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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

The Iowa State Capitol is seen in Des Moines on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024.

Opinion | Iowa’s new immigration law is a cause for concern

Jordan Coates, Opinions Columnist April 23, 2024

There has been significant recent controversy and criticism in response to actions taken by the state of Iowa regarding immigration to the U.S. Iowa is now the second state to push against...

Opinion | How college changed my relationship with food

Opinion | How college changed my relationship with food

Kennedy Lein, Opinions Columnist April 23, 2024

Universities need to do a better job advocating for students to adopt healthy, affordable eating lifestyles. I always had a healthy relationship with food growing up. I ate when I wanted to and when...

(Left to Right) University of Iowa student Nyvaeh Bowen and her boyfriend Isaak Hansen carry a couch during move-in day in Iowa City on Aug. 1, 2022.

Point/Counterpoint | Should you live with your best friend in college?

Kennedy Lein and Shelley Mishra April 22, 2024

Kennedy Lein Opinions Columnist [email protected] No Living with your best friend does come with some benefits, but issues often arise that may result in having to navigate a friendship breakup. One...

Mother holding her baby indoors

Opinion | Iowa should follow other states in mandating paid maternity leave

Caden Bell, Opinions Columnist April 21, 2024

Iowa must mandate paid maternity leave. Having a child is one of the hardest things a person can do. The first few months of a child’s life require constant attention and care from at least one...

Guest Opinion  |  The Israel-Hamas Conflict: moving the goal post

Guest Opinion | The Israel-Hamas Conflict: moving the goal post

Shankar Iyer April 18, 2024

Let me at the outset state that what Hamas did on Oct. 7, 2023, is an act of terrorism on the innocent civilians of Israel. This is a deplorable act and the persons who carried it out should be brought...

A speaker addresses passing students during a COGS press conference on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Guest Opinion | Graduate student workers ask ‘Who is the university for?’

April 17, 2024

The University of Iowa pays poverty-level wages to graduate workers despite incredible fundraising and an endowment of over $3 billion. The Board of Regents has increased tuition yet again and is desperately...

A speaker addresses passing students during a COGS press conference on the University of Iowa Pentacrest on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

Opinion | Graduate workers deserve better

Evan Weidl, Opinions Columnist April 16, 2024

In the United States and at the University of Iowa, it is unacceptable that trying to further their education often leads to graduate students financial turmoil. Recently, the UI’s graduate...

Chick-fil-a along College Road Jan. 24, 2024 in WIlmington, N.C. Its located in Monkey Junction, which got its name after a former service station and grocery store popular for having monkeys that entertained customers. KEN BLEVINS/STARNEWS

Raising Canes Chicken Fingers opens in Burlington Township on Jan. 17.

Point/Counterpoint | Battling for the best chicken in Iowa City

Evan Weidl and Caden Bell April 16, 2024

Raising Cane’s You’ve just gotten off work late, and there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for a chicken sandwich and fries. You can’t go to Chick-fil-A­ — they closed hours ago. A...

Opinion | Iowa’s over-the-counter contraceptive bill is dampened by conservative amendments

Opinion | Iowa’s over-the-counter contraceptive bill is dampened by conservative amendments

Natalie Nye, Opinions Columnist April 16, 2024

Iowans deserve better access to birth control and over-the-counter contraceptives. On Feb. 19, the Iowa House advanced House File Bill 2584, formerly known as Iowa House Study Bill 642, allowing...

Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during the 4th District tailgate Presidential Rally in Nevada, Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023. The tailgate featured speeches from Republican Presidential candidates and U.S. Representatives among others.

Opinion | Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds prioritizes Texas, not Iowa

Aaron El-Kerdani, Opinions Columnist April 15, 2024

Reynolds announced March 28 she would dispatch over 100 Iowa National Guardsmen to the U.S.-Mexico border to continue addressing the border crisis. The effort supports Texas’ Operation Lone Star, a...

Opinion | The responsibility to care for older adults should lie in communal hands

Opinion | The responsibility to care for older adults should lie in communal hands

Shelley Mishra, Opinions Contributor April 14, 2024

Caring for older adults should be a responsibility of the community, including in Iowa. Older adults are some of the most at-risk members of the community for mental illness. Limited interactions...

Guest Opinion | A letter from the Middle East from a former foreign exchange student to Iowa

Guest Opinion | A letter from the Middle East from a former foreign exchange student to Iowa

April 10, 2024

Ames. 2014. I was eagerly anticipating the Iowan Spring to blossom following long winter months. They were unlike anything I had experienced in my part of the world before. The sight of snow in the...