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Switch in defenses shows no problem for veteran Iowa group

Halfway through the 2018 season, Phil Parker and Kirk Ferentz made the executive decision to switch Iowa’s long-standing, trademark 4-3 defense to a 4-2-5 defense, similar to what teams in pass-happy Big 12 run. But, as history shows anywhere, a major change in philosophy usually results in growing pains. The initial runs went well against … Continued

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Nurse, Iowans celebrate Carroll native’s first NBA Championship

JEFFERSON, Iowa – A small, yet spirited crowd of friends, family, locals and proud Iowans filed into the Wild Rose Casino outside of Jefferson to celebrate the accomplishments of Carroll native and Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse. Prior to the event, Nurse met with a handful of reporters to discuss life after winning an … Continued

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Oldies but Goodies

If you are getting sick of popular songs being overplayed everywhere you go, put on one of these oldies that will always be a hit! (Image via Eventbrite)

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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