The Daily Iowan

O’Donnell: Sexism and Clinton campaign

O’Donnell: Sexism and Clinton campaign

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

If anything has remained consistent during the 2016 election cycle, it is the undeniably problematic rhetoric and actions of Donald Trump. As the events unfold from the horrendous recording of Trump demeaning women, it is important to examine how this event, and its exposure, have once again brought forth ...

O’Donnell: Propelling empowerment

O’Donnell: Propelling empowerment

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
October 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Celebration and communal cultivation is a practice the human race has performed since the commencement of its time here on Earth. As time has unfolded, the human legacy has become a culmination of wars, progression, revival, artistry, and destruction. The journey of humanity is one which has led people to...

O’Donnell: Just another day in America, unfortunately

O’Donnell: Just another day in America, unfortunately

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The current climate of American secular society is increasingly approaching a point of afflicting irrevocable damage on this country’s legacy and the prospect of a stable future for subsequent generations. Our media outlets fester with reports of academic institutions for children being plagued by ...

O’Donnell: IC loneliness, do you

O’Donnell: IC loneliness, do you

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
September 25, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Late one evening last week I sat alone on a cracking, sidewalk curb. Peering up at the green lush of summer oaks fading into spirals of auburn majesty, autumn’s presence is slowly heralding itself throughout the atmosphere. For many people, a shift in season is accompanied by a transition of psych...

O’Donnell: Strutting or stumbling into adulthood?

O’Donnell: Strutting or stumbling into adulthood?

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
September 23, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

There was once a time when waking up in the morning may have included breakfast provided by the warm hands of a guardian’s care. Your coursework lasted until 5 at night, your heart was held by someone’s protection, and nothing seemed to be accompanied by fear in your mind. Life was a simple. Cul...

O’Donnell: Graduation is burning

O’Donnell: Graduation is burning

September 19, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell  [email protected] There is a hidden aspect of academic life at the University of Iowa that few are willing to discuss, and even fewer seem to expose as problematic. According to the college-statistics database College Factual, the freshman retention rate at Iowa is roughly 86 percent...

O’Donnell: Debunking ‘institutional’ versus ‘circumstantial’

O’Donnell: Debunking ‘institutional’ versus ‘circumstantial’

September 8, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell [email protected] The tension surrounding the two men was almost palpable. It seemed that one could almost reach out and crack the thick air between the couple as they spoke. The predicament these individuals have found themselves in is one many may have experienced. Even the mo...

O’Donnell: Conscious living is interconnected

O’Donnell: Conscious living is interconnected

September 7, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell [email protected] When members of the University of Iowa’s class of 2020 were juniors in high school, Mexico suffered an estimated 164,000 homicides because of drug cartels and violence from 2007-2014, according to PBS. During that time, Iowa City was ignited with a massive poli...

O’Donnell: Political Profiling: boxes are for ballots

O’Donnell: Political Profiling: boxes are for ballots

September 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell [email protected] It seems that all one must do to realize it is election season in the United States is look out their window or any given media platform. Debates, now for the presidency, are approaching, after we endured months of previous debates or what somehow was deemed as such. In...

O’Donnell: Matrimony of sexuality, spirituality

O’Donnell: Matrimony of sexuality, spirituality

A.J.K O'Donnell, [email protected]
September 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The room was particularly cold. Though this chilly atmosphere was the product of a highly functional air conditioning system, it was exacerbated by exceptionally frigid words being preached from the pulpit center. The man positioned behind the burgundy-stained alder lumber spoke of divine order found in...

O’Donnell: Appropriating is the new football

O’Donnell: Appropriating is the new football

August 31, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell [email protected] In four days, the population of Iowa City will substantially grow as thousands pile into Kinnick Stadium to watch the inaugural kickoff of the 2016 Hawkeye season. Concurrently, students and fans alike will engage in tailgate gatherings, theme parties, and cele...

O’donnell: It’s pronounced ‘dis-re-spect-ful’

O’donnell: It’s pronounced ‘dis-re-spect-ful’

August 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinions

A.J.K O'Donnell [email protected] Throughout the ever-expanding, continually shifting global community, we find ourselves only present in a specific microcosm at every given moment. To truly understand the world, we must analyze the cultures and communities we take space in as a mere thread of a...