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  • Letter to the editor: Recycling a no-brainer

    - Jun 20, 2017
    To the Editor: Regarding: “Local support for Paris Accord necessary,” on June 12. The Daily Iowan’s editorial “Local support for Paris Accord necessary” highlights the importance of taking local action on climate change. One of the...
  • Elliot: Peskiness abounds, time shrugs

    - Jun 20, 2017
    By Beau Elliot beauelliot@gmail.com Did you know that a year on Earth used to be 400-plus days long? We thought not. Meaning, who in the world would know that? Outside of some paleontologists and some astronomers...
  • Guest opinion: Can Trump be impeached?

    - Jun 19, 2017
    Democrat loyalists have not liked Donald Trump since he announced on June 16, 2015, that he would run for president. Since Trump’s inauguration, Dems have called for Trump’s impeachment to the point that I became deaf...
  • Soyer: An open letter to Gov. Reynolds

    - Jun 19, 2017
    Hannah Soyer hannah-soyer@uiowa.edu Dear Gov. Kim Reynolds, My name is Hannah Soyer. I am from Johnston, Iowa, and just recently graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in journalism and English. I have a progressive...
  • Coltrain: Pornography’s effects on consent

    - Jun 19, 2017
    Travis Coltrain travis-coltrain@uiowa.edu   Pornography isn’t as taboo as it used to be. With smartphones and the Internet, pornography is easily accessible at almost anytime. This has created a new set of morals and ideals around...
  • Webster: Memes have more power than you think

    - Jun 15, 2017
    By Hannah WEbster hannah-webster@uiowa.edu When it comes to social media, we millennials tend to act carelessly and not think of the potential outcome from our actions. Whether it is cyber-bullying or even just liking an inappropriate...
  • Townsend: Wonder Woman and its message to boys and girls

    - Jun 15, 2017
    By LAURA TOWNSEND laura-townsend@uiowa.edu I spent this afternoon getting my nails done at the Coral Ridge Mall, a spontaneous splurge to kill time. Across the room, two middle-age men were getting pedicures. One man explained to...
  • Guest opinion: Iowa’s dark secret — puppy mills

    - Jun 15, 2017
    It is no secret that Iowa is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to the number of puppy mills it has, as well as the sheer number of breeders with violations....
  • Smith: RADInc is a needed space for local artists

    - Jun 14, 2017
    By Wylliam Smith wylliam-smith@uiowa.edu In a society of ever-changing memes, five-second fame, remakes, and quick fads, it can be hard to get noticed for original content. Especially when you are in the art industry, where networking and...
  • Armstrong: An unexpected political sacrifice in Britain

    - Jun 14, 2017
    The British Green Party did what American third-parties couldn’t and threw their power behind a main candidate, making all the difference. By Dot Armstrong dorothy-armstrong@uiowa.edu This column surprised me in numerous ways. I am neither writing...

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