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Indie rock band Hummingbird Horizon emerges from UNI

Indie rock band Hummingbird Horizon emerges from UNI

Sofia Legaspi, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

An up-and-coming indie band that calls itself “Hummingbird Horizon” found its start at UNI. Describing its music as “savory, delicious, tasty indie rock that is absolutely scrumptious,” the group experiments with a wide range of styles and influences ranging from folk to psychedelic. ...

Students moved to Panther Village following the shutdown of residence halls

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Following the announcement of communal halls being closed, including most residence halls, many UNI students moved out of their dorms and back home until fall semester. However, students did get the option to apply to stay on campus as well, as long as it was done in a timely manner. Students who cho...

Carillonneurs continue Campanile concerts

Carillonneurs continue Campanile concerts

Sofia Legaspi, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Music is reviving a closed campus as the UNI Guild of Carillonneurs presents daily concerts through their “Social Distancing Series.” The student organization is responsible for continuing the traditional carillon music from UNI’s Campanile. Their concerts represent the remnant of performance...

UNI Department of Philosophy and World Religions celebrates 50 years

SARA QUALLEY, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The UNI Department of Philosophy and World Religions is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. COVID-19 social distancing measures have impacted the department’s planned anniversary celebrations and events, including a reunion, lectures and tours that have been rescheduled for the fall. Speci...

Summer orientation shifts to online in wake of COVID-19

Summer orientation shifts to online in wake of COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 22, 2020

During UNI’s two-day orientation sessions throughout the summer, incoming Panthers typically meet with advisors, explore the campus, stay overnight in a dorm and register for fall classes.  This summer, due to the social distancing restrictions imposed by COVID-19, those sessions will take place onlin...

Graduating students reflect on commencement cancelation, call for postponed ceremony

Graduating students reflect on commencement cancelation, call for postponed ceremony

Sofia Legaspi, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

With UNI’s spring commencement ceremony canceled due to the current pandemic, many soon-to-be graduates have been left hanging. The university announced the cancelation — together with the extension of online coursework through the summer — on March 18 in a campus-wide email. Those who had plann...

TheatreUNI to host Digital Performance Festival

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 15, 2020

Every theatre aficionado knows that the show must go on. And even when a global pandemic intervenes, the show still must go on — even if the audience has to become virtual. That was the thought process behind the upcoming TheatreUNI Digital Performance Festival. Every semester, students in the theat...

Student Wellness Services provides virtual help with intuitive eating

Student Wellness Services provides virtual help with intuitive eating

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

April 15, 2020

Due to the recent campus closure, UNI’s Student Wellness Services (SWS) has gone digital with their resources. This spring, students have two different options to explore strengthening their well-being through diet, with intuitive eating workshops and 1:1 Zoom meetings offered by the SWS office. ...

‘Uprising’ magazine to release ninth issue digitally

'Uprising' magazine to release ninth issue digitally

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

April 15, 2020

On Friday, April 17, UNI student fashion magazine “Uprising” will release their ninth issue in celebration of their five-year anniversary as an organization. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent campus closure, this issue’s release will be solely digital until physical copies are printed next ...

GBPAC suspends ‘Local Legends: Live from Gallagher Bluedorn’ series

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

April 10, 2020

On Wednesday, April 8, the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) announced that their new online concert streaming series, “Local Legends: Live from Gallagher Bluedorn,” would be suspended until further notice. According to the press release, “The decision was made by the University of N...

UNI visual and performing arts students adjust to COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 7, 2020

As the world is reeling from the widespread closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many hard-hit industries is the visual and performing arts. In a business that depends on in-person collaboration, artists worldwide have struggled to continue their craft in a world of social distancing...

Film critic gives top five films to watch while social distancing

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus taking center stage over our lives, many of us are now stuck at home self-quarantining. Despite being the overall right thing to do to protect yourself and everyone else from the virus, quarantining doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment. Fortunately, these modern times allow us to ...

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