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TheatreUNI gives haunting performance in ‘Cabaret’

TheatreUNI gives haunting performance in ‘Cabaret’

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

December 12, 2019

TheatreUNI wrapped up its winter season in StrayerWood Theatre with a simultaneously ostentatious and gut-wrenching musical production of “Cabaret” which ran from Nov. 20 to 22 and Dec. 4 to 8. Amy Osatinski served as director for this UNI production of the iconic Broadway musical. “Cabaret” is an...

‘Marriage Story’ hits home with laughter and tears

Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson star in “Marriage Story,” directed by Noah Baumbach and released on Netflix on Nov. 6. The film received a 96 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

December 12, 2019

“Divorce is like a death without a body.” With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce in America, this quote from Noah Baumbach’s new film now rings truer than ever. Debuting on Netflix, “Marriage Story” centers on the relationship between Charlie and Nicole Barber. Charlie is an emer...

SingPins dazzle in debut album

Cecilia Mitchell reviews “SingPins A Capella,” the first release from UNI’s auditioned a capella ensemble.

CECILIA MITCHELL, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

“SingPins A Cappella” is the first album released by UNI campus organization SingPins, a small auditioned ensemble within the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. The record includes 10 tracks, both live performances and studio recordings, amassed between the years 2017 and 2019. I found this album to be an in...

Glee Club ‘sleighs’ at annual Variety Show

Glee Club 'sleighs' at annual Variety Show

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

December 9, 2019

The Varsity Men’s Glee Club performed its 42nd annual Christmas Variety Show in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on Dec. 6 and 7. The show featured a number of musical acts and performances for everyone, both young and old, to enjoy. As audience members found their seats, they...

Scorsese crafts crime epic ‘Irishman’

Martin Scorsese directs “The Irishman” starring Jo Pesci (left), Robert De Niro (right) and Al Pacino (not pictured). The film was released on Nov. 1 and received a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

December 9, 2019

Sprawling 50 years and dozens of features, director Martin Scorsese has crafted one of the finest filmographies in cinematic history. Over the decades, there appear to be two sides to the revered auteur’s style of filmmaking. One side is filled with fast-paced and violent storytelling in films such as ...

Student directors prepare 10-minute play

Students in Amy Osatinski’s directing class will present short plays in the Bertha Martin Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

December 9, 2019

Eleven 10-minute plays will be presented by Professor Amy Osatinski’s directing class on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bertha Martin Theatre in Strayer-Wood Theatre. The students have been working on their plays all semester and are ecstatic to finally present them to an audience. Each play has o...

B.F.A. students present group exhibition

Photo 3 / The Fall 2019 B.F.A. Group Exhibition is on display in the UNI Gallery of Art until Thursday, Dec. 19.

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

December 9, 2019

Artwork by six students seeking Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees is on display at the UNI Gallery of Art now until Dec. 19. An opening reception was held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. Allie Christisen from Bettendorf, Iowa presented a body of work titled “Not Gross: An Exhibition of Self-Po...

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

UNI community members gathered for an open mic and a presentation from English Professor Grant Tracey during the last Final Thursday Reading of the fall semester on Nov. 2 at the Hearst Center for the Arts.

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...

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