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Clear day in LA

Clear day in LA

September 8, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected] Me? Oh, nothing. I’m just sitting here sneezing (it’s sneezing season) and wondering how (and when) Iowa City became part of the LA metro area. I mean, when I lived in the greater LA metro area, Iowa City was most definitely not part of the area. As I reca...

How to combat rape culture

Attendees write what it means to be an activist on chalkboards at the 'It's On Us' Sexual Violence Summit at the IMU on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The event brought together military leaders, experts, UI students, and community members in an effort to raise awareness on sexual assault. (The Daily Iowan/Mikaela Parrick)

September 4, 2015

Hannah Soyer [email protected] Recently, the chapter of the Sigma Nu fraternity at Old Dominion University in Virginia was suspended following the display of some very offensive, very sexist signs. “Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time” and “freshman daughter dr...

Solving the EU’s refugee crisis

The Gillard Government made a commitment in 2010 to release all children from immigration detention by June 2011, but still 1000 children languish in the harsh environment of immigration camps around Australia. The Refugee Action Collective organised a protest on July 9, 2011 outside the Melbourne Immigration Transit accommodation which is used for the detention of unaccompanied minors.

September 4, 2015

Sam Studer [email protected] Hundreds of thousands of people are migrating across the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. These refugees are leaving home because of war, poverty, and persecution in the Middle East. According to the U.N. News Center, nearly 300,000 people have been driven fr...

Immigration and fear-mongering

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gives a speech during a fundraiser for Rep. Rod Blum at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Friday, April 24, 2015. Walker, a rising conservative leader, said he will make a decision on a 2016 presidential campaign in June. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

September 3, 2015

By Marcus Brown [email protected] Immigration has become a popular topic among GOP candidates in the coming election, and it has quickly digressed into a competition to adopt the most ludicrous, unrealistic, or offensive policies imaginable. Donald Trump has taken the lead by far in terms of ...

Consent isn’t a gray area

Take Back the Night banners at Phillips Hall Auditorium on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Due to rain the event was moved from the Pentacreast to Phillips Hall. (The Daily Iowan/ Tyler Finchum)

September 3, 2015

Joe Lane [email protected] Last week, the sexual assault trial against 19-year-old Owen Labrie came to its conclusion. Labrie was an 18-year-old senior at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, a selective and prestigious college prep school, at the time of the incident. He was accused of ra...

Trump and Sanders, two sides of the same populist coin

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders looks out into the crowd as he is introduced at the 2015 Iowa Democratic Hal of Fame inside the Double Tree Hotel in Cedar Rapids on Friday, July 17, 2015. Sanders' campaign has seen a dramatic increase in support in the past weeks. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

September 2, 2015

Jacob Prall [email protected] Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the two biggest populist candidates of the 2016 election. Their success so far can be contributed to similar issues in government policies, though the remedies they propose are far from comparable. Trump’s chest thumping, “the ...

Molehills, mountains

Molehills, mountains

September 1, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected] I suspect you were as astonished as I was when President Obama announced he would rename Mount McKinley. Huh? you say. What’s a Mount McKinley? McKinley is a mountain in Alaska, the highest in the U.S. (Go ahead, call me a geoscientist’s kid; I can take ...

The right of choosing where to live

The right of choosing where to live

September 1, 2015

Hannah Soyer [email protected] As Ron Swanson on the hit TV show “Parks and Rec” memorably quips, “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die of a heart attack at 43, you can.” Ron is hitting on something Americans seem to tr...

Protest & prejudice

Protest & prejudice

August 31, 2015

Christopher Cervantes [email protected] From 1963 to 1967, George Wallace served as the governor of Alabama (also 1971-79 and 1983-87). During the ’60s, Wallace was known for his vehement defense of segregation, going on the record saying, “… and I say segregation now, segregation tomo...

Crippled by spell check

Crippled by spell check

August 31, 2015

By Jace Brady [email protected] The millennial generation has been blessed with technological advancements beyond the wildest dreams of those who lived only a short time ago. With the stroke of a few keys, a vast encyclopedia of knowledge can be accessed by anyone with a connection to the Internet...

A president’s legacy

A president’s legacy

August 28, 2015

Samuel Studer [email protected] At a press conference on Aug. 20, former President Jimmy Carter spoke about the spots of melanoma that were found in his brain. Carter focused on the positive on his brain-cancer diagnosis and was relaxed about the uncertainty of his future. Carter did not men...

Technology and the classroom

Technology and the classroom

August 28, 2015

Marcus Brown [email protected] The format for standardized tests in Iowa’s public schools may potentially receive a technological facelift in the 2016-2017 school year, when proponents hope to make an improvement from traditional pencil and paper tests. A new test format called Smarter Ba...