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Student Wellness Services Seeks to Serve

Student Wellness Services Seeks to Serve

HOPE JACOBS Dec 8, 2023

How can someone express gratitude in their daily life? UNI Student Wellness Services (SWS), works to help students express gratitude during the semester. One project they worked on was  the Gratitude...

Movie display of the new “Hunger Games movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” at the Marcus College Square Cinema.

CAB hosts first Movie Night

KRISTIN MOOS, Staff Writer Dec 6, 2023

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosted its first movie night at Marcus College Square Cinema on Thursday. Chase Strenhagen, the organizer and Director of Membership at CAB reported that the event...

Mapping out mental health at UNI

Mapping out mental health at UNI

Kaili Benham, Guest Writer Dec 5, 2023

Everyone has mental health. In the same way we all have physical health, we all have mental health. The CDC defines mental health as a state of psychological, emotional, and social well-being. What is...

Jahner and her prize-winning ram, Gypsy King, or GK, competed at the NAILE show in which her and GK championed. Dorsets are judged based off of weight, height, and color.

Panther Profile: UNI student champions at lamb showing

HOPE SCHULTE, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Dec 5, 2023

That’s showbiz! When thinking of this popular phrase, many people may think of the entertainment industry. However, for someone like Ella Jahner, a different type of show business is much more of...

The Multimodal Transportation Center provides parking for B pass holders.

To park or not to park?

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Nov 29, 2023

UNI students know all too well the dreadful feeling of seeing a rectangular orange parking ticket on their car door or tucked under the windshield after class but, never fear, the battle between UNI’s...

Above is one of the many shelves filled to the brim with books in The Nook. Abby Olson, co-owner, wants to
expand the collection so that there is a book for everyone in the store.

Book it to The Nook

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Nov 15, 2023

Abby Olson and Brandon Conrad, business and life partners, opened the brand new storefront for The Nook this past Saturday. They were met with a line that wrapped around the block on Main Street. From...

The end of the writers’ strike, which lasted for five months, has given rise to new questions about the use of AI in the industry. Some prominent figures in the industry hold disdain for the use of AI, claiming that it “dehumanizes the industry.” Others are more accepting of AI, especially as a tool within the industry and its potential outside of film.

Writers strike establishes new ground rules for AI

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Nov 15, 2023

In a new age where Artificial Intelligence is slowly becoming a part of our everyday lives, writers have to now find a way to coexist with technology that is threatening their jobs. Concern and worry...

BSU Vice President Celia Emunah (pictured left) and BSU President Randy
Whitfield (pictured right) table for BSU at the beginning of the semester.
Both Emunah and Whitfield hope Melanin Week will help support and
encourage students of color on campus.

“See My Color”

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Nov 15, 2023

“See My Color” is the theme of this year’s “Melanin Week” hosted by Black Student Union (BSU). The week consists of many events created by the student organization – all of which everyone is...

El sábado pasado, una escaladora escaló la pared en la competencia llamada Boulder Bash de UNI.

Boulder Bash

JACOB KURT, Staff Writer, Sports Photographer Nov 13, 2023

This Saturday, the University of Northern Iowa's Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) was abuzz with excitement and the sound of climbers cheering each other on. The occasion? The much-anticipated Boulder...

Maddie Palmersheim, 2021 UNI grad, holds her vendor booth at the Cedar Valley Farmers Market.

UNI grad’s ‘Moos Bakery’ on the rise

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Nov 8, 2023

Maddie Palmersheim, a 2021 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, currently owns and operates Moo’s Bakery, an online bakery that’s completely dairy and egg free. Palmersheim’s entrepreneurial...

Gender and Sexuality Services is located near the Panther Den. Their goals are encapsulated on the board above.

Exploring UNI’s Gender and Sexuality Services

HOPE JACOBS, Staff Writer Nov 8, 2023

Many universities around the United States have created programs and services to help cater to those struggling with parts of their identities. The University of Northern Iowa is no different.  It has...

Blank and Dorr pose with their inductee plaques. Blank had a 43-year long broadcasting career, and Dorr had over 50 years of experience working with Iowa Public Radio.

Iowa Public Radio legends inducted in UNI’s Communication and Media Hall of Fame

NI STAFF, NI Editors Nov 1, 2023

The UNI Department of Communication and Media inducted two Iowa public radio legends, journalist Pat Blank and deejay and rock/blues musician Bob Dorr, in its Hall of Fame’s inaugural year.  Pat...

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