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  • Appropriating Native American culture 

    - Oct 14, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com The state of California has become the first in the country to ban the use of the term “Redskins” for team names and mascots in public schools. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the...
  • Democratic B-I-N-G-O

    - Oct 13, 2015
    Today is the first Democratic debate of the election cycle. The five declared candidates will take the stage in Las Vegas with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. on CNN. Be sure to look out for some...
  • Coming hinged

    - Oct 13, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com The Republicans seem to be coming unhinged. What? you say. Haven’t the Republicans been unhinged for the last 20 years or so? At least in your book? There are no Republicans in my...
  • Long road to come on gay acceptance

    - Oct 12, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu  For as long as there has been a society, we’ve had social issues. Whether it be civil rights or universal suffrage, there has always been a cause that dominates the progressive minds of...
  • The disappointing cancellation of the UI Cultural Diversity Fair

    - Oct 9, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu I am in no place to comment on the Cultural Diversity Fair. As a white college student, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, who spent most of his life growing up in an affluent...
  • International territorialism in Syria

    - Oct 9, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu Russia has recently ramped up its involvement in the regional power struggle of Syria, launching its first air strikes in the country in what Moscow is calling efforts to dismantle ISIS. The country...
  • Jason Chaffetz, the latest foolhardy Republican firebrand

    - Oct 8, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Mr. Chaffetz. Oh boy, Mr. Chaffetz. Republican representative out of Utah, Jason Chaffetz. What are you doing running for speaker of the House? Chaffetz, age 48, bright-eyed and fairly new to the house...
  • The power in sharing stories

    - Oct 8, 2015
    Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, is doing something incredible. The art/humanities website has more than 15 million likes on Facebook. Simply put, this page is just photographs of people...
  • America’s role in the Mid-East is being challenged by Russia

    - Oct 8, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com There was a time when no one would dare move against American interests in any part of the world, least of all the Middle East. This era seems to have come to an...
  • The dilemma of Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan

    - Oct 8, 2015
    By Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu The situation in the worn-torn city of Kunduz, Afghanistan got a little more difficult.  The aid organization Doctors Without Borders withdrew from the city. Doctors Without Borders was one of the last...

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