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Director of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art Lauren Lessing speaks with reporters during a media availability at the Stanley Museum of Art on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. The museum opened to the public on Aug. 26.

New Stanley Museum staff plans for the future three months after ‘Homecoming’ exhibition

Rin Swann, Projects Reporter November 29, 2022

An old man sits on a bench in front of the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art’s African art collection, sketching in a notebook perched on his lap. Inside, two teenagers with Iowa pins on their...

V Fixmer-Oraiz, a transgender citizen and Johnson County Supervisor, speaks during a transgender rights protest at the Pentacrest on March 11. Simon Reichel attended the protest.

‘I couldn’t stand living in my own skin’: Among a nationwide trend of anti-trans legislation, Iowa leads the pack

Liam Halawith, Politics Reporter November 27, 2022

Content Warning: This article mentions references to self-harm and suicide as well as transphobia. Growing up in Dubuque, Iowa, Simon Reichel said he faced harassment and violence because of his...

Haunt creates ‘outrageously freeing’ atmosphere

Haunt creates ‘outrageously freeing’ atmosphere

Grace Smith, Photojournalist October 30, 2022

Actors at 5th Realm, a haunted house in Cedar Rapids, found acceptance and comfort within the small community where performers scare adrenaline junkies inside Lindale Mall. Some actors dress up in...

V Fixmer-Oraiz speaks to Johnson County Democrats during a barbecue at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City on Oct. 9. V is one of four Johnson County residents vying for one of two open seats on the board, and is running against Jammie Bradshaw, R-Lone Tree; Jon Green, D-Lone Tree; and Phil Hemingway R-West Liberty.

A push for inclusivity: V Fixmer-Oraiz’s journey to Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidacy

Grace Smith, Photojournalist October 16, 2022

While rain trickled down onto East Washington Street and bounced off food stand tents at the Iowa City Farmers Market on Sept.17, V Fixmer-Oraiz stood near the entrance of Chauncey Swan Parking...

Phil Hemingway works on a car in his repair shop on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. Phil’s Repair was founded in 1997 and has been in multiple locations throughout the Iowa City area. Regardless of if Hemingway wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors he said, “I will be working with my hands till the day I die.”

Blue Collar Conservative: Phil Hemingway’s ride to politics

Ayrton Breckenridge, Films Editor October 16, 2022

In a small shop on the edge of Iowa City lies an auto garage where the walls are decorated with family pictures and the ground is coated in shoe-prints revealed by gravel dust. The door is stickered...

Harmony, 8, and John, 6, throw candy from the family’s Jeep during a parade in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Aug. 27, 2022. The family decided to paint the jeep hot pink to pay tribute to Jammie’s fight against breast cancer.

Trials and triumphs: Jammie Bradshaw’s path to Johnson County Board of Supervisors candidacy

Grace Smith, Photojournalist October 9, 2022

Jammie Bradshaw and her husband, James Bradshaw, ride in the front seats of their rundown, do-it-yourself hot pink Jeep during a parade near their rural home in Lone Tree, Iowa, on Aug. 27. A banner...

Jon Green, a county supervisor serving eastern Iowa’s Johnson County, is constantly checking polls to see where he and other democrats rank. Green, originally from Cheyenne, Wyo., knew he wanted to get into politics to become a “champion for national medicine and health care,” after his father had an expensive hospital experience because of what Green and his family believe to have been a spider bite.

Country Democrat: Jon Green’s path to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors

Jerod Ringwald, Photojournalist October 9, 2022

“A long way from Lone Tree,” a man calls out from a motorcycle while driving past Johnson County Supervisor Jon Green, who sports his usual Levi denim jeans, boots, and a cowboy hat while marching...

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...

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