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2019 brings West Burlington Arnold High School’s 56th Commencement

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Commencement Processional Leader Tessa Snodgrass looks for the cue to lead the Class of 2019 Graduates in to the gym Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Senior Kinnady Atwater leads the Class of 2019 in the gym at the start of West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Tyler Dameron, Alexis Davis, and Makenna Davis, are ready to graduate Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform before a packed house at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2019 perform at the beginning of the High School’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Anna Rheinschmidt (left) and Alexis Davis (right) deliver the senior address during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Reese Richards (right) accepts Salutatorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Alexis Davis (right) accepts the Valedictorian award from Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Elizabeth Logan (right) is awarded the W.E. Arnold Scholarship by Principal Bruce Snodgrass (left) during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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Tanner Snodgrass hugs his mother after giving her a flower during West Burlington’s 56th Commencement Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Class of 2019 faces the audience after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Valedictorian Alexis Davis savors the moment after graduating Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Class of 2019 celebrates at the end of commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon.

D-Day

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British military historian Peter Caddick-Adams tells the incredible story of what happened on that monumental day in this short 5-minute video.

Falcons stop Arrows, 3-1

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West Burlington – Notre Dame Right Fielder Raven Messamaker (5) catches a deep fly ball against Wapello Thursday night in West Burlington. WBND defeated Wapello, 3-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Centerfielder Addyson Kellen (9) catches a Wapello fly ball Thursday night in West Burlington. WBND defeated Wapello, 3-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Leftfielder Riley Richards (11) catches a Wapello fly ball Thursday night in West Burlington. WBND defeated Wapello, 3-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Reagan Engberg (22) slides safe at home in front of Wapello Pitcher Sam Smith (21) Thursday night in West Burlington. WBND defeated Wapello, 3-1.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Makenna Davis (80) puts Wapello’s Anesa Noa (14) out at first Thursday night in West Burlington. WBND defeated Wapello, 3-1.

Bloodhounds nip Falcons, 7-6

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West Burlington – Notre Dame First Baseman Alycia Jackson (25) puts out Ft. Madison’s Kylee Cashman (3) Wednesday night in West Burlington. Ft. Madison defeated WBND, 7-6.
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Ft. Madison’s Vanessa Golowach (9) slides safe to third in front of West Burlington – Note Dame Third Baseman Madi Stutsman (19) Wednesday night in West Burlington. Ft. Madison defeated WBND, 7-6.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Alycia Jackson (25) rounds the bases after hitting a 3-run homer against Ft. Madison Wednesday night in West Burlington. Ft. Madison defeated WBND, 7-6.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame’s Makenna Davis (80) celebrates at home after hitting a three run homer against Ft. Madison Wednesday night in West Burlington. Ft. Madison defeated WBND, 7-6.
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West Burlington – Notre Dame Coach Courtney Coffin tolerates the on again- off again rain during their Wednesday night game against Ft. Madison.

Academic Hoax

Three people conducted what they call a ‘grievance studies’ experiment. They wrote fake papers on ridiculous subjects and submitted them to prominent academic journals in fields that study gender, race, and sexuality. They did it to “expose a political corruption that has taken hold of the universities,” say the hoaxers. They were surprised when seven papers were accepted. One claimed that “dog humping incidents at dog parks” can be taken as “evidence of rape culture.” It was honored as “excellent scholarship.”