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Former teacher discovers artist inside

Former teacher discovers artist inside

CEDAR FALLS -- For more than 30 years, Lisa Breithaupt poured herself into teaching kids and teens about living healthy and working as a team. But when she retired from teaching physical education in nearby Dunkerton, another part of her emerged: an artist who...

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Taxes and Animal Abuse

Taxes and Animal Abuse

“Shouldn’t we be teaching children to have respect, compassion and empathy for animals? Instead, they are learning that it is ok to terrorize animals for entertainment.”

“The Prophets Never Saw It Coming”

“The Prophets Never Saw It Coming”

Max Brash stood in a bubble on the moon, ready to launch the most epic gender reveal party in the history of the human race. In front of him were nearly a hundred transparent monitors linked to his mission control – which was really just one person, his buddy Dave....

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

To the Editor: Our country and our community has a White Male Fear Problem. Not all, but too many, white males think this country belongs to them: it doesn’t. They think men are superior to women: they aren’t. They think the problems in our communities are due to...

Jay Wallerich: “I’m Empty Reality”

Jay Wallerich: “I’m Empty Reality”

Jay Wallerich, of Elizabeth Tate High School in Iowa City, earned third-place in the IC Speak's Page Poets competition. Enjoy their composition, "I'm Empty Reality." "I'm Empty Reality" by Jay Wallerich My mind leaks empty reality; Onto these pages it spills Freely,...

“I Can’t Imagine” — But I Must Try

“I Can’t Imagine” — But I Must Try

By KENT MICK I can’t imagine how exhausted people of color are when it comes to America. I can’t imagine how exhausted my gay friends are when it comes to America. I can’t imagine how disgusted my Native American friends are when it comes to America. I can’t imagine...

Taxes and Animal Abuse

Taxes and Animal Abuse

“Shouldn’t we be teaching children to have respect, compassion and empathy for animals? Instead, they are learning that it is ok to terrorize animals for entertainment.”

“The Prophets Never Saw It Coming”

“The Prophets Never Saw It Coming”

Max Brash stood in a bubble on the moon, ready to launch the most epic gender reveal party in the history of the human race. In front of him were nearly a hundred transparent monitors linked to his mission control – which was really just one person, his buddy Dave....

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

White Male Fear: Problem & Solutions

To the Editor: Our country and our community has a White Male Fear Problem. Not all, but too many, white males think this country belongs to them: it doesn’t. They think men are superior to women: they aren’t. They think the problems in our communities are due to...

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Former teacher discovers artist inside

Former teacher discovers artist inside

CEDAR FALLS -- For more than 30 years, Lisa Breithaupt poured herself into teaching kids and teens about living healthy and working as a team. But when she retired from teaching physical education in nearby Dunkerton, another part of her emerged: an artist who...

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Reader Art

Former teacher discovers artist inside

Former teacher discovers artist inside

CEDAR FALLS -- For more than 30 years, Lisa Breithaupt poured herself into teaching kids and teens about living healthy and working as a team. But when she retired from teaching physical education in nearby Dunkerton, another part of her emerged: an artist who...

Letters to the Editor

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