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Opinion | How to discuss monkeypox

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor August 2, 2022

So you heard about monkeypox, let’s talk about it. Monkeypox has begun spreading in countries without a history of monkeypox, including the U.S. This has raised concerns among many communities...

Several students are seen walking on the University of Iowa campus on Feb. 4 after a snowstorm rolled through earlier that day.

Opinion | Alternatives to driving may save the Earth

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 28, 2022

College students are returning to Iowa City as the last days of summer fly by. With the fall semester approaching, a seemingly unsolvable problem has resurfaced: limited parking and high traffic around...

Opinion | Student-athletes couldn’t succeed without other student workers

Opinion | Student-athletes couldn’t succeed without other student workers

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 26, 2022

University of Iowa and local community members have been very interested in the past few years about amping up the privileges associated with student-athlete status. With projects underway to increase...

Opinion | Universal free-lunch programs are overdue

Opinion | Universal free-lunch programs are overdue

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor July 26, 2022

Proper nutrition is an essential need for growing bodies. But accessible nutrition is no longer a promise. On June 30, the pandemic-era program that provided universal-free lunches for all students...

A voter fills out their ballot on Election Day at Horace Mann Elementary School in Iowa City on Nov. 2, 2021. This year’s election is centered on local city councils and school boards.

Opinion | Will Democrats avert electoral doom?

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 24, 2022

It’s not a matter of if national and state Democrats are going to lose in the upcoming midterm elections but rather by how much. When Democrats conduct a post-mortem on their 2022 election strategy,...

President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Biden also commneted on infrastructure investments to help rural communities.

Opinion | It’s time Biden passes on the torch

Sophia Meador, Opinions Columnist July 21, 2022

It is time for President Joe Biden to pass the torch to a new generation. The president has announced his intent on running for re-election in 2024. But, the U.S. is ready for a new voice in office. Though...

Opinion | Leisure based courses are worth students taking

Opinion | Leisure based courses are worth students taking

Peter Anders, Opinions Columnist July 17, 2022

College students' schedules are often similar to one another in the most obvious of ways. Their schedules focus on fulfilling prerequisites and courses that generally go toward completing their...

Opinion | College pregnancy, abortion, and deportation

Opinion | College pregnancy, abortion, and deportation

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist July 17, 2022

As the landscape for bodily autonomy-based rights changes by state, college students are paying attention to their campus communities through a new lens. As abortion and other reproductive healthcare...

Protesters hold signs and chant at a pro-abortion rights march through downtown Iowa City on Friday, June 24, 2022.

Opinion | Fight for rights, don’t fight each other

Luke Krchak, Opinions Columnist July 14, 2022

The overturn of Roe v. Wade, instances of police brutality, and the Russia-Ukraine War have sparked protests in recent years. In the midst of protests, most peaceful, some have become more violent...

President Joe Biden speaks during visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Opinion | Democrats must change their party’s direction

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor July 12, 2022

Democrats need progressives to keep the House and Senate. With the 2022 midterm elections on the horizon, many pundits believe Democrats will lose the majority in Congress because of President Biden’s...

Opinion | CRISPR and gene editing is the future

Opinion | CRISPR and gene editing is the future

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist July 12, 2022

The most exciting thing about the future of humanity is our path to immortality as we will begin to eradicate deadly illnesses through the advancements of gene editing. When liberals like myself,...

The Hawkeye-Pentacrest Cambus picks up a student at the Pentacrest on August 30, 2021

Opinion | The increasing necessity of the Transit app

Peter Anders, Opinions Columnist July 10, 2022

As gas prices continue their historic rise across the globe, many people are turning to other means to get around to the places they need to go. From workers to regular denizens, people are turning...

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