Columns

  • Does Martin O’Malley have a job for me?

    - Nov 9, 2015
    Paul Osgerby paul-osgerby@uiowa.edu I had the pleasure to be one of eight members to represent the Daily Iowan Editorial Board and the Ethics and Politics Initiative during a  discussion with Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland...
  • Birthing a challenge to Obamacare

    - Nov 9, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes crvantes@uiowa.edu On Nov. 6, the Supreme Court decided that it would settle on the controversial issue on whether health insurance should cover birth control. This challenge of the Affordable Care Act is based on...
  • Does a child have a right to die? 

    - Nov 4, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Julianna Snow is 5 years old. She has a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth. She has had to deal with a lot of medical scares so far in her life and has...
  • Race and greek life 

    - Nov 4, 2015
    Christopher Cervantes cmikemayvantes@gmail.com From my experiences on a college campus, students rarely have an active filter when it comes to what they say and/or post on social media. For some reason, we, as adults-in-progress, think that...
  • Eating (un)healthily in college


    - Nov 4, 2015
    Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu It is widely known that the “Freshman 15” is something of a myth. But in my case, it was true. I had a paid U-Bill and an unlimited meal plan; the world was...
  • Another weekend, another mass shooting

    - Nov 6, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu A Halloween shooting in Colorado Springs last weekend left three dead. Noah Harpham shot a bicyclist and two women on the porch of a sober-living home. Police originally classified the 911 call as...
  • Standardized testing not the answer 

    - Nov 6, 2015
    Marcus Brown marcusvbrown@gmail.com A great deal of commotion has come about because of a recent drop in U.S. test scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The assessment serves as a sort of benchmark for...
  • Police conflicting messages on alcohol law enforcement 

    - Nov 4, 2015
    Joe Lane joseph-lane@uiowa.edu For many of the police departments of the United States, 2015 has been chaotic. Between reports of unnecessary force and the rapid expansion of the Black Lives Matter group, known for expressions like,...
  • Children, cell phones, and violent bus drivers 

    - Nov 4, 2015
    Jacob Prall prall.jacob@gmail.com Back in “my day,” kids didn’t have cell phones. They didn’t have access to the infinite wealth of knowledge, entertainment, and terror that is a cellular device connected to the Internet. They didn’t...
  • Hitchhiking with alfalfa

    - Nov 3, 2015
    Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com As we all know, the Southwest and California are suffering through a major drought. However, there has been no drought in the number of jokes about having a dry sense of humor. Which...

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