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Opinion | A reflection after an academic year completed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Opinion | A reflection after an academic year completed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Hannah Pinski, Opinions Editor May 6, 2021

I was in my violin seminar on March 11, 2020 when we received the email that the University of Iowa suspended in-person classes for two weeks following spring break. As my studiomate’s and my phones...

Opinion | Unpaid internships disenfranchise underprivileged populations

Opinion | Unpaid internships disenfranchise underprivileged populations

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist May 6, 2021

Most employers require some type of experience before hiring, which can be unfortunate for students who can’t afford an unpaid internship. As summer is approaching and most students are finalizing...

An individual waits outside before an away football game on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 in Downtown Iowa City.

Opinion | Walking is not only cool, but economically sound

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist May 5, 2021

Conducting errands in Iowa City without a car is hard. The current walking score for the city is 44 out of 100. This means that if you need to run to the grocery store or want to go shopping, you most...

Northwestern's Jordyn Rudd hits a foul ball during the softball game on Sunday, April 18th, 2021. Iowa defeated Northwestern 5-2.

Opinion | Invest in softball

Sophie Stover, Opinions Columnist May 5, 2021

For the last three years, spring in Iowa has made me feel nostalgic. The weather reminds me of the weekends I spent growing up immersed in the world of softball. Every weekend, my family would spend...

A group of people pose for their portraits and to show their signs on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Iowa Citizens for Community Change held the rally on the Riverside Dr. overpass.

Opinion | Biden’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas pollution by 2030 is the ambitious climate action we need

Grace Hildahl, Opinions Contributor May 5, 2021

When Donald Trump left office, environmentalists and nature lovers across the nation were able to let out a brief sigh of relief. Throughout his term, Trump trampled over and tossed countless environmental...

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Opinion | Take care of yourself during finals week

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist May 4, 2021

A couple months ago in my ADHD and Development Lab, we discussed a study that found college students used more Adderall during finals week than otherwise. We started discussing possible solutions to...

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

Opinion | The ACLU of Iowa is right: Trans people should not be discriminated against in healthcare

Evan Mantler, Opinions Contributor May 4, 2021

Health care for transgender people is just that — health care. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and the national ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project recently filed a lawsuit against the state...

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Opinion | I spent three months in another country during the COVID-19 pandemic

Rin Swann, DI Reporter May 3, 2021

For the past three months, I signed into my Zoom classes with a backdrop of palm trees and hibiscus flowers, and frequent visits from curious lizards climbing the side of my laptop. I drank my coffee...

IA Sen. Amy Sinclair, R-Allerton, speaks to the Senate on the first day of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.

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Opinion | Republicans need to follow public health guidelines

Sophia Meador, Opinions Contributor May 3, 2021

It seems that Iowa Republicans believe school principals have equal authority and knowledge to public health experts when it comes to mandating safety requirements. A proposal by Iowa Sen. Amy Sinclair,...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) speaks to a crowd on Thursday, April 1 at an Iowa GOP regional reception in Cedar Rapids at the Elmcrest Country Club. Ernst talked about her time as a child wearing bread bags.

Opinion | Ernst’s newest beef with Biden

Peyton Downing, Opinions Columnist April 29, 2021

To those concerned: the liberal agenda is not coming for your burgers. Earlier this month, Sen. Joni Ernst published a column decrying the “war on meat.” Pushing back against the perceived liberal...

The Ped Mall is seen on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Downtown was quiet during the first weekend after spring break as classes have been moved online and the bars closed due to coronavirus. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | Iowa City residents must continue to support the local economy

Katie Perkins, Opinions Contributor April 29, 2021

As life is slowly beginning to return to a sense of normalcy, it is easy to forget that locally owned businesses are continuing to face financial hardships as a lingering result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Back...

The Old Capitol building is seen on March, 6, 2021. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | COVID-19 has shown how UI student organizations are

Peter Anders, Opinions Contributor April 29, 2021

The University of Iowa has well over 200 student organizations and activities to take part in, and students have plenty of opportunities to socialize with one another. This would be the case during...

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