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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

The Daily Iowan

Iowa senior Cat Dooley poses for a portrait at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, April 22, 2024.

UI student and SCOPE general manager bridges arts community to campus

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter May 7, 2024

After meeting friends involved in SCOPE, a student organization that brings well-known artists and music-based concerts and events to the University of Iowa, Cat Dooley decided to join her sophomore...

Preksha Kedilaya poses for a portrait in the Voxman Music Building on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

UI senior performs and connects to her culture through a capella group

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter May 7, 2024

Among many musical organizations at the University of Iowa, Agni A Cappella stands out. The a capella group provides students with community — cultural and musical alike. Iowa Agni is a multicultural...

Assistant publisher of Ink Lit Magazine Jenna Mather poses for a portrait at Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City on Monday April 29, 2024. (Shaely Odean/The Daily Iowan)

Humanities seniors speak out about next steps

Riley Dunn and Isabella Nekvinda April 30, 2024

 In each of Jenna Mather’s writing and publishing classes at the University of Iowa, the vast majority of her classmates have been female-identifying. Similarly, Mather, a third-year English and...

A pedestrian walks past a Kokomo City movie poster seen at Film Scene in Iowa City on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.

Sam Bowden impresses with ‘Chat is This Real?’ in Bijou’s Open Screen Film Festival Debut

Flynn Milligan, Arts Reporter April 28, 2024

FilmScene hosted Bijou’s annual Open Screen Film Festival, a screening of 17 independent and student-made short films on Friday. Among these student filmmakers was Sam Bowden, a master's student in...

Jiayi Liang’s solo exhibition The Long Season as seen in Public Space One in Iowa City on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Artist conveys the long-term effects of trauma through art

Isabella Nekvinda, Arts Reporter April 23, 2024

Content warning note: This article discusses themes of sexual assault. When her grandfather gifted her an old camera years ago, Jiayi Liang started taking pictures as a way to feel closer...

Inklit editor Rachel Sorensen poses for a portrait at Daum Residence Hall on Thursday, March 28, 2024.

Leading the freshmen literature magazine at the UI

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter April 2, 2024

Ink Lit Magazine is unique among other literary magazines on campus as it is run only by first-year students — including its editor-in-chief. The magazine puts out poetry, fiction stories, nonfiction...

A poster for the Zealous Magazine is seen in the Adler Journalism building on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.

New student magazine explores in-depth storytelling

Sophia Connolly, Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

A new student-run, fashion-focused magazine is joining the University of Iowa’s literary scene. Editor-in-chief and founder, UI student Abby Wedemeyer, cited an absence of editorial fashion...

Iowa Drum Major Christian Frankl direct the Hawkeye Marching Band durning the Hawkeye Huttle before a football game between No.18 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Hawkeye Marching Band drum major reflects on last year in the position

Grant Darnell, Arts Reporter December 18, 2023

  Fifth-year University of Iowa student Christian Frankl has had a passion for music and marching band since he was young. When he started his freshman year as an alto saxophone player for...

Leila Arnaut poses for a portrait next to one of her pieces of art during her BFA Exhibition “Byte the Dust” in the Visual Arts Building on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Graphic design student wants to keep art human

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter November 14, 2023

University of Iowa graphic design student Leila Arnaut wants to keep her art real amid  the growing use of artificial intelligence. AI Image generators, such as DALL-E and Lensa, use machine learning...

University of Iowa student Stella Deo poses for a portrait in her art exhibition titled “The Flower at the Visual Arts Building in Iowa City on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2023.

Student Spotlight | UI student’s exhibit ‘The Flower’ depicts Vietnam’s beauty

Isabelle Lubguban, Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

Blossoms of every size, shape, and color bring life to the pristine, white walls of one of the Visual Arts Building’s many exhibition rooms. These ideas came from senior Stella Deo, a graphic design...

June Deo poses for a portrait with her latest work The Adventure of Snora presented in a fine art gallery in the Visual Arts building in Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023.

Student Spotlight | Graphic design student illustrates the beauty she sees

Zhenya Loughney, Arts Reporter October 17, 2023

University of Iowa student June Deo grew up in the small town of Da Lat, Vietnam. A colorful commune nicknamed "City of Eternal Spring," the luscious greenery and bright buildings from Deo’s childhood...

Anthony Courant poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023.

Student Spotlight | UI third-year student defies boundaries by examining his life, lives of famous playwrights

Emma Gaughan, Arts Reporter October 1, 2023

Third-year theater student and playwright Anthony Courant aims to test the boundary of what a play can be, using his time at the University of Iowa to grow and develop his writing skills.  Courant,...