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Make the Change one word at a time

Make the Change one word at a time

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

After a long day, it can feel as if life is beginning to weigh down on you. Whether it’s an assignment that didn’t go as well as you had hoped or troubles with friends and family, there are a variety of problems that can make getting through the day tough. From professors to students, everyone can feel...

Students compete for the crown

Students compete for the crown

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Eight candidates competed for the crown at the annual Homecoming Royalty Competition on the evening Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The competition was hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) and emceed by senior social work and Spanish major Ryan Frank and senior psychology ma...

9th Annual Pear Fair and College Hill Oktoberfest

9th Annual Pear Fair and College Hill Oktoberfest

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 30, 2019

College Hill buzzed with activity this weekend as two annual events drew crowds from the UNI and Cedar Valley community alike. The Pear Fair, an open air indie craft fair organized by local boutique Mohair Pear, returned for its ninth year. The fair ran from 11 a.m. to  5 p.m. and showcased about 20...

Oh My Grill grand opening

Oh My Grill grand opening

SIERRA STEEN, Managing Editor

September 30, 2019

A newcomer to College Hill hosted a “DJ Night” from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 to celebrate its grand opening. Oh My Grill, a new restaurant which opened over the summer, specializes in halal burgers, fries and shakes. Other menu items include a chicken dinner, grilled cheese, mozzarella st...

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

Keep the light on for Banned Books Week

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 26, 2019

Rod Library and the College of Education are observing Banned Books Week alongside the rest of the nation this week from Sept. 22 to 28. This year’s theme is “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark: Keep the Light On.” A display highlighting recently challenged books is located in the HNI Corporation...

Emmys prove awards shows’ descent

Emmys prove awards shows’ descent

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Executive Editor

September 26, 2019

The best of the best in television were honored at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 22. One thing the Emmys proved this year was that awards shows need a host. The Emmys followed the Academy’s decision to go hostless earlier this year...

Panther Portrait: Open Melt Day

Panther Portrait: Open Melt Day

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 23, 2019

The UNI Metal Casting Center (MCC) hosted an “Open Melt Day” on Friday, Sept. 20. The open house event gave students from all majors a up-close look at molten aluminum being poured into casts. Some of Friday’s projects included eagle and wolf figurines and an ice cream scoop. UNI President Mar...

STORC discusses leggings, ethics

STORC discusses leggings, ethics

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

The Study of Religion Club (STORC) had its first meeting  on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Bartlett Hall. The topic of the evening? Leggings. “Our main goal is to have a conversation with people of different perspectives. Everyone contributes in different ways,” said STORC president Jude Bleile, a fo...

‘Ad Astra’ tells human story on cosmic level

‘Ad Astra’ tells human story on cosmic level

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 23, 2019

You may not have noticed, but the 2010s have been a renaissance for space movies. It all started with “Gravity” in 2013, followed by “Interstellar,” “The Martian” and “First Man.” The one thing each of these great movies has in common is their ability to tell a story of perseverance a...

Constitution Day Address confronts slavery’s legacy

Constitution Day Address confronts slavery’s legacy

SOFIA LEGASPI, CAMPUS LIFE EDITOR

September 19, 2019

UNI and Cedar Valley community members packed the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the evening of Monday, Sept. 16 to hear Nikole Hannah-Jones deliver the UNI 2019 Constitution Day Address. A Waterloo native, Hannah-Jones works as an investigative journalist for...

Financial Literacy 101: Credit Scores

Financial Literacy 101: Credit Scores

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Financial literacy is a skill that plays a key role in any college student’s life. Managing your finances is an essential part of setting yourself up for a successful future. In order to accomplish this, students must learn about the various aspects that play into money management. Understanding what credit i...

Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 19, 2019

Thirty-nine different programs were represented at the Study Abroad Fair in the Maucker Union ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Students were able to speak with past participants, faculty and study abroad staff to learn about the different options offered through UNI, ranging from two-week faculty-led...

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