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Top 10 Iowa Magazine Stories of 2018

By Shelbi Thomas
With the start of a new year upon us, it's time to look back at your favorite University of Iowa stories from 2018. Here are Iowa Magazine's top 10 most-read articles of the year:
  1. The Nomadic Life (spring 2018)
    Hawkeye football favorite Paki O'Meara (10BA) finds ultimate freedom in backpacking around the world, taking photos that inspire a sense of wonder.
  2. Paki O'Meara PHOTO COURTESY PAKI O'MEARA
  3. Kinnick at 100 (summer 2018)
    This past summer marked two historically significant dates for Hawkeye fans: the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nile Kinnick (40BA), and the 75th anniversary of his tragic death. In memory of Iowa's favorite son, scholar, and Ironman, we look back on his life and legacy.
  4. Nile Kinnick
  5. Ahead of the Game (spring 2018)
    The Iowa football team becomes the first in the nation to equip the majority of its players with a state-of-the-art new helmet designed to improve player safety.
  6. Football Helmet PHOTO: MARK STASTNY
  7. Hollywood U (fall 2018)
    Alumni success in TV and film shines the spotlight on Iowa'sá flourishing screenwriting program.
  8. Illustration ILLUSTRATION: FABIEN GILBERT / ARTISTIQUE INTERNATIONAL
  9. Mountain Roots (spring 2018)
    Nearly 80 years ago, an unlikely UI mountain-climbing club emerged from the cornfields of Iowa to become one of the most active in the world. Now the next generation of outdoorsmen continue in their Hawkeye family's footsteps.
  10. Group Photo PHOTO COURTESY EBERT FAMILY
  11. The Secrets of Sleep (fall 2018)
    UI doctors and researchers work to shine light on the third of our lives we spend in the dark.
  12. Girl on Phone Illustration Illustration: John Emigh
  13. Fry's Dream Team (fall 2018)
    FRYFest honors Hayden Fry's legendary 1983 coaching tree.
  14. 1983 Coaching Staff PHOTO: UI ATHLETICS
  15. Going the Distance (spring 2018)
    UI-trained dentist Deb Carneol (92DDS) completes seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
  16. Runners PHOTO: MARK CONLON/WORLDMARATHONCHALLENGE.COM
  17. At 105, Our Oldest Hawkeye? (spring 2018)
    Catherine Shaw Shors (35BSC), who earned her business degree from Iowa more than eight decades ago, celebrated a milestone birthday in May.
  18. Catherine Shaw Shors 1936 HAWKEYE YEARBOOK
  19. A Heroic Homecoming (spring 2018)
    Avengers: Infinity War director Joe Russo (92BA) receives a superhero's welcome at his alma mater.
  20. Joe Russo PHOTOS: Justin Torner
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