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Opinion | How secularizing America has become the best thing for Christians

Opinion | How secularizing America has become the best thing for Christians

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist November 29, 2021

The declining rates of religiosity among Americans has not led to the collapse of the Republican party as many political operatives predicted, but rather its political rebirth in its current authoritarian...

The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability is seen at Jesup Hall at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2021.

Opinion | Sustainability education needs precedence

Sophia Meador , Opinion Columnist November 28, 2021

 In elementary school, we learned about beehives, rocks, metamorphosis, and color wheels. After bees and butterflies, we studied photosynthesis, the solar system, and basic anatomy in middle school....

Opinion | What DI editors are thankful for this Thanksgiving

Opinion | What DI editors are thankful for this Thanksgiving

DI Staff November 18, 2021

Maddie Johnston, Arts Editor I plan to spend some much needed time with my family. We don’t have any Thanksgiving traditions — it’s usually just what we’re in the mood for—but I can guarantee...

U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at Linn County Fairgrounds. Hinson talked about the Iowa practicality she brings to Washington D.C.

Opinion | Congress: Focus on action, not elections

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist November 18, 2021

Do you ever feel like election campaign season is year-round? If so, you are not alone. While campaigns are essential to elections, the campaign season is far too overdone. Election campaigns in...

A protester holds a sign at a protest against former Vice President Mike Pence in the IMU at the University of Iowa Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Opinion | UI students’ protest of Pence was not constructive

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist November 17, 2021

University of Iowa students missed out on an opportunity to have an open, civil debate by showing disrespect toward someone for disagreeing with them. Some students’ response to former Vice President...

A customer receives her first dose of the vaccine on Saturday, April 12, 2021. Hartig Pharmacies were administering the Pfizer vaccine at a clinic held at the Al-Eman Mosque.

Opinion | The hypocritical nature of Conservatism

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist November 16, 2021

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is more of a charlatan than a governor. Instead of working to increase Iowa’s middling vaccination rate, she is suing the Biden Administration for implementing vaccine mandates...

A turkey set for a Thanksgiving dinner is seen. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Opinion | It’s time to confront the truth behind Thanksgiving

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist November 16, 2021

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and it’s important to recognize the real history behind the holiday. Unlike what I learned in school, the history behind Thanksgiving is the history of genocide...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Ashley Hinson’s BBQ Bash at Linn County Fairgrounds. Grassley acknowledged the work that Hinson has done.

Opinion | Politics is too old

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist November 15, 2021

With the announcement of Sen. Joe Bolkcom and Rep. Mary Mascher not seeking reelection in 2022, this is an excellent time to talk about a major issue in politics: older politicians who don't understand...

President Biden speaks to workers and elected officials at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 in Howell, Michigan on October 5, 2021. Biden talked about the bipartisan infrastructure bill and his Build Back Better plan.

Opinion | How Iowa benefits from infrastructure investments

Sophie Stover, Opinions Contributor November 15, 2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a major win for the Biden Administration and Americans across the country.  The package boasts major infrastructure investments, and it will generate major...

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Opinion | We aren’t alone in our mental health struggles

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter November 14, 2021

Trigger warning: this article mentions suicide, eating disorders, and self-harm. Mental health is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. I grew up a chubby, closeted bisexual, unsure of...

Syringes for the COVID-19 vaccine lay on a counter at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. The center received the Moderna vaccine for its employees.

Opinion | Get your COVID-19 booster shot for the holidays

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Contributor November 14, 2021

While you may already be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, your job is not over yet. If you got vaccinated on May 15 or earlier, it is time to get your booster shot, if you’re eligible. As we’re...

Former Vice President Mike Pence addresses a crowd during a Young Americans for Freedom event at the Iowa Memorial Union main lounge on Nov. 1, 2021. Pence was the main speaker at the event. Pence gave a speech about protecting the United States Constitution from the current administration’s left-leaning values.

Opinion | Mike Pence said nothing

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist November 11, 2021

Yet again, we as Iowa students are subjected to political machinations at the national level from visitors. The most recent individual to do this is former vice president Mike Pence. He gave the usual...

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