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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The decreasing number of enrollment at UNI has created a domino effect on student engagement. Many members in Fraternity and Sorority Life feel the impact and struggles to recruit for their chapters.

The fall of UNI fraternities and sororities

KATE MURPHY, Staff Writer Jan 26, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was written in the fall 2022 semester.  At the start of the spring semester, the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha will be shutting down permanently at the University of Northern...

The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) is a safe space for students to gather and chat during the day. Often its positive impact is not represented clearly through campus tours or the media.

Wading through misrepresentation

Laito Zarkpah, Guest Columnist Jan 23, 2023

Upon first glance into the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) you are greeted with, on most days, a bustling space. Upon entry, you are likely to be met with a whiteboard that displays the question...

As access to technology transitions rapidly, the usage of university computer labs has dwindled. Now, they are mainly used for printing or accessing special programs.

Laptops versus desktops

AUBREY SCHAFBUCH, Staff Writer Jan 19, 2023

Computer labs have become relatively unused in favor of personal technology For Emma Criswell, class starts with taking out her laptop and setting it in front of a university-sanctioned, relatively state-of-the-art,...

Art of Mindfulness

MEG GROVE , Staff Writer Jan 19, 2023

Between juggling a new schedule, workload and catching up with friends, the first few weeks of a semester can be tough for many students. The WRC is hosting a mindfulness training to help students manage...

Panther Portrait: UNI art exhibit

Panther Portrait: UNI art exhibit

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE, Campus Life Editor Jan 19, 2023

Students can check out the "Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart" exhibit until Feb. 24, 2023 at the UNI art exhibit in the Kamerick Art Building.

2022 has presented a year of success and defeat in the world of music. Fan celebrated and mourned, but realized the importance of music and its universal ability to bring people together.

NI Wrapped: Best Albums of 2022

Benjamin Neessen, Guest Columnist Dec 16, 2022

2022 flew by as if blown by Cedar Valley winter winds, carrying us to another holiday season and end of the year festivities. An increasingly popular way to reminisce each December is with annual music...

The MOVEment will be showcasing their performance on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Lang Auditorium from 7-9 p.m.

The MOVEment showcase

FATEMEH KARGARZADEH, Staff Writer Dec 16, 2022

What does the word movement mean to you? Is it how the body moves? Or is it how an object is supposed to move? Does it remind you of the word exercise? Here at University of Northern Iowa (UNI) MOVEment...

The Amazing Race is a part of the Traditions Challenge. Students, faculty and staff run across campus, solving different challenges.

Traditions keeper ceremony

TREVOR MEYERS, Photographer Dec 4, 2022

UNI  has its newest additions to the list of Traditions Keepers. As of Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, the December graduates that completed the UNI Traditions Challenge during their time as UNI students finally...

Eric Braley (left) and Christopher Cook (right), producer of Kinnick: The Documentary, discuss how the documentary came to be.

Fast Forward Workshop connects students to professionals at UNI

EMMA KOEHLER, Managing Editor Nov 30, 2022

Participants of the Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop 2022 received four well-rounded sessions on Nov. 4, 2022. Speakers of each of these sessions were midwest media experts who discussed news coverage,...

To see performance schedules, roster and more information about the Varsity Glee Club, visit their website

A “gleeful” holiday season

GRANT PEDERSEN, Staff Writer Nov 27, 2022

The University of Northern Iowa’s Varsity Glee Club is back for another festive season of performances. The Varsity Glee Club came back to performing after a two-year hiatus this last December 2021 and...

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Preferred names on UNI issued IDs in effect January 2023

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE, Campus Life Editor Nov 16, 2022

Coming January 2023, students, faculty, professors, and staff will now be able to change their IDs to their preferred names. This was a challenging process, as there was much pushback from the administration...

Updates from the Board of Regents

NIXSON BENITEZ, Executive Editor Nov 16, 2022

This past Wednesday, Nov. 9  and Thursday, Nov. 10, the Board of Regents approved seven items on the agenda that directly relate to construction projects and faculty research. The Board also approved...

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