Opinion

09/18/2018 - 5:04pm

Since I went off to college and developed a habit of obsessively watching the NFL while gorging myself with half-priced buffalo wings at DC’s Bar in Iowa City eight or nine years ago, I’ve been told that at least one quarterback every year would “revolutionize the position” and/or “go down as an all-time great.” Today, most of those guys are either...

09/18/2018 - 5:03pm
Dear people of the U.S,   I wanted to write this in honor of 9/11. I just wanted to say even though I would never know what it was like to lose my family, my life, or my friends. I will always think of how many people helped, and how many people are still living. Even though I’m only eleven, I want you to take this to heart. I would...
09/18/2018 - 5:01pm
We are so glad to be back home in Grundy County! We have been here less than two years and twice in that time have experienced many acts of kindness from family, friends, and even strangers to us.   One incident was a group of young teenagers who decided to pay for our meal at the Pizza Hut. Then another incident happened recently in the...
09/12/2018 - 7:39am
Headed into Saturday afternoon, it seemed that Iowa and Iowa State fans could universally agree on something for the first time in a long time: regardless of who wins, this was going to be a great game. Finally, folks east of Moline and west of Omaha might start paying attention to this wildly underappreciated in-state rivalry. It wouldn’t...
09/05/2018 - 6:41am
With each passing year, I come to love summer less and less. It’s too hot, I don’t have anything resembling a beach body, I can’t find the time or the money to go on a real vacation and with a host of festivals and fairs, it feels like most of my work here is done at night or on the weekends. So, unsurprisingly, Labor Day is...
08/29/2018 - 8:14am
It only took three words to transform the case of Mollie Tibbetts from an unfortunate tragedy into the definitive political lightning rod of 2018: “federal ICE detainer.” At that moment, she forfeited her status as a young girl who met an inexplicable fate, an idealist with a strong passion for jogging, mental health and reproductive...
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