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2018 Homecoming kickoff

2018 Homecoming kickoff

EMMA KOSSAYIAN, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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Students braced the chilly fall evening on Monday to attend the Panthers Homecoming Kickoff on Lawther Field. The event jumpstarted the homecoming week with the crowning of the Panther Royalty and a Pride Cry contest between student organizations. To begin the kickoff, Student Body President Drew Stens...

A wonderful week of homecoming events

A wonderful week of homecoming events

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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As the big homecoming game approaches, many UNI students are showing off their Panther spirit by participating in various events and activities throughout the week. Student Life Director Mike Bobeldyk said he enjoys the positive atmosphere at UNI during homecoming. “I think, overall, from being a ...

Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ valiantly blasts off

Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ valiantly blasts off

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

What do Americans really know about Neil Armstrong? Everyone knows that he was the first man to step foot on the moon, but what else? Most of us would be left blank, realizing we know so little about one of the most important American figures of the 20th century. Stepping in to remedy this problem is direct...

Panther Portrait: Royalty Competition

Panther Portrait: Royalty Competition

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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Students gathered in Maucker Union ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 11, for the Homecoming Royalty competition. The Homecoming Court of 11 students competed in a game of “pin-the-tail,” answered an array of questions from the emcees and performed a talent of their choice. During “pin-the-tail,” contestants were ...

Suicide awareness event sends silence packing

Suicide awareness event sends silence packing

PEYTON HUSMANN, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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Backpacks lined the walls inside Maucker Union on Thursday, Oct. 11 as the nationally touring “Send Silence Packing” event came to UNI. The event displayed over 1,100 backpacks, representing the average number of college students who take their own lives each year. In addition to the backpacks, tabl...

Play portrays romance on the spectrum

Play portrays romance on the spectrum

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


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This past weekend, the play “Aut is Love” was performed three times in the Interpreter’s Theater in Lang Hall. The play was written and directed by Nathan Selove, serving as his master’s thesis. Selove also acted as the narrator in the play. “It’s based on the romance between myself and...

Panther Portrait: Latinx Showcase

Panther Portrait: Latinx Showcase

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 15, 2018


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Lang Hall Auditorium emanated Latinx culture on Friday, Oct. 12. The Latinx Showcase was one of several events celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, presented by the Center for Multicultural Education, Latin fraternity Lambda Theta Phi, Latin sorority Lambda Theta Alpha and UNIdos (previously known as t...

UNI alumna discusses exhibition

UNI alumna discusses exhibition

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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The fortunes within fortune cookies are not something that people typically dont give much consideration. However, to Jessica Barness, UNI graphic design alumna and associate professor at Kent State University, they are an opportunity to blend her love of text and graphic design together into an art pi...

Preview: UNI Women’s Chorus reunion

Preview: UNI Women’s Chorus reunion

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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UNI’s School of Music will be hosting a reunion and 130th anniversary celebration and reunion of the Women’s Chorus on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. About 20 to 30 alumni—some who graduated over 50 years ago—will be returning to perform with the current members of the Women’s Chorus...

Flash talks address inclusivity in art

Flash talks address inclusivity in art

SIERRA STEEN, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


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Kinks, hobbits and gay subculture. These three topics were covered in flash talks that took place in Rod Library on Monday, Oct. 8 as part of the annual Iowa Museum Conference. Other topics in the conference included legal issues in museums, the power of inclusivity in exhibits and the preservation of...

UNI professors show their roots

UNI professors show their roots

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

October 8, 2018


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David May has put down roots here at UNI — quite literally. A professor in the department of geography, May works in his office canopied by an eight-foot Norfolk Island Pine tree that grows on his desk. The branches graze both walls in his office in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center. He contin...

‘A Star is Born’ hits every note

‘A Star is Born’ hits every note

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

October 8, 2018


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“A Star Is Born” is one of those classic Hollywood films that has stayed close to each generation that has experienced it. Whether it be the original from 1937 or the remakes in 1954 and 1976, people have adored the timeless story that preaches the value of hope and perseverance in the face of ad...

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