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Shasta County Supervisor Patrick Jones, 52, at his gun shop in Redding on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Jones, newly elected, unlocked the doors to the supervisors’ chambers to hold an unauthorized in-person meeting to protest statewide COVID-19 restrictions.

Opinion | Background checks are an essential form for gun safety

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist April 15, 2021

Over the years gun safety has been a major concern for Americans. It’s even more so for Iowans now that Gov. Kim Reynolds has rolled back requirements for obtaining a permit to purchase a handgun,...

Opinion | The UI needs to better teach party culture to students

Opinion | The UI needs to better teach party culture to students

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor April 15, 2021

When people talk about party schools in the U.S., the University of Iowa is often mentioned in some of these conversations — perhaps less frequently than in years past. While the UI has fallen in...

The prominant Hunting section of Scheels in Iowa City displays their firearms on Feb. 7, 2016. Hundreds of guns sit on the second floor of the All Sports store in the Coral Ridge Mall located in Corallville, Iowa.

Opinion | The University of Iowa needs to stay a gun-free campus

Josie Taylor, Opinions Contributor April 14, 2021

Iowa is lifting gun restrictions across the state, but it is important that gun limitations stay enforced on the University of Iowa campus. Currently, the UI is a gun-free campus. For the safety...

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor. Contributed.

Opinion | Iowa Republicans need to value higher education

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor April 14, 2021

Iowa’s higher education systems are getting constantly slapped by Republican legislators, and it’s time for it to stop. House File 868 — a bill that freezes funding and tuition and fees for...

Citizens march through downtown Iowa City as part of the the Back the Blue protest on Friday, September 25th, 2020. Citizens marched through downtown Iowa City to show solidarity with the local police force and as a counter protest the Black Lives Matter activity that took place over the past few months.

Guest Opinion | ‘Back the Blue’ bill will harm rather than help Iowa

April 14, 2021

In response to racial justice protests last summer, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have introduced bills that ramp up penalties on protest activity and limit local government discretion in dealing...

Opinion | The UI and Iowa City need to recognize Autism Acceptance Month

Opinion | The UI and Iowa City need to recognize Autism Acceptance Month

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist April 12, 2021

More than 3.5 million Americans are on the autism spectrum. With that level of prevalence in the U.S., people with autism deserves more recognition. In order to get rid of the stereotypes associated...

Sedona Prince (32) of the Oregon Ducks screams before the start of the game against the Louisville Cardinals during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 28, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. (Elsa/Getty Images/TNS)

Opinion | Prioritize gender equity in collegiate athletics

Sophie Stover, Opinions Columnist April 11, 2021

The NCAA finally crowned the winners of the 2021 men’s and women’s basketball championships, but this year I can’t dwell on the results of the tournaments. Many fans watched their team’s journey...

President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg meet with a bipartisan group of House members on infrastructure in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Opinion | Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, explained

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist April 11, 2021

President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Act is the latest example of the gradual shift in macroeconomic thinking as the era of austerity is coming to an end. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the...

Opinion | Everyone needed a spring break, not just students

Opinion | Everyone needed a spring break, not just students

Signe Nettum, Opinions Contributor April 8, 2021

On April 14, the University of Iowa will have its second — and last — day of instructional break in lieu of an official spring break. In an email sent back in September 2020, the university...

Photo Illustration by Kate Heston.

Opinion | The UI’s spring break removal is negatively affecting the student population

Katie Perkins, Opinions Contributor April 7, 2021

University of Iowa students are struggling. We’re staring at computer screens and typing out online assignments until headaches commence and fingertips go numb. Needless to say, we need a break. We...

Medical syringe of vaccine injection

Opinion | When you need insulin, you need insulin

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist April 6, 2021

For those who have diabetes, insulin is essential for survival. Yet, they are treated like luxury items. This inaccessibility to insulin comes at the cost of people's lives, and lawmakers need to do...

Photo Illustration by Raquele Decker.

Opinion | Working out the effects of a minimum wage increase in Johnson County

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist April 5, 2021

If Johnson County’s recommended minimum wage raise became permanent and enforceable, you could potentially see an increase in employment . If you declared this to an economist in the late 1970s,...

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