Opinions

  • Vote your hopes, not your fears

    - Nov 2, 2015
    A friend suggested I write about my time on City Council. Their recommended title was, “Ordinance Passes 6-1, Kubby Voting No.” This is kind of funny, yet does not fully reflect my experience; 95 percent or...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Nov 2, 2015
    A council ‘slate’ for all My partner, Larry Fitzpatrick, and I spent the better part of October on a fall bike tour. We spent more time off-line than on. When we were able to “connect” with...
  • In council elections, support Iowa City’s unique community

    - Oct 30, 2015
      Five newcomers and three incumbents will duke it out at the polls for four positions in the Iowa City City Council. The issues in contention this election primarily revolve around community transparency, responsible economic practice,...
  • Mental illnesses in African-American communities

    - Oct 30, 2015
      By Keith Reed Keith-reed@uiowa.edu In African-American communities, there are many people who suffer from mental illnesses in silence. This is partly because of the cost along with the stigma tied to it, and the lack...
  • Avoid cultural appropriation this Halloween

    - Oct 30, 2015
      By Sydney Newton sydney-newton@uiowa.edu It’s Halloween weekend. Accompanying the spooky decorations, abundance of Disney’s Frozen characters and raised sugar intake is the conversation of cultural appropriation surrounding costumes. Cultural appropriation is dressing up as a...
  • A proposal for UI stakeholders

    - Oct 30, 2015
    In his “Open Letter,” University of Iowa incoming President Bruce Harreld promised us that “stakeholders” should feel free to ask him direct questions. So I suggest that students, faculty, and staff wait Harreld in a warm...
  • We can’t ignore the issues in Israel

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry revealed a series of steps to de-escalate the tension that has sprung up in Israel over the past few weeks. The plans came after Kerry’s meeting with Israeli,...
  • Barbie shouldn’t be done adapting

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Barbie has never been a favorite among those of us who strive to move society forward in regards to empowering women and spreading positive body-image messages. The doll, created by Mattel in 1959,...
  • Puerto Rico’s money troubles 

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Samuel Studer samuel-studer@uiowa.edu  Years of irresponsible management of money has left Puerto Rico in a serious debt crisis. Puerto Rico is similar to Greece in that it is highly indebted and locked in a union with...
  • Letters to the editor

    - Oct 29, 2015
    Rick Dobyns for council I am writing to support Councilor Rick Dobyn’s bid for a second term on the City Council representing District A. I have worked with Rick in a variety of settings and find...

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