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One year after flood, students still struggle

One year after flood, students still struggle

By Mark Vallejo, Akins High School

February 9, 2015


Filed under Health, Local & World

Senior Amanda Rios still has trouble sleeping through the night when she hears the sound of rain or thunder outside her home. “I get really worried,” Rios said. “I look out my window to make sure there is no rain on the street. Every time it starts raining hard I get freaked out that it can...

Winter snow causes spring stress

Winter snow causes spring stress

By Rachael Fischer, Madeleine Spivey, and Hailey Verdick

April 17, 2014


Filed under Local & World, News

Water is essential to the agriculture Iowa is known for. With winter weather comes the delayed reaction of possible flooding. Nearly 50 inches of snow have raised the fears of farmers. Agriculture also contributes to the excessive chemicals in field runoff. The corn, the cows,and the chemicals all factors...

Forecasts relieve flooding fears

By Rachel Fischer, Madeleine Spivey, and Hailey Verdick

April 16, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Anyone who was in Iowa City in the summer of 2008 remembers the massive amount of flooding. This winter, Iowa’s snowfall was only slightly below the winter of 2008 at 47.4 inches. “What we have seen so far is the main response that we will get from the snowmelt,” said Maren Soflet, NOAA. Of...