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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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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).

Above the Fold: Finding empowerment and peace through yoga

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor April 17, 2024

Martha Gordon is a 70-year-old yoga instructor in Iowa City. Having been both a student and instructor of yoga, she’s experienced how the physical effort can have spiritual impacts, especially...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark smiles at guard Kate Martin after a NCAA Championship game between No. 1 Iowa and No. 1 South Carolina at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The Gamecocks defeated the Hawkeyes, 87-75.

Above the Fold: Caitlin Clark says goodbye to Hawkeye basketball

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor April 10, 2024

In her four years in the black and gold, Caitlin Clark became a record shattering athlete, a million-dollar deal making figure, and a household name. She started playing in an empty Carver-Hawkeye...

Iowa Midfielder Harper Dunne looks down field for a teammate during a field hockey game between Iowa and Michigan State at Grant Field on Friday, March 28, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans 2-0.

Press Box Banter: Celebrating women’s athletics with Harper Dunne

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor April 4, 2024

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. On each episode we talk about the latest athletics news, host a special guest, and make predictions for upcoming games. This week’s...

Jen and Dawn BarbouRoske make dinner at their home in Iowa City on Monday, April 1, 2024. The two were legally married July 12, 2009, after Iowa legalized same-sex marriage. Previously they had a wedding ceremony on Oct. 12, 1990.

Above the Fold: LGBTQ Iowans reflect on 15 years of gay marriage in the state

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor April 2, 2024

On April 3, 2009, Iowa became the third state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage. LGBTQ Iowans discuss the significance of Iowa being among the first to have marriage equality for gay...

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.

Above the Fold: Remembering Chris Wiersema

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor March 27, 2024

The Iowa City arts community is reeling from the loss of Chris Wiersema, a fixture of the local music scene, who unexpectedly died in his sleep on March 13. His friends said Wiersema was a down...

Photo Illustration by Shaely Odean

Above the Fold: BookTok creates demand in libraries

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor March 22, 2024

While TikTok has been a cause for increased screen time for many users, one community on the app is devoted to posting all about reading: BookTok. Under the #BookTok hashtag, influencers share...

A church leader speaks during a service at Sanctuary Community Center, a church in Coralville, on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Adey and Tom Wassink are pastors who advocate for women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights within their organization.

Above the Fold: Creating an affirming church environment for LGBTQ+ members

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor March 6, 2024

Several churches in the Iowa City area have made a conscious effort to not only welcome LGBTQ+ people in their congregations, but to actively affirm their identity and show them allyship. Hear...

Nebraska gymnastic James Friedman scissors the pommel horse during a men’s gymnastics meet between Nebraska, Greenville, and Army in Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday, Feb.17, 2024. The Nebraska Cornhuskers won the meet with a score of 412.90. Friedman score a 13.200 on the pommel horse. (Carly Schrum/The Daily Iowan)

Above the Fold: Iowa’s former male gymnasts reflect on the end other program

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor February 28, 2024

On August 21, 2020, coaches and student athletes from the University of Iowa men's gymnastics, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were called into an urgent meeting...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark goes up for the record-breaking shot during a women’s basketball game between No. 2 Iowa and Michigan at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines, 106-89.

Above the Fold: Behind the scenes of Clark’s record breaking shot

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor February 21, 2024

When Caitlin Clark broke the all-time NCAA women’s basketball scoring record in front of a sold out crowd at Carver-Hawkeye arena, it wasn’t just a personal triumph, but a highly anticipated...

Magnus Wilson and Amanda Armstrong spend time together at The Green House in Iowa City on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Wilson and Amanda met on Tinder in 2021 and plan to get married this summer.

Above the Fold: Love is in the air … and on the apps?

Natalie Dunlap, Assitant Digital Editor February 14, 2024

Many go searching for love on dating apps to varying degrees of success. Young adults in Iowa City share how they’ve utilized dating apps to find romantic partnerships or to start other types...

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Above the Fold: Facebook’s impact on college campuses

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor February 12, 2024

In the year 2024, Facebook has now been a social platform for 20 years. Since it’s inception as a campus based app, it’s gone through many aesthetics, social and political changes. Above...

Stykx lies in his hammock in an encampment behind the Hy-Vee on 1st Ave. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023. There is a lot of joy to be had when you got a lot of misery, Stykx said. 

As fall and winter weather brings colder days to Iowa City, individuals living outside can be put at risk. Iowa City’s homeless population must navigate a set of difficulties which includes food insecurity, exposure to the elements and often personal traumas and or addiction. Despite the hardship, individuals have become increasingly resourceful and have built community-like networks as well as intricate encampments.

Above the Fold: Iowa City’s unhoused population navigate difficult circumstances

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor January 30, 2024

The unhoused population in Iowa City has built a sense of community while facing hardships. Jordan Barry captures their experiences and photographs their circumstances in his project. RELATED:...