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Opinion | I was wrong, Amtrak would not be a great investment for Iowa City

Opinion | I was wrong, Amtrak would not be a great investment for Iowa City

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist February 7, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. I have changed...

University of Iowa TikTok page outside Old Capitol Building in downtown Iowa City Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.

Opinion | UI should ban TikTok on networks

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist February 6, 2023

TikTok has maintained a grip on users since 2016, and it is time for the app to be decommissioned from University of Iowa networks. Several colleges have recently banned TikTok from their networks,...

Fabiola Alsina works as the Facility Supervisor at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2020. Alsina feels safe working her job as she says, It makes me feel comfortable as an employee and my co-workers around me to ensure that were in a safe environment to continue to do what we really enjoy.

Opinion | IC on why communication is key in the workplace

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist February 5, 2023

Many college students know the struggle of juggling work and school responsibilities during the semester.  In Iowa City, I consider myself lucky to have access to many employment opportunities between...

Opinion | Legalization of marijuana can prevent potential dangers

Opinion | Legalization of marijuana can prevent potential dangers

Gabriel Arboleda, Opinions Contributor February 1, 2023

Marijuana should be legalized at the federal level. The illegality of marijuana has opened doors to alternative products and markets that sell a similar but potentially more dangerous product. Chemically...

Opinion | SNAP is an essential program

Opinion | SNAP is an essential program

Luke Krchak, Opinions Contributor January 31, 2023

Iowa Republicans introduced a bill that would reduce Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. This bill is harmful to the people who need help the most by limiting access to basic nutrition. In...

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Opinion | Saving money benefits consumers in one way or another

Naomi Rivera Morales , Opinions Columnist January 31, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. As many expect...

Opinion | Do not reinstate the death penalty

Opinion | Do not reinstate the death penalty

Kyle Tristan Ortega, Opinions Contributor January 29, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. Debates about...

A member of the audience asks a question at the Faculty Senate Meeting in the Old Capitol. Sept. 13, 2022. (Matt Sindt/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | UI must respect all its workers

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist January 29, 2023

There is a workplace cultural crisis running rampant across the nation, and the University of Iowa is not safe from it. At the UI, instructional track faculty reported feeling like “second-class citizens”...

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Opinion | Why 80 percent of people will fail their New Year’s resolution

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor January 25, 2023

As we approach February, most people who set out on their New Year’s resolutions have already failed.  According to research done by Forbes, New Year’s resolutions carry a 80 percent failure rate....

Opinion | Educators need higher pay and appreciation

Opinion | Educators need higher pay and appreciation

Naomi Rivera Morales, Opinions Columnist January 24, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved. Educators in...

Iowa City Police Department was called to the Court Street parking ramp for what started as a welfare check in downtown Iowa City on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. According to a UI Police affidavit, officers received a third-party report that a woman had been forced against her will to go to the bus station by her husband, who allegedly took her from a Cedar Rapids location on Sunday night. After police arrived, Cardale Hunter, 33, pulled out a gun and used the woman as a shield while holding her at gunpoint. According to the City of Iowa City press release, the situation was resolved after the man shot himself, but no other injuries have been reported. Hunter is in stable condition. Hunter is facing charges of second-degree kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a felon, going armed with intent, domestic abuse while displaying a weapon, and child endangerment, according to a UI police release.

Opinion | We should do something about gun violence

Sam Knupp, Opinions Contributor January 24, 2023

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved.  A man fired...

Opinion | The carbon capture pipeline needs to go through

Opinion | The carbon capture pipeline needs to go through

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist January 23, 2023

Have any plans down the pipeline? In December 2022, three companies — Summit Carbon solutions, Navigator Heartland Greenway, and Wolf Carbon Solutions —  proposed a $4.5 billion pipeline. This...

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