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Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)

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1 Iowa's marijuana laws are outdated
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:15, p.03
10/8/2023 Slomka argues that marijuana laws in Iowa are outdated; photo.
2 Anti-transgender athletics bills harm everyone
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.3
4/29/2021 Northern Iowan opinion columnist, Emerson Slomka, discusses the way that laws that aim to keep transgender individuals from playing sports make have unintended consequences.
3 Iowa's "Back the Blue" bill demonizes protestors
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:51, p.03
4/19/2021 Emerson Slomka writes about Iowa's "Back the Blue" bill, arguing that the bill does further harm to protestors and rewards police brutality; photo.
4 Iowans: say no to "Meat on the Table" month
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.03
4/8/2021 The author criticizes Governor Kim Reynolds proclamation declaring April "Meat on the Table Month" which encourages Iowans to support Iowa meat producers. The author believes there are detrimental effects of animal culture and highlights the endorsement of plant-based diets to help the environment and people's well-being.
5 Iowa does not protect trans rights
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:42, p.03
3/18/2021 The author believes that Iowa legislators have recently been targeting the rights of transgender people. Banning hormone therapy and gender affirming surgery for minors, segregating bathrooms in public building and educational institutions by biological sex, and removing teachers' rights to discuss transgender issues in the classroom without written parental permission has led many LGBTQ+ and their allies to be upset an call for change.
6 Dr. Seuss isn't "cancelled"
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.03
3/4/2021 Emerson Slomka writes about six Dr. Seuss books being pulled from publication due to their portrayal of racial caricatures; photo.
7 Illinois just eliminated cash bail - here's why it's a big deal
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.03
2/25/2021 Emerson Slomka writes about the importance of "Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act", a new bill in Illinois that abolishes cash bail and calls for new police training; photo.
8 Factory farming is destroying the environment
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:32, p.03
2/11/2021 Slomka discusses factory farming; photo.
9 Amazon must unionize
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:30, p.03
2/4/2021 Slomka urges Amazon employees to unionize.
10 The class pandemic
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.03
1/28/2021 Slomka discusses class in the midst of the pandemic; photo.
11 Reynolds' mask mandate is completely useless
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.03
11/19/2020 The author gives their opinion on Governor Kim Reynolds' mask mandate. The author argues that it is ineffective because of the various exceptions in the mandate and points at the rapidly growing number of cases in the state of Iowa.
12 Iowa's minimum wage laws are outdated
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:24, p.03
11/9/2020 Slomka discusses minimum wage laws in Iowa.
13 Utilize music in education for better results
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:22, p.03
11/2/2020 Slomka discusses the usage of music in learning.
14 Take away Trump's Twitter
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:18, p.03
10/19/2020 Slomka argues in favor of Trump's Twitter account being suspended; photo.
15 Slomka: TERFs present a danger
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:9, p.03
9/17/2020 Emerson Slomka argues that trans-exclusive radical feminists, especially author J.K. Rowling, present a danger to the transgender community; photo.
16 Slomka: Listen to Black Lives Matter
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.03
9/7/2020 Emerson Slomka urges readers to pay attention to the Black Lives Matter movement; photo.
17 Slomka: Pronouns are for everyone
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:3, p.03
8/27/2020 Emerson Slomka writes an opinion piece about how pronouns are used by everyone and that it is important to respect each others pronouns; photo.
18 CRISPR and the future of gene-editing
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.3
3/9/2020 The CRIPSR family of DNA sequences was used on a human subject for the first time. Northern Iowan columnist, Emerson Slomka believes that this new advancement in the field of medicine is beneficial but also sees its downsides.
19 'Star Trek' and progressive representation in television
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 The author expresses their opinion on the representation of minority groups in the Star Trek franchises.
20 Synesthesia: feeling and tasting the color red
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka explains synthesia, a neurological disorder relays intangible concepts as sensory input. Slomka goes on to ask at the end of the column, what does red mean to you?
21 Is gamification the future of productivity?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.03
2/3/2020 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomeka explains the role gamification plays in softening the lines between the work and play differences of opinion.
22 Should video games be allowed in the classroom?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.03
1/16/2020 When you first step into an elementary classroom, one of the first things to catch your eye is usually a list of rules. Most of what you see is expected. However, there is one rule you can't help but question: written in bold lettering as though it were the golden rule itself is: "NO ELECTRONICS." The columnist argues that electronics and video games in the classroom can be beneficial to children's learning. School can be a place where children are able to learn through engaging experiences that turn learning into a lifelong desire.
23 The forgotten Kennedy: the story of Rosemary
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.03
11/21/2019 Author Emerson Slomka wrote in her editorial about Rosemary Kennedy, daughter to Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She was a part of the famous Kennedy's and was mentally disabled from birth. Her family hid her existence and tried their best to keep her out of the public eye. At the age of 23, her father Joseph authorized a lobotomy for Rosemary which severally handicapped her more than previously. After that, she was put into a mental health facility where she lived until her death of natural causes in 2005.
24 Migraines are a literal and figurative pain
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.03
11/11/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Salonika Argues that pain related to frequent headaches should be recognized as a problem that students face. Slomka gives her own experiences with headaches as an example, alongside a survey done on the pain students face; photo.
25 Bernstaein Bears: an analysis of the Mandela Effect
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.03
10/24/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka describes the Mandela Effect and gives examples. The Mandela Effect is when the human brain replaces truth with a misconception. One of the examples that Slomka gave was in Disney's Snow White. In our memories, the Evil Queen said, "Mirror, mirror on the wall..." when in reality she said, "Magic mirror on the wall..."
26 Are TV shows effective teachers?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.03
10/14/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka explains the pros and cons of educational television and explains the role it plays in developing minds. He says that this programming is a good supplement, rather than a primary source of education.
27 How the anti-vax movement harms autistic people
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019), Tribune News Service
Northern Iowan 116:10, p.03
10/3/2019 Opinion Columnist, Emerson Slomka addresses how the anti-vaccination movement harms those who have autism.
28 Protists: rooting for biology's underdogs
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:7, p.03
9/23/2019 Written by Emerson Slomka, the article was about the value of protista. Slomka writes about the great things that protists can do and how it affects our bodies and the environment around us. Slomka hoped that this article helped define and improve science's opinion on protists.

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