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Peyton Downing is a digital/new media columnist at The Daily Iowan. During her sophomore year, Peyton worked as an opinions columnist before serving as Opinions Editor from the summer of 2020 to fall 2020. Peyton is a junior studying journalism and English creative writing with a minor in computer science.

Peyton Downing, Digital/new media columnist

Dec 10, 2020
Opinion | A basic guide to gender, trans people, and why any of it matters (Story)
Nov 17, 2020
Opinion | What do we do with the right? (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Opinion | Democrats and progressivism (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Opinion | What next? (Story)
Oct 21, 2020
Opinion | Twitch should be political (Story)
Oct 13, 2020
Opinion | Trump’s supreme court nominee is a danger to the LGBTQ community (Story)
Oct 07, 2020
Opinion | Facebook’s QAnon ban and free speech (Story)
Oct 04, 2020
Opinion | We lost the debate (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Opinion | Court nomination has me scared for my life’s future (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Opinion | Socialism isn’t on the ballot, senator (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
Opinion | Democrats need to give up the gun fight (Story)
Aug 31, 2020
Opinion | Cancel canceling ‘cancel culture’ (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
Opinion | Don’t pressure post offices (Story)
Aug 26, 2020
Opinion | Arrest warrants are not death warrants (Story)
Aug 05, 2020
Opinion | The military needs to stop targeting kids (Story)
Jul 29, 2020
Opinion | Black bags are for groceries, not protesters (Story)
Jul 20, 2020
Opinion | Video games are an art form (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
Opinion | Social media can be a valid news source (Story)
Jul 09, 2020
Opinion | The police must be defunded (Story)
Jun 28, 2020
Opinion | Why Pride means more than just parades (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Opinion: Don’t you dare cross that strike line (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Opinion: Take note of those who profit from pandemics (Story)
Mar 08, 2020
Opinion: Gender norms shouldn’t dictate clothing (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Opinion: Independent media is worth your attention (Story)
Mar 01, 2020
Opinion: Toxic group insiders exclude potential new members (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Opinion: Dungeons & Dragons isn’t just for basement dwellers anymore (Story)
Feb 16, 2020
Opinion: Media conglomerates wield too much influence and reduce diversity (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Opinion: A contentious primary is a good thing for the eventual Democratic nominee (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Opinion: Joe Rogan endorsing Bernie Sanders isn’t a bad thing (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
Opinion: Bernie Sanders is the candidate to win the future (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Opinion: Biden is wrong on violent video games, but he’s not the only one (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Opinion: CNN’s framing of Sanders-Warren dispute fuels distrust in media (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Opinion: Joe Biden’s out-of-date politics isn’t what America needs (Story)
Dec 01, 2019
Opinion: Pete Buttigieg is a centrist in progressive’s clothing (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Opinion: The Mandalorian makes Disney+ worth it (Story)
Nov 17, 2019
Opinion: Esports are sports, and the UI should support them (Story)
Nov 10, 2019
Opinion: Twitter beats Facebook on political advertising, but work is still needed (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Opinion: Honest discussion and debate needs to replace political grifting (Story)
Oct 27, 2019
Opinion: Democrats’ party infighting is unhelpful to the primary process (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
Opinion: Trans-rights case proves America has a way to go on equality (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Opinion: Fortnite signifies how video games are changing (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Opinion: Comedy isn’t dead; it’s just evolving (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Opinion: Being social while being alone can be worth the experience (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
King isn’t the tragic victim some say he is (Story)
Sep 29, 2019
Opinion: Ad Astra proves Hollywood originality isn’t dead (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Opinion: The vape ban is a smokescreen for the real issue (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Opinion: Digitals caucuses are a no-go, it’s time to look at different options (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Opinion: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is the weird anime we all need (Story)
Sep 10, 2019
Opinion: Small student organizations matter too (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Opinion: Sanders has the right plan for criminal-justice reform (Story)