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College Republicans revived at UNI

College Republicans revived at UNI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

While most people would love nothing more than to escape political discussions in our current climate, one group of UNI students wants to do just the opposite. After the group fizzled out last semester, the College Republicans are now being revived on UNI’s campus. “The person running it graduated [last sem...

‘Captain Marvel’ sluggishly underwhelms

‘Captain Marvel’ sluggishly underwhelms

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Marking the 21st chapter in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” has finally bowed out in theatres after a mountain of hype had been built up for close to a year. Much like how “Black Panther” was the first MCU film to feature a black lead, “Captain Marvel” is ...

UNI welcomes Statewide PTSD conference

UNI welcomes Statewide PTSD conference

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

From something as life-altering as war to as simple as stubbing your toe, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect people’s day-to-day lives. The UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) hopes to clear up misconceptions while providing hope and support to those who are struggling during the Third ...

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Since the 1980s, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month. March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, but the United States reserves the entire month for recognizing that women have often been disregarded for their contributions to history. “[Women’s Hi...

‘Ezra’ offers witty social commentary

‘Ezra’ offers witty social commentary

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

This past weekend, the cast and crew of “Ezra and Me” transported the UNI Interpreters Theatre seven years into the future onto the set of a dystopian game show named “In Jeopardy.” Written and directed by graduate student Jim Keane, I was thoroughly impressed by the show’s witty social comm...

Grad student challenges hypocrisy in play

Grad student challenges hypocrisy in play

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Communication studies graduate student James Keane is performing research in order to obtain his degree, but it is not the kind of research one would typically expect. Instead of writing a paper, Keane has made a fictionalized recollection of his past experiences through the play “Ezra and Me.” ...

‘Greta’ is aimlessly dumb and dull

‘Greta’ is aimlessly dumb and dull

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Frances McCullen is a recent graduate trying to make ends meet in New York City. She shares an apartment with her best friend Erica and works as a waitress at an upscale restaurant. One day while riding the subway, Frances spots a handbag that has been mistakenly left behind. Knowing it would be the ...

1st annual UNI Triathlon coming in April

1st annual UNI Triathlon coming in April

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

For UNI students and community members looking for a little competition, the UNI Women’s Swimming and Diving team has the perfect event. The team will host the first annual UNI Triathlon on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to head swimming coach Nick Lakin, the event is intended...

Former UNI student starts ‘6 Mile Clothing’

Former UNI student starts ‘6 Mile Clothing’

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Former UNI student Alex Oleson started his own faith-based clothing line two months ago. 6 Mile Clothing benefits Christian missions around the world in countries such as China and Haiti. “The idea behind 6 Mile Clothing was basically to show how God and where God is working in the world right no...

Maucker turns orange for the kids

Maucker turns orange for the kids

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Cheers and excitement emanated from Maucker Union on Saturday as a sea of orange took over for UNI Dance Marathon (UNI DM)’s annual Big Event. Participants’ faces were painted with the letters “FTK” (For the Kids), and the main floor of the Union was adorned with orange balloons and streame...

‘Hidden World’ beautifully caps off trilogy

‘Hidden World’ beautifully caps off trilogy

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Without many people noticing, the “How to Train Your Dragon” series has become one of the most highly regarded modern film trilogies. The first two installments struck a chord with audiences and critics by telling the beautiful story of a friendship between a boy and his dragon. The third and fina...

Panther Portrait: Rock Revolution

Panther Portrait: Rock Revolution

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Climbers of all skill levels assembled at the Wellness and Recreation Center on Saturday, March 2 for the 20th annual Rock Revolution. Students from UNI and across the state traveled to Cedar Falls for the top-rope climbing and bouldering competition. This year’s theme was “Rock of Ages: 20 Yea...

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