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Citizens march through downtown Iowa City as part of the the Back the Blue protest on Friday, September 25th, 2020. Citizens marched through downtown Iowa City to show solidarity with the local police force and as a counter protest the Black Lives Matter activity that took place over the past few months.

Guest Opinion | ‘Back the Blue’ bill will harm rather than help Iowa

April 14, 2021

In response to racial justice protests last summer, Republicans in the Iowa Legislature have introduced bills that ramp up penalties on protest activity and limit local government discretion in dealing...

The University Counseling Services office is seen in the Old Capital Mall on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Guest Opinion | A healthcare message being answered

April 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent a clear message to Americans that has been ignored by many of our politicians. America needs Medicare for All to help people in this time of crisis. This message comes...

Photo illustration by Ryan Adams

The Doctor is in | Watch your back! (especially when studying)

April 4, 2021

The World Health Organization estimates that 60-70 percent of people living in industrialized countries will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. Research has found that major...

If breast cancer is detected early, such as in stage 1 or stage 0, it can be highly curable. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Guest Opinion | Understanding Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

March 31, 2021

In recent years, there have been numerous studies done to investigate women’s health issues. Yet, there is still a severe lack of education and awareness surrounding conditions such as Premenstrual...


Guest Opinion | Reflections on the course Women Unknown: Fight for Independence

March 31, 2021

Although the University of Iowa offers thousands of classes for students to take, a new course offered beginning in the spring semester of 2020 brings an entirely new and different approach towards...

Guest Opinion | An open letter to transgender students

Guest Opinion | An open letter to transgender students

March 31, 2021

We write to you in the midst of a paradox. Seven years on from what Time Magazine labeled “The Transgender Tipping Point," we find ourselves fixed in place, teetering back and forth as the broader...

Pictured on Aug. 27, 2020, is a student walking through campus to their classes during the first week of school at the University of Iowa. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Guest Opinion | Tanya Uden-Holman: Student voices matter at the University of Iowa

March 30, 2021

Dear Students, You are the reason we are here, and hearing from you helps us make the University of Iowa a better place for everyone. That’s why we are reaching out to all students and inviting...

Former Iowa basketball player Michael Reaves (11) sits for a team photo in 1986. (Contributed by Iowa Digital Archives)

Guest Opinion | Family of late UI basketball star Michael Reaves says ‘Thank you’

March 23, 2021

The family of the late Michael Silvester Reaves, affectionately known as "Mike," would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all family members, friends, neighbors, relatives, and intimate...

Iowa City Transit bus as seen on Sept. 21, 2020.

Guest Opinion | Expand Iowa City public transportation services

March 17, 2021

On March 2, Iowa City Transportation Director Darian Nagel-Gamm presented potential transportation service enhancements to the Iowa City City Council, including Sunday fixed-route, Sunday demand response,...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: Tips from a medical student on how to fight imposter syndrome

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is In: Tips from a medical student on how to fight imposter syndrome

March 1, 2021

Imposter syndrome describes a person’s feelings of inadequacy despite their many achievements and accolades. This affects many students as they enroll in a professional or graduate program —...

The Iowa men’s gymnastics team huddles on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2022 during the Iowa vs. Penn State men’s gymnastics meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa defeated Penn State 398.850-393.550. Men’s gymnastics has not been reinstated like the women’s swimming and diving team was earlier in February, so this is will be their final season.

Guest Opinion | An open letter about Iowa men’s gymnastics

February 24, 2021

Open letter to all concerned in making this decision: I have contemplated writing this letter for many weeks since hearing of the “irreversible” decision to drop men’s varsity gymnastics as...

Christina Bohannan, Representative-Elect for the Iowa House of Representatives in District 85, holds a Biden-Harris sign in the air. Patrons celebrate the Biden Harris presidential victory in Mercer Park on Sunday. The event was hosted by Johnston County Supervisor RoyceAnn Porter. Patrons celebrate the Biden Harris presidential victory in Mercer Park on Sunday. The event was hosted by Johnston County Supervisor RoyceAnn Porter.

Guest Opinion | Both sides now: free speech and politics in Iowa

February 15, 2021

As a law professor, I am a strong defender of free speech. Defending free speech as a constitutional principle means defending the right of people to speak even when I disagree with their message. As...

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