Editorial: Coralville winners must address debt

In a city nearly $280 million in debt, eight city council candidates and four mayoral candidates are vying for the chance to put their visions into place. The Coralville municipal election will take place on Nov. 5, and with the mayor's seat open as well as three council positions, the race has drawn interest from Coralville residents and surrounding communities.

Byrd: A celebration of horror

I'm sitting in my room; it's pitch black except for the glow of the television screen. On that screen lies a grotesque monster, tan, naked, with eyes on his hands, and mouth full of blood and razor sharp teeth. As he chases a small girl down a hallway my body begins to tighten up, as if going into rigor mortis. The little girl attempts to escape through a door. The monster reaches for her leg. I scream.

Richson: Tradition (and racism) on Halloween

I think I speak for a fair number of people when I say that I have no idea what Halloween actually signifies. I associate Halloween with Throwback Thursday photos of me in my Baby Bop or pumpkin costumes, pillowcases full of candy, scratchy wigs that have always terrified me, and now, an excuse to wear less, more, or more-ridiculous clothing than usual. And maybe also binging on candy corn.

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