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Iowa’s Finest Sports Stars

Iowa's Finest Sports Stars

August 4, 2020

Based in the Midwest of the US, Iowa is surprisingly home to some of the most prominent sports persons in history. From relay runners to baseball pitchers and a variety of successful quarterbacks, multiple prolific Iowans have achieved an array of MVP awards, Olympic medals, Super Bowls and made their...

Sports Betting May Be Used to Stimulate Economic Growth Across the States

July 21, 2020

In the year in which President Trump is hoping to secure his second term in office, the economic news can hardly be what he was hoping for. With the country poised on the verge of a recession and employment figures decidedly uncertain for the future, the country could be said to be at something of a...

“It’s like the U.S. is kicking me out.” -Paige Ho

Paige Ho, an incoming UI sophomore and ambassador for international students, poses for a portrait through a zoom call on Friday, July 10, 2020 from her home in Vietnam.

July 14, 2020

For incoming sophomore Paige Ho, learning that she could have been forced to leave the U.S. before completing her second fall semester at the University of Iowa was “shocking.” The journalism and mass communications major has spent the summer in her hometown of Binh Duong, Vietnam. Up until l...

“I have the faith that the entire country as a whole will be able to make the right decision, and not just some people who sit in the government.” -Aasthika Das

Aasthika Das, an incoming UI sophomore and biology major, poses for a portrait through a zoom call on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from her home in India.

July 14, 2020

Aasthika Das, a sophomore studying biology at the UI, said she was initially planning to spend the break between Thanksgiving and the spring semester at home with her family in India, as the break for online classes would allow her time to visit. Although she was planning to leave the U.S at ...

“Even if we did have to go, there are so many travel bans – where would we go?” -Joslin Some

Iowa student Joslin Some poses for a portrait over Zoom on Monday, July 13 2020.

July 14, 2020

 Joslin Some, like many international students, was still waiting to find out exactly how the ruling will affect his situation before Tuesday's announcement. “I was really surprised, and I didn’t know what to make of it. It’s pretty stressful to not know what’s going to happen,” Some ...

“To say it quite bluntly, I feel like it’s a ban. It’s not an outright ban, but it is.” -Shimin Park

Shimin Park, a UI international student, poses for a portrait through a zoom call on Monday, July 13, 2020 from her home in South Korea. Due to new ICE orders restricting international studies during the pandemic, Park decided to enroll in an exchange student program and will stay in South Korea for the fall semester instead of returning to the UI.

July 14, 2020

Shimin Park said the ICE order felt like a ban on international students. “It’s not an outright ban, but it is,” she said. “From seeing what the Trump administration has been doing, it’s been very anti-immigration, and it is doing exactly that.” Park, a junior from South Korea ...

COVID-19 Impact on Iowa’s Supply Chain

June 29, 2020

International shipping and trade extend well beyond our coastal countries, states, and cities. Cargo and container shipping accounts for 80 percent of world trade (goods) volumes that are transported transoceanic. Once cargo arrives at a port, it is offloaded into warehouses and re-loaded onto trucks...

Engaging with prospects — the right way

Engaging with prospects — the right way

June 16, 2020

Salespeople have such an important role in any business. They’re the ones that keep things fuelled up and running, attracting new customers or clients to utilise services and maintaining strong relationships. It’s the salespeople that bring in the much-needed cash to keep a business going, helping...

What are the best trucks for towing RVs?

May 15, 2020

Summer is right around the corner, and you may already be getting your RV ready to conquer the Iowa road. But what about your truck? Towing an RV travel trailer can put a lot of engine strain on your truck, and if your truck is getting old, it may be time for a new truck for summer travel. This is an important decision. Trucks are not cheap, especially if you need a truck that can tow an RV travel trailer thousands of mil...

7 Need-to-Know Mac Hacks to Maximize Your Time in the Day

7 Need-to-Know Mac Hacks to Maximize Your Time in the Day

May 15, 2020

Macs can be incredible tools towards any business venture or personal project that you're working on. However, if you don't know how to operate it properly, there can be small tasks that are huge time wasters along the way. To avoid spending too much time on these tasks, you need to know the ins ...

On the Record: May 1, 2020

On the Record: May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

This week's episode of On the Record features host Charlie Peckman and producer Andy Mitchell taking calls from DI staff to discuss the top headlines. DI Editor-in-Chief Marissa Payne discusses her story of the financial hit the University of Iowa is taking as a result of the pandemic, Charlie recounts...

Iowa lobbying group pushes for coronavirus drug price controls

Graphic by Katina Zentz

Caleb McCullough, Assistant Politics Editor

April 29, 2020

Some advocates in Iowa for lowering pharmaceutical prices are worried that once drug companies enter the market, COVID-19 drugs and treatment will be largely unaffordable without intervention from Congress. Iowa Citizens Action Network, in conjunction with the national organization Lower Drug Pri...