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NISG Debates

NISG Debates

CLINTON OLSASKY, Associate Executive Editor
February 20
Filed under Campus Life, NISG Election, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 16, approximately 100 UNI students gathered in the main floor of the Maucker Union for the 2017 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) senatorial and presidential candidate debates. The two presidential and vice-presidential tickets were Maggie Miller & Danielle Massey, and Jama...

Tallcorn Jazz Fest

Tallcorn Jazz Fest

SYDNEY HAUER, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Brass instruments echoed off UNI’s halls this weekend as multiple bands descended on campus. Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall and Gallagher Bluedorn’s Davis Hall served as the venues for the talents of world renowned jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, UNI Jazz students and many high school jazz bands...

D-Media program holds film contest

D-Media program holds film contest

SHELBY WELSCH, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Campus Life

There are 1440 minutes in one day, and these minutes often tick away before anyone even realizes it. Imagine squeezing an original, fully edited and wildly creative video profile into only 60 short seconds. Sound like a challenge? That’s what UNI’s Digital Media program thought too. The program is spo...

New Wick flick is critic’s pick

New Wick flick is critic’s pick

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 16
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

Once again forced out of retirement, John Wick must answer the cry for help he receives from an old colleague seeking to use Wick’s legendary skills to win himself a seat at the top of a shadowy crime organization. Wick is begrudgingly dragged back into the sophisticated underground world of assassins ...

BSU celebrates Black History

BSU celebrates Black History

February 13
Filed under Campus Life

Each year during the month of February, the Black Student Union (BSU) puts together an array of events focused on educating the public on African American culture in conjunction with Black History Month. Typically, two to three different events occur per week. Brianna Baylor, president of BSU, explained...

PANTHER PORTRAITS: CAB brings The Maine to UNI

PANTHER PORTRAITS: CAB brings The Maine to UNI

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 13
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 9, alternative rock band The Maine headlined a free concert in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The concert, which was hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), also featured bands 4 Door Theatre and The Hex Girls as opening acts. Throughout The Maine’s nearly hour-long set, students sang...

Students undergo poverty simulation

Students undergo poverty simulation

ALLYN OXLEY, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Monday, February 6, students gathered in the Maucker Union Ballroom to participate in the first night of the Give, Serve, Lead Conference. Sammi Bennett, leadership executive of Service and Leadership Council (SLC) organized the conference with the rest of the council to ensure that students receive...

Dog flick screws the pooch

Dog flick screws the pooch

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 9
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Picture this: a couple of screenwriters walk into a film producer’s office and pitch an idea for a new movie about a dog who dies over and over again, only to be reincarnated into a different dog each time it dies. The screenwriters explain that this cycle would repeat itself a few times until the mov...

CAB brings The Maine to Union

CAB brings The Maine to Union

SYDNEY HAUER, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Nationally known act The Maine will be headlining a concert with 4 Door Theatre and The Hex Girls in the Maucker Union Ballroom on Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event is being held on behalf of the Campus Activities Board (CAB). The concert is free and open to the public. “We had a list of several people th...

Surreal musical brings real emotions

Surreal musical brings real emotions

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 6
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

This past weekend, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) served as the venue for trapeze artists, orgies, decapitations and giant boxes of fire. In other words, the Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” came to town! Although “Pippin” originally debuted on Broadway in 1973, th...

“Hidden Figures” makes heroes visible

“Hidden Figures” makes heroes visible

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 6
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

Oftentimes, history’s most important heroes are the ones you never see. Unfortunately, this had been the case for nearly half a century for three African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. These three women – Katherine Goble...

Cocoa & controversy at World Cafe

Cocoa & controversy at World Cafe

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Copy Editor
February 2
Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Students gathered in the President’s Room in the Maucker Union on Monday night to share in cocoa and controversial conversations. The World Café, held Jan. 30, was sponsored by the Department of Residence (DOR) to give students an opportunity to broaden their understanding of hot button topics, accordin...

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