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All-staff opinion column: What’s the role of the press and campus newspaper?

All-staff opinion column: What’s the role of the press and campus newspaper?

KYLE DAY, ABBI COBB, ANDREW HEPPEARD, and JOSHUA DAUSENER
March 9
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I started my undergrad career as a journalism major. I didn’t get very far before learning that the vocation wasn’t for me. But I gained a much greater appreciation for what journalism is and what it is supposed to be than even that which I had before I took Journalism I & II. I was published in t...

Problems with prof political bill

Problems with prof political bill

JOSH DAUSENER, Opinion Columnist
March 6
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A couple of weeks ago, Iowa state senator Mark Chelgren introduced a bill that would mandate Iowa’s state universities to ensure the proportion of professors registered with each of the major parties fall within 10 percent of each other in order to achieve what Chelgren describes as “partisan bias.” Che...

NISG candidate violates election procedures

NISG candidate violates election procedures

March 6
Filed under NISG Election, Opinion

Editor’s note: The Northern Iowa Student Government election commission found the campaign of Jamal White and Tristan Bernhard, who won this year’s election, guilty of violating election rules regarding the reporting of finances. The commission said White used a student organization’s funds to ...

Columnists address unions

Columnists address unions

KYLE DAY and ABBI COBB
March 2
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Day: 'No place' for collective bargaining in public sector Now that things have relatively calmed down after Governor Terry Branstad has signed into Iowa law the infamous collective bargaining reform bill, I’m more able to make a somewhat controversial argument. The rhetoric from left-of-center Iowans at lar...

The caricature of Milo Y.

The caricature of Milo Y.

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Copy Editor
February 27
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Milo Yiannopoulos finally had to pay the piper when statements he made on multiple occasions in support of young boys and adult males engaging in romantic relationships. The British professional provocateur officially resigned from his position of senior editor at Breitbart News Tuesday, Feb. 21 in a ...

The myth of the liberal media bias

The myth of the liberal media bias

JOSH DAUSENER, Opinion Columnist
February 27
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“The liberal media” is a hot topic in the United States. The issue of a biased media has become one of the largest in the nation. A Gallup poll from November 2016 showed 52 percent of Americans thought mass media was biased towards Hillary Clinton, compared to just 8 percent believing media favored...

Yes, your vote does count

Yes, your vote does count

JOSH DAUSENER, Opinion Columnist
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During the last election cycle, throughout the primary and the general election, I spoke to many people while working for campaigns and while covering election stories for the Northern Iowan. When I would bring up the election, the most frequent response I would get would be something along the lines of,...

SWS guest column: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week events to begin next week

SWS guest column: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week events to begin next week

Grace McNamara, Social Media/Marketing Assistant for Student Wellness Services
February 23
Filed under Opinion

Many people in today’s world believe that thinner is better. Society tends to bombard us with messages that say — thinner is healthier, thinner is more beautiful, and thinner people are happier. This type of thinking can lead to a poor body image and even disordered eating. It is very diff...

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 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...

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