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The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Every Thursday during the last few weeks of the semester, McCollum Science Hall hosts an observatory show from 9-10 p.m.

View the night sky with UNI’s Observatory Show

EMMA KOEHLER, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

A group of roughly 20 individuals gathered around the polar bear artifact showcased within McCollum Science Hall at promptly 9 p.m. on April 28, unsure of what to exactly expect as they anticipated the...

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Traditions Keeper Ceremony

Karla DeBruin, Managing Editor April 28, 2022

As another semester ends and students leave campus, some graduating students will be initiated as Tradition Keepers of UNI. Each semester students can complete the traditions challenge, which includes...

CAB brings Jesse McCartney back to UNI stage

Catherine Crow, Campus Life Editor April 28, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) will host one last concert April 28 at 8 p.m. This semester, CAB is bringing back Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, artist and...

Film critic Hunter Friesen says that The Northman is a brave and bold revenge tale and gave it a 3.5/5.

Eggers’ epic “The Northman” tells a tale of bloody revenge

HUNTER FRIESEN April 25, 2022

For the majority of filmmakers across the history of cinema, there’s an inverse relationship between the control they have over the final product and how much financial backing they have. Independent...

Film critic Hunter Friesen says, Its going to take a whole lot of magic to get this beat to be fantastic again, with a 2.5 rating.

A muddled story of wizards and muggles in “Secrets of Dumbledore”

HUNTER FRIESEN April 17, 2022

The “Fantastic Beasts” series has hardly lived up to its description.  The first entry assured us that the franchise wouldn’t be fantastic. “The Crimes of Grindelwald” assured us that the franchise...

Film critic Hunter Friesen gives the newly released film Ambulance a 3 out of 5 review.

“Ambulance” is a Bayhem at its best

HUNTER FRIESEN April 14, 2022

A funny thing happened before my screening for Michael Bay’s newest film, “Ambulance.” During the pre-trailer commercials, a TV spot for “Ambulance” came on the screen, claiming that it has the...

Film Critic Hunter Friesen gives Marvels latest movie Morbius a 1/5 rating and says, From the bottom of my heart, I implore you not to watch Morbius

I’d rather sell my soul than watch “Morbius” again

HUNTER FRIESEN April 4, 2022

I have made a deal with the devil.  The trailer for “Morbius” has been stalking me ever since it first appeared in January 2020. It didn’t matter what YouTube video or movie I was watching in the...

Film critic Hunter Friesen calls the Oscars an event that was no longer a celebration of cinema.

Sans smith slap, another tiring Oscars

HUNTER FRIESEN March 31, 2022

The Oscars have been desperate to recapture the social zeitgeist that they have been rapidly losing over the past few years. Viewership has steadily declined since the glory days when 55.2 million people...

Allies successors in new greenhouse seem unaware of danger

NI Archives March 31, 2022

Editors Note: This article is from Sept. 29, 1939. This was published when UNI was the Iowa State Teachers College.  Remember Allie? Allie was an alligator, and he lived for many years in the old greenhouse....

Animals make greenhouse like a zoo

NI Archives March 31, 2022

Editors Note: This article is originally from July 26, 1946. When this article was written UNI was called Iowa State Teachers College.  Greenhouse or zoo; take your pick. Teachers College calls it a...

The old ad had fallen into dispair over its 90 year standing. Many student organizations attempted to save the old ad before its demolition in Sept. 7, 1984.

Adieu to the Old Ad

NI Archives March 28, 2022

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published April 13, 1984. The Old Ad is the Old Administration Building was built in 1894 and razed in 1984. It was estimated it would take $700,000 to bring...

The womens softball team in 1973 was composed of 20 young women coached by Jane Mertesdorf.

Women’s softball looks promising

NI Archives March 28, 2022

Editors Note: This article is from March 20, 1973, from the Northern Iowan newspaper. After two weeks of practice since March 6, the women’s softball team has a “pretty promising battery, with good...

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