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Opinion | The Ketamine Chronicles — a new hope for depression

Samuel O’Connor, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2021

Ketamine therapy is a breakthrough treatment in the field of mental health. If you have not been medicated for depression or anxiety, it is incredibly likely that you know someone who has. The Center...

Supporters hold signs at the Old Capitol Building on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. The recent decision regarding DACA's rescission has been a highly controversial issue in national politics.

Opinion | We need to stand up for Iowa’s immigrant population

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2021

Immigration in the U.S. has always been attacked, often using hateful and racist speech. Now, a federal district judge in Texas ruled against the DACA program and put it at risk for termination. Instead...

The Active Minds at University of Iowa Counseling Services hosts the Field of Memories in the Pentacrest on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Students are asked to sign each flag, which represent the number of students who kill themselves each year, with an encouraging message to show that they care.

Opinion | What the UI can do to prevent suicide as we transition to pre-pandemic campus life

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2021

The emotional toll that college can have on someone takes away the life of too many students. The suicide rate among people between the ages of  15-24 has tippled since the 1950s, according...

Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany - April 17, 2018: Many coins of various cryptocurrencies

Opinion | Potential cryptocurrency investors should be wary

Peter Anders, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2021

In June 2021, the popular online gaming group FaZe Clan was accused of engaging in a cryptocurrency scam known as “Save the Kids”, which was the name of the cryptocurrency being promoted by the...

Students sit and wait for 15 to 30 minutes after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Opinion | We need all students to be vaccinated

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist July 27, 2021

As students prepare to come back to the University of Iowa, there is an optimistic attitude for the upcoming academic year than the previous year, which was centered around COVID-19. The university...

Opinion | Iowa City can once again be a ‘city of the arts’

Opinion | Iowa City can once again be a ‘city of the arts’

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist July 27, 2021

With theatre productions coming back to live venues, Iowa City can reassert itself as a city of the arts. It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic shut things down completely. As more...

An apartment building is seen in Iowa City on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Opinion | Want to make Iowa City more affordable? Build more high-rises

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 25, 2021

Renting in Iowa City is a nightmare. Reviews of dominant companies such as Apartments at Iowa or Apartments Near Campus reveal horror stories about roach-infested apartments, broken appliances, and...

University of Iowa freshman line up for food and drinks outside the President's Mansion during the OnIowa President's Block Party on Sunday, August 19, 2018. OnIowa events help incoming university students engage and settle into their new environment.

Opinion | UI sophomores: college is just beginning

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist July 21, 2021

For many, the transition from high school to college is uncomfortable. Leaving the comfort of home behind and facing the uncertain futures is a challenge on its own. But for the University of Iowa...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021.

Opinion | UI COVID-19 policy will work only if there is a way to enforce it

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor July 21, 2021

With the expectations of a return to a traditional semester, the University of Iowa’s new COVID-19 policy seeks to provide “a robust student experience typical of a Big 10 public research university.” However,...

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Opinion | Statute of limitations on sexual assault do not bring justice

Samuel O’Connor, Opinions Columnist July 20, 2021

There should not be a statute of limitations on sexual assault in this state or any other. The existence of a statute of limitations — for some crimes — is reasonable. It limits the state’s...

Students are seen studying on the first floor of the UI Main Library on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

Opinion | The culture surrounding pre-health classes needs to change

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist July 20, 2021

Most University of Iowa students taking pre-health and STEM classes have fallen victim to multiple weed-out courses. Instead of fostering an environment where students can learn and grow their passions...

Pile of white pills or capsules on yellow background

Opinion | How the government can lower drug prices

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 19, 2021

One of the heartbreaking realities of the United States health care system is that sick people must pay exorbitant amounts of money to obtain life-saving medication. We have heard countless tragedies...

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