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 independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The Daily Iowan’s 2024-25 executive editor, Jami Martin-Trainor, poses for a portrait on Monday, March 4, 2023.

Opinion | Help continue a legacy of excellence at The Daily Iowan

Jami Martin-Trainor, Managing Digital Editor March 26, 2024

Over the years, we have seen what happens when local communities don’t have access to newspapers and journalists who work tirelessly to ensure their community is properly informed. It’s not pretty. Recently,...

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds talks with supporters after the 2023 Thanksgiving Family Forum hosted by The FAMiLY Leader, an organization dedicated to advancing the role of religious values in government, at the Marriott hotel in downtown Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Ramaswamy sat with his son, who ran onto the stage earlier in the event. The event began at 3:30 p.m. with a round table discussion, and was followed by meet-and-greet events with each of the candidates, which included Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis, and Nikki Haley.

Opinion | Kim Reynolds and other Republicans are using the border to keep enforcing the culture war

Caden Bell, Opinions Columnist March 26, 2024

Recently, Gov. Kim Reynolds sent the Iowa National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the national media attention the border has received. This choice follows in the wake of other...

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.

Opinion | Recent rapid weather changes are a dire sign

Kennedy Lein, Opinions Contributor March 26, 2024

Although early signs of spring bring joy to many, they might now be the Earth’s urgent cry for help. If these inconsistent and quickly changing temperatures continue, it means extreme weather conditions...

The CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank is seen on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Formerly known as the Crisis Center of Johnson County, the food bank rebranded in order to emphasize the importance of community.

Opinion | UI crisis line’s extension for faculty and staff will help combat mental health stigmas

Shelley Mishra, Opinions Columnist March 26, 2024

When students think of university faculty or staff responsibilities, they probably think of lectures, office hours, and conferences. Similarly, the life of many academics is often thought to consist...

Letter to the Editor | UI students, expect to pay more for your health care in 2024

Letter to the Editor | UI students, expect to pay more for your health care in 2024

March 26, 2024

On Dec. 19, University of Iowa Human Resources sent the following email: "We are excited to announce that beginning Jan. 1, 2024, Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) members will see lower premium...

Letter to the Editor | Don’t use my tax dollars to kill raccoons

Letter to the Editor | Don’t use my tax dollars to kill raccoons

March 25, 2024

This year’s raccoon bounty bill, House File 2665, is state-sanctioned, taxpayer-subsidized animal cruelty. The legislation’s goal is to incentivize the trapping, clubbing, and skinning of raccoons....

Train tracks in the morning fog.

Opinion | Corridor residents deserve CRANDIC train revival

Alex Belzer March 21, 2024

A vehicle that moves faster than highway speeds, more safely than a car, carries hundreds of people without creating traffic, and emits less carbon per person per mile than pedaling a bicycle already...

Speakers of the Iowa Cancer Registry talk at the College of Public Health Building on Feb. 28, 2023. The Iowa Cancer Registry marks 50 years of servicing Iowans.

Opinion | Health consequences of excessive alcohol consumption must not be overlooked

Shelley Mishra, Opinions Columnist March 20, 2024

The practice of binge drinking in college is all too common, and even celebrated at times. Despite its social acceptance, the health consequences of excessive alcohol consumption must not be overlooked. The...

Opinion | Its time to look for alternative assessment methods for college students

Opinion | It’s time to look for alternative assessment methods for college students

Jordan Coates, Opinions Columnist March 19, 2024

Midterm exam season is arguably the most stressful time of the semester for many students. While college students should be patting themselves on the backs for making it halfway through the semester,...

Doc is In | Self care strategies and asking for help with headaches

Doc is In | Self care strategies and asking for help with headaches

Kinnari Karia March 7, 2024

What type of headache am I having? Headaches can ruin a good day, and while we often use “headache” as a general term, there are different types of headaches. Tension headaches and migraines...

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.

Opinion | Protecting Trump while restricting Iowans’ voting access is hypocritical

Alex Belzer, Opinions Columnist March 6, 2024

Fair and free elections are essential for a functioning democracy. House Study Bill 697, a bill regarding Iowa voting law, survived the legislature’s Feb. 15 funnel deadline with partisan Republican...

The Iowa City Community School District sign in Iowa City is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Guest Opinion | Closing Hills Elementary will hurt the community

James DeWitt March 5, 2024

To the Iowa City Community School District and Johnson County at large, The potential closure of Hills Elementary would be devastating to the community, students, and future students of this small town....