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Northern Iowan

During World War 1, the W.A.V.E.S. division was unofficially created. These women held other positions such as training pilots, air traffic controllers and parachute testers.

Woman crush Wednesday at the UNI Museum

AUBREY SCHAFBUCH, Staff Writer Mar 22, 2023

The UNI Museum at ROD Library has taken to social media for Women’s History Month, bringing back nostalgic Woman Crush Wednesday posts. Their goal is to honor the women that have made a difference in...

Make the Change’s impact can be seen across campus. If students want to get involved, they can visit the Make the Change website – makethechangeuni.weebly.

Make the Change spreads love and support on campus

MEG GROVE, Staff Writer Mar 19, 2023

Make the Change is a student-led organization at UNI focused on strengthening the community through acts of kindness. The organization was formed in 2018 by Cam Salvador and Eric Ramos after they worked...

CATS Traditions Challenge

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE, Campus Life Editor Mar 19, 2023

CATS (Connecting Alumni to Students) encourages all students to participate in UNI’s digital yearbook—The Traditions Challenge. Traditions need to be submitted by Friday, April 21, 2023. The Traditions...

Who let the dogs out?

AUBREY SCHAFBUCH, Staff Writer Mar 5, 2023

Midterms are coming, and Active Minds wants you to let loose and de-stress. On March 7, dogs and cats will be available for visiting in the Maucker Union Ballroom. This year, there will be a surprise special...

Inspirational messages are written on different sizes of jeans to help normalize the conversation around embracing body image and size.

UNI SHAC presents “The Jean Project”

MEG GROVE, Staff Writer Mar 5, 2023

UNI’s Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is hosting “The Jean Project” from Monday, Feb. 27 to Friday, March 3 at Maucker Union. This project encourages students to accept and celebrate their...

If youre doing a closet clean out, make sure to set aside your gently used clothing to donate beginning March 6.

UNI’s Spring clothing drive


As spring approaches, students may find themselves putting away and clearing out winter clothing in preparation for the warmer weather. When students clear out their closets, it is possible that they will...

Maya Buchanan is the guest columnist of this op-ed.

The untold stories of Iowa’s Black leaders

Maya Buchanan, Guest Columnist Feb 26, 2023

  Why do we focus on Black trauma rather than Black joy, achievement, and success? Editor's Note: This op-ed is apart of the NI's Black History Month Coverage.  When I was in elementary school,...

Theatre UNI presents Radium Girls

ERIN MCRAE, Staff Writer Feb 26, 2023

TheatreUNI will perform “Radium Girls” by D.W. Gregory on March 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on the University of Northern Iowa campus. “Radium Girls'' is the...

Tickets are still available for the Kingdom Choir show. Students can use their two free tickets or show their student ID at the box office.

Ahmad Madlock opener for Kingdom Choir

ERIN MCRAE, Staff Writer Feb 22, 2023

On Feb. 28, The Kingdom Choir will visit UNI for a special performance at the Gallagher Bluedorn. The group became popular after performing at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May...

Y2k is making a comeback. Social media creators of this time have credited the original Black designers of this fashion.

The Current Y2K Scoop & the Black Influence

Emijah Jones , Guest Writer Feb 22, 2023

A specific style of fashion has been resurfacing in pop culture. Y2K, which is just a nickname for the year 2000, began to surface in mainstream media: TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest have presented different...

Quentin Hart, Mayor of Waterloo.

Black leaders in the state of Iowa

Jerrell Bates, Guest Columnist Feb 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article is from Feb. 24 2022. This Archive is featured as a part of the NI”s Black History Month coverage.  Black History Month: A time dedicated to the celebration of Black history,...

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