Columns

  • Gender equality in the military

    - Dec 10, 2015
    Joe Lane Joseph-lane@uiowa.edu I am a feminist. In the most basic, Webster’s dictionary definition of feminism, I am a feminist. I believe, as I always have and always will, that men and women ought to be...
  • Nickel and dimed through mandatory fees 

    - Dec 10, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu Many students use tricks such as eating less in order to eliminate college debt. After all, less food means less money. But the University of Tennessee will now charge a $300 per semester...
  • Conflating Muslims with terrorism

    - Dec 9, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com After Donald Trump’s statement that he would ban Muslim immigration, politicians of both parties have been quick to condemn the Republican presidential candidate. But Trump is not alone in being unable to distinguish...
  • Going parallel

    - Dec 8, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Scenes from a parallel universe in which the unbeatable Ronda Rousey turns into the Titanic going all judo on the iceberg. The iceberg goes all iceberg. Turns out that parallel-universe realism isn’t so...
  • Threat and promise of China’s World Bank 

    - Dec 8, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com President Xi Jinping of China has a vision.  It’s a new multinational, multibillion, and multipurpose bank.  This new world bank would finance infrastructure (e.g., roads, rails, power grids, you name it) across the...
  • Moving beyond rhetoric on shootings 

    - Dec 7, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes Crvantes@uiowa.edu On Dec. 2, a tragedy took place in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people were killed in a shooting during the Inland Regional Center’s holiday party. The perpetrators, married couple Syed Rizwan Farook and...
  • Medicaid expansion isn’t ready in Iowa

    - Dec 7, 2015
    Jace Brady jacebrady@gmail.com Gov. Terry Branstad has endeavored to accomplish what was almost an impressive Machiavellian feat but instead has unraveled into another episode of government incompetence. In 2014, under mounting political pressure, Branstad agreed to...
  • College students, the future, and happiness

    - Dec 4, 2015
    Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu When I was home for Thanksgiving break, my mother asked, what do I plan to do after college and where do I want to live? These questions did not stump me. I have...
  • This holiday season, be conscious of others 

    - Dec 3, 2015
    Hannah Soyer Hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu When I was in seventh grade, we had to write a persuasive essay for our English class. One of my classmates wrote his on why everyone should be allowed to say “Merry Christmas”...
  • The next real estate moguls? Wealthy Chinese families

    - Dec 3, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com From 2005 to 2014, the Chinese GDP grew from $2.27 trillion to $10.36 billion. At peak times, their GDP growth was over 16 percent annually. The current Chinese economy makes up over 16...

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