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Anti-Trump protest rallies through the streets to I-80

What began as a rally on the Pentacrest ended with a human blockade across I-80 as Iowa Citians from all walks of life banded together to protest president-elect Donald Trump. The afternoon began with students from City and West High students staging a walk out. An estimate of over 200 students were either taken out […]

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Racist message written on UI student’s dorm door

Early Wednesday morning the University of Iowa Housing & Dining staff was notified of a racist remark written on a student’s door at Burge Residence Hall, according to a statement sent out by university administrators and campus leaders. An investigation is underway and the University of Iowa Police Department are asking that anyone with information […]

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High Ground Cafe opens new location at Iowa River Landing

High Ground, Iowa River Landing

Good news for all you caffeine addicts out there: High Ground Cafe has expanded to the Iowa River Landing in Coralville. The Iowa City-based coffeeshop opened its second location today, bringing espresso drinks and freshly baked goods to the growing River Landing area. The new High Ground Cafe is at 925 E 2nd Ave., next […]

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Donald Trump to stump in Cedar Rapids just hours after Hillary Clinton event

Donald Trump Rally McGrath Amphitheatre — Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Both presidential candidates will be in Cedar Rapids Friday Oct. 28, hoping to garner votes. With only 11 days left until the election, Hillary Clinton will be at the NewBo City Market at 1:15 p.m. and Donald Trump will be at the McGrath […]

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Moss urban garden boutique to open in downtown Iowa City

Moss Soft Launch Moss (112 E. Washington St.) — Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Moss, a new decor store, is opening up in downtown Iowa City on Washington St., offering shoppers a selection of indoor plants, pots and nature-inspired gifts and decor. The store is opening earlier than expected, starting at 10 a.m. this […]

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Community Foundation of Johnson County awards local non-profits

The Community Foundation of Johnson County awarded more than $252,000 in grants to 72 local non-profits for the 2016-17 year. The awardees were announced on Oct. 19 at the annual Community Foundation’s Grant Award Luncheon. Local non-profits are able to submit proposals which explain the specific programs for which they are seeking funding. The foundation […]

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Amber Tamblyn heads to Iowa City to get out the vote

Early Voting with Amber Tamblyn Ped Mall — Monday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Actress, director, and writer Amber Tamblyn is hitting the streets in downtown Iowa City today for the University of Iowa’s Early Vote event at 12:30 p.m. on the Ped Mall. Tamblyn has been stumping for Clinton across Iowa, beginning with assisting […]

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‘Starving the Beast:’ Film, discussion event asks whether public universities should be businesses or a public good

Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities Englert Theatre — Monday, Oct. 17 A free screening and discussion of the film Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities at the Englert Theatre tonight will look at the political and economic issues facing America’s public universities […]

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Fact or fiction? What to know about Clown-pocalypse 2016

Reports of people dressed as clowns have been documented across the country since late August, and now there are reports of potential copycats in Iowa City. Initially, the University of Iowa Police reported two reports of a clown seen on campus over Homecoming weekend. Though the clown caused enough alarm to elicit a police notification, […]

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Album Review: Quick Piss — Rock n Roll Impotence

Illustration via Quick Piss

Quick Piss Rock n Roll Impotence www.quickpiss.com Grab your brown bag and slip into the mosh pit. Des Moines-based basement dwellers Quick Piss have released their first studio album, Rock n Roll Impotence. Some songs have more teeth than others. The eponymous opening track comes in fast and thrashing, while “Thoroughly Fucked” leads with trembling […]

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Sean Astin is helping early voters in Iowa City

Vote early with Sean Astin Java House, Washington St. Downtown — Thursday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Today is the first day for early voting in Iowa and local groups are working to make sure people are able to register, gather information on candidates and cast their ballots. The University of Iowa Democrats are gaining […]

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Writer’s Workshop alum Garth Greenwell makes National Book Award longlist

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Garth Greenwell made the longlist for the National Book Award in fiction. His novel, What Belongs to You (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015), has earned wide international acclaim and even received a separate UK edition. What Belongs to You follows the unlucky and complicated romance between an American high school teacher […]

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