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Glee Club serenades at Variety Show

Glee Club serenades at Variety Show

ALANNA BYRNES, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Last weekend, the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club hosted their 41st annual Christmas Variety Show. Filling the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC), the singers entertained a crowd of over 1,000 people. Associate music professor John Wiles has served as the director of...

Coen film inconsistently explores Wild West

Coen film inconsistently explores Wild West

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Joel and Ethan Coen are two directors who can always be depended on to make a wildly original film. Their work contains an offbeat nature mixed with highbrow comedy that either ends up making a splash with audiences (“Fargo”) or landing with a thud (“The Ladykillers”). The brothers’ latest Netflix...

Students de-stress before finals week

Students de-stress before finals week

PEYTON HUSMANN, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Dead week: A time when every college student needs something to take their mind off the mountain of work that has piled up throughout the semester. “De-Stress Days” provided UNI students with activities to help them relax. The event, put on by Student Wellness Services and the Student Health Ad...

Sports editor bids farewell to the NI

Sports editor bids farewell to the NI

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

December 6, 2018


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It is often said that sports is the greatest form of entertainment because it cannot be scripted. After two and half years of studying to become a sports journalist, I still find the idea as true as ever before. It has been one of the greatest honors of my young sports media career to serve as the s...

Students ‘A GO GO’ to Vertigo

Students ‘A GO GO’ to Vertigo

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

December 3, 2018


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Hundreds of students and community members gathered in the UNI Gallery of Art on Thursday night, Nov. 29 for the art department’s biannual performance art showcase, “Vertigo: A GO GO!” Dozens of students performed nonstop for two hours before the packed gallery of spectators. Most performers r...

Caple Jr.s ‘Creed II’ packs a punch

Caple Jr.s ‘Creed II’ packs a punch

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

December 3, 2018


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The first “Creed” film was an entertaining surprise that was able to be both of fan service to the “Rocky” franchise and a great standalone story filled with rich characters and relationships. The new sequel, “Creed II,” goes bigger than the first as the return of Ivan Drago reignites ...

‘She Kills Monsters’ fun 90’s romp

‘She Kills Monsters’ fun 90’s romp

ADRIANA MIENE, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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TheatreUNI went back in time to 1995 Athens, Ohio, for their production of “She Kills Monsters,” written by Vietnamese-American playwright Qui Nguyen. Audiences in Strayer-Wood Theatre were exposed to a plethora of strong female characters and iconic 90’s pop culture references while immerse...

‘Idol’ winner Maddie Poppe to sing ‘for the kids’

‘Idol’ winner Maddie Poppe to sing ‘for the kids’

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Some musicians perform for fame. Others for money. Still more do it for the love of the craft. During an upcoming concert sponsored by UNI Dance Marathon, however, ABC’s “American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe will be singing “for the kids.” Poppe will perform on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in...

Students to enter tractor design competition

Students to enter tractor design competition

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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As harvesting season draws to a close for many Iowa farmers, one UNI student organization is just beginning to design and build their very own small-scale tractor. The UNI chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is preparing for their third year at the International 1/4 Scale Tractor...

Panther Portrait: Shannon Jones

Panther Portrait: Shannon Jones

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 29, 2018


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Those lunching in the Maucker Union on Tuesday, Nov. 27 enjoyed their meals with music from Maucker Union Live performer Shannon Jones. A junior vocal music education major, Jones accompanied herself with an acoustic guitar while singing a set of 11 songs. These included “Rise” by Katy Perry, “N...

Institute helps clients plan and strategize

Institute helps clients plan and strategize

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


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Those who dare venture beyond the beaten path of UNI’s campus and wander south of University Avenue will find the Business and Community Services building. On the first floor is the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, inside of which operates the little-known Institute for Decision Making (IDM). The...

Cedar Valley gets a ‘Taste of Culture’

Cedar Valley gets a ‘Taste of Culture’

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Rod Library was teeming with UNI students, faculty and Cedar Valley community members at the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) “Taste of Culture” event on Monday, Nov. 11. “It’s not what I expected at all,” said Alexa Lloyd, a junior leisure, youth and human services maj...

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