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  • Fine line of comedy in tragedy

    - May 2, 2016
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu Whenever things seem to be going bad in the world, people flock to the movie theaters to forget about the troubles of their real lives. During this time, the market for comedies is...
  • Brown: Accountability in police shootings

    - Apr 29, 2016
    Marcus Brown Marcus-brown@uiowa.edu Accountability is a concept introduced to us at a young age. As one grows older and looks to the world, it becomes easier to come away with a contradictory notion to the concept....
  • Protect the right to vote 

    - Apr 27, 2016
    Samuel Studer  samuel-studer@uiowa.edu All across the United States, voting is under scrutiny. According to CNN, in 2000, only 14 states had voter-ID requirements. Today, 33 states have such laws, which have been shown to hurt young...
  • Elliot: Eternity springs hopeful (ha-ha)

    - Apr 26, 2016
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Best sign seen at this year’s Boston Marathon: “Run Like Ted Cruz is Behind You.” I can’t imagine better advice during these times, if that’s what they are. It’s possible, because anything seemingly...
  • Cervantes: Time to get over Tubman & the $20

    - Apr 26, 2016
    By Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu On April 20, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew announced that there would be redesigns of the $20, $10, and $5 bills. The most prominent of these changes is the replacing of...
  • Let’s say Trump wins the nomination

    - Apr 25, 2016
    Jace Brady Jace-brady@uiowa.edu Tuesday will play an important role in this year’s prolonged primary season. Both parties’ front-runners, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, will have the opportunity to distance themselves from lingering competitors and essentially tie up...
  • Dugan: Economy or environment?

    - Apr 22, 2016
    Jack Dugan John-dugan@uiowa.edu The Mississippi, Des Moines, Maquoketa, Cedar/Iowa, and Raccoon rivers, the veins of Iowa, splay out like ribbons to flutter through a landscape that would be significantly less astounding without them. They are a...
  • Reed: MelaninRich and other social movements

    - Apr 22, 2016
    Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu The power of social media is undeniable. Using that power to promote positivity and acceptance is ideal in a world increasingly involved with technology. Many may have heard of #DamnDaniel, #BlackLivesMatter, and #MarriageEquality....
  • Point/Counterpoint: Should Congress allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia?

    - Apr 21, 2016
    Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that would allow the families of Americans killed in terrorist attacks in the U.S. to sue anyone or any entity involved, even foreign governments. If Saudi Arabia was involved in the...
  • Soyer: Don’t re-elect Rastetter

    - Apr 21, 2016
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu The state Board of Regents met Wednesday and will meet again today to elect the board president and president pro tem. Current President Bruce Rastetter and President Pro Tem Katie Mulholland seek re-election, although it...

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