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Bringing the Heat
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Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos | January 2, 2019

In a haze of fumes the Capsaicin Bros dice, blend, and sanitize. Heat fills the room. After all the work is done, their product, Death Wish, is what’s left.

Mitchell Wilkes ‘20, Paul Cornell ‘20,…

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Sizing Down

Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos | December 27, 2018

The first thing Ali Herdliska ‘20 does after school each day is relieve her constant back pain by lying down. After eight hours of sitting in a desk at school with five-minute breaks every 49 minutes,…

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Who Ought To Use the N-Word

Mariam Keita | November 16, 2018

Disclaimer: This article contains language that some readers may deem offensive. 

There is no situation in which non-Black people should feel comfortable using the N-word. While I am not here to tell…

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For the Thrill of It

Noah Bullwinkle | November 16, 2018

For Violet*, it started in fifth grade. She and a friend were together on a snow day, and her friend suggested they try smoking marijuana.

“I was like, “Oh, [smoking’s] cool. I’m going to do…

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Frustration with Flooding

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin | November 14, 2018

Rain has dampened basements, trails and streets in Iowa City all of this Fall. Just as the water has risen, so have people’s frustrations. Beatrice Kearns ‘19 lives in a house with a creek running…

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A Piece of Me

Zoë Miller | November 9, 2018

When Megan Bywater ‘19 was one and a half, she achieved mobility that no one expected. With the help of braces and crutches, she walked for the first time. Since then, she has been exceeding expectations….

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