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UNI gets a ‘Taste of Culture’

UNI gets a ‘Taste of Culture’

MONIQUE SMITH, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Commons Ballroom was packed with people of all ages enjoying the food, cultural music and general excitement of the Taste of Culture Fair. The event celebrates International Education Week and spotlighted the cultures of countries from all over the world. The room was filled ...

‘Express’ remake goes off the rails

‘Express’ remake goes off the rails

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

The year is 1934, and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is the most famous detective in the world. Shortly after solving a theft in Jerusalem, Poirot boards a train travelling from Istanbul to London, only to soon become embroiled in yet another case after one of the train’s 13 passengers is mysterious...

Family band Groovy News’ second debut

Family band Groovy News’ second debut

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Amelia and Vince Gotera of “Groovy News” had their second debut performance on UNI’s campus as a part of Mauker Union Live on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Groovy News is a father-daughter duo that performs music from the ‘60s to today, ranging from Sam Cooke, Dolly Parton, Sixpe...

Students ‘Focus on Africa’

Students ‘Focus on Africa’

MONIQUE SMITH, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The air was filled with the sweet smell of cooking and quiet, excited chatter, as “Focus on Africa” began. On Wednesday, Nov. 8, UNI hosted the “Focus on Africa” event in the Curris Business Building, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event was open to everyone and served as an opportunity to learn abou...

Celebrating jazz legends Fitzgerald and Monk

Celebrating jazz legends Fitzgerald and Monk

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A blend of jazz and modern music filled the stacks of Rod Library this past Friday, Nov. 10, as the George Walker Society of Music celebrated the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonious Monk, both born in the year 1917. Although these musicians have since passed, they still have lasting signi...

Script reading features mental health

Script reading features mental health

SARAH HOFMEYER, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Existentialism. Alcoholism. Borderline Personality Disorder. Toxic relationships. The constant weight of figuring out what to do with your life post-graduation. “Genuine Cigarettes,” written and directed by Kelso Breitsprecher, attempted to tackle these heavy topics. The script reading happened thi...

Houston, we have an ‘Everyday Astronaut’

Houston, we have an ‘Everyday Astronaut’

ALLISON MAZZRELLA, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

An afternoon of online shopping at Sidecar Coffee shop brought about life changing moment for Tim Dodd. In 2013 Dodd, who grew up in Cedar Falls and attended UNI, purchased a Russian high altitude survivor space suit online, which launched the career of his persona as the “Everyday Astronaut.” This...

Theatre presents ‘Genuine Cigarettes’

Theatre presents ‘Genuine Cigarettes’

SYDNEY HAUER, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

UNI Interpreters Theatre will be presenting a scripted reading of “Genuine Cigarettes,” written and directed by Kelso Breitsprecher on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. “The story is centered around this guy named Ian,” Breitsprecher said. “He is a college dropout and is becoming a raging alcoholic. He ...

Panther Portrait: UNITuba Ensembles Gallagher Bluedorn

Panther Portrait: UNITuba Ensembles Gallagher Bluedorn

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The UNITUBA Ensemble performed this Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in Davis Hall, located in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The concert was directed by the tuba instructor Jesse Orth, and it was free to the public. According to their website, UNITUBA was formed in 1974 and is now o...

How students save time in their daily routines

How students save time in their daily routines

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Even though students cannot add more hours to the day, some students on UNI’s campus have figured out a way to crunch their daily routines together to make time. “When I wanted to relax but also study for my forensics class, I’d put on an episode of 'Bones' and try to name the bones or type of ...

Panther Portrait: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Panther Portrait: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The UNI chapter of Alpha Psi Omega hosted their annual showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday, Nov. 3, at 11 p.m. Admission was free for UNI students with an ID. Otherwise, attendees could give either $1 or a canned food item donation, which went to benefit the Northeast Iowa Food...

Great ‘Dirty Dancing’ but subpar acting

Great ‘Dirty Dancing’ but subpar acting

SHELBY WELSCH, Theater Critic

November 6, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Many people have probably heard of the classic film, “Dirty Dancing,” which was released in 1987 and went down in history for its risqué content and sultry dance moves. The movie was loved by many at the box office, and after winning the 1988 Oscar for best original song, it has been remade time a...

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