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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

NI Film Critic Hunter Friesen reviews “Onward,” the animated film from Pixar.

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

The UNI International Justice held their annual advocacy and education event on Wednesday, March 4 in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

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’

TheatreUNI’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” opened this Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Strayer-Wood Theatre. Its eight-show run continues this Thursday and Friday night and March 25-29. Actors in this production include (L-R) Steve Taft (Martin Vanderhof), Abigail Chagolla (Mrs. Kirby), Collin Ridgley (Tony Kirby), Mikayla Wahl (Alice Sycamore), Alex Overturf (Henderson), Hannah Twitchell (Penelope Sycamore), Kyle Chizek (Paul Sycamore) and more.

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

UNI’s Film Appreciation Club, Philosophy Club and Green Project cohosted the second annual Mountainfilm on Tour event on Friday, March 6 in the Kamerick Art Building.

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 alumni Zach Lowe, Alissa Cornick and Jessica Bamford-Love (L-R) discussed careers in libraries at a roundtable discussion hosted by Professor Jim O’Loughlin (far right) on Friday, March 6.

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...

Local Food and Film Festival held at Hearst Center

Local Food and Film Festival held at Hearst Center

ALEX JOHNSON, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

On Saturday, March 7, the UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) co-hosted the Local Food and Film Festival. The event was held in Hearst Center for the Arts and was free and open to the public. Attendees of the Local Food and Film Festival had the opportunity to attend a gardening c...

Special election raises issues of PSO

Special election raises issues of PSO

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

March 5, 2020

The Cedar Falls City Council has undergone upheaval in the first months of 2020, beginning with the resignation of council member Rob Green on Jan. 2 to serve as Cedar Falls’ new mayor. Council members voted to fill the vacated seat with Nick Taiber, but Cedar Falls residents submitted a petition...

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