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Theatre UNI holding 10-minute play auditions

TheatreUNI directing course is asking students of all majors to submit virtual auditions for the 10-minute plays, as opposed to the typical in-person format due to COVID-19. Specific rules have been implemented to reduce the spread, such as no touching.

KAYLA LAWRENCE, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

The UNI Theatre program’s 10-minute plays act as a rite of passage for all theatre majors, and yet another fun tradition available for students of any major on UNI’s campus. Each semester, theatre majors enrolled in Assistant Professor Amy Osatinski’s directing course are given the task of directin...

Council of Teachers of English host virtual book club

Book club member discuss the young adult novel,

SARA QUALLEY, Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Students of all majors who are interested in reading young adult literature and discussing real-world issues are invited to join the UNI Council of Teachers of English (UNI CoTE) virtual book club. The book club is currently reading “I’m Not Dying With You Tonight,” a young adult novel by Kimberl...

Dance Marathon hosts kickoff event

Dance Marathon hosts kickoff event

ELIZABETH KELSEY and ABIGAIL KRAFT

September 21, 2020

On Friday, Sept. 18, UNI Dance Marathon hosted a kickoff event to welcome participants back to campus and boost morale, following the opening of registration on Wednesday, Sept. 16. The event, which took place on Lawther Field from 6-8 p.m., drew more than 50 people. Wearing various shades of orang...

Mentors in Violence Prevention host virtual seminar

Mentors in Violence Prevention host virtual seminar

NICK BAUR, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on, many campus organizations have been burdened with increased stress and difficulties due to campus limitations. Yet, the Center for Violence Prevention has persevered through these challenges to deliver their annual violence prevention training. As in years p...

Panther Portrait: College Hill Farmers Market

Panther Portrait: College Hill Farmers Market

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Campus Life Editor

September 21, 2020

Students and Cedar Falls residents were welcomed to the weekly College Hill Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 17 on the parking lot by Octopus. The market is held between 4-6 p.m. The market held a wide variety of locally produced foods, including vegetables, eggs, artisan baked goods, roasted coffee...

Counseling Center

Counseling Center

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the UNI Counseling Center held its second annual Mental Health Conference via Zoom. This year's conference consisted of several breakout sessions throughout the day and featured keynote speaker Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms. According...

Study Abroad Fair goes virtual

Study Abroad Fair goes virtual

AASHITA VADHERA, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

After having to make the decision of canceling all of UNI’s study abroad programs for the Summer and Fall of 2020, the UNI Study Abroad office is finally back in business. They recently conducted their Study Abroad Fair but instead of the Maucker Union, this fair was held virtually via Zoom. The se...

Doug Shaw shares the comedy of math

Doug Shaw shares the comedy of math

AASHITA VADHERA, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Doug Shaw led a Zoom meeting with Karen Mitchell about Comedy of Mathematics. “I am so excited today because today is Doug’s day to shine,” said Mitchell, who is a professor at UNI in the Communications and Media department. “He’s going to be doing a workshop on Comed...

‘Mulan’ review: more realistic, less fun

'Mulan' review: more realistic, less fun

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 14, 2020

For over a decade now, Disney has been mining their animated catalog of magical stories and remaking them into live-action movies. This trend has had its ups (the visual spectacle found within “The Jungle Book”) and its downs (last year’s joylessly photorealistic “The Lion King”), but each one ...

Virtual fair offers opportunities

Students attend the spring 2020 Career Fair. This fall, due to COVID-19, the career fair will be held virtually

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 14, 2020

Once each semester, the McLeod Center fills with a throng of UNI students dressed in professional attire, clutching folders, binders and resumes as they weave their way between tables and booths. These students, from various majors and years in school, are attending the Career Fair, in hopes of conn...

Panther Portrait: Panther Marching Band Concert

Panther Portrait: Panther Marching Band Concert

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Campus Life Editor

September 14, 2020

A rainy afternoon did not stop the Panther Marching Band from hosting their first performance of the fall 2020 semester on Friday, Sept. 11. Originally planned to occur in Lawther Field, the performance was moved to the UNI-Dome and was recorded and uploaded to their Facebook page. Some of the PMB's...

First show choir comes to UNI

Panther Pulse Executive Team

KAYLA LAWRENCE, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

On a cold and rainy day, a conversation in a car between friends became the idea from which Panther Pulse was born. One of UNI’s newest student organizations on campus, perhaps with an idea that should be up there with some of the oldest. Panther Pulse is currently UNI’s only co-ed show choir on...

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