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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Executive editor looks to uplifting year


Hello Panthers!

My name is Caroline, and I am the Executive Editor of the Northern Iowan for the 2023-24 school year. I am thrilled to welcome you to the University of Northern Iowa — a campus I have come to know and love as my home away from home over the past three years.

Whether it is your first year here or fourth, I know these first couple of weeks are always slightly overwhelming. With all new classes, professors and people to meet, it can be a lot to take in. I encourage you to use all of the wonderful resources UNI provides students; from Student Wellness Services, the Learning Center or UNI Counseling there is no shortage of people here on campus who want to see you succeed. 

As one of my favorite mentors here at UNI reminded me, “absolutely no one knows what they are doing… and that’s okay.” I think this is true not only for college, but for life in general. So, join that student organization, apply for that job and introduce yourself to the person you sit next to in class – being completely out of your comfort zone is all part of the college experience. 

On your journey here at UNI I hope the Northern Iowan can be a helpful resource for you through the unknowns of college. I, along with my talented and dedicated colleagues, aim to provide UNI’s campus with quality news coverage from sports, human interest stories, general campus news and pieces advocating for UNI students.

The Northern Iowan is here to serve and inform you: the students. As Executive Editor, it is my priority to uplift voices here at UNI and showcase all of the incredible people, events and stories that come from our campus. Good luck with these first couple weeks, Panthers, and be sure to grab a newspaper at one of our newsstands when you get the chance, or visit our website at to see all our coverage online. See you around campus, Panthers!


Go Cats!

Caroline Christensen

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