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Opinion | Public transportation is always worth improving

Iowa City Transit bus as seen on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.
Adam Engelbrecht, Opinions Columnist November 5, 2020

Compared to some other cities of comparable size, Iowa City’s public transit system is pretty good. Our bus stops cover a lot of ground, and buses generally come every half-hour. But there are some...

Opinion | Regarding refugees

President Donald Trump speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally held at the Dubuque Regional Airport on Sunday, November 1, 2020. With two days before Election Day, this is President Trump’s second stop to Iowa in the past few weeks.
Zeina Aboushaar, Opinions Columnist November 5, 2020

Millions of people in the Middle East and Northern Africa have been displaced from their homes. Peaceful protests of citizens in the Middle East and Africa of people demanding democratic reforms have...

Opinion | Sports and politics have never been separate

Players kneel and stand for the national anthem before the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz did not kneel for the anthem.The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.
Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist November 4, 2020

It is not uncommon to hear people complain about the intersection between politics and sports saying things like “I came here to watch the game, not politics.” The two are not and have never...

Opinion | Donate time, not just money

Opinion | Donate time, not just money
Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist November 4, 2020

In my experience, the easiest way to help others, and to do so by proxy of assisting organizations helping others, is donating money. But sometimes, a more hands-on approach better — and that time...

Opinion | Take a break

Waiting and voting. As seen on Nov. 3, 2020. at the Wilton Community Center 1215 Cypress St.
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist November 4, 2020

At the end of my ADHD and Development Lab meeting, our principal investigator made an announcement we all need to take to heart. The lab is going to take a post-election mental health break and not...

Opinion | What next?

Johnson County holds drive-in voting at 913 S. Dubuque St. as seen on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
Peyton Downing, Opinions Editor November 3, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about this election in regard to one specific thing — how much people can’t wait for it to be over and grab brunch. And in all honesty? Totally fair. This election...

Opinion | America is not a democracy (and that’s bad)

Illustration by Elijah Helton
Elijah Helton, Senior Columnist November 3, 2020

The first American voters weren’t just white men. They were 21-years-and-up white men who owned property, an entire six percent of the population. Apartment-dwelling dudes wouldn’t be allowed to...

Opinion | Election ‘night’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (left) speaks during a Biden drive-in rally on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and President Donald Trump (right) speaks during a “Make America Great Again” rally held at the Dubuque Regional Airport on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.
Hannah Pinski, Opinions Columnist November 1, 2020

Tomorrow marks the final day of one of the most important elections in America’s history. The future of the environment, human rights, and health care are all at stake. But both presidential candidates...

Opinion | An undiscussed symptom of the pandemic

Opinion | An undiscussed symptom of the pandemic
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist November 2, 2020

In the midst of arguing about COVID-19, both President Trump and former Vice President Biden left out an important, non-partisan issue relating to it — this pandemic has worsened eating disorders. Hotline...

Opinion | Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Account Rules

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., has a conversation at the Iowa State Capitol on Monday, January 13, 2020.
Adam Engelbrecht, Opinions Columnist October 29, 2020

Iowan Senator Chuck Grassley’s Twitter account is the only true poetry in this world. Late in September, you may have seen a bizarre series of tweets floating around the internet. “If u lost...

Opinion | Stop the shaming, please

Billie Eilish wins for Top Female Artist during the Billboard Music Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (Andrew Gombert/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Yujun Cai, Opinions Columnist October 28, 2020

Earlier this month, a tweet with a photo of a famous female singer, Billie Eilish, walking on street, commented on the body of her and saying “in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30s wine...

Opinion | Down syndrome isn’t a death sentence

Opinion | Down syndrome isn't a death sentence
Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist October 28, 2020

Breaking: President Trump is capable of spreading something other than hate.  He gave a whole speech condemning abortion for people with Down syndrome. “During Down Syndrome Awareness Month,...

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