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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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Iowa City Community School District students clean up Kinnick Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The cleanup operation at Kinnick is a partnership between the Iowa City Athletics Booster Club and the University of Iowa, where students clean Kinnick Stadium after gameday for athletic booster club funding. Part of the operation includes sweeping trash into the aisles of Kinnick.

Above the Fold: Who cleans up Kinnick?

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 25, 2023

When Saturday football games are over and fans pour out of Kinnick stadium, local high school students are the ones tasked with cleaning up the aftermath. Iowa City West High, City High and North...

Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder and Iowa associate head coach Jan Jensen interact with a fan during a welcome home event for the Iowa women’s basketball team’s NCAA national championship runner-up finish outside of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coralville on Monday, April 3, 2023. The Hawkeyes were welcomed home by hundreds of fans following a loss to LSU in the title game.

Press Box Banter: Iowa women’s basketball with Jan Jensen

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor October 20, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark shoots a 3-pointer during Crossover at Kinnick, a women’s exhibition basketball game between Iowa and DePaul, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. Clark shot 3-of-9 in 3-pointers. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Demons, 94-72.

Above the Fold: The history-making Iowa women’s basketball game

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 18, 2023

The Iowa women’s basketball team made history with the Cross Over at Kinnick exhibition event breaking women’s basketball attendance records. 55,646 people attended the Sunday game against DePaul,...

Iowa goalkeeper Mia Magnotta prepares to stop a goal during a field hockey match between No. 1 Iowa and Michigan State at Grand Field in Iowa City on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Magnotta played for all 60 minutes of the match. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 3-1.

Press Box Banter: Field hockey highlights with Mia Magnotta

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 13, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming games....

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark talks in front of a crowd with ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith and media executive Mark Shapiro on the Pentacrest in Iowa City on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. Smith, Shapiro and Clark participated in a publicized conversation titled “Beyond the Game” as part of the 2023 University of Iowa Homecoming. “The hardest thing is (to decide) whether I stay another year or whether this is my last year. But right now, we have an amazing year coming up here. Let’s focus on that,” Clark said.

Above the Fold: All eyes on women’s basketball

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 11, 2023

The highly anticipated Crossover at Kinnick exhibition event this Sunday is set to be the most attended women’s basketball game of all time. Nearly 50,000 tickets have been purchased for the...

Iowa helmets sit on the sidelines before a football game between No. 18 Iowa and No. 17 Indiana at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 34-6.

Press Box Banter: Sports gambling with Ryan Hansen

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor October 6, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming games....

Herky hugs a cheerleader during a football game between Iowa and Western Michigan at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Herky celebrated his 75th birthday during halftime.

Above the Fold: Herky the Hawk’s legacy

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor October 4, 2023

Herky the Hawk has been the University of Iowa mascot for 75 years. The peppy bird has become synonymous with Iowa. He’s on the sidelines at athletics games, but Herky also visits the children’s...

UI student Billy Stoynoff walks out of Union Station in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa in Iowa City on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023. Stoynoff is a 33-year-old transfer student entering his third year in college. To document his experience adapting to Iowa City as a nontraditional student, he began making TikTok videos and has amassed over 6,000 followers in just about two weeks. During his TikTok journey so far, Stoynoff continues to spread positivity, making people happy with his videos.

Press Box Banter: School spirit with Billy Stoynoff

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 29, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming games....

University of Iowa alum Gina Whitty poses for a photo in Iowa City on Sept. 25.

Above the Fold: UI alumni struggle to pay off debt

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 27, 2023

On October 1, President Joe Biden’s pause on student loans debt will come to an end, stoking anxiety for borrowers burdened by debt. When the payments were paused, nearly 45 million Americans were...

Iowa Linebacker Jay Higgins throws the ball during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Press Box Banter: hawk hawk hawk hawk with Roy Higgins!

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor September 22, 2023

Press Box Banter is The Daily Iowan’s weekly sports podcast. Each episode we will talk about local, national, and international sports, host a special guest, and talk predictions for upcoming games....

Lexie Olgren, 28, and her three daughters: Miley, 3, Isabelle, 4, and Aubree, 11, walk toward Great Clips in Ankeny, Iowa, on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. In the fall of 2022, Iowa’s only inpatient eating disorder clinic closed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Olgren was a patient when she was 26 years old, and said the program is crucial to helping those with eating disorders and is upset about its closing. Olgren said she still struggles with disordered eating daily. She said it sucks that her daughters have to watch her go through that.

Above the Fold: Former patients on loss of UI inpatient eating disorder clinic

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 20, 2023

After the UI announced it was closing its inpatient eating disorder clinic, it released a statement explaining the closure and what would fill its place. According to the statement, the closure allowed...

Starbucks employee Luis Aispuro poses for a portrait in Iowa City on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

Above the Fold: Young workers organize Starbucks union

Natalie Dunlap, Assistant Digital Editor September 12, 2023

Workers at the Clinton Street Starbucks voted 25-0 in favor of unionizing in May because of issues with management. This was the largest unanimous union vote across Starbucks locations nationally. Employees...