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The impeachment process

The impeachment process

Nate Martell, News Editor

October 7, 2019

As impeachment proceedings continue to escalate throughout the government, it leaves many Americans wondering how an impeachment becomes final.  Impeaching a president has many steps, which makes it a long and tedious process. “I feel that many students are not as informed as they should be on ...

The effects of California’s new student athlete payment law

The effects of California’s new student athlete payment law

Jack Donahue, Opinion Editor

October 7, 2019

California Governor Gavin Newsome passed a law enabling college student athletes to earn money starting in 2023. The law and topic itself is considered controversial. However, with this law being the first official action in this long debated argument, the more intriguing part of the issue is it is ...

Unmanned: Why one family blames a lack of fire staff for the death of their son

Unmanned: Why one family blames a lack of fire staff for the death of their son

Leea Tarpein, Staff Contributor

October 3, 2019

Eleven minutes: the amount of time it might take an average person to shower, or pick out an outfit or jog a mile. For one local family, however, 11 minutes on the night of July 31 felt like a lifetime--and they say those 11 minutes have forever changed their lives. The Brown family called 911 on that...

The never-ending battle of freedom of the press

The never-ending battle of freedom of the press

Sam Rothbardt, Social Media Manager

October 1, 2019

Reported by the Courthouse News Service, Former Davenport city administrator Craig Malin is suing the Quad City Times for reportedly publishing articles that caused Malin to lose his position by affecting his contract.  One of the alleged articles that led to his termination centered around how the mayor...

Will a ban end an epidemic?

Will a ban end an epidemic?

Morgan McCartney, Business Manager

September 30, 2019

With cases of vaping related lung illnesses being reported everyday, it comes as no surprise that a juuling epidemic has swept across the country, and in turn, has led the White House to take action.  On Sept. 11, President Trump and his administration agreed to commence their “war on vaping” an...

Pilot shortage creates turbulence throughout aviation industry

Pilot shortage creates turbulence throughout aviation industry

Nate Martell, News Editor

September 30, 2019

The airline industry is facing a growing problem: a shortage of pilots. As the number of air travelers continues to increase, so does the need for pilots.  There are approximately 610,000 pilots in the United States, which is down nearly 30% from 1987, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The need for pilots is reaching an all-tim...

Palmer Chiropractic College to provide free care to local veterans

Palmer Chiropractic College to provide free care to local veterans

Ava Sorgenfrey, Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

Palmer College of Chiropractic was awarded a grant which will allow for free chiropractic care to military members.  The grant is just a portion of a more than an $80 million federal fund that is assigned to a large sum of clinical trials. The trials are drug-free pain management studies focused on ac...

Pelosi announces impeachment proceedings against Trump

Pelosi announces impeachment proceedings against Trump

Carly Lundry, News Editor

September 30, 2019

Nancy Pelosi officially announced on Tuesday that impeachment proceedings would begin against Donald Trump. As the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pelosi had been pressured by her Democratic legislators to initiate a formal impeachment inquiry. Democrats have charged Trump with betrayal of his oath and threatening...

Spartan Nation kicks off the Student Hunger Drive with high hopes

Spartan Nation kicks off the Student Hunger Drive with high hopes

Sakshi Lawande, Copy Editor

September 30, 2019

The Spartans are preparing for another successful year with the Student Hunger Drive. Last year students were almost able to reach their goal and collected 57,859 pounds. The goal for this year is the equivalent of 60,000 pounds of food by Nov. 14. Currently, Spartan Nation has collected just over ...

Local football fan raises money for charity

Local football fan raises money for charity

Eesha Lawande, Copy Editor

September 30, 2019

Carson King, an Iowa State student, held up a sign at the football game, asking for beer money. It ultimately resulted in him earning over $1 million to donate to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. King was not expecting his advertisement to go this far, “I didn’t thin...

NASA’s Artemis Program prepares astronauts for the moon

NASA’s Artemis Program prepares astronauts for the moon

Morgan McCartney, Business Manager

September 23, 2019

While the sixties were a time best known for its free-spirited hippies and the Vietnam War, they were also known for the United States’ moon landing. Recently, NASA announced plans of landing on the moon in 2024. In lieu of this information, it has led some to wonder if space exploration is still w...

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