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UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

CECILIA MITCHELL and SOFIA LEGASPI

April 8, 2019


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Nearly nine decades ago, a man in Hampton, Iowa was digging a gravel pit and struck something with his shovel. He discovered a 12-foot long, 600-pound mastodon tusk. “It was really a big deal in the state and even bigger in the small town of Hampton,” said Nathan Arndt, UNI Museum’s assistant di...

SGE installs LED bulbs for Latham

SGE installs LED bulbs for Latham

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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For a brief moment on the afternoon of Thursday, April 4, the hallways of Latham Hall were dark. Students from Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE), a student group that provides Earth Sciences programming on campus,  gathered their members and invited helpers to replace the ceiling lights to a more energy efficient model. ...

Panther Portrait: Drag Ball

Panther Portrait: Drag Ball

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 8, 2019


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Scores of students and community members alike gathered in Maucker Union on Friday, April 5, to attend the annual Drag Ball for UNI’s Pride Week, hosted by UNI Proud. The show started a little after 8:00 p.m. and featured several professional and student performers. The Vixen, from season 10 of “RuP...

College Hill adds ‘Finishing Touch’

College Hill adds ‘Finishing Touch’

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


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While Romeo and Juliet may have pondered what’s in a name, Jay Barber’s contains his profession. The 25-year-old Waterloo native opened “The Finishing Touch” with his neighbor-turned business partner Alex Vance on March 14.  The combination barber shop and tattoo parlor is located on Coll...

New DC film ‘Shazam!’ fizzles out

New DC film ‘Shazam!’ fizzles out

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

If you had told me that we would get both a “Captain Marvel” and “Shazam” film in the same year, I would have called you crazy. But stranger things have happened, which is something we’ve had to get used to over the past couple of years. So now the year is 2019 and both of these films have p...

Panther Portrait: UNI-WADE

Panther Portrait: UNI-WADE

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 4, 2019


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The UNI West African Drum Ensemble (UNI-WADE) performed during Maucker Union Live at noon Wednesday, April 3. The group’s performance included singing, drumming and dancing. UNI-WADE is offered as a class instructed by Ryan Frost through the School of Music. The group was formed in 1997, according...

CME dunks for diversity at tournament

CME dunks for diversity at tournament

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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Students and Cedar Falls community members came together for a basketball tournament unlike any other. Student program coordinators from the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) held a “Dunking for Diversity” event in the Wellness and Recreation Center top level basketball courts on Saturd...

UNI Proud and GSS present Pride Week 2019

UNI Proud and GSS present Pride Week 2019

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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Inclusivity is the theme of this year’s Pride Week, which begins on Monday, April 1. “We want to get everyone who wants to come to come,” said Adri Kelly, a senior majoring in political science and public administration and UNI Proud’s director of media relations. “We want to get away from t...

Panther Portrait: Young Puppeteers Showcase

Panther Portrait: Young Puppeteers Showcase

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 1, 2019


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Puppets designed by local elementary students are on display in the “Young Puppeteers Showcase” in Kamerick Art Building. The project was part of a lesson plan designed by UNI students in a Methods in Elementary Art Education class last semester. The children used fabric, styrofoam, yarn and vari...

EatStreet launches in Cedar Valley

EatStreet launches in Cedar Valley

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019


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A newly arrived company in Cedar Falls is hoping to make it easier for individuals to get the food they want when they want it. EatStreet is a Midwest-based online food delivery service, according to EatStreet’s Chief Branding Officer Suz Brewer. “Our goal is to connect diners with their favorit...

‘Us’ provokes through terror

‘Us’ provokes through terror

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

When you hear the name Jordan Peele these days, you instinctively think of his 2017 breakout hit “Get Out.” Through impeccable directing and writing, Peele created a pop culture moment around a film that was able to be entertaining and thought-provoking. It was so good that the only real critique people...

NI wins CMBAM award

NI wins CMBAM award

SIERRA STEEN, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019


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The Northern Iowan recently took home an award from the 47th Annual College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) convention. The national newspaper convention was held in La Jolla, Calif., from Feb. 28 through March 2. The contest involving college newspapers was held on Saturday, March...

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