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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Moo’s Bakery’s bestselling item is their chocolate chip cookies. They’ll be one of the items available for purchase this summer at their physical location.

Moo’s Bakery to open physical store

ESTELLE JOHNSON, Staff Writer Apr 17, 2024

Sharky’s neighbor, Milkbox Bakery, has sat empty since 2022. That is, until an expanding entrepreneur and UNI alumnus recently began to lease the space. Maddie Palmersheim, owner and operator of Moo’s...

KULT Radio can be found in the historic Keyhole Room in the basement of Maucker Union.

KULT celebrates 30 years on 94.5

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Apr 10, 2024

UNI’s radio station, KULT, is coming around its 30th anniversary of being broadcasted on 94.5. Along with that, May 2024 is the first time they ever broadcasted 50 years ago before rebranding after 20...

Emcee Karma Kills hosted Dragaganza this year. Over 200 students attended the event and showed their support for UNI Pride.

Welcome to the stage, Dragaganza!

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 10, 2024

“Oh my god, I’m the main character.” That’s the feeling UNI student and drag performer Kai Smith got when the lights hit the stage and music kicked in for their performance at Dragaganza last...

At RodCon last year, the Cedar Rapids Ultimate Superheroes and the UNI
Trooper made a visit.

“Something for everyone” at RodCon

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Mar 27, 2024

Superheroes, Storm Troopers and pop culture enthusiasts will unite next Saturday for the ninth edition of Rod Library’s RodCon. RodCon is a free mini comic book convention that Rod Library Marketing...

Members of UNIs Swordfighting Club prepare for battle on Lawther Field.

En garde with UNI’s sword fighting club

HOPE JACOBS Mar 27, 2024

The University of Northern Iowa is home to many extracurricular clubs –– one of which is the university’s Swordfighting Club. Created around 2012, UNI’s sword fighting club has grown in the past...

UNI flutist Emily Paul finds joy in performing and holds a variety of leadership positions within the School of Music.

‘It’s about the art and the connections’

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Mar 27, 2024

For Emily Paul, music means more than just performing. Double majoring in flute performance and performing arts management, she said she loves music for the connections it can make between people. “I...

Uthe’s experience at UNI with SAR Improv and UNI Theater helped paved the way to his current profession of Education Administrative Associate for the Children’s Theater Company.

UNI alum brings theater to kids

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Mar 20, 2024

From UNI to Minneapolis, there is no denying Carson Uthe is at home in the theater.  A 2023 alum, Uthe majored in communication and minored in theater. He is now the education administrative associate...

UNIdos encourages everyone to attend their events. The organization will be hosting the annual Noche de Gala
on Saturday, April 13. For more information, visit their Instagram, @uni_unidos.

Highlighting Latiné culture on campus

HOPE SCHULTE, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Mar 20, 2024

“Providing a better understanding of the Hispanic/Latinx/Latiné culture to the UNI community through educational, cultural, and social programming.” This is one of the main goals of UNIdos, an...

The Panther Pantry offers more than food to students – offering tampons, dental dams, and other hygiene products.

Behind the shelves of the Panther Pantry

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Mar 6, 2024

Nestled in the basement of Maucker Union is a small room making a big impact on the UNI community. The Panther Pantry, founded in January 2019, offers free food and basic necessities for enrolled students,...

“Elvis” is an emotional watch, for different reasons than “Priscilla. The two films draw contrasts between the different angles of
the relationship. “Priscilla” shows more behind the curtains of Elvis Presley’s relationships. Not just with Priscilla, but with his family and daughter, too.

Priscilla v. Elvis, which is better?

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Mar 6, 2024

Many fans of the Presely’s were not only blessed with one biography picture, but two the last couple years with Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” coming out in 2022 and Sophia Coppola’s “Priscilla”...

TheatreUNI brings “Heathers” to life

TheatreUNI brings “Heathers” to life


 Over the weekend, UNI opened up their first theater production of the semester, and it’s a production that will for sure not be forgotten. “Heathers” is a dark comedic adaptation of the 1989 cult...

Bigfoot Betty’s is owned by Jesse and Chelsi Armstrong, who double as the Sasquatch Jack’s owners. The restaurant’s signature entree is their tenderloin, which is breaded in-house.

Searching for Bigfoot (Betty’s)

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Feb 27, 2024

For those who frequent Main Street, a new restaurant has opened behind Sarah’s Espresso at 419 Main St. Bigfoot Betty’s opened earlier this year under the ownership of Jesse and Chelsi Armstrong, who...

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