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The Iraq War started 18 years ago and lasted until the final removal of troops in 2020. That being said, as Rawwas argues, the impact in withstanding.

Looking back at the Iraq War


2021 marks the eighteenth year of the invasion and occupation of the once-sovereign nation of Iraq. I say once-sovereign to note the fact that the American-helmed invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not sanctioned...

Iowans: say no to “Meat on the Table” month

EMERSON SLOMKA April 8, 2021

On March 19, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring April as “Meat on the Table Month,” encouraging Iowans to support Iowa meat producers by consuming more meat throughout the month....

Tanner Richards discusses the controversial new voter ID law in Georgia.

Voter ID is not voter suppression

TANNER RICHARDS, Opinion Columnist April 5, 2021

It is no question that election laws are on the thoughts of everyone’s minds, and in Georgia, they passed a new election law that prevents voter fraud from becoming more common to occur. This law requires...

Al Maier gives their advice on burnout this semester.

Put your own needs first, take a break for you

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist April 5, 2021

There is nothing easy about attending college in the middle of a raging global pandemic. No one could have prepared for this, and no one would have seen this coming. Here we are in this strange new normal...

Stop the assault on assault riffles

TANNER RICHARDS, Opinion Columnist April 1, 2021

After the recent shootings in Atlanta, Ga. and in Boulder, Colo., President Joe Biden and his party wasted no time in politicizing the tragedy. Sadly, we’ve seen this before. Politicians stand over the...

Putting the blame on the border control game


Remember when former President Donald Trump claimed everything at the border was alright? Until the photos of children in cages and how they were being treated got leaked? Well, isn’t it interesting...

Pay for play, compensate student athletes

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor April 1, 2021

The topic of the NCAA and the use of name, image and likeness (or NIL) has been in discussion for quite some time now, and after years of debate over whether college athletes should be allowed to profit...

Guest writer PIERR representative discusses the importance of protecting Asian American students at UNI following racial injustices and attacks across the country.

Letter to the Editor: Stand with your AAPI Panthers

The hate-fueled attacks and harassments targeting Asian Americans are appalling. PIEER students condemn the series of recent hate-motivated events against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, otherwise...

LTE: Active minds to host group creator, Alison Malmon

Active Minds, Guest Columnist March 29, 2021

Active Minds is a mental health organization on campus that is dedicated to changing the conversation surrounding mental health. On Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m., we are hosting a guest speaker, Alison...

Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff's office speaks at a press conference on March 17, 2021, in Atlanta. Suspect Aaron Long, 21, was arrested after a series of shooting at three Atlanta area spas left eight people dead on March 16, including six Asian women.

March 16 was not just a “bad day”

AL MAIER, Opinion Columnist March 25, 2021

In the wake of the hate crime in Atlanta, Ga. on March 16, 2021, eight people lost their lives due to the shooter “having a bad day.” Six of the victims were Asian women at two spas in Georgia. The...

Columnist Colin Horning discusses the long-term effects stimulus checks have on the Federal Reserve.

Price to pay with stimulus money

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor March 22, 2021

After the passage and signing from Congress and the White House of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, most people (including dependents) have begun to see their $1,400 checks show up in their bank accounts....

A griever pays tribute to the nine lives lost in Atlanta, Ga.

Hate crimes won’t stop until we stop its source


There has clearly been a rise in violence in America over the past few months, but the previous year of 2020 saw a massive increase in violence and shootings. Why the increase?  Some might say Black Lives...

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