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Former NISG President Katie Evans reviews candidates’ platforms

Former NISG President Katie Evans reviews candidates’ platforms

Katie Evans, Guest Columnist
February 20
Filed under NISG Election

Aaron Friel: Two UNI alums have graciously offered to write reviews of the candidate platforms this year. Katie Evans is a Class of 2016 graduate with degrees in philosophy and political science. As an alum of Northern Iowa Student Government, she served as a Senator and won her campaign for President of ...

NISG candidate platforms reviewed by past election correspondent, Corey Cooling

NISG candidate platforms reviewed by past election correspondent, Corey Cooling

Corey Cooling, Guest Columnist
February 20
Filed under NISG Election

  Aaron Friel: Two UNI alums have graciously offered to write reviews of the candidate platforms this year. Corey Cooling is a Class of 2015 graduate with degrees in physics and philosophy. As an alum of Northern Iowa Student Government, he served as a Senator, campaigned for President, and ser...

The cliques that win elections

The cliques that win elections

Aaron Friel, Opinion columnist
February 20
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Students win elections once or twice, rarely three times. Student groups, on the other hand, can win elections a lot more. Francis Underwood put it best, “Money is the McMansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot res...

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...

NISG normalizes controversy in ignoring conflict of interest

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor
February 20
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

In the past two years, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has gone through a tumultuous period of establishing visibility to students and re-establishing their credibility to those students who work with NISG closely. This period of confusion has culminated into dubious circumstances this election...

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard

Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard
February 20
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion, Showcase

Since stepping on campus, Jamal and Tristan have worked hard for the University and have become the epitome of involved students on campus. Their extensive and diverse set of experiences have given them the leadership tools necessary to represent this University’s great students. Jamal and Tristan ha...

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey

Maggie Miller and Danielle Massey
February 20
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion, Showcase

NISG voting begins Tuesday Being the president and vice president of the student body is no simple task. These positions aren’t simply about leadership, and they certainly are not about popularity. These positions are a job. They’re jobs that are hard, and take an immense amount of knowledge an...

NISG campaigns by the numbers

NISG campaigns by the numbers

AARON FRIEL, Opinion Columnist
February 16
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Since the NISG Elections Blog began in 2011, campaigns have been tracked by some easily observable numbers: friends, likes and visibility on the campaign trail. In 2011, the first author of the elections blog, Trevor Boeckmann, wrote, “Many of you may have noticed something in our candidate write-ups...F...

NISG election commission issues debate statement

February 16
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

The election commission upholds the standard of remaining an impartial, unbiased party during the election season. To uphold this standard, the commission decided to restructure the debate this election cycle. We have asked university students to create questions for the candidates that will addres...

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice

Election commission puzzles with debate moderator choice

JACOB MADDEN and NICK FISHER
February 13
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) debate is held each year during campaign season (this year’s debate is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maucker Union). Like debates at all levels of government, it is intended to help voters become informed on the positions of each candidate. According...

NISG playing fast and loose with rules, constitution

NISG playing fast and loose with rules, constitution

Aaron Friel, Opinion Columnist
February 8
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

On Feb. 21, students may be given the opportunity to vote on, and therefore ratify, three amendments to the constitution. These amendments are substantive changes that address real issues that the senators have identified with the constitution, and add a new paid executive branch officer. Whether these...

What NISG election means to you

AARON FRIEL, Opinion Columnist
February 6
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Editor's Note: The Northern Iowan Student Government Election Rules can be found here Two and a half weeks from now students will be asked to vote for student government, and if they’re unlucky enough to have a runoff, to vote again a week after that. The deluge of social media posts, endorseme...

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