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Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

Editorial | No justice, no peace: Iowans must support the Black Lives Matter movement

DI Editorial Board

May 30, 2020

Iowa’s northern neighbor is the current epicenter of a centuries-long infliction of violence and oppression against Black Americans.  On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man was killed after repeating, “I can’t breathe” as a white police officer knelt on his neck. Floyd h...

Letter to the Editor: mapping diversity of autism key to understanding

The Old Capitol is seen on April 13, 2020.

May 26, 2020

As the Iowa principal investigator for SPARK, UI associate professor of psychiatry, and board member of the Autism Society of Iowa, I have had a front row seat to the community response as we have conducted this study of autism in Iowa over the past three years. Thousands of Iowans have joined hundreds of tho...

Guest Opinion: Take time to celebrate your University of Iowa graduation, 2020 Hawkeyes

Graphic by Katina Zentz

May 15, 2020

Dear Seniors, The last time I saw any of you, it was March — not even Saint Patrick’s Day. In a lot of ways, it seems like a whole different world. I know this semester has been strange for you. It’s been strange for me, too. I’ve missed interacting with you. I can’t imagine how it m...

Opinion: Tiger King misses the opportunity to bring awareness to animal abuse

A Malayan Tiger roams his area at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019.

Angela Stansbery, Opinions Columnist

May 14, 2020

At the beginning of the series it briefly discusses animal abuse and what each person in the documentary thinks of it. One major consensus though is that those who have cats don’t believe they are the ones abusing them. The show doesn’t dive into opinions, rather letting each person state their...

Opinion: The value and person behind the writing

Opinion: The value and person behind the writing

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist

May 14, 2020

“I can’t imagine why any news person would want to talk to somebody who can only talk through a machine. How boring.” This is a quote from Melody, a character with cerebral palsy, in one of my favorite books, *Out of my Mind* by Sharon Draper. I’m not a news reporter. I don’t like using...

Opinion: We should all be in search of new hobbies

Board game club attendees play a game at Hobby Corner located in the Sycamore Mall on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist

May 13, 2020

Like any Generation Z, or Millennial — I was born in 2000, so I branch that weird gap between the two — I am glued to either my smartphone, laptop, or gaming controller. Yes, I will proclaim to the stereotype that I am connected to electronics. I even listen to audiobooks or read from my kindl...

Opinion: Let’s play ball

Newly-elected Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, speaks at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020. The House convened and leaders in the Iowa House of Representatives gave opening remarks to preview their priorities for the 2020 session.

Jason O'Day, Opinions Columnist

May 13, 2020

High school athletics are a crucial thread in the social fabric that binds our state, and our country, together as a whole. They are even more important than professional sports because young adults glean life lessons that could never be found in a classroom. There is an irreplaceable bond among...

Senior Column: A senior reflects on time learning rugby, and how it is more than just a sport

Contributed

Naomi Hofferber, Arts Reporter

May 12, 2020

Junior year, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. Seasonal depression had hit me hard, and I felt like I had hit a plateau — in my work with The Daily Iowan that I loved so much, in school, even in my personal life. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was looking for an outlet for my ...

Senior Column: DI taught me I can do anything

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Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

May 12, 2020

I remember being scared in first grade. One afternoon, I walked in on my mom looking up information on stuttering on the website for the Stuttering Foundation of America. I had just started stuttering for the first time. I was scared. I didn’t know what it meant. I didn’t know what to do...

Senior Column: It’s true: I survived college without becoming a liberal

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Marina Jaimes, Opinions Columnist

May 12, 2020

Reflecting on my last piece for The Daily Iowan, one thing in particular comes to mind about the graduating class of 2020: our college years were dominated by national politics. From the moment we walked onto campus as freshmen, we were asked if we were registered to vote and for whom we planne...

Senior Column: Being uprooted leads to new beginnings

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Andy Mitchell, Digital Producer

May 12, 2020

Four years ago, I spent my last days in a dying high school with a constant dull pang in my stomach, constantly overwhelming the elation that comes with graduation. My class had less than 100 students and my whole school had around 300. For a lot of K-12 Catholic schools, a low triple-digit stude...

Senior Column: For the love of the written word

Senior Column: For the love of the written word

Charles Peckman, News Writer

May 12, 2020

When I graduated from high school in 2016, I bore a striking resemblance to Bill Hader’s character, Fear, from the animated movie Inside Out. The similarity was physical — I am 6-feet tall and weighed a mean 110 pounds at the time — but I embodied the character’s internal struggles as w...