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Special accommodations for standardized tests should be tightened

There's long been a formidable degree of controversy surrounding the legitimacy of special testing accommodations for standardized exams, especially those which such weighty implications, such as college-entrance exams. I won't delve into the controversy surrounding the legitimacy of diagnostic evaluations for such disorders as ADD and ADHD, though it's certainly cause for concern. But Iowa should look to Illinois as an example of what to avoid, and the process by which students receive special testing accommodations should be re-evaluated and revised.


Socialists in the White House

The next line in Harper's Index reports that George Washington's estimated net worth, taking into account inflation, was $525 million. Well. Puts the Father of Our Country in a rather new light (probably a compact fluorescent — oh, those socialists and their communist light bulbs).


UI Dance Marathon might change your life

Four years ago, I walked into my dorm room as a young 19-year-old who was trying to find who she was: UI gave me the opportunity to join Dance Marathon and meet some of the best people I know. Because of these people, I found who I am as a person. What I have become in the last four years is a person I am proud of — a person who is going to make a difference. As I move on to the next chapter, I will forever remember my time spent at Iowa, and I will forever be thankful to UI Dance Marathon because it truly changed my life.


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