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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark celebrates after a basketball game between No. 2 Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska at the TIAA Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, March 10, 2024. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 94-89.

Editorial | Women’s basketball players deserve better

DI Editorial Board April 30, 2024

As students of the University of Iowa, we have had a front-row seat to the explosive growth of women’s basketball this year. No longer is Iowa known just for pigs and corn — Caitlin Clark and the...

Photo Illustration by Carly Schrum

Point/Counterpoint | Should TikTok be banned in the US?

Evan Weidl and Aaron El-Kerdani April 2, 2024

YES At the start of the pandemic in 2020, my friends were constantly sending me links to TikTok videos, much to my annoyance. With every discussion of a trend on the app, I would scoff, seeing myself...

Students walk toward downtown during a walkout for Iowa gun reform in Iowa City on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. Following the first mass shooting of 2024 at Perry High School on Jan. 4, high school students across Iowa walked out of school in solidarity with the community of Perry. Over a hundred students from various Iowa City schools started outside of Iowa City High School and walked downtown to the Old Capitol on the Pentacrest.

Opinion | Reynolds did not deliver her promise for gun safety to Iowa schools

Aaron El-Kerdani April 2, 2024

Gun violence has become a repetitive part of the U.S. experience, and Iowa is no exception. The state government’s response has been entirely inadequate. Iowa was promised over $75 million...

(Left) President Joe Biden speaks during his visit at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant in Menlo, Iowa, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. (Right) Former President Donald Trump speaks during his caucus night watch party at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Republican voters assembled statewide to participate in the caucuses despite the cold and extreme winter weather across the state. Trump’s early victory and dominant position before the start of caucus night proved to be true as 51 percent of Republicans voted for Trump’s appearance in the 2024 presidential election as of 10:20 p.m. At the event, Trump spoke to over 300 supporters at his watch party about his goals and putting America first.

Editorial | The rematch no one wants

DI Editorial Board March 28, 2024

As America gears up to watch Donald Trump and Joe Biden go head to head once more in November, many voters are left wondering: How did we end up with the same two choices again? There is a lot to dissect...

Kiana Shevling-Major speaks during a University of Iowa Democrats meeting at the Iowa Memorial Union on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.

Editorial | Make UI parking more accessible

DI Editorial Board November 28, 2023

The University of Iowa must make on-campus parking more accessible for students. As announced in the UI’s five-year Housing and Dining plan, one potential long-term location for a new residence...

Eleventh-grader Julian Erwin cheers during a transgender rights protest at the Pentacrest on Friday, March 11, 2022. Erwin chose to participate in the walkout because he is a part of the transgender community. “It’s part of my responsibility to support my community.”

Editorial | We must be advocates for gender-affirming care

DI Editorial Board October 16, 2023

As tensions rise on the topic of gender-affirming care in Iowa, it is important to remember that limiting access to this type of care isn’t going to solve problems.  While this is clear to major...

The Daily Iowan Executive Editor Sabine Martin poses for a portrait on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023.

Letter from the Editor︱The Daily Iowan emphasizes multiplatform journalism

Sabine Martin, Executive Editor August 22, 2023

The Daily Iowan is more than just a print paper. While the DI will print a newspaper one time a week beginning this year, our dedication to covering untold stories and the news will still be present...

UI senior Spencer Smith writes on a board for the Freedom of Speech protest put on by Young Americans for Liberty group on the Pentacrest on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The student-run group allowed anyone to write whatever they wanted on the board.

Editorial | UI must address transphobic speech on campus

DI Editorial Board April 19, 2023

The University of Iowa must do a better job of fulfilling their obligation to protect their transgender students. Free speech is an inalienable right granted to all. However, the university has a responsibility...

Photo illustration by Matt Sindt

Editorial | Johnson County should accept opioid settlement offer

DI Editorial Board April 4, 2023

Johnson County has an opportunity to act against the opioid epidemic. Between 2018 and 2020, opioid-related deaths in Iowa increased by 54 percent, according to the Iowa Office of Drug Control...

Student protesters from the Iowa City Community School District hold signs protesting the bathroom bill on the Pentacrest in Downtown Iowa City on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Editorial | LGBTQ+ rights

DI Editorial Board March 28, 2023

As the first state in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage, Iowa used to be a progressive state for LGBTQ+ rights. But recent legislative proposals and bills show Iowa is moving backward. During...

The Old Capitol building is seen on Monday Feb. 20, 2023. (Emily Nyberg/The Daily Iowan)

Editorial | DI Editorial Board on intersectionality in the classroom

DI Editorial Board February 21, 2023

The University of Iowa is not doing enough to support its students and staff of color. At least, that is what the 2022 Campus Climate Survey revealed, as 73 percent of undergraduates belonging...

Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers a speech during the 2023 Condition of the State at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. At the end of Reynolds’ speech, she thanked supporters. “Thank you for the honor to serve as your governor,” Reynolds said. “God bless you, and God bless the great state of Iowa.”

Editorial | DI Editorial Board on School Choice

DI Editorial Board February 5, 2023

Every child and teenager deserves a quality education.  On Jan. 24, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the Students First Act into law. Once fully implemented, K-12 students will be eligible to receive $7,600...

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