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Sofia DeMartino is honored to spend her days at local nonprofit Horizons advocating for those in need. Her passion for this work is driven by her own experience as a teen mother in poverty and the transformational impact of the social service network in our community.
Latest Articles by Sofia DeMartino
Staff Columnists Jan. 29, 2023 6:00 am64d ago
This month, Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley and 39 co-sponsors introduced a bill in the Iowa House that would dramatically …
Staff Columnists Dec. 26, 2022 6:00 am99d ago
A lot of students don’t know that scholarships are a numbers game.
Staff Columnists Dec. 18, 2022 6:00 am106d ago
Who are we now? What will we become?
Staff Columnists Dec. 13, 2022 5:13 pm109d ago
Again, Trump has announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America. Last time that happened, a few …
Staff Columnists Dec. 7, 2022 8:10 am115d ago
We were literally playing the game on the most challenging setting without the cheat code.
Bernie Prokop had a rough start in life. The youngest of four boys, Bernie lost his mother when she passed …
So often, we view criminal justice and crime in general from the detached perspective of an uninvolved observer.
Staff Columnists Sep. 11, 2022 10:34 am202d ago
At the age of 14, just two years after arriving in Cedar Rapids, Antonio “Tone Da Boss” Chalmers sought and …
Staff Columnists Aug. 28, 2022 7:00 am218d ago
Sharlonda Roorda’s adoptive mother didn’t know what to do with her hair. On this point, she and I shared a …
Staff Columnists Aug. 14, 2022 7:00 am232d ago
In June, 4.2 million Americans submitted their resignations. For some, it is an escape from a low-paying position, an overbearing …
Staff Columnists Jul. 31, 2022 7:00 am246d ago
India Snow-Watt always has a plan.
Staff Columnists Jul. 17, 2022 9:00 am260d ago
The damage done by over 100 years of redlining continues to impact generations of Americans.
Staff Columnists Jun. 26, 2022 12:00 pm281d ago
Teachers are leaving in droves. 126 resigned positions with the Cedar Rapids Community School District at the end of the …
Staff Columnists Jun. 3, 2022 12:06 pm302d ago
No one is confused by what “people from Chicago” means.
Staff Columnists May. 28, 2022 7:00 pm309d ago
To address the staffing shortage, the industry must address the glaring inequity in the room: the absence of women in tech professions.