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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...

SAR improv group sparks laughs

SAR improv group sparks laughs

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

A ballet rivalry, a silverware factory and a potato farm were just a few of the scenes audience members witnessed at Some Assembly Required (SAR)’s first show of the year on Friday, Sept. 13. The UNI improv comedy troupe performs monthly at the ThreeHouse: A Wesley Foundation. The troupe also travels ...

Tallgrass Prairie renamed to ‘Daryl Smith Prairie’

Tallgrass Prairie renamed to ‘Daryl Smith Prairie’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 16, 2019

During the “Prairie Rendezvous” event on Saturday, Sept. 14, the UNI Tallgrass Prairie was renamed the “Daryl Smith Prairie” to honor the biology professor on the occasion of his retirement from UNI. Speakers at the dedication included President Mark Nook, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences D...

PMB to present ‘The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire’

PMB to present ‘The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Fans of the band Earth, Wind & Fire will want to remember the “21st night of September” for this year in particular. On that date, the Panther Marching Band (PMB) will perform an Earth, Wind & Fire halftime show in the UNI Dome during the football game against Idaho State. With 315 members,...

Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ makes it rain

Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ makes it rain

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 16, 2019

We all know how the Great Recession of 2008 affected the American economy. There are countless stories of large financial and automotive firms going under, taking thousands of employees with them. But there is one industry you may not have  considered where workers took the biggest direct hit: strip clubs....

Exhibit examines misrepresentation in art

Exhibit examines misrepresentation in art

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Before the school year began and students moved back to campus, the UNI Gallery of Art was doing some moving of its own. Over the summer, the gallery received multiple crates from Colorado artist Jack Balas to be presented in a new exhibition titled “Jack Balas: Against the Grain - Men, Maps, and Other ...

‘IT’ sequel is too long for too little

‘IT’ sequel is too long for too little

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 12, 2019

In 1913, Henry Ford introduced the assembly line to the Ford Motor Company. He made a ton of money and was hailed as a leading innovator. Now just a hundred years later, director Andy Musciehtti brings that same assembly line principle to “IT Chapter Two” as he serves up his scary products in the e...

‘Prairie Rendezvous’ event to honor retiring professor

‘Prairie Rendezvous’ event to honor retiring professor

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

On Saturday, Sept. 14, a “Prairie Rendezvous” will be hosted at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve on UNI’s campus. As a culmination of Prairie Heritage Week, this event will recognize professor Daryl Smith’s contribution to the foundation of the Tallgrass Prairie Center, as well as his 50 years ...

Student researches women in baseball

Student researches women in baseball

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

When it comes to baseball, statistical information is a major part of the game. Whether it’s the number of home runs hit or bases stolen, these numbers are presented to the public through sports news and articles. With her presentation at the Society for American Baseball Research Conference last June,...

Glee Club welcomes students in song

Glee Club welcomes students in song

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 9, 2019

Lang Hall Auditorium was packed with enthusiastic UNI students and community members on Friday evening as the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club presented their fifth annual Welcome Home Concert. “We are an unauditioned group of talented, loving, cuddly and charismatic people who have come to steal your heart ...

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