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The Best Releases of May: Music Staff Picks

Squid – Bright Green Field Long before the release of their debut LP, Squid has been making waves in the post-punk community with their own brand of angular and uniquely provocative songwriting that has set them apart from peers in the genre. With the often deranged and purposely erratic vocal delivery of singer Ollie Judge and the driving pseudo-punk melodies conducted by the rest of the band, there is no doubt the group has emotional, musical, and lyrical potency. In their most recent works, including the two singles they released in 2020 and their latest LP, Squid has begun to incorporate … Continued

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Vaccines in Iowa: How are we doing?

As of April 5th, all Iowans are eligible to receive vaccinations. Previously, state guidelines restricted vaccines to high-risk groups such as essential workers, adults aged 65 and up, or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Now that eligibility has expanded, securing an appointment may be a difficult task. (image via Global Gazette)

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Iowa Spring Practice: QB’s duel, youth arrives, and defense shines

Not since Iowa beat Illinois 19-10 on Senior Day in 2019 had the Hawkeyes played in front of home fans outside of friends and family. That streak ended Saturday morning as Iowa held it’s first of two open practices this spring with fans in attendance. Fans arrived as early as before 7 AM to get the first chance to see their Hawkeyes in person since November of 2019. Many were pleased with the results, but it would’ve taken a natural disaster to ruin the moods of the black and gold this weekend. “Certainly is great to be back in Kinnick … Continued

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Melo out of New York?

With a little more than half of the NBA season in the books, we are already seeing talks about where Carmelo Anthony will play next season. As we already know, he will most likely test the free agent market. Now, it just a matter of where will he go. It’s been speculated that Anthony might actually stay in New York with the Knicks, or he might go to Los Angeles and team up with Kobe and the Lakers, or even find his way to Chicago and team up with Derrick Rose and the Bulls. We could see Anthony stating the … Continued

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It is not even the start of the NBA season and the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are already at each other’s head. With the Nets acquiring Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, and Andrei Kirilenko this Knicks and Nets rivalry is just heating up. These two teams cannot even wait until the start of the NBA preseason to start running their mouth. It all started with Nets new comer Paul Pierce. In an interview Pierce was reported saying: “I think the hate for the Knicks has grown a little. Everybody knows how much I disliked the Knicks when … Continued

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The Miami Heat are looking good after their first round sweep over the Milwaukee Bucks and it looks like nothing is going to hold them back. The way Miami had been playing, especially on the defensive end of the court, shows that there are no signs of slowing down. When you look at the Miami and Milwaukee series, you see the Heat won all four games by double digits. Now that the Lakers are out of the playoffs, that is one team the Heat does not have to worry about. In addition to that, Oklahoma City star point guard Russell … Continued

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With 15 days of games left in the NBA season the race for the final playoffs push is getting heated up especially in the western conference. Although seeds 1-7 may be already given and may endure small changes the west 8th spot is still wide open. The Utah Jazz, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks are still in contention for the last playoff spot. The Jazz holds a ½ game lead over the Lakers and 1 and ½ over the Mavericks. The Lakers are trying to make that last playoff push trying to avoid having an even horrible … Continued

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What is so wrong with dunking in pre-game warm-ups? Normally that would not be a problem because almost everyone does it. Just because three times MVP LeBron James does it the most, it causes a huge controversy. All James wants to do is have fun but everyone just wants to take all the fun away from him. The reason why this is such a huge deal is because of the fact that LeBron James would not participate in the NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. In a past couple of years, everybody has been complaining on how bad the Slam Dunk … Continued

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It’s not looking so good for the Chicago Bulls right now. In the last ten games the Bulls have gone 3-7 and it has taken a toll on their playoff position. The Bulls have lost two straight and are just 2-3 since the break. Overall, the month of February has been a disaster for Chicago. The Bulls are just 4-8 In the month of February with one game left. This included two 20-point thrashings, one by the Heat and the other by the Thunder. The Bulls were at the top of the Eastern Conference but have since dropped down to the … Continued

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This NBA season has been a difficult one for the Boston Celtics. Coming into the 2012-2013 season the Celtics had high hopes of a deep playoff run despite losing three point specialist guard Ray Allen, who left in the offseason for the defending champions Miami Heat. To replace Allen they brought in Courtney Lee, Jason Terry, and they still had guard Avery Bradley who was sidelined due to a shoulder injury. The season looked so bright for the Boston Celtics. Now two weeks before the All-Star break the Celtics stand at a record of 24-23 which is 8th in the … Continued

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The Brooklyn Nets have caught on fire and you can see it in their record. The Nets now have a record of 23-15, which makes them second in their division and fourth in the Eastern Conference, sitting just two games behind the New York Knicks. You can thank new head coach P.J. Carlesimo for this drastic turn around. Before the firing of Avery Johnson the Nets were sitting with a below .500 record. Under Carlesimo, the Nets are a blistering 9-1. But all these successes are not just because of a coaching change. The players started to produce, especially Joe … Continued

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When are the Lakers going to get it together? Remember at the start of the NBA season when the Lakers was struggling? Remember when the Lakers started the season off with a 1-4 record, which made the Los Angeles Lakers decide to fire their head coach Mike Brown. Now look at where they are. With the first month of the season done, the Lakers record stands at 11-14. Since the Lakers fired Mike Brown and having Mike D’Antoni as their head coach their record is 10-10. This is still not where anybody expected the Lakers to be at this point … Continued

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The Iowa volleyball team came into Saturday’s game with Indiana looking to snap a nine game losing streak. The Hoosiers also were fighting a losing streak, entering Iowa City on a two-matck skid. It was the Indiana streak that came to an end, as the Hoosiers topped the Hawkeyes, 25-21, 25-23, 25-16. The Hawkeyes took a 3-1 lead in an opening set that would tip back and forth throughout. The teams stayed even for the set’s entirety, as the score sat at 12-12 near the midway point of the opener. Despite a remarkable play from Bethany Yeager to nearly save … Continued

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