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‘Spiders’s Web’ is as lifeless as its setting

‘Spiders’s Web’ is as lifeless as its setting

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 15, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

After watching “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” all I could think about was how badly this film tried to be a James Bond movie. There’s the dark protagonist who uses questionable methods to serve justice, the villain who wants to control the world and the underdeveloped love interest who always ge...

Music class performs as ‘The Mod Squad’

Music class performs as ‘The Mod Squad’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 15, 2018


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The Mod Squad performed at 12 p.m. during Maucker Union Live on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The six-student band, which includes guitars, a bass, a cello, percussion and vocals, was brought together by the class “Modern Band and Creative Music Making.” Instructed by associate music professor Kevin Droe, the...

Queen biopic is an entertaining mess

Queen biopic is an entertaining mess

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Making a biopic about Freddie Mercury and Queen is a truly difficult task for anyone to accomplish. Condensing the life of this legendary lead singer into a feature-length film is next to impossible. Bryan Singer attempts this feat with “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which unsurprisingly isn’t able to ...

ISSO to offer students a ‘Taste of Culture’

ISSO to offer students a ‘Taste of Culture’

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) will be hosting a “Taste of Culture” fair in Rod Library on Monday, Nov. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is one of several events organized to celebrate International Education Week. Several tables will be set up, each dedicated to a different country featuring t...

‘Twilight’ to be screened for saga’s 10th anniversary

‘Twilight’ to be screened for saga’s 10th anniversary

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The year was 2008. The majority of current UNI students were in elementary or middle school when “The Twilight Saga” jumped from the pages of a book and onto the silver screen. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its theatrical release, a screening of the first film in the series and a co...

Panther Portrait: UNI-Con

Panther Portrait: UNI-Con

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

UNI’s annual gaming convention invaded the Maucker Union all day on Saturday, Nov. 10. UNI-Con was hosted by Panther eSports, Panther Tabletop Gaming and Dueling Panthers. The event included everything from classic arcade games to a virtual reality set-up. Various board games and card games were a...

Concert to celebrate end of WWI

Concert to celebrate end of WWI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m., UNI will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with music. The Varsity Men’s Glee Club and the Wind Ensemble will be performing in the “ARMISTICE” concert in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Faculty members Bob Dunn and Sean Botkin will al...

Panther Portrait: LowRay

Panther Portrait: LowRay

ADRIANA MIENE, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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Twin Cities band LowRay played at the Octopus on College Hill last Thursday, Nov. 1. Band members Daniel Fowlds and James Irving created LowRay in 2015 after they had both taken a break from the music industry. Lead singer and guitarist Fowlds is a Minneapolis native who has played in bands since the 80’s. Fowl...

‘Meet the Monsters’ previews play

‘Meet the Monsters’ previews play

EMMA KOSSAYIAN, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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The UNI Theatre Department hosted “Meet the Monsters” at 6:30 p.m. on  Oct. 31 in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. The event provided a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming production “She Kills Monsters,” written by Qui Nguyen. Its plot centers around Agnes and her journey through her younger ...

UNI does the Time Warp, again

UNI does the Time Warp, again

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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Many “creatures of the night” made their way onto campus Friday night for an annual Halloween treat: a screening of the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” At 10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, Alpha Psi Omega (APO), UNI’s theatre honor fraternity, hosted their yearly “Rocky Horror”...

From football field to stage at ‘PMB Live!’

From football field to stage at ‘PMB Live!’

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 P.M., the Panther Marching Band (PMB) will perform “PMB Live!” in the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The band is under the direction of Justin Mertz, associate director of bands and assistant professor in the School of Music. “PMB Live, i...

Redford shines in ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

Redford shines in ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Robert Redford has built a successful decade-spanning career as a charming actor who can play any type of character with a heart of gold. It seems fitting that in his final performance in the new film “The Old Man & the Gun,” Redford plays Forrest Tucker, a man born to rob banks. Except he’...

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