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Football Team Freshmen

I sat down with three players on the football team, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Geno Stone, and Brandon Smith, to ask them questions about what it’s like to be a freshman on a Big Ten football team. To view their football statistics from high school, click the links below. http://www.hudl.com/profile/2974838/brandon-smith http://www.hudl.com/profile/4489961/ihmir-smith-marsette http://www.hudl.com/profile/4219748/geno-stone Decision When asked why they … Continued

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Column: Aiding Student-Athletes with Learning Disabilities

Iowa City – We all hear the stories. Another Division I athletic program under fire for allegations involving academic fraud. They’ve become all too common place recently. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as of recent, is the most notorious offender. They were investigated over the last three years after an ongoing string of fake … Continued

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Schaumburg Boomers: Frontier League Champions

The longest running independent baseball league is the Frontier League, and its 25th season concluded Saturday. The Schaumburg Boomers(66-30) became the first team in the Frontier League to garner its third title(2013,2014). They defeated the opposing Florence Freedom(61-35) in four games in a best-of-five series that began Tuesday. Many in the industry had expected Schaumburg … Continued

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An Unconventional Victory for the Hawkeyes

Akrum Wadley high-steps his way to a negated touchdown (HawkCentral)   IOWA CITY, Iowa – This was not your typical Iowa football game.   Iowa received the ball to begin the game and Nate Stanley led an initially impressive opening drive, capped off by a disappointing fumble into the back of the end zone by Nick … Continued

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Premier League: Matchweek 5 Preview

Eric Chuopo-Moting scored a brace in Stoke’s 2-2 draw versus Manchester United (BleacherReport) There was plenty of action across English soccer this week, with the PL resuming and both Champions League and Europa League getting started. Matchweek 4 provided 28 goals in this set of league fixtures, tying the opening weekend for the most thus … 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