Monday, October 15, 2012
Is one Iowa high school's homecoming tradition harmless fun or too racy?
A YouTube video of Cedar Falls High School girls wrestling in Jell-O while hundreds of students look on is causing a stir. The video, which has been removed from YouTube, shows girls grappling in a giant pool of Jell-O at a Cedar Falls park, at times apparently trying to remove their opponent's clothing, pulling hair and hitting each other. You can watch parts of the video on KWWL's story about the incident. Cedar Falls police said three officers were in the area for crowd control, and a picture on KWWL's website apparently shows one girl, wearing a bra but no shirt, embracing an officer. Cedars Falls School Superintendent Mike Wells called the event, "unacceptable." Some students and parents, however, defended the Jell-O wrestling, saying…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Have some books you're gearing up to read this summer? Have some great books you've read past summers that you'd want to recommend? Tell us about them in our Patch book club discussion.
It might be because my mother is a librarian, but I've always associated summer with reading. Even now that I have grown into adulthood from that wee lad who would read novel after novel to acquire King Size Snicker Bars, I am still getting excited to do some summer reading. I want to catch up on some books that I've been meaning to finish, such as George R. R. Martin's cult classic "Game of Thrones" novels. You may have heard of them. But what about you? Do you have books you're looking forward to read this summer? Do you have suggestions for summer reading for readers young and old? Let us know in Comments!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The bill was reported in some media as dead yesterday, but one representative from Cedar Falls isn't giving up.
Just when you thought the red-light traffic camera issue was dead, like some zombie piece of legislation, it just keeps coming back. Despite lacking commitments for the 51 votes it will need to pass the Iowa House of Representative, a bill to ban red-light traffic cameras isn't dead yet. "I guess this bill has nine lives," said Rep. Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls who sponsored the bill. Some media reports yesterday said the bill would be pulled from consideration during this legislative session. The legislature is moving through a "funnel" week, in which non-spending measures must have cleared one legislative chamber and a committee of the other to remain eligible for consideration this session. With the funnel week ending Friday, the red-…