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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising public knowledge on the issue of human trafficking, often referred to as ‘modern-day slavery.’ Michele Powers, president of the UNI chapter of the International Justice Mission (IJM), defined human trafficking as the exploi...

The Copper Smoke Trials releases promising EP

The Copper Smoke Trials releases promising EP

SARAH HOFMEYER, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


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The Copper Smoke Trials, a group comprised of four UNI students, has released their first EP, entitled “Bird,” available now on SoundCloud. The group’s members include: Clayton Ryan (vocals, guitar),  Kyler Boss (drums), Andy Braught (bass) and Andrew Teutsch (keyboard, organ). Although “Bird” ...

‘The Post’ delights, informs, inspires

‘The Post’ delights, informs, inspires

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

January 18, 2018


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Set against the politically turbulent backdrop of the Nixon administration, “The Post” is a late career highlight for legendary director Steven Spielberg that serves as a potent reminder of the immeasurable value a free press carries in the fight for democracy, truth and justice. The film, which take...

NI film critic’s top movies of 2017

NI film critic’s top movies of 2017

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

January 11, 2018


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2017 was a truly raucous year. The American people’s mettle was tested by unpredictable and impulsive leadership, continued clashes tied to the racial divide and a wave of sexual misconduct allegations that poured endlessly out of Hollywood. And yet, through it all, we went to the movies. Given t...

Professor turns monuments to art

Professor turns monuments to art

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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Monumental art by a visiting professor is currently being exhibited in UNI’s Gallery of Art. The “Anastylosis Project” received its name from the process of restoring a monument by deconstructing it and rebuilding it using the original materials and methods. Artist Mary Griep’s exhibit was c...

Community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Community service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

January 11, 2018


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As many schools and businesses will be closing in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Student and Leadership Council (SLC) encourages students to “make the day off, a day on.” From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, an expected 500 volunteers are scheduled to package food and participate in service...

Heartfelt dark comedy a success

Heartfelt dark comedy a success

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

December 7, 2017


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With themes of retribution and redemption coursing through its deceptively simple story, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” offers a wholly satisfying depiction of loss and the often unexplored aftershocks that follow. The film follows Mildred Hayes, played by Frances McDormand, a mother wh...

RLC vacancy in Rider Hall filled

RLC vacancy in Rider Hall filled

AMELIA DUAX and LEZIGA BARIKOR

December 7, 2017


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Soon, Rider Hall residents will be welcoming a new Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) after the departure of Ellie Hail-Langer, who had been Rider’s RLC at the start of the fall 2017 school year. According to Nicholas Rafanello, the director of residence life, the returning RLC for Rider Hall moved t...

Glee says ‘Text Me Merry Christmas’

Glee says ‘Text Me Merry Christmas’

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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This last weekend marked the 40th annual Christmas Variety Show featuring the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club. All three performances — at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday — sold out to 1,500 guests. Before the show, Glee Club Director John Wiles asked for the house light...

Finals week preparation: the do’s and dont’s

Finals week preparation: the do’s and dont’s

MONIQUE SMITH, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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Finals are fast approaching, and the library is beginning to fill with students cramming for their tests. Despite the exams, projects and final due dates coming, students may feel tempted to procrastinate. Casey Hoekstra is a graduate assistant at UNI, working at the College Reading and Learning C...

Triumphant ‘Mother Courage’ play

Triumphant ‘Mother Courage’ play

SHELBY WELSCH, Theater and Event Critic

December 4, 2017


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“Mother Courage and Her Children” is an anti-war play that was written by Bertolt Brecht in 1939. The German playwright and poet wrote the script in resistance to the rise of fascism and nazism and as a response to the invasion of Poland by Hitler’s army in 1939. Four theatrical productions ...

Uprising to publish in fall and spring

Uprising to publish in fall and spring

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017


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Uprising Magazine released their fourth issue on Monday, Nov. 27, on UNI’s campus and throughout the Cedar Falls area. “I really want people to grasp the whole social issue concept [when reading the magazine]. Last issue we covered Black Lives Matter and this issue we covered LGBTQ,” said Dian...

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