Cover design Anne Forbes and Kevin Heath High

The Rash

Lon Schneider

The town is cold in winter. The wind blows so hard it’s impossible to breathe. You have to wrap a scarf around your face when you walk to class.
There are about thirty thousand students here, though the town is very small. There is nothing but cornfields just a few miles from campus. Most of the students are from Iowa or the adjoining states. On Saturdays they spill out of the bars and march in groups to Kennick Stadium. They will be doctors and lawyers, business leaders and teachers. It’s hard to think of them in such positions when you see them on the streets drunk and shouting….