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The Alt-Rock Chick: Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant’s music is wildly ambitious, pushing beyond boundaries, and hitting you hard in the gut, making a lasting impression from the moment you hear it. Read about nine of their most iconic tracks here. (image via: twitter.com)

Sports
The World Baseball Classic Was Much More Than Excitement

USA! USA! USA! Team USA can finally scream “We Are the Champions” after high expectations to win the World Baseball Classic. It did not come easy though, as Team USA had to beat highly-skilled opponents in the Dominican Republic, Japan, and WBC runner-up Puerto Rico in consecutive games. Team USA was aided greatly by their … Continued

Film
The Trunk Movie Club: The Fly

A classic horror film that tells the tragic tale of a brilliant scientist and an unfortunate incident with a fledgling teleportation machine and a house fly. (image via Youtube)

Sports
ESPN’s Dan Dakich Joining Cowherd in Iowa Fans Minds

IOWA CITY – Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd reigned atop Iowa fan’s list of most despised sports voices for a over a year. He’d experienced some heat from other critics of the Black and Gold but may have found a rival in ESPN analyst Dan Dakich. It’s been a while since Iowa fans heard from … Continued

Sports
Champions League Draw Reveals Elite Matchups

The UEFA Champions League unveiled its quarterfinal draw on Friday, revealing a host of appetizing matchups between Europe’s most elite clubs. Here are all of the ties, including a heavyweight bout between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and an attacking showcase in Borussia Dortmund vs. AS Monaco. Will FC Barcelona build on their momentum after … Continued

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Cassandra Santiago
Position: News Director
Hometown: Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Major: Journalism
Minor: Spanish, Certificate of Critical Cultural Competence
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with miniature objects.
Favorite Movie: Forest Gump
Why I Joined KRUI: I wanted a platform where I could discuss social, political, economical etc. issues in a way that benefitted more than myself.

 

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Claire Dietz
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major: English and Journalism
Fun Fact:  I have a black belt in Taekwondo!
Favorite Song: Vandelyih Crybaby Geeks by The National
Why I Joined KRUI: I really wanted to play music on the radio, but found a love for the news team.

 


Elona Neal 
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Journalism and Cinematic Arts
Fun Fact: In another world, I would major in theatre or go to cosmetology school.
Favorite Song: Pray You Catch Me by Beyoncé
Favorite Movie: Goodfellas
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Why I Joined KRUI: To practice other forms of broadcast journalism I may need in a future career

 

Yihao Zhang
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Major: Journalism and mass communication, with a second major in Japanese
Minor: Pre-Law and Leadership Studies
Fun Fact: Do you know that if your first name is “Zhang” in Chinese, it can be pronounced as both “Zhang” and “Chang” in English?

 

Diviin J. Huff
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
Major: Graduated in December with my master’s in Applied Drama and Theatre for the young
Fun Fact:  I have four older brothers and I’m the only girl.
Favorite Movie: My Fair Lady
Why I Joined KRUI: I joined to connect the community and to empower.

 

Anthony Caligiuri
Position: News Staffer
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Major: Communications
Fun Fact:  I have a black belt in Taekwondo.
Favorite Movie: Anything comedy
Why I Joined KRUI: Interested in broadcast