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Brazil: The coronavirus takes its toll

Trump announces the 22nd about churches being reopened and allowed

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

May 26, 2020

The country of Brazil, just like many other countries throughout the world, is still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences towards animal and human health.  Brazil has been proactive towards the start of the year with coronavirus concerns that were growing to hit the top of the...

We are ALL IN this together

Freshman Molly Ramirez watches the Jonas Brothers’ ALL IN Challenge video on the ALL IN Challenge website about what they are offering for the winner of their sweepstakes.

Lena Ahrens, Social Media Manager

May 18, 2020

COVID-19 has made it more difficult for people across the world to get the food they need. Prior to the virus, there were already many people fighting hunger and struggling with food insecurities, but now there are more than before. To fight this, many people are working together to try to help s...

Iowa reopens its doors

Whitey’s Ice Cream reopens its doors on May 11, but has sign on the door stating that the lobby is closed.

Morgan Ramirez, Photo Manager

May 18, 2020

For the past month Iowa has been shut down with a majority of businesses and attractions being closed. Normal life was on hold and it is about to make its return.  In late March, Governor Reynolds made the decision to close the majority of stores and only allow restaurants to do carry out or curbside pickup. A lot of employees were ...

More news leading into this chaotic year from “murder hornets” entering the U.S.

Murder hornets entrance into Washington State raises concern for the U.S.

Blake Sherman, Photo Manager

May 18, 2020

As the year hits its fifth month filled with chaos and craziness in the world, the appearance of the “murder hornets” coming into the United States is only making things seem crazier. The “murder hornets” — biologically known as Vespa mandarinia — have just been spotted by Washington Sta...

TestIowa: COVID testing center opening in Northpark mall 

In order to get tested, Iowa residents must fill out the online assessment released by TestIowa.

Sunny Wolfe, Copy Editor

May 18, 2020

A new testing site for COVID-19 opened May 11 under the new TestIowa program. Under the watchful eyes of the Iowa National Guard, the site will run through May 22, and any Iowan who wants to get tested can fill out an assessment on  The test will take into consideration anyone who has symptoms, interacted with anyone showing symptoms or recently traveled. When TestIowa was first started, many people had to wait more than a week for results, which has since been cleared. Now, results come back in as little as 72 hours. Those wh...

Daycare danger: Centers around the nation fight to stay open

Many daycares around the nation are closing due to COVID-19 but The Red Apple in Bettendorf is working hard to keep its doors open.

Cecilia Zavala, Overflow Section Editor

May 18, 2020

One essential business relied on by many people around the country are daycares. In the Quad Cities, parents send their children to daycares such as Hand in Hand or Red Apple. Due to COVID-19 however, many centers have shut down. Many parents decide to enroll their children into early learning centers be...

Esports garners new attention in the absence of athletics

Rocket League players SquishyMuffinz, Gimmick, and Torment in their game against Dignitas to win RLCS Season 6.

Jimmy Feeney, Multimedia Manager

May 11, 2020

Sports in these times seem very distant. As COVID-19 has ended all sporting events in the near future, other competitions are taking its place and using this as a time to expand their platform. Esports is a form of competition through video games of all sorts; whether it’s Fortnite or NBA 2K20,...

Cycle of service: businesses helping their communities

Hy-Vee is giving out 32,000 bananas to those in need.

Regan Denny, P.V. Only Editor

May 11, 2020

No one, including businesses, is spared during these unprecedented times. Businesses have especially been targeted and threatened by this pandemic. Even though staying open everyday is a struggle in itself, some businesses are doing their part to help out the community.  Places like Hy-Vee, the Davenport Public Lib...

The waters clear, but global warming continues

An unusually late snowfall in Iowa City at the University of Iowa campus on April 17, 2020.

Brooke Goy, Copy Editor

May 11, 2020

Above average heat along with cold temperatures, extreme dust storms and record-breaking amounts of tornadoes are some examples of natural disasters occurring in 2020. These events give evidence that global warming is in no way disappearing. Although the coronavirus has allowed the Earth to recoup by clea...

Schrodinger’s Kim: Inside North Korea’s rumors

North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, reportedly makes a public appearance after weeks of silence.

Anton Dahm, Copy Editor

May 8, 2020

For the last few weeks, rumors have been circulating the global media surrounding the health status of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. These reports began when Kim Jong-un was not present at the country’s most important holiday: the birthday celebration of his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung. From ...

Online Assessment making strides to increase Coronavirus testing

A question from the TestIowa assessment used to increase the amount of testing in Iowa.

Karleigh Nading, Opinion Editor

May 5, 2020

With the many hardships that are encompassed in testing for Coronavirus cases, a new online assessment is helping Iowa keep track.  TestIowa is a new program started by state leaders and other private corporations to fight the spread of the pandemic. TestIowa’s goal is to increase the amount of ...

Social distancing: is it a myth?

Seniors Emma Curtis, Hannah Anderson, and Lauren Steinhart social distance hang out from their cars during quarantine.

Brooke Goy, Copy Editor

May 5, 2020

Empty streets, closed businesses and lost jobs are just a few of the side effects to the subsequent lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing has been the mantra of governments and health organizations around the world, but some scientists are speculating that it may have been the wrong...

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