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  • Consent isn’t a gray area

    - Sep 3, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu 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,...
  • Trump and Sanders, two sides of the same populist coin

    - Sep 2, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com 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...
  • Molehills, mountains

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com I suspect you were as astonished as I was when President Obama announced he would rename Mount McKinley. Huh? you say. What’s a Mount McKinley? McKinley is a mountain in Alaska, the highest...
  • The right of choosing where to live

    - Sep 1, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu 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...
  • Protest & prejudice

    - Aug 31, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com From 1963 to 1967, George Wallace served as the governor of Alabama (also 1971-79 and 1983-87). During the ’60s, Wallace was known for his vehement defense of segregation, going on the record saying,...
  • Crippled by spell check

    - Aug 31, 2015
    By Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com 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...
  • A president’s legacy

    - Aug 28, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu 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...
  • Technology and the classroom

    - Aug 28, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com 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....
  • Trump’s toppling of the top-down model

    - Aug 27, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu At this point, I don’t think I even need to mention his name for people to recognize whom I’m talking about. After another spat with journalists, compounded with further racially charged anti-Mexican sentiments,...
  • Bipartisan prison reform could finally be a reality

    - Aug 27, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com When House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama both support a piece of legislation making its way through the House, take a picture with your camera. Yet here we are, with a fat,...

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