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UNI visual and performing arts students adjust to COVID-19

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

April 7, 2020

As the world is reeling from the widespread closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many hard-hit industries is the visual and performing arts. In a business that depends on in-person collaboration, artists worldwide have struggled to continue their craft in a world of social distancing...

Film critic gives top five films to watch while social distancing

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 25, 2020

With the coronavirus taking center stage over our lives, many of us are now stuck at home self-quarantining. Despite being the overall right thing to do to protect yourself and everyone else from the virus, quarantining doesn’t offer much in terms of entertainment. Fortunately, these modern times allow us to ...

Students move out of dorms amid coronavirus threats

Students move out of dorms amid coronavirus threats

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Standing in his half-dismantled dorm room in Campbell Hall, sophomore history major Evan Heggen packed clothes into a suitcase. “I was really upset,” he said. “All of my friends don’t live close to me, so this is the time we get to spend together, and it’s getting cut a month and a half sh...

‘Final Thursday’ reading series goes digital

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

March 25, 2020

Every last Thursday of the month during the academic year, Professor Jim O’Loughlin hosts the Final Thursday Reading Series (FRTS) and open mic in the Hearst Center for the Arts, located just a few blocks from campus on Seerley Blvd. This month, O’Loughlin is continuing the 19-year tradition as planne...

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is heartwarming

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ is heartwarming

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 12, 2020

Set on an Earth where the magical and mythological exist together, Pixar’s newest animated film, “Onward,” tells the tale of two elven brothers. The story begins on the 16th birthday of the younger brother, Ian Lightfoot, who never was able to meet his dad as he had died before Ian was born. ...

Panther Esports teams update

JACOB HILDRETH, Guest Column

March 12, 2020

UNI Panther Esports teams are in full-swing participating in Spring leagues for “Overwatch,” “League of Legends” and “Call of Duty.” “Overwatch” is competing in Tespa, an international competition in which over 800 schools from the U.S. and Canada compete for $57,000 in prize money. ...

IJM holds advocacy and education event

IJM holds advocacy and education event

KIMBERLY CAVALIER, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

On Wednesday, March 4, UNI’s International Justice Mission (IJM) presented their annual advocacy and education event. IJM is an international organization with chapters on hundreds of college campuses, as well as many offices around the world, committed to fighting against human trafficking. Each year...

Preview: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Preview: ‘You Can’t Take It With You’

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

March 12, 2020

TheatreUNI opened their production of the award-winning Kaufman and Hart farce “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The show will continue its run for seven more performances on Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13 and March 25-29, all at 7:3...

‘Burnt City’ comments on U.S.-Iran relations

‘Burnt City’ comments on U.S.-Iran relations

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

March 12, 2020

This weekend, UNI Interpreters Theatre presented three performances of “Burnt City: A One-Persian Show about U.S.-Iran Relations” at 7:30 in Lang Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The show was created and performed by Josh Hamzehee, and included English and Farsi, fire and paper planes a...

‘Mountainfilm’ comes to UNI

‘Mountainfilm’ comes to UNI

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Mountainfilm on Tour stopped at UNI on Friday evening, March 6 in the Kamerick Art Building. Celebrating its 41st year, the annual festival based in Telluride, Colo., is one of the longest-running film festivals in the United States, according to its website. “We are way more than just a documentary fi...

Commence towards graduation this Wednesday

SARA QUALLEY, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

UNI students graduating this spring and summer are invited to attend the Graduation Fair on March 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m in the Maucker Union ballrooms. The Graduation Fair website shares, “The Graduation Fair is an event that provides graduating students the opportunity to meet with a variety...

UNI English alumni roundtable event discusses library careers

UNI English alumni roundtable event discusses library careers

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

On Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m., several UNI English program alumni returned to campus to discuss their work in community and academic libraries. This roundtable event was held in Bartlett Hall 1017 and students considering futures in library science were encouraged to attend. Nearly every seat was occupied...

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