Editorial: Poverty and race in Iowa

Released last week, the American Community Survey's 2012 results are startling, especially for Blacks and Native Americans. Nationally, both groups are nearly three times as likely as whites to live in poverty, while Hispanics are about 2.3 times more likely to live in poverty than whites.

Ponnada: Send your daughter to college

Last week, I stumbled upon a very compelling article on a Catholic blog, "Fix the Family," titled, "6 Reasons (+2) to Not Send Your Daughter to College." After reading it and learning all the risks of college life, I couldn't help but wonder: What the hell were my parents thinking when they let me come to the University of Iowa?

Sonn: The psychology of Sesame Street

Sesame Street - which premiered its 44th season last week - has a new and improved version of the Cookie Monster. This season, instead of immediately eating cookies when he has a craving, he will instead have to fight his desires and use the power of self-restraint to control his addiction.

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