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Monday, October 16

According to the Wyoming Historical Society, on October 16, 1967, the Casper-Midwest School Board refused to change its hair-length rules. This was after a ninth-grade boy at Dean Morgan Junior High in Casper was suspended for not cutting his hair to the length required by the board. This was amid a nation-wide movement as people advocated for the right for boys to wear longer hair in school. On October 17, 1937, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees approved the contract for construction of the Student Union. On October 17, 1969, Coach Lloyd Eaton dismissed 14 Black football players from the University of Wyoming football team when they showed up at his office wearing black armbands over their street clothes to protest what they saw as the racist policies of Brigham Young University, which they were meant to play the next day. On October 18, 1970, the Casper Civic Symphony Orchestra performed an all-Beethoven concert on his 200th birthday. On October 19, 1943, a turkey grading school was held in Worland.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.