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Letter to the editor: anonymous response to “Finding food for intl. students”

Letter to the editor: anonymous response to “Finding food for intl. students”

May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion

On Monday, April 17, there was an article about the struggle international students face over breaks when it comes to finding food. I am not an international student. However, I too stay over breaks and have to plan ahead about food options. I wanted to provide some numbers the author failed to find...

All-staff opinion column

All-staff opinion column

ABBI COBB, JOSHUA DAUSENER, and KYLE DAY
April 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The role of higher education in the current job market seems to become less and less clear to me as I near my senior year of my undergraduate. Higher education plays a vital role in increasing access to employment opportunities, but it certainly doesn’t provide the privilege of security it once did. I ha...

Executive editor bids farewell, discusses role of student press

Executive editor bids farewell, discusses role of student press

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Half of my four years at the University of Northern Iowa were spent as executive editor for this student newspaper, and I couldn’t have asked for a better educational experience. Working at the Northern Iowan, producing over 100 editions in two years, taught me so much about the written word, the wo...

Florida Georgia Line review

Florida Georgia Line review

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The award-winning country duo Florida Georgia Line (FGL) made their second stop in Iowa in the past 10 months, this time in the UNI-Dome as part of the “Dig You Roots” tour on April 21. Fans went crazy as the pair, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, descended onto the stage from elevated platforms and ...

Letter to the Editor: Veteran responds to ‘Military Violence’

Letter to the Editor: Veteran responds to ‘Military Violence’

April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Last Monday, the Northern Iowan published an opinion piece that infuriated me to the point of writing this response. I consider myself, normally, rather mild mannered, but the offensive comments therein were reprehensible. In the referenced article, the author chose to end her argument by calling the...

Trump admin. should tread lightly

Trump admin. should tread lightly

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Opinion Columnist
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Throughout the past couple weeks, President Trump and his administration have shaken up American foreign policy. First came the strike on Syria, in which Trump authorized the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles against Syrian regime targets. Soon afterwards, the US dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in...

Guest column: Protecting yourself as a renter

Guest column: Protecting yourself as a renter

CARA STRIKE, Guest Column
April 20, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: Iowa Legal Aid is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides legal help to low-income, elderly and disabled Iowans. Cara Strike, of Iowa Legal Aid, pens a column explaining how students can protect their rental deposits. As seniors are all too aware, the final days of the sch...

Columnist pens farewell

Columnist pens farewell

KYLE DAY, Opinion Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: Kyle Day joined the Northern Iowan (NI) columnist staff one year ago. He has written some 20 articles on politics, free speech religious liberty and sexual assault, among other topics. This is his final solo column for the NI.    As my time in the Masters in Public Policy program will come to an...

Obama, Trump have ‘desensitized’ us to military violence

Obama, Trump have ‘desensitized’ us to military violence

ABBI COBB, Opinion Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I remember how pleased and even excited I felt when listening to Barack Obama discuss his goal to reduce the number of American combat troops on ground. I was naïve enough to equate such statements with a reduction in US military violence and an eventual end to the country’s involvement in conflict a...

Never Forget: Court seat was stolen

Never Forget: Court seat was stolen

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Opinion Columnist
April 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Monday, Judge Neil Gorsuch became Justice Neil Gorsuch as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was sworn in at the White House Rose Garden. The ceremony marked the end of 14-month partisan struggle to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. I do not have a problem with Neil Gorsuch himself. Gors...

‘Bad Studies’ columnist responds

‘Bad Studies’ columnist responds

KYLE DAY, Opinion Columnist
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I have experienced more feedback from my article about sexual assault and bad social science last week than any other piece I’ve written. First off, what took you all so long? I’ve made far more controversial claims in my past year as a Northern Iowan columnist (at least, I thought so, until t...

Columnist writes in defense of offensive speech

Columnist writes in defense of offensive speech

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Copy Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Northern Iowan (NI) opinion page and social media sites have recently blown up with replies to a March 30 column, but I believe some online responses were directed at the wrong entity. Not only were some people expressing their discontent with the column in question, they also seemed to be under t...

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