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Opinion | Colleges should invest in virtual reality

Opinion | Colleges should invest in virtual reality

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist September 22, 2022

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. Virtual Reality has...

Opinion | Protect yourself and your community by getting the flu shot

Opinion | Protect yourself and your community by getting the flu shot

Abby Gaugler, Opinions Contributor September 21, 2022

What starts in the fall and ends in the spring? If you said flu season, you are correct. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people above six-months-old get immunized against...

Sam Wasson sells a watermelon at the Iowa City Farmers Market in the Chauncey Swan Ramp on Aug. 16, 2022.

Opinion | Iowa City Farmer’s Market supports shopping local

Dell Harbaugh, Opinions Contributor September 20, 2022

The Iowa City Farmers Market is a sight to behold, even in a downpour. Vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, coffee, and baked goods bring flocks of people to East Washington Street and the Chauncey...

Opinion | Political violence is not the answer

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist September 19, 2022

The modern identity of the outspoken “campus conservative” is that of a victim complex.  These mostly white students base their identity around being persecuted and marginalized for holding...

Vendors sell food, clothing, jewelry and other goods at the Latino Festival in Iowa City on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

Opinion | The importance of Hispanic Heritage month

Naomi Rivera Morales, Opinions Contributor September 18, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month has arrived. Some may have heard of this celebration and know of its purpose for the Hispanic and Latinx communities, and others may have only heard of it in passing. So,...

Opinion | Composting is essential

Opinion | Composting is essential

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Columnist September 18, 2022

As the climate crisis intensifies by the day, many have tried to find ways to live greener. This includes simple actions like picking up litter, using reusable grocery bags, or conserving water....

Opinion | Unhoused residents deserve to be heard

Opinion | Unhoused residents deserve to be heard

Yasmina Sahir, Opinions Columnist September 18, 2022

The City of Dubuque recently changed its policy on how police interact with and evict unhoused people from their encampments or other housing structures. It is troublesome to think how this policy...

Opinion | Strengthen democracy through ranked choice voting

Opinion | Strengthen democracy through ranked choice voting

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist September 13, 2022

The U.S. desperately needs to revamp the way we choose our politicians and ranked choice voting would be a massive step forward. Ranked choice voting in every single election is not just a viable...

Opinion | The need for a tax on capital income

Opinion | The need for a tax on capital income

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist September 12, 2022

Since the 1980s, income inequality has become a paramount problem in the U.S., largely because there is no way to tax the capital goods of those making $400,000 and above.  Income inequality would...

Opinion | Social media is consumers’ new newspaper

Opinion | Social media is consumers’ new newspaper

Elise Cagnard, Opinions Columnist September 11, 2022

News consumption drastically changed in the last century.  Instead of waiting for the newspaper delivery or watching the nightly news, consumers can find news instantaneously on social media platforms,...

Eva Olson and Aidan Bolden point at the Jackson Pollock mural in the Stanley Museum of Art on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. This was Olson and Bolden’s first time walking through the museum.

Opinion | “Mural” is worth more than dollars

Sophia Meador, Opinions Editor September 11, 2022

Hanging in the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa is a massive 8-by-20-foot oil canvas, “Mural,'' by the late artist, Jackson Pollock. When I saw Pollock's painting, I was underwhelmed....

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