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Addi Seybert says goodbye to the NI

After a year as an employee of the NI, Seybert will graduate this December.
November 19, 2020

Surprise! I’m graduating. Though I’m incredibly excited to see what the future has in store for me, I can’t help but feel bittersweet about taking this next step. Not only will I be leaving many...

Reynolds’ mask mandate is completely useless

November 19, 2020

On Monday, Nov. 16, Governor Kim Reynolds issued a statewide mask mandate that went into effect Nov. 17 and will last until at least Dec. 10. This is Iowa’s first mask mandate after months of Reynolds’...

Take your time during this upcoming fall break

November 19, 2020

This past year has no doubt been difficult for everyone. At some point or another, we have all had to endure some sort of struggle, whether big or small. School has been drastically different, we are being...

When in doubt, road trip it out

Dani Goedken argues the importance of taking time for yourself by going on adventures with friends.
November 16, 2020

There is no reason why you shouldn’t go on a road trip with your friends right now. The world is never going to slow down for you, so you might as well take every chance you have to live the best life...

The country in terms of red and blue

Tyler Montgomery evaluates political parties by color theory.
November 16, 2020

Red’s an interesting color when you just stare at it. Red can represent lust, blood, death just to name a few. Red also represents the Republican party, and, going off that observation, to be a Republican...

Don’t stop fighting, keep pushing

Addi Seybert argues the importance of continuing to fight for important issues following Biden's win.
November 12, 2020

We did it. It was scary, divisive and stressful to no end, but we did it. Joe Biden won the presidency, and President Trump will be kicked out of the Oval Office, much to the chagrin of his inflated...

The Armenian conflict mimics global battles

Opinion Columnist Mohammed Rawwas evaluates the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
November 12, 2020

As of Nov. 10, a peace agreement has ostensibly been reached between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In essence, it seems as though the Azerbaijani offensive to take control of disputed territories through military...

Take time for you this finals season

Student Wellness Services wants you to practice self-care.
November 9, 2020

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...

Iowa’s minimum wage laws are outdated

November 9, 2020

In 2020, 25 states increased their minimum wage, and Iowa was not among them. In fact, Iowa is among the 21 states still stuck at $7.25, the federal minimum wage since 2009. This isn’t a survivable income...

Movie theatres are dying at an alarming rate

November 9, 2020

Over the last year we’ve seen many aspects of our lives change dramatically in just a short period of time. Upon closings and restrictions brought on by the pandemic, practically every aspect of our...

A disappointment for Iowa youth

Joni Ernst has been reelected to her Senate seat in Iowa, as Iowa remains in the red state in the 2020 presidential election.
November 5, 2020

The 2020 election is still too close to call. With mail in and absentee ballots still being counted, it’s tough to say who’s going to be the winner. We’re having a record number of turnout this...

False accusations have bad consequences

Jeremy Corbyn is suspended from the Labour Party following misconduct allegations.
November 5, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn was recently suspended from the Labour Party over alleged claims that his statement responding to an internal report investigating the party’s response mechanism to claims of anti-Semitism...

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