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What is Amplify?

Amplify is The Daily Iowan‘s community page, focusing on topics and features surrounding culture within the Iowa City community. It looks to heighten voices within our audience, and provide an opportunity for our readers to engage with the DI



The Daily Iowan is accepting submissions for Amplify. We look for stories and art that discuss important topics surrounding identity or world events. Past issues have discussed topics such as the LGBTQ community, disability awareness, and more. We want to hear from you!


Submit a story or artwork for your chance to be featured! Stories should be around 600-800 words in length. Artwork should be submitted as a JPEG or PDF format. We are also willing to workshop with you prior to publication.


Unsure of what to talk about or need help coming up with a prompt? No problem! Reach out to Managing Editor Alexandra Skores with questions or pitches [email protected].


Some prompts include:


How has your identity shaped your worldview?


What are some different challenges you have overcome?


What’s a topic you would like to see more of in The Daily Iowan?


  • Visit the Main Library Gallery Exhibit: ‘Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971’ through late July! Located in the UI Main Library Gallery
    • Hours
      • Monday: By appointment only

      • Tuesday: By appointment only

      • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in)

      • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in)

      • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (walk-in)

      • Saturday: Closed

      • Sunday: Closed

  • April 21, 12 p.m.: Salute to Iowa Women Politicians
  • April 21, 5:30 p.m.: Moderated Conversation with Cathy Park Hong
  • April 22, 7 p.m.: Black Lives on Screen: Dreams Under Confinement: Uncharted Cartographies and Unsettled Temporalities of Black Experimental Film
  • April 23, 12 p.m.: Eat n’ Learn: Centering Indigenous Voices
  • April 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Local Libraries LIT: Roxane Gay

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Internal Committee

Sarah Watson

Alexandra Skores

Cesar Perez

Shivansh Ahuja 

Kate Doolittle

Josie Fischels

Katie Goodale

Austin Hanson

Kelsey Harrell

Mary Hartel

Eleanor Hildebrandt

Caleb McCullough

Molly Milder

Elizabeth Neruda 

Sophia Perez

Hannah Pinski

Ally Pronina

Jenna Post

Julia Shanahan

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