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The Daily Iowan

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

The Daily Iowan

Kiana Shevling-Major speaks during a University of Iowa Democrats meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Editorial | Make UI parking more accessible

DI Editorial Board November 28, 2023

The University of Iowa must make on-campus parking more accessible for students. As announced in the UI’s five-year Housing and Dining plan, one potential long-term location for a new residence...

A Chevy Volt is shown being charged at a HyVee parking lot in Iowa City on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Opinion | Make the Switch: Plug instead of pump

Kennedy Lein, Opinions Contributor November 28, 2023

Let the electric vehicle revolution begin. Despite their mixed public reception, electric vehicles are cleaner for the Earth and cheaper in the long run. Electric vehicles, or EVs, should be mandated...


Opinion | College attendance policies need to be more attainable for students

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist November 28, 2023

Strict college attendance policies are unfair and unrealistic for many students. Several colleges in the nation employ unnecessarily strict attendance policies that only contribute to the stress...

Members of Iowa Veterans ride a Jeep during the 2019 Homecoming Parade on Oct. 18 in Downtown Iowa City.

Opinion | The overlooked challenges of student veterans

Jordan Coates, Opinions Columnist November 16, 2023

Student veterans are not your typical college students. For many, their military experience leaves them with a need for personalized and unique support and counseling. It's important to recognize and...

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark goes up for a layup during an exhibition women’s basketball game between Iowa and Clarke University at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The matchup marks Iowa’s first game in Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the 23-24 season. Clark shot 9-of-13 in the paint. The Hawkeyes defeated the Pride, 122-49.

Opinion | How Caitlin Clark’s success reveals the depth of sexism in sports

Kennedy Lein, Opinions Contributor November 15, 2023

Caitlin Clark is changing the narrative of women’s athletics, but there is still a lot of work to do in tackling rampant sexism in sports. After finishing as the national championship runner-ups...

Councilor Megan Alter is pictured at an Iowa City City Council meeting at City Hall on Monday, June 6, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Iowa City will not tolerate hate

November 14, 2023

My name is Megan Alter; I am the Mayor pro tempore of Iowa City. Over the past two City Council meetings, the public has been exposed to hate speech by cowards who feel emboldened by speaking through...

Andrew Dunn speaks about discrimination against district 8 tenants during the Iowa City City Council meeting on Sep. 5,2023.

Letter to the Editor | The way Iowa City elects City Councilors is broken — Here’s how we fix it

November 14, 2023

Confusion has long been a staple of Iowa City’s local elections. The Iowa City Council has two types of councilors, all elected to four-year terms. First, we have four at-large councilors that the entire...

Attendees observe fireworks shoot off after the 2022 Iowa City Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Thousands of people piled onto the Pentacrest lawn to observe the show.

Opinion | Iowa should once again ban the sale of fireworks to individuals

Caden Bell, Opinions Columnist November 14, 2023

Every year, eruptions of freedom are shot into the sky at the private homes of many Iowans. While fireworks are an exciting tradition for holidays such as the Fourth of July and New Year’s, they...

Hazel puts on lipstick before the monthly Big Grove Drag Brunch in Iowa City on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. The Big Grove Drag Brunch started in April 2021 after Sanchez-Belle emailed the restaurant a business pitch. “Were our own bosses,” Hazel said. “You cant sit around and expect the bookings to come your way if youre not opening up.”

Opinion | The dangers of backlash against drag performers

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist November 9, 2023

For the past couple of years, conservatives have made baseless accusations of grooming against the LGBTQ+ community and drag performers in response to events catered to children such as Drag Story Hour...

The Iowa City Council holds a meeting in Iowa City on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023.

Opinion | Iowa City has a lot to gain from affordable housing

Evan Weidl, Opinions Editor November 7, 2023

Affordable housing is the answer to assist those in need while producing serious economic benefits. The City of Iowa City is applying for a $5.6 million federal grant to remove barriers to building...

Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague speaks to the crowd during ‘Downtown at Sundown’ for a Juneteenth celebration in Iowa City on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Letter to the Editor | Who IC Mayor Teague supports for council and why not Laura Bergus

November 6, 2023

The Iowa City Council Election is on Tuesday, and I encourage everyone to vote. After careful consideration, I’ve decided to share who I am voting for and why. -Councilor Pauline Taylor (District...

Opinion | Republicans are using real issues to try to defund universities

Opinion | Republicans are using real issues to try to defund universities

Evan Weidl, Opinions Editor November 1, 2023

Once again, education is on the federal funding chopping block — and not for a good reason. In recent weeks, some Republican politicians have called to defund some U.S. colleges over the presence...

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