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Opinion | How to discuss monkeypox

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor August 2, 2022

So you heard about monkeypox, let’s talk about it. Monkeypox has begun spreading in countries without a history of monkeypox, including the U.S. This has raised concerns among many communities...

Several students are seen walking on the University of Iowa campus on Feb. 4 after a snowstorm rolled through earlier that day.

Opinion | Alternatives to driving may save the Earth

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2022

College students are returning to Iowa City as the last days of summer fly by. With the fall semester approaching, a seemingly unsolvable problem has resurfaced: limited parking and high traffic around...

Opinion | Student-athletes couldn’t succeed without other student workers

Opinion | Student-athletes couldn’t succeed without other student workers

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 26, 2022

University of Iowa and local community members have been very interested in the past few years about amping up the privileges associated with student-athlete status. With projects underway to increase...

Opinion | Universal free-lunch programs are overdue

Opinion | Universal free-lunch programs are overdue

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor July 26, 2022

Proper nutrition is an essential need for growing bodies. But accessible nutrition is no longer a promise. On June 30, the pandemic-era program that provided universal-free lunches for all students...

A voter fills out their ballot on Election Day at Horace Mann Elementary School in Iowa City on Nov. 2, 2021. This year’s election is centered on local city councils and school boards.

Opinion | Will Democrats avert electoral doom?

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 24, 2022

It’s not a matter of if national and state Democrats are going to lose in the upcoming midterm elections but rather by how much. When Democrats conduct a post-mortem on their 2022 election strategy,...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Biden also commneted on infrastructure investments to help rural communities.

Opinion | It’s time Biden passes on the torch

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist July 21, 2022

It is time for President Joe Biden to pass the torch to a new generation. The president has announced his intent on running for re-election in 2024. But, the U.S. is ready for a new voice in office. Though...

Opinion | Don’t leave your pandemic hobbies behind

Opinion | Don’t leave your pandemic hobbies behind

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist July 19, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic was a rough two years that sent me and others deep into some problematic times. While hobbies rose for a lot of people during the pandemic, I dove head first into my school...

Opinion | Alleviating the potential CRISPR market failure

Opinion | Alleviating the potential CRISPR market failure

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 19, 2022

A world in which genetic engineering is a norm is approaching, and it will be important for the government to develop a plan that will make it so that everybody, regardless of socioeconomic background,...

Opinion | Leisure based courses are worth students taking

Opinion | Leisure based courses are worth students taking

Peter Anders, Opinions Columnist July 17, 2022

College students' schedules are often similar to one another in the most obvious of ways. Their schedules focus on fulfilling prerequisites and courses that generally go toward completing their...

Opinion | College pregnancy, abortion, and deportation

Opinion | College pregnancy, abortion, and deportation

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 17, 2022

As the landscape for bodily autonomy-based rights changes by state, college students are paying attention to their campus communities through a new lens. As abortion and other reproductive healthcare...

Protesters hold signs and chant at a pro-abortion rights march through downtown Iowa City on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Opinion | Fight for rights, don’t fight each other

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist July 14, 2022

The overturn of Roe v. Wade, instances of police brutality, and the Russia-Ukraine War have sparked protests in recent years. In the midst of protests, most peaceful, some have become more violent...

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