Editorial: City should tweak entertainment exemption

The public debate on Iowa City's 21-ordinance has tapered off since the failed effort to repeal it in the last election, but behind the scenes and through meetings between the city and local bars, a different sort of struggle around the ordinance has emerged.

Richson: How harmful words linger

In class, I was recently asked to think about the most harmful thing anyone ever said to me, a remark that really resonated with me in a negative way. This wasn't a difficult exercise for me (shout out to the guy on my swim team in high school who once called me "beefy") and probably wasn't for most of my class, either. The reality is that as much as the strongest person is able to brush words off, negative words are often internalized whether we realize it or not.

Lee: The problem of forced integration

Last week, the Student Senate at the University of Alabama struck down a proposal that would require greek life to be racially integrated. In light of events last fall, when two black females were denied entry into all 16 Panhellenic sororities, the university has attempted to show its commitment to inclusion by presenting a plausible integration plans for Alabama's greek organizations.

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