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  • Elliot: When we think there’ll be later

    - Aug 2, 2016
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming. Well, it was a pretty amusing movie some years ago, which might have been before Benjamin Franklin invented electricity. And yes, I know, Franklin...
  • Thompson: Stop the gun-violence blanket statements, Trump

    - Jul 31, 2016
    By Helaina Thompson helaina-thompson@uiowa.edu Last month, the Democratic and Republican 2016 National Conventions addressed recent instances of gun violence — from Sandy Hook Elementary to Baton Rouge — offering strikingly different reactions. “How was he able...
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover

    - Jul 28, 2016
    By Marcus Brown marcus-brown@uiowa.edu On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made steps to continue the trend set December 2015 when it comes to restrictions placed upon prospective male blood donors who have had sex...
  • Evidence of something

    - Jul 28, 2016
    By Hanna Grissel hanna-grisseli@uiowa.edu The Trump campaign admitted that Melania Trump’s plagiarized speech was just that, plagiarized . What’s distasteful is the way the critiques were handled in the first place. Trump’s campaign and right-wing media...
  • We need to make America truly the land of opportunity

    - Jul 28, 2016
    By Vivian Medithi vivian-medithi@uiowa.edu Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has ended licensing for natural hair braiding in Iowa, a victory for many African-Americans and African immigrants in the state. Previously, laws had required a full cosmetology license...
  • Brown: DNC trumps the democratic process

    - Jul 27, 2016
    By Marcus Brown marcus-brown@uiowa.edu Following the aftermath of the nearly 20,000 emails leaked by WikiLeaks outlining purposeful attempts by the Democratic National Committee to sabotage presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign, the fate of the Democratic Party...
  • Thompson: Healthily, in the unique style of Iowa City

    - Jul 27, 2016
    BY HELAINA THOMPSON helania-thompson@uiowa.edu Piles of furniture delegated to the curb, U-Hauls parked on every corner, and longer lines at Bluebird Cafe mean one thing in Iowa City: Another school year is fast approaching. For students...
  • Prall: An Olympian effort to stomach

    - Jul 25, 2016
    By Jacob Prall jacob-prall@uiowa.edu Russia — what a success story at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. They took home more medals than any other country, an incredible feat. And it would have been all the more...
  • Elliot: The art of the possible, possibly

    - Jul 25, 2016
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Apparently, we’d all better rush out and build bunkers now, because America is under attack. That’s the state of our universe, at least according to Donald Trumpahontas, who would know because he’s...
  • Grissel: Plagiarism, immigration, and white power

    - Jul 25, 2016
    Melania Trump gave a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 18. Trump, a white Slovenian immigrant with something of an accent, went on stage to speak about her and Donald Trump’s values. Her speaking...

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