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Senior Column | It’s the people, not the newsroom

Sarah Watson, Executive Editor May 11, 2021

I’ve always been uncomfortable touting my own accomplishments. But for The Daily Iowan team, I’ll cheer until my voice is hoarse. And that team atmosphere is what I’ve cherished, and how...

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Senior Column | Finding purpose through the arts

Madison Lotenschtein, Arts Editor May 11, 2021

I had never given much thought about why I love to write or why I became a journalist. It was simply an unnarrated decision, a path I walked down without a purpose. But the past four years at The Daily...

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Senior Column | Thank you, Daily Iowan

Alexandra Skores, Managing Editor May 10, 2021

Ever since I was little, I wanted to tell a story. My mom will laugh when she reads this, but when I was in elementary school, I wrote my first book, titled, “Where are the puppies?” It was...

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Senior Column | Grateful to be a DI alum

Julia Shanahan, Politics Editor May 10, 2021

If you had told me when I first walked into The Daily Iowan newsroom four years ago that I would eventually stand face-to-face with Joe Biden for an interview about his sexual assault allegations,...

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Senior Column | It’s good to be different

Shivansh Ahuja, Senior Photojournalist May 10, 2021

As photojournalists, we’re taught to look at everything in front of us through a lens. We’re taught to press a button at the right place and the right time. We’re taught to not make it too bright...

Senior column | Telling others’ stories shaped my own

Senior column | Telling others’ stories shaped my own

Brooklyn Draisey, Projects reporter May 9, 2021

If you asked me in high school what I expected from my future as a college journalist, I would’ve said I could cover complex problems affecting my new home. I definitely wouldn’t have mentioned...

Senior Column | ‘R&R’ How the pandemic shaped law school applications

Senior Column | ‘R&R’ How the pandemic shaped law school applications

Evan Mantler, Opinions Columnist May 9, 2021

As a junior in college preparing to apply to law school, I never anticipated how massively the pandemic would affect my life, particularly during this year’s law school admissions process. I’m...


Senior Column: A senior reflects on time learning rugby, and how it is more than just a sport

Naomi Hofferber, Arts Reporter May 12, 2020

Junior year, I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. Seasonal depression had hit me hard, and I felt like I had hit a plateau — in my work with The Daily Iowan that I loved so much, in school,...


Senior Column: DI taught me I can do anything

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor May 12, 2020

I remember being scared in first grade. One afternoon, I walked in on my mom looking up information on stuttering on the website for the Stuttering Foundation of America. I had just started stuttering...


Senior Column: It’s true: I survived college without becoming a liberal

Marina Jaimes, Opinions Columnist May 12, 2020

Reflecting on my last piece for The Daily Iowan, one thing in particular comes to mind about the graduating class of 2020: our college years were dominated by national politics. From the moment...


Senior Column: Being uprooted leads to new beginnings

Andy Mitchell, Digital Producer May 12, 2020

Four years ago, I spent my last days in a dying high school with a constant dull pang in my stomach, constantly overwhelming the elation that comes with graduation. My class had less than 100 students...

Senior Column: For the love of the written word

Senior Column: For the love of the written word

Charles Peckman, News Writer May 12, 2020

When I graduated from high school in 2016, I bore a striking resemblance to Bill Hader’s character, Fear, from the animated movie Inside Out. The similarity was physical — I am 6-feet tall and...

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