Under The Gun: A Report On Gun Violence At Schools

Journalism students at Buena Vista University who ordinarily report on the university’s KBVU radio took their questions about why gun violence continues in schools, and how to stop it, to several Iowans.

College Textbook Costs, In Their Words: Sarah Timmerman, University of Northern Iowa

Q: How much did you pay for all textbooks, hardcopy and e-textbooks, this semester

Sarah Timmerman: For the fall semester, I paid $125 and then for the spring, I paid $80. Together, that’s $205 for this entire year. Sarah Timmerman, 20
University of Northern Iowa
Spring 2018 sophomore
Hometown: Clive, Iowa
Major: Elementary Education, special education minor
Q: What was your most expensive book? Timmerman: My most expensive books were for Russia/the Soviet Union. They were each about $35.

IowaWatch Connection: Common Core

The national K-12 common core education standards have drawn attention from educators, parents, and government officials. It’s already become a topic in the 2016 presidential campaign. But what is it, and why are so many talking about it?