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Douglas: Garza’s return spells historic upcoming season for Iowa

Iowa athletics hasn’t seen a decision of this magnitude in 35 years. Not since the winter of 1985 to be exact when star quarterback Chuck Long announced he would return to Iowa to help the Hawkeyes get a shot at a national championship and a Heisman Trophy. Instead of the gridiron, this decision came on the hardwood, and the subject of the decision was Luka Garza. His decision? It’s time to ramp up for the winter of 2020-21 as the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year. The consensus 1st-team All-American is returning to Iowa City for his senior season. … Continued

Music
The Best Releases of July – Music Staff Picks

Written contributions from Jaden Amjadi, Sydney Sjobakken, and Derek Tate Illuminati Hotties – Free I.H: This is not the One You’ve Been Waiting For Everything about the presentation of this new record from Illuminati Hotties–from its status as a mixtape to its name–implies it is meant to be taken more as an interim before their real sophomore album. And yet, this may go down as one of the most memorable punk records of the year. Core member Sarah Tudzin takes the foundation of power-pop and plays with its boundaries with songs that are still fun and immediate. The opener, “will … Continued

News
Free Duke

28-year-old Tremayne “Duke” Clemons has been falsely accused of a shooting in Coralville, and eight months later is still in jail. He has not been able to post bail or bond even thought he has already been proven innocent. Police raided Duke’s home and took him into custody January 7. He was questioned and was able to prove that he had no connection, but was held in jail. Polices obtained an illegal urine sample, and since Duke had marijuana in his system they felt that they could keep him in custody. Duke’s trial is set for August 17, and he … Continued

Sports
Opinion: No football spells danger for student-athletes and local economies

Is there going to be a college football season at all in the 2020 calendar year due to the COVID-19 pandemic? In my short answer: yes, there absolutely should be. The time on the calendar that sports fans begin to set their sights on the upcoming college football season has been the debate that has been raging hot since the 4th of July holiday. However, we can’t deny the reality of our current situation. National cases are on the climb, over 130,000 Americans have died from the virus and the closest vaccine is likely on hold until this upcoming winter. … 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