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Students go to Vertigo: A Go Go

Students go to Vertigo: A Go Go

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Over 700 spectators visited the biannual student performance art show “Vertigo” in the Kamerick Art Building on Thursday, Nov. 21. “It’s pretty wack,” said senior history major Abigail Fer. “It’s kinda like a biannual trip down the rabbit hole.” At the door, visitors were greeted by a ...

Fall semester sees final Final Thursday

Fall semester sees final Final Thursday

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

The final installment of the Final Thursday Reading Series for the fall semester took place on Nov. 21 at the Hearst Center For the Arts. The evening began at 7:15 p.m. with an open mic, allowing local authors to showcase their original work. Songs, sonnets, short fiction pieces and essays of varyin...

Panther Portrait: The SingPins

Panther Portrait: The SingPins

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

December 5, 2019

The SingPins performed in the lobby of the Schindler Education Center over the noon hour on Thursday, Nov 21. The a capella group’s song selections included “Superstition,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “Something Stupid,” “Death of a Bachelor, “Cecilia,” “For the Longest Time” and ...

Panthers get a ‘Taste of Culture’

Panthers get a ‘Taste of Culture’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 21, 2019

The Office of International Programs and International Students and Scholars Office hosted “A Taste of Culture” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18 in the Maucker Union ballrooms. International students represented over 35 different cultures at the event. Attendees were able to visit tables set...

Financial Literacy 101: Emergency Savings

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

With the first snowfall upon us, Cedar Falls is gearing up for the winter weather season. As magical as a winter wonderland may be, its dangerous road conditions, icy sidewalks and below-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on students’ vehicles — and bank accounts. With winter right around the c...

McKellen vs Mirren in ‘Good Liar’

McKellen vs Mirren in ‘Good Liar’

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 21, 2019

London octogenarian Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) is a career con man, swindling from those less fortunate enough to fall into one of his schemes. One day, as part of an online dating scam he occasionally pulls, he meets Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), a recent widower who turns out to be worth nearly t...

Dorm-friendly Thanksgiving recipes

Dorm-friendly Thanksgiving recipes

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 21, 2019

As the holiday season draws near, some students may find themselves craving  Thanksgiving dishes but lacking a kitchen to make them. Thankfully, not everything require a stove or an oven, so we have compiled four no-cook recipes to help our readers celebrate the holiday spirit. From all of us at the ...

CETL launches student panel series

CETL launches student panel series

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

In conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will inaugurate a series of panel discussions with some of UNI’s Native American students next week. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Center for Multi...

‘Sustainable Snacks’ commends crickets

‘Sustainable Snacks’ commends crickets

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 18, 2019

The UNI Student Nature Society hosted a “Sustainable Snacks” event featuring Iowa cricket farmer Becky Herman on Thursday, Nov. 14. Herman discussed the sustainability of turning to crickets as a protein source instead of other common options, such as beef. She highlighted the 2,000 to 2,500 gallons...

Meyers delivers laughs in ‘Lobby Baby’

Meyers delivers laughs in ‘Lobby Baby’

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Executive Editor

November 18, 2019

In his first Netflix special, Seth Meyers ditches his desk at Studio 8G in 30 Rock for the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis. Released on Nov. 5, the hour-long comedy special titled “Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby,” gives the comedian an extension to his monologues on his show, “Late Night With Seth Meyers...

ISSO collecting winter clothing donations

ISSO collecting winter clothing donations

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 14, 2019

With the early arrival of winter in Cedar Falls, UNI community members are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate extra winter outerwear for international students. Gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots and other winter clothing can be dropped off at ISSO in M...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ comically attacks Nazis

‘Jojo Rabbit’ comically attacks Nazis

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 14, 2019

If you’re going to make a movie about the Nazis, you’d better make sure it’s going to be good. Multiply that rule by infinity if you’re going to make it a comedy.  Because of this strict rule, only a select few have been able to take the greatest human atrocity of the modern era and turn it i...

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