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Iowas Alex Marinelli has blood cleaned off his face during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17.

Behind ‘The Bull’: An unfractured look at Iowa men’s wrestler Alex Marinelli

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

Iowa men’s wrestling coach Tom Brands has a number of trinkets, posters, and art pieces that adorn the walls of his office at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Among the items is a framed picture of Alex Marinelli. The...

Signs and Designs installers Tanner Lamphier (left) and Clint Wrage (right) work on installing a sign for Tap Tap in the Ped Mall on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

Past, Present, Future: Businesses and structures coming to the Pedestrian Mall soon

Kate Perez, News Reporter May 3, 2022

This is the third and final part of a project series on the Pedestrian Mall. The first part appeared in The Daily Iowan on March 20 and the second part appeared on April 12. A new tapas and martini...

Contributed photo of Dr. Mbi Ndakor, a neontologist in Waterloo, Iowa.

Opinion | Evaluating Iowa’s racial disparities in infant mortality

Yassie Buchanan, Opinions Columnist May 3, 2022

Last year when writing a column about the need for Iowa to invest in sexual and reproductive health, I stumbled upon alarming statistics about Iowa’s racial disparities in infant mortality. I...

University of Iowa senior studying neurobiology Kartik Sivakumar talks with homework group members Laxmi Annapureddy (middle) and Liz Freiburger (right) during a neurobiology discussion in the Lindquist Center on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

Documented Dreamers: navigating an unclear path to citizenship

Hannah Pinski, Amplify and Opinions Editor April 17, 2022

Pareen Mhatre and Kartik Sivakumar have spent the majority of their lives in America. They went to high school in America, applied for college in America — but on those applications, they had to apply...

The “Is This Heaven? No, It’s the Ped Mall” mural is seen in the Pedestrian Mall in Iowa City on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Past, Present, Future: What’s unchanged and new to the Pedestrian Mall

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 12, 2022

This is the second part of a project series on the Pedestrian Mall. The first part appeared in The Daily Iowan on March 20. In the daytime, the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall greets its guests with art. To...

Iowa forward Ryan Kuffner takes the ice during a hockey match between Iowa and Wheeling at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The Nailers defeated the Heartlanders, 6-4.

Iowa Heartlanders growing hockey in Johnson County

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter April 12, 2022

The first puck drop of the Iowa Heartlanders’ inaugural season was observed by thousands of spectators — 4,017 to be precise, not counting the players, the staff, or the folks who keep the Xtream...

New benches in the Ped Mall mark the completion of Phase 1 of the downtown renovation project on Oct. 28, 1998. (Brian Moore/The Daily Iowan)

Past, Present, Future: Origin of the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall

Kate Perez, News Reporter March 20, 2022

It’s a Sunday spring morning and the Iowa City Pedestrian Mall is waking from hibernation. Children play on the playground next to the Iowa City Public Library, bouncing on the spongy material,...

Iowa forwards Kris Murray and Keegan Murray pose on the bench during a men’s basketball game between Iowa and Longwood at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. The Murray twins shot a combined 15-19 with 40 total points.The Hawkeyes defeated the Lancers 106-73.

‘A built-in best friend:’ Identical twins Keegan and Kris Murray living their Iowa basketball dream together

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 8, 2022

The noises emanating from the basement are what Kenyon Murray remembers most. Constant sounds of his twin sons in action: The muffled thud of a miniature foam basketball being dribbled against the...

Dale and Juli Wirtjes look at old photo albums at their house in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. Juli and Dale have been married for almost 40 years.

Forty years of love for Dale and Juli Wirtjes started at the University of Iowa

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor February 13, 2022

The bar basement at a business fraternity social was the last place Dale Wirtjes expected to meet his future wife. Dale attended the University of Iowa chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi’s “smoker”...

A statue of Herbert Hoover is displayed in the Great Depression exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch Iowa, on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

A renovation past due: Hoover Museum to be updated for first time since 1992

Parker Jones, Arts Reporter November 30, 2021

When entering the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, the building’s age is not immediately apparent. Compared with the cluster of 19th-century cottages and shops surrounding the museum,...

Illustration of people holding up posters in protest in front of the University of Iowa Old Capitol Building. Designed by Molly Milder.

UI students express the complications and challenges faced when reporting sexual violence and misconduct through university resources

Hannah Pinski, Opinions and Amplify Editor November 28, 2021

Editor’s Note: This article makes brief mention of several instances of sexual misconduct and harassment. Because several sources feared retribution, The Daily Iowan granted anonymity to sources...

Graphic by Marandah Mangra-Dutcher/Photo By Jake Miash

Iowa City community leaders look back at how their activism has evolved over a year after Black Lives Matter protests

Rachel Schilke, Senior Print Editor October 19, 2021

Those who were in Iowa City during summer 2020 remember nights of chanting and marching. Crowds that reached a peak of nearly 2,000 walked through the streets, bearing “Black Lives Matter” and...

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