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Helton: 20 Out of 20: Winners and losers of the first Democratic debates

Democratic presidential candidates wave to the crowd as they arrive to the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for Day 2 of the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 elections. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

June 30, 2019

Going into the first two nights of Democratic debates, the 20 participating candidates had more or less the same goal: leave a good impression. Regardless of whether they were an upper-tier candidate looking to prove campaign legitimacy as a frontrunner or a long shot hoping to make waves and gain attention,...

Clear day in LA

Clear day in LA

September 8, 2015

Beau Elliot [email protected]com Me? Oh, nothing. I’m just sitting here sneezing (it’s sneezing season) and wondering how (and when) Iowa City became part of the LA metro area. I mean, when I lived in the greater LA metro area, Iowa City was most definitely not part of the area. As I reca...

Consent isn’t a gray area

Take Back the Night banners at Phillips Hall Auditorium on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Due to rain the event was moved from the Pentacreast to Phillips Hall. (The Daily Iowan/ Tyler Finchum)

September 3, 2015

Joe Lane [email protected] Last week, the sexual assault trial against 19-year-old Owen Labrie came to its conclusion. Labrie was an 18-year-old senior at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, a selective and prestigious college prep school, at the time of the incident. He was accused of ra...

Trump and Sanders, two sides of the same populist coin

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders looks out into the crowd as he is introduced at the 2015 Iowa Democratic Hal of Fame inside the Double Tree Hotel in Cedar Rapids on Friday, July 17, 2015. Sanders' campaign has seen a dramatic increase in support in the past weeks. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

September 2, 2015

Jacob Prall [email protected] Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are the two biggest populist candidates of the 2016 election. Their success so far can be contributed to similar issues in government policies, though the remedies they propose are far from comparable. Trump’s chest thumping, “the ...

The right of choosing where to live

The right of choosing where to live

September 1, 2015

Hannah Soyer [email protected] As Ron Swanson on the hit TV show “Parks and Rec” memorably quips, “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds, and die of a heart attack at 43, you can.” Ron is hitting on something Americans seem to tr...

Crippled by spell check

Crippled by spell check

August 31, 2015

By Jace Brady [email protected] The millennial generation has been blessed with technological advancements beyond the wildest dreams of those who lived only a short time ago. With the stroke of a few keys, a vast encyclopedia of knowledge can be accessed by anyone with a connection to the Internet...

A president’s legacy

A president’s legacy

August 28, 2015

Samuel Studer [email protected] At a press conference on Aug. 20, former President Jimmy Carter spoke about the spots of melanoma that were found in his brain. Carter focused on the positive on his brain-cancer diagnosis and was relaxed about the uncertainty of his future. Carter did not men...

Technology and the classroom

Technology and the classroom

August 28, 2015

Marcus Brown [email protected] The format for standardized tests in Iowa’s public schools may potentially receive a technological facelift in the 2016-2017 school year, when proponents hope to make an improvement from traditional pencil and paper tests. A new test format called Smarter Ba...