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The class of 2022 gets loud to win the Bulldog spirit contest at last winters pep aud.
A very un-valedictorian goodbye to the class of 2022
Charlie Eaton , Staff Writer • August 1, 2022

To the Class of 2022: I am not a valedictorian, nor do I fit the description of a typical honor roll student. As we wind down to the final days of high school, it is easy to look back and see some of the reasons I never achieved the valedictorian status; however, the Latin word that valedictorian derives...

Students pay price at the pump as gas reaches record highs
Students pay price at the pump as gas reaches record highs
Olivia Ramirez , Staff Writer

Gas prices have risen to an all-time high in Iowa with regular gas averaging $4.13 per gallon. The dramatic rise in prices has been caused, in...

Photo by Harrison Mitchell courtesy of Unsplash. Protestors gather outside the Supreme Court to oppose the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Students protest reversal or Roe v. Wade
Hialeah Bever , Editor

Bettendorf High School students took to the streets to protest the reversal of the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The outrage stemmed...

What students know about the war in Unkraine
What students know about the war in Unkraine
Hialeah Bever , Editor

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to make global headlines. Social media and various news organizations have been reporting on each passing...

Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, defends House Bill 1557, commonly referred to as the Dont say gay law, as reasonable.
The “Don't Say Gay” law explained
Victoria Neece , Staff Writer • August 3, 2022

Name of the bill: The House Bill 1557 or commonly referred to as the the “Don't Say Gay” law.   What it does: This bill will prohibit public school districts in Florida from teaching about sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten...

Back row from left: Tristan Wakefield, Carter Anderson, Bradley Hill, Diego Cortes-Jackson, Alex Stone; Front row: Shannyn Volger, Anastasia Drexler, Izzy Appel, Avery Horner, Hannah Beintema
Bettendorf reveals nominees for athlete of the year
Avery Horner , Staff Writer • August 3, 2022

Bettendorf High School nominates five females and five males every year for the Athlete of the Year banquet. Each are chosen at the all-sports banquet. The nominees for the boys this year are Diego Cortez, Tristan Wakefield, Alex Stone, Bradley Hill,...

Tell the full story in long form
Tell the full story in long form
Sample Student, Editor-in-Chief • July 27, 2022

Want to tell the full story?  To get started click on New under the Stories tab on the left navigation bar in the WordPress dashboard. Enter...

Sidebar offers more room for widgets
Sidebar offers more room for widgets
Sample Student July 27, 2022

This story is currently using With Sidebar Page Template. Every story has three options for its story page: Full-Width, With Sidebar, or Long...

We need to talk about mental health, for men
We need to talk about mental health, for men
Charlie Eaton , Staff Writer • August 1, 2022

In 2010, 79 percent of suicides in America were committed by males. Men are four times as likely to commit suicide than women, yet men are far...

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Lizzo included a gothic Gilded Age style dress, her corset reaching the floor accompanied by a large, flowing robe that would’ve been worn over tea gowns.
The 2022 Met Gala disappointed despite a promising theme
Hialeah Bever, editor • August 1, 2022

America’s Gilded Age embodied excess and luxury, defined by the immense economic inequality between rich and poor. This extravagant era was...

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The Growl: Print Edition, May 25, 2022
Meet the Staff

Hialeah Bever is a senior. This is her third year as a member of The Growl and her second as editor.

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