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Herky gets the crowd excited before a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes with a score of 30-7. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | Herky’s revamp was a much needed update

Elise Cagnard, Opinons Contributor October 21, 2021

It’s a cool clear autumn night. The Hawkeyes are winning, and you and your fellow classmates are proudly chanting the Iowa fight song underneath the blinding lights of Kinnick Stadium. As the Hawkeyes...

Students are shown at The Airliner in Iowa City,IA on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021.

Opinion | We should delete social media

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor October 21, 2021

On Oct. 6, former Facebook product manager and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before a bipartisan commerce committee that the controversial social media giant was well aware of the negative...

Opinion | Paper towels or bust

Opinion | Paper towels or bust

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor October 21, 2021

The hand dryers across the University of Iowa need to go. This is a hill I am willing to die on. This is not a take on washing your hands — which you should be doing diligently, for 20 seconds, with...

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits with picketers on strike outside of Deere & Co., makers of John Deere products, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Ankeny.

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Guest Opinion | Why UI students should care about #Striketober

October 21, 2021

Right now, tens of thousands of working people across America are on strike (or close to it). Every day, people from coast to coast have had enough of poor treatment, too little pay, and unsafe conditions. Although...

Pro-life demonstrators pray outside of the Emma Goldman Clinic on Thursday, Sept.9,.2021.

Opinion | Clarifying the pro-life stance

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist October 22, 2021

If I had a penny for every time I heard a misconception about being pro-life, I would be able to afford season tickets to all the Hawkeye games. One common misconception is pro-life people only...

Opinion | Means testing makes policy less effective, not more

Opinion | Means testing makes policy less effective, not more

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist October 20, 2021

President Joe Biden has recently talked behind closed doors regarding the currently proposed infrastructure bill, stating that he would be willing to put certain provisions behind means testing to...

Ops Blog | How will Trump affect the Republican Party?

Ops Blog | How will Trump affect the Republican Party?

DI Opinions Staff October 20, 2021

By DI Opinions Staff Hannah Pinski (Opinions and Amplify Editor): Did you guys hear that former President Donald Trump visited and held a rally in Des Moines on Oct. 9? Sophie Stover (Opinions Columnist): I...

Iowa City Council Candidate Jason Glass poses for a portrait during an interview on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Letter to the Editor | Vote Krista Burrus and Jason Glass

October 20, 2021

Serving in public office is an onerous task that requires making personal sacrifices and taking blistering criticism for the greater good of the community.  Thankfully, there are a number of good...

Letter to the Editor | Vote Hai Huynh for Coralville City Council

Letter to the Editor | Vote Hai Huynh for Coralville City Council

October 20, 2021

I’ve lived in Coralville for 27 years. The town has reinvented itself during that time. The mall isn’t new anymore, Iowa River Landing is a beautiful attraction, and Applebee’s sits where I rented...

The Active Minds at University of Iowa Counseling Services hosts the Field of Memories in the Pentacrest on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Students are asked to sign each flag, which represent the number of students who kill themselves each year, with an encouraging message to show that they care.

Opinion | Students need preventative mental health resources

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist October 19, 2021

It’s important to have crisis mental health resources. However, the University of Iowa needs to invest more in preventative services such as therapy.  The Division of Student Life recently announced...

A mural is seen on Burlington Street on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Oracles of Iowa City is a mural project in collaboration with Public Space One and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies.

Opinion | Iowa City needs murals to inspire social change locally

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist October 19, 2021

Iowa City should enlist more local artists and residents to inspire social change by creating public murals. Historically, art has been more than an icon of beauty and creativity; it also has been a...

Former President Donald Trump endorses Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley during Donald Trump’s “Save America” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Chuck Grassley has been an Iowa Senator since 1981. (Cecilia Shearon/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | The GOP need moderates in 2022

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist October 18, 2021

If you thought America saw the last of former President Donald Trump, think again. Trump has reentered the national spotlight months after losing his presidency.  Trump’s current agenda includes...

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