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Guest Opinion | The University Needs to Look into Renting Scooters

Guest Opinion | The University Needs to Look into Renting Scooters

Meg Doster, News Editor June 16, 2022

The University of Iowa covers more than two thousand acres of land, while Iowa City is over 16 thousand acres of land.   I lived in the dorms when I came to the UI four years ago. Like most...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Medical research and how to find reliable data

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: Medical research and how to find reliable data

May 1, 2022

Whether you work in health care or not, it is likely you have used Google to answer a medically related question. If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey from Pew Research Center showed that 72...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: What you need to know about seizures

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: What you need to know about seizures

April 24, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of 10 people will experience a seizure at some point in their life. That means seizures are common and should not be taken lightly....

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Guest Opinion | The Doctor Is In: We need to talk about herpes

April 3, 2022

You’re in middle school. Acne and Axe body spray abound. Out of nowhere, you overhear someone sneer, “You know cold sores are herpes, right?” This may have been surprising the first time you...

A hairy woodpecker sits on a tree branch at the Iowa River on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

Guest Opinion | The Doctor Is In: Why woodpeckers don’t need helmets

March 27, 2022

Some of our greatest scientific and engineering feats are rediscoveries of Mother Nature’s prolific career. From down feathers in our winter coats, luminescence from the depths of the ocean, and...

Iowa State Flag on cannabis background. Drug policy. Legalization of marijuana

Guest Opinion | Cannabis criminalization is failed public policy for Iowa

March 21, 2022

Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of an important report from the Shafer Commission, a Nixon-appointed group tasked with studying marijuana and issuing policy recommendations. The group’s findings...

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: How to stay hydrated

Guest Opinion | The Doctor is in: How to stay hydrated

March 6, 2022

The human body is made up of around 55-75 percent water. Most adults lose about 2.5-3 liters of water per day due to sweating, breathing, and filtering waste products through the kidneys and intestines. By...

Young woman taking a pill

Guest Opinion | Doctor is In: How to properly take antibiotics

February 1, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the U.S. every year. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria...

Members of Moms Demand Action march during the 2019 Homecoming Parade on Oct. 18 in Downtown Iowa City.

Guest Opinion | There is a community for gun violence survivors

January 27, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, our community has experienced many preventable tragedies. While the lives lost due to COVID-19 have been tragic, I’m actually talking about the increase in gun violence....

City Councilor Janice Weiner accepts a ballet from a voter during early voting polls at the Old Capitol Mall on Oct. 26, 2021. The opportunity to vote early and in person started on Oct. 13, 2021.

Guest Opinion | Voting is essential in American democracy

January 24, 2022

The political divide in our nation weighs heavily on all of us. In March 2021, Iowa lawmakers decided to make the foundation of our democracy – voting – more difficult by creating unnecessary burdens...

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...

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