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Vaccine distribution across the world

MOHAMMED RAWWAS April 29, 2021

As Leigh Phillips notes in Jacobin, it does not seem that efficacy of vaccine distribution seems to correlate well to any dominant political system. Countries that have done well in vaccine distribution...

Anti-transgender athletics bills harm everyone

EMERSON SLOMKA April 29, 2021

Approximately 65 bills aiming to limit or ban transgender individuals from participating in athletics have been introduced within the past few months. According to Freedom for All Americans, bills have...

The George Floyd memorial stand tall after Derek Chauvin was declared guilty.

Black lives continue to matter

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist April 26, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was declared guilty and charged with the wrongful murder of George Floyd. He has been charged with an account of second-degree...

Make time for you before finals

Student Wellness Services April 26, 2021

It’s that time of year once again! The end of the semester is already here and we need to put everything we have spent the past semester learning to the test – literally! You might find yourself becoming...

Sabrina Conway compares the color black and Black people.

The difference between “Black” and the color “black”

Sabrina Conway, Guest Columnist April 22, 2021

Have you ever thought about the differences in associations with respect to colors? The color white is associated with “purity” and “virginity.” On the other hand, the color black is associated...

Maucker Union will bring back Quesadilla Fridays this Friday.

Quesadilla Fridays make a comeback for seniors

Housing & Dining, Guest Columnist April 22, 2021

A simple tweet from a UNI student got the wheels rolling on opening Maucker Union Food Court for a special one-time lunch event this spring before the 20-21 academic year comes to an end.   The idea...

Opinion columnist Mohammad Rawwas calls for discussion about police brutality and crime and the role they play in society today.

The breakdown on police brutality

MOHAMMED RAWWAS April 19, 2021

The structural critique of the police remains the same: their role is to enforce a property regime necessary for the functioning of capitalism, and any collateral is quite simply that, an unintended yet...

Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka argues that the

Iowa’s “Back the Blue” bill demonizes protestors

EMERSON SLOMKA April 19, 2021

On April 14, Iowa lawmakers passed Senate File 342, dubbed the “Back the Blue” bill, adding additional protections to law enforcement and raising penalties for offenses related to protesting. The bill...

Tanner Richards questions the motives of the

Black Lives Matter: group vs phrase

TANNER RICHARDS, Opinion Columnist April 15, 2021

As we are watching Minneapolis being burned down again, it’s time for all of us to starting learning about the true intentions of BLM Inc. While the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is very true and it...

Get vaccinated now for a healthy fall semester

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist April 15, 2021

As of Monday, April 12 the Center for Disease Control has released a statement that places a pause on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine that was being distributed by the Johnson & Johnson Company....

Student Wellness Services outlines different safe sex tips and encourages students to get tested.

National STD Awareness Month: Get yourself tested!

Student Wellness Services April 12, 2021

The spring semester is winding down, and that means it’s time for exams and tests. One of the more important tests you can take is getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also...

Both political partiese have expressed disdain towards the.

Taking down Big Tech: a cross-party issue

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor April 12, 2021

One of the very few issues that garners bipartisan support in today’s hyper-polarized climate is the issue of Big Tech and how powerful many Silicon Valley giants have become. According to a recent poll...

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