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Julie Sands, creator of a project that pairs local high school students with members of a senior center, poses for a portrait on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

New project from Iowa City Senior Center forges intergenerational connections

Lily Rosen Marvin, News Reporter May 9, 2021

On a cold day in December, Iowa City West High School freshman Zaira Ahmad opened up her computer, clicked on a Zoom link, and nervously waited to meet her interview partner, a senior with the Iowa...

Schneider and Varner are welcomed to Bayard, IA on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

‘Visit939Iowa’ – Nebraska students plan to visit every city in Iowa this summer

Isabel Tuisl, News Reporter May 9, 2021

Seth Varner and Austin Schneider were stuck at home quarantining in summer 2020. Although the public was told to stay home, the University of Nebraska-Omaha students thought this was actually the...

A sapling is seen in Court Hill Park on Thursday, April 29, 2021. As a part of Iowa City’s Project 51, 60 trees were planted in Court Hill Park and 400 trees were planted throughout Iowa City in 2020.

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Iowa City plants 400 trees in 2020, looks to break planting record in 2021

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter April 29, 2021

After breaking records for tree-planting in 2020, the City of Iowa City is planning to plant a more diverse and plentiful selection of trees in 2021. The city announced earlier this month that Iowa...

Customers enjoying themselves inside Tiki Tacos on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Tiki hut style centers, plants and painting can be found throughout the restaurant.

Tiki Tacos n’ Burgers n’ Wings serves up quick eats and island vibes

Delaney Orewiler , Arts Reporter April 27, 2021

Iowa City gained a new restaurant on East Washington Street earlier this month, right next to the downtown Target. The restaurant, Tiki Tacos n’ Burgers n’ Wings, brings made-to-order fast food...

The Ped Mall is seen on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Downtown was quiet during the first weekend after spring break as classes have been moved online and the bars closed due to coronavirus.

As vaccinations continue, Iowa City leaders consider various ways to boost local economic activity

Marco Oceguera, News Reporter April 26, 2021

As the economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, local leaders are creatively envisioning the revival of Iowa City’s downtown district. After releasing a comprehensive COVID-19...

Spray painted stars are seen at the Chauncey Swan Park on Sunday, April 18, 2021.

FilmScene to host outdoor cinema series in Chauncey Swan Park

Drew Sullivan, News Reporter April 18, 2021

Multi-colored flowers spray painted on the grass at Chauncey Swan Park mark the location of FilmScene in the Park, a partnership between FilmScene and Iowa City Parks and Recreation which will show...

Americorps Member and Cashier Megan Hill stands in front of Iowa City Hall on April 14 2021.

Iowa City Earth Fest expands after moving online

Brady Osborne, News Reporter April 18, 2021

Iowa City Earth Fest will take place virtually this year, after being canceled in 2020. The virtual format of the event allows its presentations to take place over the span of two weeks, rather than...

Raneem Hamad (left) and Ala Mohamed (right) speak to the press before the Peoples Truth and Reckoning Commission meeting at the Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City on Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

‘For the people, by the people’: Iowa Freedom Riders, local community supporters kickoff Peoples Truth & Reckoning Commission

Rachel Schilke, News Editor April 15, 2021

As candles in memory of Breasia Terrell and Daunte Wright flickered in the wind, more than 100 Iowa City community members gathered to launch the Peoples Truth & Reckoning Commission, with the...

Community members speak during the Trans Day of Visibility rally at the Pentacrest on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The event was put on by the LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library, and featured chalking and speeches by members of the community.

‘Trans rights are human rights’: Students, community members gather to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Rachel Schilke, News Editor March 31, 2021

Under flags of pink, white, and blue, more than 100 students and Iowa City community members gathered on Wednesday to celebrate a day of visibility for transgender individuals worldwide, advocating...

Area drag queens interact with parade attendees at Iowa City Pride on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Iowa City Pride postponed until October

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 28, 2021

Iowa City Pride is being postponed until October to give people more time to get vaccinated, which provides a new opportunity for student involvement, as the event traditionally happens in June during...

Photo Illustration by Jeff Sigmund on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Iowa City looks for more public feedback on new mural

Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter March 25, 2021

The City of Iowa City is asking for the community’s feedback regarding a new mural coming to the Capitol Mall parking ramp. The mural project was initially approved in the summer after the Iowa...

Photo illustration by Raquele Decker.

New Twitter account that posts vaccine availability helps Iowans get their COVID-19 vaccine

Brady Osborne, News Reporter March 18, 2021

A new Twitter account is helping people in Iowa find and schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. @IAVaccineAlerts is an account on Twitter that posts locations and times of appointments at pharmacies...

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