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The first day of the rest of my life

The first day of the rest of my life

Connor Tomlinson, Staff writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under First Steps in the Military

Another trip to the Iowa State Fair, I go with my family every year and the fair of 2017 was no different, with one exception. It was a nice warm evening as the sun started to set while my brother and I walked the fairgrounds together, and I noticed a particular tent set up. Next to the tent was a big...

Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical

Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical

Kara Green, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Broadway Album Buzz

Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical was released as a stage musical adaptation in 2016 of the stage opera which was released in 2010 and is coming to Broadway March 22nd, 2019. It was performed in New York Theatre Workshop in May 6th, 2016 and ran through the end of July. The musical follows the story of...

Guest Writer: The Problem With Pennies

Guest Writer: The Problem With Pennies

Jake Wicks, Guest Writer

February 15, 2019


Filed under A Glimpse Into The Grey Space

Pennies, the cute copper coins that make up the smallest denomination of United States coinage and are considered charming and adorable. They are also a cornerstone of America. Despite the currency's miraculous reputation, pennies are in fact, indisputably and irrefutable terrible. This is because the p...

I Started a Political Revolution

I Started a Political Revolution

Charlie Pattinson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Hat Trick, Opinion, Showcase

On an average Tuesday, during my second period health class, I heard something shocking and disturbing. Coolmathgames.com had been blocked throughout the Johnston Community School District. My heart dropped. This was a travesty. One of the most enjoyable things about school had been swept from under th...

The Dark Roots Behind Valentine’s Day

The Dark Roots Behind Valentine’s Day

Marandah Mangra-Dutcher, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


Filed under A Glimpse Into The Grey Space

Valentine’s Day is celebrated annually throughout the world, on February 14. It is a day many view to celebrate love and romance. What you may not know are the roots behind it. There are many different myths and accounts as to the origin behind Valentines Day, however many of them are dark and end...

Let’s Talk About the Most Overrated Team in College Basketball this Year

Let’s Talk About the Most Overrated Team in College Basketball this Year

Evan Newcomb, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Let's Talk About, Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks are the most overrated team in college basketball, now hear me out before you start calling me an idiot. You are right not to believe me Kansas has been one of college basketball’s biggest names for decades and they have won 14 straight Big 12 regular season titles. They are known...