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  • The right to feel safe on campus

    - Sep 24, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu This week, the fourth sexual assault of the semester was reported on the UI campus. According to the alert, police received information from UI officials that a resident reported a sexual assault that
  • Carson shows his ignorance

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has come under fire for a statement made during Sunday’s airing of NBC’s “Meet the Press” in which Carson stated that a Muslim would be unfit to be
  • Do Sanders supporters really understand socialism?

    - Sep 23, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is surging. Although the self-proclaimed democratic socialist has not passed likely Democratic nominee Clinton in most polls, his numbers are starting to pique the interest of many, especially in
  • Did Obama overstep inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House?

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com If there is one truth in politics, it is that it is impossible to please everyone. For every pleased constituent, there are three more who are displeased with the choice. The dissatisfied parties
  • Rates won’t rise

    - Sep 21, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com The Federal Reserve surprised many by not raising rates last week. This means that the Federal Funds Target Rate will remain at historic lows despite the economic recovery over the last several years.
  • Sticking with Alpha Phi

    - Sep 18, 2015
    Grace Pateras grace-pateras@uiowa.edu Last week was rough for me. I failed my first math quiz, fell behind in every single one of my classes, and learned a close friend is now facing serious health issues. Then, I
  • ‘Jersey Shore,’ 2016 Election edition

    - Sep 18, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu For a viewer, Wednesday’s GOP debate was brutal. In fact, I feel comfortable summing up the things I learned in its extensive three hours using just one paragraph. Jeb Bush has smoked pot,
  • Can the Catholic Church come to a consensus on modern day issues?

    - Sep 18, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu Pope Francis will travel to the United States next week. Keep in mind his announcement earlier this month that the annulment process will be faster and easier for Catholics. Then note the that
  • Hateful people have found a rallying point in Trump

    - Sep 17, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu This past weekend, protesters against Donald Trump held signs at a tailgate for the Iowa/Iowa State game in Ames, where Trump was visiting. One of these protesters, Jovani Rubio, held a sign that
  • Sweeping police brutality under the rug with settlements

    - Sep 16, 2015
    By Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com In a case of tragic mistaken identity, retired professional tennis player James Blake was brutally arrested by plainclothes NYPD Officer James Frascatore on Sept. 9 due to suspected involvement in a ring

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