The Daily Iowan

Soccer faces Missouri

ROBBIE LEHMAN

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

The best word to describe the atmosphere and attitudes surrounding the Iowa soccer team during its media day on Aug. 18 would be “buzzing.” And there is plenty of buzz being generated both inside and outside of the program...

Former UI field-hockey players back as coaches

JORDAN GARRETSON

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

While neither woman will appear in the Hawkeyes’ stat sheet for the first time since the 2003 season, former field-hockey standouts Caroline Blaum and Lauren Pfeiffer aren’t done etching their mark on the Iowa program. In...

Volleyball leaders set for success

MICHELE DANNO

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

After a long summer of sprints, drills, and early practices, two members of the Iowa volleyball team particularly excelled as leaders on the court. Over the last week and a half, all 17 women on the team’s roster were carefully...

Far more than par for woman golfer

J.T. BUGOS

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

Many collegiate athletes are eyeing the next level. In football, basketball, and baseball, players will leave college early to get their shot at professional sports. Alison Cavanaugh does not play golf to move on to the LPGA...

Men’s tennis takes laid-back training approach

JAKE KRZECZOWSKI

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

It is a common saying in sports that the off-season is where the most work gets done — where each person on the team can improve himself and lift the team to the next plateau. Nowadays, it seems as though elementary-schoolers...

Running the forever season

SEAN MORGAN

August 21, 2009

Filed under Sports

For collegiate distance runners, the season never ends. When they sign on to compete in cross-country, they sign on to compete in both indoor and outdoor track as well — meaing their season stretches from the first week of...

Attempt to ban bikers is misguided, lacks foresight

DI EDITORIAL BOARD

August 21, 2009

Filed under Opinions

While Iowa City leaders have been attempting to make Iowa City more biker friendly — and rightly so — one Iowa group is looking to do exactly the opposite. Citing safety concerns, the Citizens for Safety Coalition has created...

Consumerism Galore — the free-market or over-indulgent consumers?

MARIA PETH - GUEST OPINION

August 21, 2009

Filed under Opinions

I stand in the aisle of the local store slightly overwhelmed with the plethora of choices available to me. I count 15 separate shampoo brands and just as many hair conditioners, not to mention the hair gels and creams. As a child,...

Listen up, freshmen

MICHAEL DALE-STEIN

August 21, 2009

Filed under Opinions

The sun is shining, the line to buy parking spots at Apartments Downtown is around the block, and freshmen will soon be seen scratching their heads in the T. Anne Cleary Walkway, class schedule printout in hand. Three years have...

To Mariah Carey, with hate

MERYN FLUKER

August 21, 2009

Filed under Arts

Dear Mrs. Nick Cannon (or Mimi or Imperfect Angel or whatever moniker you’re going by now), I know what you’re thinking: How could someone write a letter to me, Mariah Carey, simply to trumpet developments in her personal life?...

UI Swing Club heads to Ped Mall

BRI LAPELUSA

August 21, 2009

Filed under Arts

When it comes to Iowa City’s dance nightlife, couples are more likely to be seen doing the “bump and grind” in a Pedestrian Mall bar than landing a Lindy hop. “[Iowa City bar dancing] is interesting,” said UI Swing...

UI professor emeritus a student of collage

RACHAEL LANDER

August 21, 2009

Filed under Arts

Concrete art wasn’t something Alicia Brown set out to create when she began dabbling in art classes in Des Moines during her childhood. Her parents simply wanted to expose her to different artistic genres. Dance, however, took...