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Packing the Dome for MLK Day

Packing the Dome for MLK Day

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 23, 2020

Around 1,500 volunteers gathered at the UNI-Dome on Monday, Jan. 20 for “Pack the Dome: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service,” the largest volunteer event held in the Cedar Valley to date. Participants packaged meals for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s (NEIFB) BackPack Program in an effo...

Friesen’s top films of 2019

Friesen’s top films of 2019

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 23, 2020

Well, the year has passed and we can finally let out a sigh of relief. The only thing left to do now is to look ahead to fresh beginnings in the new year and decade. But before we do that, let’s take some time to appreciate all the good that happened to us this last year, specifically within the mo...

UNI rolls out Everything Bagels

UNI rolls out Everything Bagels

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

A new bagel concept has arrived on campus for everyone to enjoy. Everything Bagels can now be purchased at Chat’s, Biscotti’s and from UNI Catering by the dozen. Flavors within the brand include plain, blueberry, honey wheat, cinnamon crunch and a daily specialty flavor. The bagels are available from Monday to Frid...

Panther Portrait: FRC Iowa Regional flash mob filming

Panther Portrait: FRC Iowa Regional flash mob filming

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 23, 2020

UNI students and community members, including President Mark Nook, filmed a flash mob message on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the McLeod Center. The message celebrated five years of UNI hosting the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Iowa Regional. The competition will take place this year from March 25 throu...

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

UNI students and community members will be donating some of their time off on Monday, Jan. 20 to help kids in need. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is a collaboration between the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, John Deere, the UNI Office of Community Engagement, Service and Leadership Council, Panthe...

Winter break film review roundup

Winter break film review roundup

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 16, 2020

With the weather outside being so frightful and the movie theatre being so delightful, this past break was a perfect time to check out the new batch of holiday films. Of course, there was a certain space opera that was released, but there were also a few others that may have flown a bit under-the-rad...

Library exhibit explores WWI impact

Library exhibit explores WWI impact

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 16, 2020

A special exhibition titled “World War I: Lessons and Legacies” is on display in the Rod Library Learning Commons now through Saturday, Feb. 15. A series of eight posters explore the history of the war and its legacy in the United States. The poster exhibit appears courtesy of the Smithsonian In...

Financial Literacy 101: Retirement Savings

Financial Literacy 101: Retirement Savings

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Most college students have probably heard the term “401(k)”; however, many probably do not know much about this account except that it has to do with retirement savings. Why should students need to know about it? Retirement is something only middle-aged people and those nearing retirement have t...

Students de-stress before finals

Students de-stress before finals

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Student Wellness Services hosted De-Stress Days from Dec. 9 to 11 in the Maucker Union ballrooms. The bi-annual event is held before finals week every semester. Activities include PlayDoh, puzzles, coloring, rock-painting, positive notes, therapy animals, hot chocolate and tea and several other arts and...

TheatreUNI gives haunting performance in ‘Cabaret’

TheatreUNI gives haunting performance in ‘Cabaret’

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

December 12, 2019

TheatreUNI wrapped up its winter season in StrayerWood Theatre with a simultaneously ostentatious and gut-wrenching musical production of “Cabaret” which ran from Nov. 20 to 22 and Dec. 4 to 8. Amy Osatinski served as director for this UNI production of the iconic Broadway musical. “Cabaret” is an...

‘Marriage Story’ hits home with laughter and tears

‘Marriage Story’ hits home with laughter and tears

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

December 12, 2019

“Divorce is like a death without a body.” With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce in America, this quote from Noah Baumbach’s new film now rings truer than ever. Debuting on Netflix, “Marriage Story” centers on the relationship between Charlie and Nicole Barber. Charlie is an emer...

SingPins dazzle in debut album

SingPins dazzle in debut album

CECILIA MITCHELL, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

“SingPins A Cappella” is the first album released by UNI campus organization SingPins, a small auditioned ensemble within the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. The record includes 10 tracks, both live performances and studio recordings, amassed between the years 2017 and 2019. I found this album to be an in...

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