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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Study spots are seen outside of Art Building West in Iowa City on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

The best and worst study spots on campus to cram for finals week

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter May 1, 2024

The most stressful time of year for students is fast approaching: finals week. Students may have anticipated the end of the semester or be completely off guard and stressed. No matter how you feel,...

The artists of “The Future is Indigenous”, a fashion show displaying the work created by local Indigenous artists at the Englert on Saturday, April 27, 2024. This is the first year that the fashion show was held.

The Future is Indigenous Fashion Show redefines Indigenous art

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 30, 2024

Models at “The Future is Indigenous” fashion show strutted the Englert Theatre stage on April 27 donning ribbon skirts and shirts, every piece telling its own story. As the stage went dark, the...

A microphone placed on the stage for the Open Mic Night at the Joystick Comedy Arcade in Iowa City on Monday, December 6, 2022.

Joystick rebrands to multi-genre entertainment venue Alley Cat

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 25, 2024

Joystick Arcade, the popular underground comedy club below Studio 13 in Iowa City, will soon become a venue featuring more than just stand-up and karaoke. This weekend’s show, headlined by comedian...

Joe Hermann works at the greenhouse in Biology Building East on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The gardening team works to cultivate native plants and grow greens for the UIowa Food Pantry.

Digging into the weeds of gardening: the rise of native planting

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

Iowa was once 70 percent natural tallgrass prairie, housing native plant species like purple coneflower, butterfly milkweed, and big bluestem. Today, however, less than 0.1 percent of those prairies...

Bo Ramsey tunes his guitar before a performance at The Black Angel Restaurant on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

The Black Angel’s newfound venue parallels the Mill

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

In a final goodbye to fans and artists of the Mill, the local bar and music venue posted its hopes for the future of the Iowa City live music scene on Facebook in 2020. “After 17 years of...

Martha Gordon practices yoga in her studio in Iowa City on Thursday April 11, 2024. Gordon has practiced yoga in Iowa City for over 20 years. (Shaely Odean/The Daily Iowan).

Mirrors, mats, and a change in mindset: How yoga shaped my life beyond the mat

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor April 16, 2024

When I first met my yoga instructor Martha Gordon last August, I arrived at her weekly hot yoga class physically and mentally unprepared for how her practice would change my life. I had done yoga only...

Doctors in Concert at the Coralville Center for the Preforming Arts on April, 5th, 2024. Isaac Samuel and Joel Berger preforming. (Emma Gutzman/The Daily Iowan)

‘Doctors in Concert’ celebrates medicine, music for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Riley Dunn, Arts Reporter April 9, 2024

Some of Iowa City’s musically-talented doctors traded their white coats and stethoscopes for instruments and microphones for an evening of giving on April 5. The “Doctors in Concert” event returned...

Sudan Archives performs during a concert in Englert Theatre in Iowa City on the second day of the Mission Creek Festival on April 7, 2023.

‘It defines what Iowa City is all about’: Venues prepare for Mission Creek Festival

Kate Perez, Senior Reporter April 2, 2024

Musicians, authors, and artists will flood into Iowa City this weekend as Mission Creek Festival gears up. Celebrating its 19th year, the Mission Creek Festival has been an Iowa City staple event since...

A message of remembrance for Chris Wiersema is seen on the marquee of the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Thursday, March 21, 2024. Wiersema died in his sleep on March 13.

‘Thank you, Chris’ — Iowa City mourns death of music programmer

Avi Lapchick, Arts Editor March 26, 2024

If you’ve ever attended a show at the Englert Theatre, Gabe’s, Trumpet Blossom Cafe, or the James Theatre, you have likely met Chris Wiersema. But you wouldn’t spot him on the stage...

Photo Illustration by Shaely Odean

TikTok influences a new community of readers

Charlie Hickman and Riley Dunn March 19, 2024

University of Iowa student Andi Pinkerman, a self-described bookworm, started watching videos on TikTok after completing a book report in her second year of high school. The social media app’s...

A member of laughter club works on an exercise during an exercise at a laughter club meeting at the Iowa City Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

Senior Center Laughter Club is the best medicine

Adam McFee and Charlie Hickman March 5, 2024

Standing in a room full of strangers, making direct eye contact with others, and laughing in their face might sound like a nightmare to some. Members of the Iowa City Senior Center’s Laughter Club...

Eventgoers mingle during the Big Queer Dating Show at Public Space One on Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024, in Iowa City. (Ava Neumaier/The Daily Iowan)

Inside of Iowa City’s Big Queer Dating Show

Avi Lapchick and Isabella Nekvinda February 27, 2024

There’s a general trend seen in modern dating shows: straightness. From shows like “The Bachelor,” where several women are vying for the attention of a single man, to “Love Island,” where stereotypically...