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  • 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
  • Medithi: I want my children to grow up with trees, lots of trees

    - Jul 20, 2016
    By Vivian Medithi vivian-medithi@uiowa.edu While most people know about the effect of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest on global warming, few worry about trees in our own backyards. But the environmental effect of local deforestation,
  • Prall: Privatizing Medicaid runs into deep trouble, as was expected

    - Jul 20, 2016
    By Jacob Prall jacob-prall@uiowa.edu If you search for the term “incumbent” in a dictionary, you might well find a picture of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad grinning wide. His entrenched political power is felt throughout the state.
  • Fighting the modified battle

    - Jul 20, 2016
    By Helaina Thompson helaina-thompson@uiowa.edu What do genetically modified organisms and QR codes have in common? There are better things to worry about. On July 14, Congress passed a bill requiring foods made with genetically modified ingredients
  • Two-party system’s false division

    - Jul 20, 2016
    By Brad Pector bradley-pector@uiowa.edu If 2016, the year of Corrupt Warmonger vs. Hate-Fueled TV Bigot, has taught us anything, it should be that U.S. politics is in shambles — left and right. At a time when
  • The bloody price of honor

    - Jul 19, 2016
    By Marcus Brown marcus-brown@uiowa.edu Honor killing is the practice of homicide by a male family member, husband, or acquaintance of a woman who is believed to have acted in a manner that brings shame to the
  • Mar-a-Lago America in the near vista

    - Jul 19, 2016
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com I look over the breathtaking vista, and the vista goes ahead and takes a breath test from me. WHAT? you say. Me, too. (Though I tend to stay away from ALL-CAPS; too much

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