Editorial: Accelerated program good for students

Lately, the State of Iowa and state universities have been working to at least keep tuition from rising, primarily with the tuition freeze implemented for the 2013-2014 academic year. With that said, the cost of college is still a huge expenditure that can take several years to finish paying off. Fortunately, the University of Iowa's College of Public Health has instituted a program that will be economically beneficial for many students.

Byrd: Guarantee income, eliminate poverty

Almost 16 percent of the population - 46.5 million Americans - lives in poverty. Clearly it is not an optimal situation to allow wide swathes of the population to live in substandard economic conditions. So what do we, as a nation, do about it?

Richson: Staying 'like, independent'

Over the weekend, my roommates and I were discussing the future, not surprising since the majority of us are seniors. Somehow the topic of having kids came up, and we all mutually agreed that we couldn't wait to do 'cute' things like wrap our kids' Christmas presents in alarmingly well-coordinated wrapping paper prints or take them to see Santa at the mall.

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