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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Executive Editor Caroline Christensen has written for the Northern Iowan since her freshmen year of college, and served as News Editor her sophomore year.

Executive Editor bids farewell

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor May 1, 2024

When I first stepped foot onto UNI’s campus in 2020, I had absolutely no intention of pursuing journalism. I had written for my high school newspaper, and decided upon graduation to end my journalism...

News Editor, Mallory Schmitz, has served as News Editor for two years covering everything from state legislative measures to UNI basketball.

News Editor Schmitz signs off

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor May 1, 2024

In April of 2021, the end of my freshman year, I texted this girl and asked if she wanted to get coffee sometime. We had gotten to know each other a little bit through UNI Dance Marathon as we navigated...

Swift’s new album, ”The Tortured Poets Department”, sold more than 1.4 million copies on the first day of release.

Taylor Swift ‘Can Do It With a Broken Heart’

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Apr 24, 2024

April 19th. A date that could not come soon enough for all of the Swifties around the globe. Star studded singer, dazzling performer, and critically acclaimed songwriter, Taylor Swift, dropped her highly...

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 20 years on 94.5

CALLEE FAIR, Staff Writer Apr 10, 2024

Update April 25, 2024: This article has been updated after receiving feedback from alumni regarding some incorrect information within the piece. KULT celebrated their 20th anniversary, having aired in...

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,...

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