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Hawks helping hawks: IC Errand-ers deliver groceries to those at risk for COVID-19

Hawks helping hawks: IC Errand-ers deliver groceries to those at risk for COVID-19

Riley Davis, News Reporter

April 9, 2020

“Hawks help hawks” rang true in the Iowa City community this week. Volunteers banded together to participate in a newly established organization, Iowa City Errand-ers, which aims to help elderly and immunocompromised individuals get groceries and other essential items amid the COVID-19 pande...

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding missing child

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office seeks help finding missing child

Rin Swann, News Reporter

April 9, 2020

The Johnson County Sheriff’s office is currently seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old boy from Tiffin.  Noah Herring was last seen in Tiffin around 3 p.m. on April 7th, 2020. Herring is described as a white male, with shaggy, dirty blonde hair. He stands at about 5 foot,...

Iowa AD Gary Barta anticipates financial changes within athletic department amid COVID-19

Iowa AD Gary Barta anticipates financial changes within athletic department amid COVID-19

Robert Read, Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

On a Thursday video conference, Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta said he expects pay cuts and budgetary restrictions within the athletic department stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Barta said he did not have an exact number for the amount of revenue Iowa lost due to the cancellations caused b...

Gov. Kim Reynolds touts Iowa’s unemployment benefits and ability to treat COVID-19 patients

Gov. Kim Reynolds touts Iowa’s unemployment benefits and ability to treat COVID-19 patients

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor

April 9, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds touted the state’s ability to provide Iowans with unemployment benefits in a Thursday press conference and doubled down again on her decision to not issue a shelter-in-place order at this time. Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said there were more than 67,00...

Iowa City supporters hopeful for progressive movement after Bernie Sanders exits race

Iowa City supporters hopeful for progressive movement after Bernie Sanders exits race

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 8, 2020

Iowa City supporters are reflecting on Bernie Sanders’ progressive presidential campaign after the Vermont senator exited the Democratic field on Wednesday. Sanders’ exit comes after a global pandemic forced him to forgo campaign rallies and after losing momentum in primaries since Super Tue...

Regina High School community remembers beloved ‘Coach D’ who died from coronavirus

Regina High School community remembers beloved ‘Coach D’ who died from coronavirus

Rachel Schilke, News Reporter

April 9, 2020

Known for his smiling face, friendly demeanor, and love for Frank Sinatra, coach and teacher John DeMarco left behind a legacy that generations of Regina High School will cherish. DeMarco touched the lives of more than just the athletes he coached, earning the respect of most parents, coworkers, and s...

Iowa Youth Writing Project aims to inspire K-12 students digitally as schools are closed

Iowa Youth Writing Project aims to inspire K-12 students digitally as schools are closed

Mary Hartel, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

The Iowa Youth Writing Project is tackling a number of new tactics in an effort to maintain continuity and breed creativity among K-12 students in Iowa as schools close to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. The University of Iowa affiliate program’s in-person services used to inclu...

‘WERQ’ from home and Zumba via Zoom: UI Recreational Services transitions classes online

‘WERQ’ from home and Zumba via Zoom: UI Recreational Services transitions classes online

Marissa Smith, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

Group-fitness instructors at UI Recreational Services have transitioned their workouts to an online format by hosting daily Zumba classes via Zoom. The classes help both instructors and students stay physically active as people practice social distancing because of the spread of COVID-19, in an...

UI senior builds web page mapping out Iowa City meal locations for those in need

UI senior builds web page mapping out Iowa City meal locations for those in need

Will Fineman, News Reporter

April 8, 2020

University of Iowa senior Russell Martin built a website mapping out local food banks, soup kitchens, and schools serving meals throughout Iowa City to residents in need. The map also includes locations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Women, Infant, and Children program. The closu...

Small businesses in Iowa asking for $148 million in state aid

Small businesses in Iowa asking for $148 million in state aid

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

Small businesses in the state have submitted 14,000 applications asking for $148 million in assistance from the state, Iowa Economic Authority Director Debbie Durham said Wednesday at the governor's press conference. Of those applicants, about $10 million was doled out to 500 businesses in grants...

Bernie Sanders exits presidential race, leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee

Bernie Sanders exits presidential race, leaves Joe Biden as the presumptive nominee

Rylee Wilson, Politics Reporter

April 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., ended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.  In a live streamed address on Wednesday, Sanders thanked his supporters, saying the movement behind his campaig...

University of Iowa seniors may participate in fall 2020 or spring 2021 commencement ceremonies

University of Iowa seniors may participate in fall 2020 or spring 2021 commencement ceremonies

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 8, 2020

Spring 2020 graduates will be able to participate in a virtual commencement, and be given the opportunity to walk in future in-person commencement ceremonies, according to a University of Iowa email sent to students Wednesday morning.  Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies were canceled on March 18 along wi...