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Opinion | We don’t need legislature enforcing the Pledge of Allegiance

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist March 2, 2021

A bill, sponsored by GOP state Rep. Carter Nordman, of Adel, passed in the Iowa House requiring public and some private K-12 schools to show the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day....

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Opinion | University bonds are a cause of tuition inflation

Jacob A Miller, Opinions Columnist March 2, 2021

We are in a student-debt crisis more severe than any other in history, and it’s driven by predatory spending from bonds issued by universities to finance building projects on campuses. Given the...

The English-Philosophy Building is seen on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

Opinion | Students at the University of Iowa need to learn about all of the literary magazines on campus

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor March 2, 2021

As an up-and-coming New York Times Best Selling author — hey, it could happen someday — I constantly try to get my foot into the proverbial door of the writing world. Coming to the University...

Republican candidate for Iowa's 1st Congressional District Ashley Hinson greets an attendee before a Trump rally with Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Cedar Rapids. Trump Jr. encouraged around 200 people who were in attendance to vote in the upcoming election and to support all of the Republican candidates on the ballot.

Opinion | Iowa freshman Rep. Ashley Hinson’s got beef

Jacob Wendell, Opinions Contributor February 28, 2021

Rep. Ashley Hinson’s beef crusade is just another example of unjustified conservative outrage. In recent tweets, she has lambasted Bill Gates and the “radical left” after Gates suggested that...

Johnson County holds Drive-Up early voting in the parking ramp of the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building on Oct. 23, 2020. Voters follow signs and wait in a line of cars to cast their ballot.

Opinion | Iowa’s bill to limit early voting is voter suppression, not fraud reduction

Josie Taylor, Opinions Contributor February 28, 2021

Last week, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill that would shorten the time Iowans can vote early or absentee by nine days, and polling locations on Election Day would close an hour earlier. Iowa legislators...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: Tips from a medical student on how to fight imposter syndrome

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: Tips from a medical student on how to fight imposter syndrome

February 28, 2021

Imposter syndrome describes a person’s feelings of inadequacy despite their many achievements and accolades. This affects many students as they enroll in a professional or graduate program —...

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

Opinion | University grief resources are essential — the pandemic means we need them even more

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist February 25, 2021

The pain of grief demands to be felt. Recently, the U.S. surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 deaths which means that hundreds of thousands of families are grieving the loss of a loved one. University of...

Opinion | Data is a language of business and you will need to be able to speak it

Opinion | Data is a language of business and you will need to be able to speak it

Gabe Conley, Opinions Contributor February 25, 2021

Companies across the world are collecting endless amounts of data in their efforts to better understand customers and predict future trends. However, the dizzying amounts of data available to these...

Bumble operates as a more women-centric and women-friendly version of Tinder.

Opinion | Bumble’s IPO success: a battle won in an ongoing war for gender equality

Jacob A Miller, Opinions Columnist February 24, 2021

The recent successful public launch of the female-founded and operated Bumble Inc. signifies another huge win for women entrepreneurs and strong female leadership in the start-up world and corporate...

The Iowa men’s gymnastics team huddles on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2022 during the Iowa vs. Penn State men’s gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa defeated Penn State 398.850-393.550. Men’s gymnastics has not been reinstated like the women’s swimming and diving team was earlier in February, so this is will be their final season.

Guest Opinion | An open letter about Iowa men’s gymnastics

February 24, 2021

Open letter to all concerned in making this decision: I have contemplated writing this letter for many weeks since hearing of the “irreversible” decision to drop men’s varsity gymnastics as...

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Opinion | Why my immunodeficiencies led me to leave the country

Rin Swann February 23, 2021

I’m not a stranger to limited options. Ever since my diagnosis at 11 years old of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, my world options narrowed. With the COVID-19...

The Hillel House is seen on May 3, 2020.

Opinion | Iowa Hillel works hard for their students

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist February 23, 2021

The Jewish community at the University of Iowa is small, but Iowa Hillel is doing all it can to make a welcoming home for its students. The Hillel fosters an inviting community through a variety of...

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