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Guest Opinion: VOTE411 provides nonpartisan candidate information for June 2 primary

The Iowa State Capitol building is seen in Des Moines on April 9, 2019.

May 6, 2020

VOTE411 provides voters with information about the candidates on the ballot in the June 2 primary election. The League of Women Voters created the election-related website as a one-stop location for nonpartisan information for the public. Each candidate was invited to respond to a set of quest...

Editorial: One-semester tuition freeze isn’t enough for Iowa students

The Old Capitol is seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

DI Editorial Board

May 5, 2020

While uncertainty grips the world, college students face the added stress of the upcoming school year, and its price tag. For now, some of us are celebrating the state Board of Regents’ recommendation to not increase tuition and fees for the upcoming academic year. This is contrary to th...

Opinion: Online instruction amid COVID-19 proves a challenge for music majors

The University of Iowa School of Music is being moved to the newly built Voxman Building. The building is located at 95 East Burlington Street. (The Daily Iowan/Karley FInkel)

Hannah Pinkski, Opinions Columnist

May 6, 2020

When I chose to double major in violin performance and journalism, I knew it was a challenge I was ready to face. Little did I know second semester would throw a curveball that I never thought I would encounter: studying music online. As a music-performance major, a majority of our instruction comes...

Opinion: Berating postal workers during the coronavirus pandemic accomplishes nothing

A new mural is seen on the side of Hothouse Yoga on June 22, 2019.

Charles Peckman, Senior Reporter

May 5, 2020

Of the few businesses that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, the United States Postal Service has certainly been living up to its unofficial motto, “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” On a rec...

Opinion: The DI opened the door for me and hundreds of other journalists — it’s worth supporting

Daily Iowan Managing Editor Sarah Watson poses for a portrait inside Adler Journalism Building on March 3, 2020. Watson will serve as editor in chief in fall of 2020.

Sarah Watson, Managing Editor

May 4, 2020

Arriving at the University of Iowa campus was initially daunting for me: I left a town of about 5,000 where everyone knew everyone, to attend college with 30,000 classmates. I knew I liked writing, and had worked for my high school publication and hometown newspaper. The Daily Iowan seemed...

Opinion: Social media is saving local retail during COVID-19

Photo illustration by Jenna Galligan

Becca Bright, Opinions Columnist

May 3, 2020

I miss my job. There, I said it. Having worked for a local retail shop for nearly a year now, I’ve experienced how much local businesses are an enormous part of Iowa City’s identity. It’s an ecosystem for both University of Iowa students as much as it is natives. Throughout these weeks...

Opinion: Iowa football presents a lot to look forward to

Iowa players stand for the national anthem during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 3, 2020

The upcoming college football season is surrounded by uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make an impact around the world. This pertains to Iowa City and the Hawkeye football program, as well. Will the season start on time? Can a full season be played? What if games need to be pl...

Opinion: Deregulation will cure any pandemic

The Roy J. & Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is seen on Monday, November 18, 2019. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Jason O'Day, Opinions Columnist

April 30, 2020

One silver lining of our current societal setback is that even Democrats are beginning to acknowledge the futility of incessant government designs on American health care. Recently, President Trump and governors across the country from both parties have substantially rolled back burdensome medic...

Opinion: Netflix show Outer Banks teaches relevant lessons during coronavirus pandemic


Angela Stansbery, Opinions Columnist

April 30, 2020

A modern-day Goonies: that’s how the new Netflix show Outer Banks is described. The show follows a group of high schoolers who live on the Cut, an area of working class that always has tension with those on Figure 8, the families with two homes. Their adventure begins after a hurricane when John B...

Opinion: Make a change this Mental Health Awareness Month

Opinion: Make a change this Mental Health Awareness Month

Ally Pronina, Opinions Columnist

April 30, 2020

My behavioral neuroscience teaching assistant ended this week’s Zoom discussion section on psychopathology by listing the University of Iowa Counseling Service website. She said if we or anyone else is experiencing the symptoms mentioned, it's a good resource. This was timely. May is Mental Healt...

Guest Opinion: Proud to support Christina Bohannan for Iowa House

Iowa House candidate Christina Bohannon speaks during the kickoff event for her Iowa House bid at Big Grove on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Bohannon advocates for combating climate change, voices for education, and addressing gun violence.

April 29, 2020

I am asking you to vote for Christina Bohannan for Iowa House District 85, to help stop the gun violence that has plagued this country for far too long. What our elected officials should have dealt with long ago has continued to a point where it is no longer shocking to see a headline of another mass ...

Opinion: Pokémon Go is more than a fun way to spend time

Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. Just days after being made available in the U.S., the mobile game Pokemon Go has jumped to become the top-grossing app in the App Store. And players have reported wiping out in a variety of ways as they wander the real world, eyes glued to their smartphone screens, in search of digital monsters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Signe Nettum, Opinions Columnist

April 29, 2020

July 2016: The month my active life changed forever. No, I did not get into a harmful accident ending with the broken bone. It was when the Pokémon Go app launched across the world. Yes, in case you have not noticed, I am a huge nerd, and I am an avid Pokémon fan. I collected the cards when ...