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You’re not alone — via the Companion app

You’re not alone — via the Companion app

Lily Abromeit

September 14, 2015

A new app created by students at the University of Michigan could offer a safer option to students walking home alone. Companion App notifies friends and family if someone comes across a dangerous situation. The app allows the user to connect as many “companions” as desired. If the built-in ...

Cleanup project targets Iowa River

Cleanup project targets Iowa River

September 14, 2015

Volunteers worked to clean up the Iowa River on Sept. 12, finding bikes and lawnmowers in the process. By Tom Ackerman [email protected] Bikes and bedsprings were among objects pulled from the Iowa River this past weekend. Around 100 eager volunteers once more tackled a 9.5-mile stretch o...

The Purple Wagon

The Purple Wagon

Lily Abromeit

September 14, 2015

Two University of Iowa students launched their own business last year and took it to a major Farmer’s Market this summer where they saw even more success. These girls are students, waitress’s part time and run their own business: The Purple Wagon. The 20-year olds, Karlee Frein and Bre Degelau, stumbled ...

Sorority video raises hackles

Sorority video raises hackles

September 11, 2015

A University of Iowa sorority lands in hot water after recruitment video goes viral. By Bill Cooney [email protected] The University of Iowa chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority, which was founded in 1878, is feeling the heat after a video of one of its recruitment songs went viral. The video show...

Rooftop bars coming to downtown

Rooftop bars coming to downtown

September 11, 2015

By Lily Abromeit Rooftop bars could be coming soon to Iowa City. The Iowa City City Council and downtown district are in the final stages of discussing an ordinance that would allow rooftop bars in the downtown area. These rooftop additions would be accompanying the 35 outdoor patios already in exi...

County passes wage hike

September 11, 2015

The Board of Supervisors approve raising the minimum wage. By Cindy Garcia [email protected] “Raise the wage,” said a sign held by a resident on Thursday demanded in a packed Johnson County Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Shortly after, the supervisors, in a third and final vote, unanim...

UI introduces new certificate

UI introduces new certificate

September 11, 2015

By Lily Abromeit A new certificate is available for University of Iowa journalism and mass communication students. The Event Planning Certificate requires students to complete 21 hours of course work and a three-semester hour internship. Many students have taken an interest in the courses and the certificate ...

Tuition freezes for UI but excludes UNI, ISU

Tuition freezes for UI but excludes UNI, ISU

September 10, 2015

By Ali Krogman [email protected] CEDAR FALLS — University of Iowa students won’t see an increase in tuition second semester, but students at peer institutions will. The state Board of Regents voted Wednesday to raise tuition for in-state undergraduates by $100 in the spring for Iowa State Universit...

Austin Love takes on rowing

Austin Love takes on rowing

Lily Abromeit

September 10, 2015

Bright and early at six a.m., the University of Iowa Men’s Rowing team is out on the water, training for their first meet of the season. They are out practicing before class, having to be both students and competitive athletes. Despite being a smaller group, with sometimes relatively smaller eq...

Gas prices at a low for Labor Day

Gas prices at a low for Labor Day

Lily Abromeit

September 10, 2015

Gas prices are at a record low and some experts are calling it a trend in Iowa and the rest of the country. According to a recent report by GasBuddies.com, a site that directs drivers to the cheapest prices, the national average price for a gallon of gas is now $2.42. This lower average is 20 ce...

Eating locally still reigns

Eating locally still reigns

September 10, 2015

Local food still hot in Iowa City. By Cindy Garcia [email protected] Locavorism, or the tendency to consume local food, has been taking hold of the United States. That trend is what Ion Bogdan Vasi — a University of Iowa sociology associate professor — and his fellow coauthors have found ...

UPDATED: Former Hawkeye Tyler Sash dead at 27

UPDATED: Former Hawkeye Tyler Sash dead at 27

September 9, 2015

Former Iowa safety Tyler Sash has passed away at age 27. By DI Pregame staff [email protected] [UPDATE TWO (7:45 p.m., Wednesday): Visitation and funeral arrangements for Sash have been set, with Bates Funeral Chapel handling the services. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday...