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Senior Column | ‘It’s been a long time coming’

Hannah Pinski, Executive Editor May 9, 2023

I couldn’t help but choose a Taylor Swift lyric as the headline for my senior column. No, it’s not just because it’s the opener to “The Eras Tour,” which I’m seeing in June. These...

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Senior Column | The DI has given me more than I could have imagined

Ryan Hansen, Managing Digital Editor May 9, 2023

My time at The Daily Iowan has been far too brief, filled with countless memories, plenty of new friends, and a whole lot of learning. When I first joined the DI as a junior, I truly felt...

Senior Column | Lessons on life and AP style

Senior Column | Lessons on life and AP style

Gretchen Lenth, Copy Editor May 9, 2023

I didn’t want to write this column at first. Not because I have nothing to say, but because I didn’t feel qualified. After all, I come from an awkward position where I quit working for The Daily...

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Senior Column | The DI gave me the experience of a lifetime

Daniel McGregor-Huyer, Photojournalist May 8, 2023

I’ve been around Iowa City for a long time. I came here in 2017 through the University of Iowa’s REACH Program, which specializes in helping students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Through...

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Senior Column | The civic duty of research

Chris Klepach, Opinions Columnist May 8, 2023

Before my time began at The Daily Iowan, I was rarely in tune with the local news cycle. With this came regret for not knowing what my government was up to. In my time spent at the DI, I truly began...

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Senior Column | DITV taught me what I didn’t want to do

Julia Richards, Assistant DITV News Director and DITV Sports Reporter May 8, 2023

At 16 years old, I was convinced I knew exactly what I wanted to do; I wanted to be a sideline reporter or a sports broadcaster of some sort and show the world that women belong in the sports industry....

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Senior Column | Nothing will go to plan, and that’s alright

Meg Doster, Amplify Editor May 8, 2023

Life will never go as planned. My first plan was to become a computer scientist, then it was to graduate in four years. After that, it was to go to law school. None of those things happened. I changed...

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Senior Column | My utmost thanks

Abigail Kurten, DITV Reporter and Digital Liaison May 7, 2023

I never intended to be a journalist. When I stepped into my dorm freshman year, I was eager to start my journey as an English and creative writing major and to write as much poetry and fiction I could...

Senior Column | Learning how to take chances

Senior Column | Learning how to take chances

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor May 4, 2023

Funny enough, I didn’t even think about journalism as a career until I stepped on the University of Iowa’s campus. I didn’t write a legitimate print sports story until the summer before...

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Senior Column | An ode to all the rejects

Shahab Khan, Opinions Columnist May 4, 2023

As the wise kung fu Master Oogway once said, “My time has come.” This line from the cinematic masterpiece “Kung Fu Panda” communicates the idea of letting go. Today, I am letting...

Senior Column | How I’ll remember my time at the DI

Senior Column | How I’ll remember my time at the DI

Chris Werner, Assistant Sports Editor May 4, 2023

When I read the senior columns in The Daily Iowan as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, I always thought it was a little cheesy when I would see something like, “When I sat down to write this,...

Senior column | Goodbyes are never easy

Senior column | Goodbyes are never easy

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor December 11, 2022

I put off a lot of stories during my four-year career at The Daily Iowan.  This is the one I’ve delayed the longest. Technically, I pushed back the due date of my senior column by an entire semester....

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