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Mario Kart Tour ranks as top mobile game

Jake Vickers, Staff Writer

October 12, 2019

With over 10 million first day downloads and a 4.8 star rating on the App Store, it is safe to say that Mario Kart Tour is a hit. Many are satisfied with the simple controls and well-designed graphics, while others are upset about the excessive microtransactions and lack of online competition. In th...

Democratic candidates appeal to prospective voters

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

October 11, 2019

The majority of the democratic presidential candidates flocked to Iowa last week in the midst of the Polk County Steak Fry, a people’s forum in Des Moines, as well as a presidential forum on the rights of LGBTQ voters in Cedar Rapids. An unforeseen crowd of 12,000 people showed up to this year’s...

Climate strikes burn through the globe

Climate strikes burn through the globe

Lana Heltzel, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

In 2018, leading climate scientists prepared a report for the United Nations on their findings on climate change. The report was dire. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “urgent and unprecedented” changes would be needed in order to keep the Earth’s temperature...

U.S. celebrates National Poetry Month


DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Each year since 1996, the United States has recognized the month of April as National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry organized by the Academy of American Poets. The recognition was designed to increase the appreciation for and simple awareness of poetry within the country. April was selected a...

News in Brief

Muppet Wikia

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

Israel After Benny Gantz seemed to admit defeat in the country’s national election, current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks posed to stay in office for a fifth term, which would be a record. United States president Donald Trump offered his congratulations to Netanyahu. The final ballots, ...

Singapore introduces bill to fight false claims

Sarah Taylor and Kiran Soma

April 12, 2019

Singapore is the latest country to take legislative measures against false claims by news outlets. Under deliberation for almost two years, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill would allow the Singaporean government to remove supposedly fallacious information and have media sit...

Burger King introduces meatless Whopper

Impossible-burger Whopper

Elliot Adamson and Max Elkan

April 12, 2019

As of Monday, April 1, the Florida-based fast food chain Burger King has introduced a new menu item in 59 of their stores in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. The item has been dubbed the “Impossible Whopper” because it uses a meatless patty instead of a traditional ground beef patty. The meatless burge...

United States fears growth of China’s Huawei

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei United States

Kiran Soma, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

On March 29, Huawei, a private Chinese technology company, criticized the United States for having a “loser’s attitude” in light of the release of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro product family. Equipped with 5G technology, the P30 series released on March 26 in France. The products will be availabl...

Culprits in admission scandal see court time

Alyson Fuquay, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019

From a very young age, children all around the world are disciplined and punished for things they do wrong, or for when they do not listen to their parents. This teaches them what is right and wrong within a household and ultimately within society. These teachings are then questioned when parents themse...