The Daily Iowan

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?


  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 12-1:30 p.m.: Barriers to Health Equity in Iowa City: Centering Diverse Community Voices
  • Tuesday, Feb. 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Latinx Council Monthly Meeting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3, 5:00 p.m.: 2021 Week of Action: Fund Counselors, Not Cops: Why Black Mental Health Matters
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:30 p.m.: 2021 Week of Action Teach In – Schooling in the age of BLM
  • Thursday, Feb. 4, 5:00 p.m.: 2021 Week of Action Career Day
  • Friday, Feb. 5, 5:00 p.m.: 2021 Week of Action Book Discussion
  • Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-3:00 p.m.: Black History Saturday School
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 3-4:00 p.m.: Latinx/a/o Student Support
  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-5:00 p.m.: From Pandemic to Promise: Rebuilding International Education in the Wake of COVID-19
  • Friday, Feb. 19, 4:00 p.m.: Charmaine Royal – Race, Genetics, and Health
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Latinx Council Monthly Meeting 
  • Friday, Feb. 26, 1-2:00 p.m.: Daily Iowan Community Chat – Honoring the Careers of Black Journalists

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