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Hogs occupy pens at a confinement facility in Ayrshire, Iowa, in this file photo.

Hog monopolies hurt farmers and consumers

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist September 27, 2021

Among Iowans, hog farming used to conjure up images of pigs playfully rolling around in the mud while farmers and their families work from sunrise to sunset to tend to them. This image could not...

Graphic by Kelsey Harrell

Ops Blog | Iowa deserves new representation in Congress

DI Opinions Staff September 27, 2021

Shahab Khan (Opinions Columnist) : So, Sen. Chuck Grassley decided to run for an 8th term. Yassie Buchanan(Opinions Columnist) : Wow, I’m surprised he still wants to run at 88 years old. Hannah...

May 5, 2016; Doha, QATAR; General view of the downtown Doha skyline.

Opinion | The U.S. needs to do more to protect the Qatari workforce

Dylan Hood, Opinions Columnist September 26, 2021

In the two collective years I spent in Qatar — with two deployments in the Virginia and Iowa National Guards — I saw the horrific conditions the migrant workforce operates under. Qatar is host...

The University of Iowa Marching Band’s old practice field is seen on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Opinion | Green Spaces in Iowa City need to be protected

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist September 26, 2021

As Iowa City becomes more populous, it needs to protect its green spaces, these provide a public space where people can enjoy nature or participate in activities such as outdoor games or eating local...

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Notice the red flags for suicide on campus

September 26, 2021

Talking about suicide and its impact is often taboo. However, its occurrence is all too common to go undiscussed. To prevent suicide and help people suffering with suicidal ideation, we need to better...

Coronavirus vaccine misinformation on social media

Opinion | We need to educated on identifying misinformation online

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor September 23, 2021

During the week of Sept. 17, rapper and artist Nicki Minaj tweeted a rather bizarre and unusual statement claiming that her cousin’s friend suffered from swollen testicles and became impotent after...

A new green compost bin is seen on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The new bin can be found in Pat’s Diner which is located in the Tippie College of Business building. (Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

Opinion | UI students should start composting

Grace Hildahl, Opinions Contributor September 23, 2021

Do you live in the dorms at the University of Iowa? Do you sometimes have leftover food scraps after a meal? And do you have crippling climate anxiety that reminds you as Earth’s temperatures rise...

Democratic candidate for Iowa governor Kathy Glasson addresses protestors at a demonstration outside of a Burger King in Des Moines on Monday September, 4 2017. Protestors attended multiple events Des Moines on Labor Day in order to demonstrate in support of a fifteen dollar per hour minimum wage and private sector unions.

Opinion | Unions work for everyone

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist September 22, 2021

A massive victory for labor rights happened recently that may have flown under the radar — the Nabisco Workers’ Strike ended in favor of the strikers. Yet again, we are shown the benefits of labor...

Vilnius, Lithuania - June 17, 2011: preparing of a homemade tomato sauce in a frying pan from fresh tomatoes.

Opinion | Students need more cooking-related classes

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor September 22, 2021

Cooking and baking have never been my forte. Growing up, I managed to burn my upper arm while making pancakes — don’t ask me how, I don’t remember. My finest moment was my attempt to heat up a...

Protesters hold their kids close outside the Iowa City Senior Center while pushing for pandemic relief Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Editorial | It’s time for an excluded workers fund

DI Editorial Board September 21, 2021

Johnson County governments have an opportunity to set an example for the country by taking bold action with their American Rescue Plan funding and creating a fund for excluded workers. The pandemic,...

Gas station pump.

Opinion | A commitment to improving biofuels infrastructure bodes well for Iowa

Sophie Stover, Opinions Contributor September 21, 2021

Iowa will benefit greatly from the addition of $1 billion for biofuels infrastructure in the 2021 budget reconciliation bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy report, Iowa leads the country...

Two students walking in the Seaman Center on Aug. 23, 2021. Per the state Board of Regents COVID-19 mask policy, students have the option to wear a mask.

Guest Opinion | UI COVID-19 policies aren’t equitable

September 21, 2021

I’m a faculty member at the University of Iowa. Although I did my undergraduate studies elsewhere, I regularly envision my younger self as a current student. Would I find this reading interesting?...

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