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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...

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...

UNI falls to Wichita after four straight wins

UNI falls to Wichita after four straight wins

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor
February 20
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The men’s basketball team won their fourth game in a row after a close 64-61 victory over Bradley University but then fell on the road to Wichita State, 73-44. In their game against Bradley, Jeremy Morgan opened the game with 2 three-pointers and assisted Bennett Koch, who found the open lane and thr...

Darwin Week encourages skepticism

Darwin Week encourages skepticism

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under News, Showcase

Conspiracies, GMO’s, beetles and superstitions are just a few of the topics permeating the minds of audience members as Darwin Week wraps up its annual lecture series. Ending tonight with a lecture from a NASA engineer, Darwin Week will have covered topics ranging from biblical skepticism, fraudulent...

UPDATE: UNI United Faculty opposes labor bill

UPDATE: UNI United Faculty opposes labor bill

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor
February 16
Filed under News, Showcase

UNI faculty and other campus groups are moving to oppose an Iowa bill that would strip rights away from public-sector union workers, including members of United Faculty, UNI’s faculty union. The bill, introduced just a week ago, would limit negotiations between union reps and employers to base wage...

Students respond to travel ban

Students respond to travel ban

KAUSHIK MAHIDA, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under News, Showcase

President Trump recently signed an executive order restricting travel to the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. As a result, ripples of concern are being felt among the Muslim students here at UNI. Amidst fears of not being able to return to the US to continue their educat...

Panthers finish number one in MAC

Panthers finish number one in MAC

ZACH HUNTLEY, Sports Writer
February 16
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Panther wrestling team was relentless this weekend as they took on the University of Buffalo on Friday night and the University of Missouri Sunday afternoon. They clinched a 22-16 victory at home over the Bulls and UNI finished No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) after knocking-off the Mizzou wi...

WBB bounce back with win

February 13
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The women’s basketball team bounced back after last week’s rough loss by beating the Bradley Braves 70-50 in McLeod on Friday. This win put UNI at 17-6 for the season, the eighth straight season with 17 or more wins. It also gave them their tenth Missouri Valley win keeping them securely in second...

UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

UNIFI hosts 10th annual Darwin Week

February 13
Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning today and ending Thursday, Feb. 16, Darwin Week kicks off its annual lecture series revolving around evolution, skepticism and the progression of science. UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI) has been hosting the Darwin Week lecture series since 2006, according to Casey McGregor, UNIFI...

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...

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