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Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and as part of UNI’s effort to attain inclusion and diversity on campus, several events are hosted throughout the month to celebrate and inform. “[Events like these] give people more knowledge so when they enter an experience dealing with the community, it would de...

Panther Portrait: Orange Party

Panther Portrait: Orange Party

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 14, 2019

UNI Dance Marathon hosted an “Orange Party” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 on the Wellness and Recreation Center basketball courts. The evening’s activities included pie-a-Panther, a bags tournament, jazzercise and stories shared from “miracle families.” Thursday’s event came at ...

Latinx Showcase

Latinx Showcase

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 14, 2019

Latinx students shared their talents and culture on Friday evening, Oct. 11 at the Latinx Showcase hosted by UNIdos in Lang Hall Auditorium. The event was one of many celebrating Latinx Heritage Month, observed each year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15....

Rachel Bearinger drops debut album

Rachel Bearinger drops debut album

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 10, 2019

UNI alum Rachel Bearinger released her debut album “Spirals” last month. The album features 10 tracks written by Bearinger. She described “Spirals” as a “folk-rock-jazz album,” but said it could not be labeled by one particular genre, incorporating elements of different genres all through...

‘Joker’ clowns around with message

‘Joker’ clowns around with message

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

October 10, 2019

After the catastrophic failure of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) that had yet to produce a quality film, Warner Bros switched its game plan in favor of establishing single characters rather than a whole cinematic universe. The first of this new character-driven model is “Joker,” Todd Phillips and...

‘Pronoun’ explores identity, relationships

‘Pronoun’ explores identity, relationships

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Preparing a play in one month would be a difficult task for most directors. In addition to this challenge, UNI student Ernest Toutant III decided that his first play in the director’s role would be one tackling the issues of transgenderism and social justice. These ideas and topics were balanced by To...

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

Fortepan Iowa wheat-pastes past

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD and SOFIA LEGASPI

October 7, 2019

Three buildings on College Hill are sporting a new look after a wheat-pasting project was completed last week. Crews of volunteers adhered five massive images onto exterior walls in the district on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4. The wheat-pasted images were pulled from Fortepan Iowa, an online ...

Rose shares ‘Tales from the Bayou’

Rose shares ‘Tales from the Bayou’

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

October 7, 2019

Spoken word poet, community activist and writer Donney Rose performed in the UNI Interpreters Theatre on Friday evening, Oct. 4. Much of the Baton Rouge native’s work reflects upon the issues of police brutality, racial violence, black masculinity and what it means to be black in America. To start o...

Homecoming kickoff and beyond

Homecoming kickoff and beyond

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Crowds of students gathered at Lawther Field to celebrate the start of UNI’s 100th homecoming week at the annual Homecoming Kickoff on Monday, Sept. 30.  President Mark Nook gave opening remarks about the upcoming homecoming events, even saying he looked forward to participating in the campanilin...

Panther Portrait: Homecoming Picnic 2019

Panther Portrait: Homecoming Picnic 2019

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 3, 2019

Gloomy weather wasn’t enough to stop UNI’s annual Homecoming Picnic on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Despite the event being moved indoors from Lawther Field to the Maucker Union to avoid the rain, hundreds of students, faculty and staff packed the building to enjoy walking tacos, cookies, lemonade and th...

‘Between Two Ferns’ thrives in limelight

‘Between Two Ferns’ thrives in limelight

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

October 3, 2019

What started as a joke and over the years became an even bigger one, Zach Galifianakis’ long-running web series “Between Two Ferns” has been given the feature-length treatment via Netflix. Just like the show, the premise of the film is simple: Zach Galifianakis has been doing his web show for...

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