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Title Date Summary
1 Don't condemn non-voters
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:15, p.03
10/8/2023 Horning urges readers not to condemn people who choose not to vote; photo.
2 Iowa's marijuana laws are outdated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10/8/2023 Slomka argues that marijuana laws in Iowa are outdated; photo.
3 The pros and cons of the Students First Act
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:37, p.03
2/16/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece about the House File 68, also known as the "Students First Act", signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on January 24, 2023. They write about the controversy, benefits for parents, and effects on funding for public schools in Iowa; photo.
4 How the most pivotal events of 2022 will shape 2023 and beyond
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:29, p.03
1/19/2023 Drew Hill writes on events like tensions between Russia and Ukraine, women's rights, and the midterm election and gives his opinions on how they will affect the years to come; photo.
5 The red wave in Iowa
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:24, p.03
11/17/2022 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece on the recent midterm election results which he believes confirms that Iowa is most likely moving away from being a swing state to becoming a solid Republican state; photo.
6 Vote for who you know
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:20, p.03
11/3/2022 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece strongly urging students to vote for Kim Reynolds and Chuck Grassley during the midterm election.
7 President Biden: Year in review
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.3
11/8/2021 Bailey Klinkhammer discusses President Biden's first year in office, focusing on two senators who continually block Democratic bills from being passed; photo.
8 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.
9 Vaccine distribution across the world
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.3
4/29/2021 Opinion columnist, Mohammed Rawwas, looks into why some countries had a more effected COVID-19 vaccine roll out than others. The level of state intervention in the market and bureaucracy are dissected .
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 The Liberal left has not won
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:28, p.03
1/28/2021 Rawwas discusses liberal politics after the election of President Joe Biden.
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 A disappointment for Iowa youth
Goedken--Dani (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.03
11/5/2020 The author writes about how the 2020 election results in Iowa could impact them as a member of the LGBTQIA* community and as a woman. Iowa remained red in the 2020 presidential election.
14 President Donald Trump resembles bad company
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Emeritus of Marketing)
Northern Iowan 117:21, p.03
10/29/2020 Professor Corbin compares Trump to other past U.S. presidents; photo.
15 This election could turn into a split electoral vote
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:21, p.03
10/29/2020 Horning discusses possible outcomes of the 2020 election; photo.
16 What can be learned from Bolivia
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:20, p.03
10/26/2020 Rawwas compares recent events in Bolivia to the 2020 election; photo.
17 The election is not the end of the world
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:19, p.03
10/22/2020 Horning discusses the 2020 election.
18 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.
19 NISG Senator speaks out about controversy
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:16, p.03
10/12/2020 NISG Senator Mohammed Rawwas defends the controversial ruling of denying registry to Students for Life; photo.
20 Show you care by voting on Nov. 3
Seybert--Addi (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:16, p.03
10/12/2020 Seybert urges readers to vote in the 2020 election.
21 Stand up against President Trump this election
Holst--Lauren (Class of 1984 and 2013)
Northern Iowan 117:16, p.03
10/12/2020 Holst urges readers to vote against Former President Trump in the 2020 election.
22 Rawwas: Stop making heroes out of political leaders
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:10, p.03
9/21/2020 Mohammed Rawwas argues that political figures shouldn't be idolized.
23 Seybert: The truth behind defunding the police
Seybert--Addi (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:10, p.03
9/21/2020 Addi Seybert explains the movement to defund the police; photo.
24 Horning: Independent media is lost, let's find it again
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:9, p.03
9/17/2020 Colin Horning argues that the majority of the media and news outlets restricts rights to freedom of the press; photo.
25 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.
26 Rawwas: U.S. makes 'enemy' out of China
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:7, p.03
9/10/2020 Mohammed Rawwas argues that the U.S. has made China into an unjustified enemy; photo.
27 LTE: Advocate for global poverty
Iradukunda--Nicole (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:5, p.02
9/3/2020 Nicole Iradukunda urges readers to contact Iowa politicians to advocate for action against global poverty.
28 Political parties and police brutality
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 117:4, p.03
8/31/2020 Mohammed Rawwas writes an opinion piece about political parties and their response to police brutality; photo.
29 Biden: a return to the Obama presidency
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:43, p.03
3/12/2020 Mohammed Rawwas shares is opinion on Joe Biden's presidency and his policies; photo.
30 Democrats should not divide the vote
Seybert--Addi (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:40, p.3
3/2/2020 There is much discourse amongst the left about which candidate has the best chance at defeating Donald Trump. Addi Seybert, believes the top priority is to not split the vote but still maintain a healthy discourse.
31 Sinn Fein and political counter-trajectories
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 Opinion Columnist Mohammed Rawwas writes that on February 8, 2020, the Irish general election was held. Rawwas says this election was to be important proof of the future of politics in the region. The results of this election would point to which party the public trusts to deal with a potentially upcoming referendum on the border between Ireland and the U.K.
32 Language leaves room for ambiguity
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.03
10/17/2019 Opinion columnist Kevin Wiggins analyzes the words that the presidential candidates use throughout their campaign, He points out the inconsistencies that each candidate indicate as the meaning of the words/phrases "our values" and "freedom." He points out that there are many different ways that those words alone could be taken and the different meanings it could have from person to person.
33 Engaging in open-minded political discussion
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.03
4/18/2019 The author discuses the current politic climate and how that might impact the way that people discuss their political views. They urge people to start having open minded political discussions.
34 Politics aren't black and white
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.03
4/18/2019 The author argues that political opinions are not black and white and that we should be more accepting of one another's political views.
35 Online echo chambers reinforce politics
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:13, p.04
10/8/2018 The author discusses how social media can be harmful when functioning as an echo chamber. They discuss the benefits of exposing yourself to other viewpoints.

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