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The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

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Attendees plant flags during the Student Solidarity Walkout at the Pentacrest on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. The demonstration was organized by the Iowa City Students for Justice in Palestine.

Opinion | Reflecting on Israel’s genocide after four months of war

Evan Weidl, Opinions Editor February 22, 2024

Last year, just a few weeks after the Hamas attack on Israel that triggered Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people, I published a column arguing that the U.S. should stop giving money to...

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Opinion | It is time to move on from toxic weight loss trends like Ozempic

Kennedy Lein, Opinions Contributor February 22, 2024

American culture is rapidly transitioning away from the celebration of different body types to the promotion of instantaneously shedding pounds and sunken cheeks. Ozempic, a drug originally created...

The Iowa State Capitol is seen in Des Moines on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.

Opinion | A new Iowa “Religious Freedom” bill could protect discriminatory actions

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist February 21, 2024

People should not get a pass to discriminate in any and all cases under the guise of expressing religious beliefs. Iowa Republicans in the Iowa Senate and House have decided to push for a religious...

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Opinion | The UI’s learning assistant program expansion will benefit students

Shelley Mishra, Opinions Columnist February 20, 2024

When the first participation question popped up on the first day of a higher-level University of Iowa STEM class, I raised my hand, looked around, and waited for an undergraduate learning assistant so...

The Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Guest Opinion | State bill Senate File 2286 is dangerous for marginalized Iowans

Aastha Chandra February 18, 2024

This week, The Des Moines Register published an op-ed written by Lauris Kaldjian, who is a medical ethics professor at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, supporting Senate File 2286. The...

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Opinion | Iowa needs to prioritize juvenile prevention and rehabilitation

Jordan Coates, Opinions Columnist February 15, 2024

In the state of Iowa, youth of color consistently continue to be disproportionately suspended in juvenile detention centers compared to their white peers. The disproportionate suspension and detention...

The American flag flies above the Old Capitol Building on Thursday, January, 24, 2019. The semester theme of The American Dream celebrates the diversity and perseverance of the American people.

Opinion | Iowa should not force students to sing the national anthem

Caden Bell, Opinions Columnist February 14, 2024

House Senate Bill 587 was introduced in the Iowa Legislature in January that would require students to sing the national anthem daily at public K-12 schools. This bill would also require social studies...

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Point/Counterpoint | What is the best place in Iowa City for a Valentine’s Day date?

Evan Weidl and Emily Nyberg February 13, 2024

DAVE’S FOXHEAD TAVERN Sometimes when you go on a date, you just want to sit down for some drinks. Whether this is a first date or your lifelong partner, it’s nice to be able to have casual conversation...

Opinion | We should follow the Amtrak way by creating a state-run airline

Opinion | We should follow the Amtrak way by creating a state-run airline

Caden Bell, Opinions Columnist February 8, 2024

Flying can be a stressful and difficult endeavor, and the airlines are no help. Passengers can often be hit with delays and left without compensation or assistance with their travel issues. Airlines...

A Young Americans for Freedom banner sits in the Iowa Memorial Union during a lecture organized by the University of Iowa Chapter of YAF for Matt Walsh’s “What Is a Woman?” documentary on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Prior to the lecture, progressive students called for the lecture to be suspended because of Walsh’s transphobic remarks and organized protests.

Opinion | YAF’s stunning ignorance highlights need for DEI

Evan Weidl, Opinions Editor February 7, 2024

I saw a photo on the social media network YikYak on Tuesday that showed a Young Americans for Freedom poster advertising one of the conservative student group’s upcoming speaker events on the University...

Opinion I We need to crack down on kids’ screen times

Opinion I We need to crack down on kids’ screen times

Shelley Mishra, Opinions Columnist February 7, 2024

The current abundant presence of screens in an average household gives us a common scenario: A child is engrossed in a screen, the parent snatches it away, and the child throws tantrums. Even if...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds opens the Faith and Freedom Presidential Town Hall at the Iowa Events Center on Sept. 16, 2023. The event had ten republican candidates speak for a crowd of over 1,000. Reynolds spoke to the audience about her work on changing laws around abortion and gender-affirming care.

Opinion | The fight for transgender rights is far from over

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist February 6, 2024

Iowa Republican lawmakers failed to pass another anti-LGBTQ+ bill, House File 2082, which would make it legal to discriminate against transgender people. The bill would have specifically removed...

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