an event called Cotillion. Cotillion is an event that is used to showcase the manners of middle school aged children of upper class families. It is more commonly practiced...

What’s Good and Bad?

What’s Good and Bad?

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

Everyone has their own morales, thoughts and opinions. We all have our own definitions of good and bad. How we decide what is good and bad depends on many stipulations like the the environment we are in and how we were raised. The final for the English class, Heroic Men and Women, was to create their...