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Former Vice President and 2020 democratic candidate Joe Biden speaks to attendees outside after his speech at the opening of his campaign office on S. Gilbert St. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

Guest Opinion | Biden’s first year in office is a mixed performance

January 23, 2022

Following one of the most contentious elections in recent memory, President Joe Biden has now spent a year in the Oval Office. Given the number of candidates and perspectives represented in the...

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.

Guest Opinion | 2021: A year of climate change and records broken

January 20, 2022

Extreme climate events led the news in 2021. Among the rarest events, an unprecedented heat wave in the Northwest that busted all records. Portland was scorched by an average high temperature of 112 degrees...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: The pros and cons of common diets

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: The pros and cons of common diets

January 18, 2022

Diet changes and weight loss plans often include cutting out carbs, eliminating sweets, and giving up meat among many other strategies. These diets have recently fought for the spotlight in the form...

Guest Opinion | Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to help combat gun violence

Guest Opinion | Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to help combat gun violence

December 6, 2021

Whether or not you were surprised by the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha on Nov. 19, you might nevertheless have been deeply shocked that a 17-year-old could carry his AR-15 style rifle (that...

Names of people who have died from the AIDS virus are read aloud outside the Old Capital building by a volunteer on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 as part of the University of Iowas seventh annuad RED Week hosted by the UI student organization IC RED. The event lasted from dawn to dusk with readers taking five-minute shifts. It is estimated that nearly 681,000 people in the U.S. have died of AIDS since 1981.

Guest Opinion | IC RED promotes conversation and events to focus on the HIV/AIDs epidemic

November 28, 2021

When I joined IC RED — a University of Iowa student organization dedicated to raising awareness, erasing stigmas, and defeating HIV/AIDS — in 2019, I knew I had joined the right organization where...

CVS Pharmacy advertises flu shots on Sept. 24, 2018.

Guest Opinion | Doctor is In: Get the influenza and COVID-19 vaccine

November 28, 2021

For nearly two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the center of everyone’s lives. With COVID-19 taking up most of the spotlight, it can be easy to forget that the flu season is upon us. Considering...

Guest Opinion | UI Special Collections and Archives serves campus community

Guest Opinion | UI Special Collections and Archives serves campus community

November 1, 2021

In an opinion piece on Oct. 24, 2021, the author highlighted the need for a renovation of the Main Library. As director of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries, I would...

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Guest Opinion | Doctor is In: Preventive Dental Care: What is it?

October 31, 2021

Oral health is a critical part of overall well-being. Optimal oral health is achieved through daily self-care, proper diet, and regular visits to a dental professional. Early adulthood may be a...

Guest Opinion | What you should do before you sign an apartment lease

Guest Opinion | What you should do before you sign an apartment lease

October 28, 2021

It’s fall in Iowa City, which means voting, raking leaves, and signing leases for the 2022-2023 lease period. Iowa City is notorious for early lease signing, so it’s a good time to review some...

Guest Opinion | Why I’m running for Iowa City City Council

Guest Opinion | Why I’m running for Iowa City City Council

October 28, 2021

I believe in the power, resilience, and ingenuity of the Iowa City community. This has always been true, but during these past almost two years, Iowa City residents have faced extraordinary challenges. We...

Guest Opinion | Doctor is in: Breast Health: Self-Awareness is Important for All Ages

Guest Opinion | Doctor is in: Breast Health: Self-Awareness is Important for All Ages

October 24, 2021

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most diagnosed type of cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women, in the U.S.  In honor of breast...

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits with picketers on strike outside of Deere & Co., makers of John Deere products, on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Ankeny.

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Guest Opinion | Why UI students should care about #Striketober

October 21, 2021

Right now, tens of thousands of working people across America are on strike (or close to it). Every day, people from coast to coast have had enough of poor treatment, too little pay, and unsafe conditions. Although...

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