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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)

Sports
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

With many already giving Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the National Football League’s most valuable player award, it is forgotten just how important Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been. It’s not much of a surprise for the MVP award to go to a quarterback, and this season will most likely continue that trend.  Manning has had an incredible year for the Broncos, and does beat Brees in terms of statistics.  As far as most valuable player goes, it feels that the Broncos would still have a good year without Manning as the quarterback – obviously not an excellent year like … Continued

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Starting up a new season is never easy for a team that just won the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League.  It is no secret that winning the coveted trophy back to back years is a challenge.  In fact, no team has done so since the Detroit Red Wings did it in the 1997 and 1998 seasons.  For the Blackhawks, they know the challenges they face with the new season, as many of those on the 2013 championship team were also on the 2010 team.  Led by star players such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, and Marian … Continued

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