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‘Nightmare in Piazza’ spooks lunchgoers

‘Nightmare in Piazza’ spooks lunchgoers

ADRIANA MIENE, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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Students having lunch in the Piazza Dining Center on Halloween ate amongst severed heads, creepy clowns and other ghoulish decorations. “Nightmare in Piazza” began seven years ago as a titleless Halloween event, each year with a different theme and layout. The food sometimes took on new, spooky na...

‘Spelling Bee’ play is heartwarming and hilarious

‘Spelling Bee’ play is heartwarming and hilarious

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

November 1, 2018


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Community members and students gathered in the Great Hall of Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center this past weekend for three showings of TheatreUNI’s latest production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by returning UNI alumna, Anne Healy. Set in a middle school gymna...

CAB presents Midwest Dueling Pianos

CAB presents Midwest Dueling Pianos

ALANNA BYRNES, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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The Campus Activity Board (CAB) invited Midwest Dueling Pianos (MDP) on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. for a performance in the Maucker Union Ballroom. CAB also provided a spaghetti dinner during the event, comprising an evening of free dinner and entertainment. The music and comedy duo MDP is compo...

A comedy play about a comedy game show

A comedy play about a comedy game show

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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The lines between reality television and real life will be blurred in the new Interpreters Theatre play “PAT,” premiering this Thursday, Nov. 1,  at 7:30 p.m. and showing through Saturday, Nov. 3. Writer and director Laney Kraus-Taddeo, a senior digital media production major, said the show was inspi...

Professor discusses diversity in the media

Professor discusses diversity in the media

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018


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From strangers in dark alleys to what victims look like, attendees of “Myth vs. Reality: Race, Gender, and (In)justice in the Media” learned about inaccurate portrayals of crime in the media. The talk was given by UNI professor of sociology, anthropology and criminology, Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn, on O...

Panther Portrait: Halloween House

Panther Portrait: Halloween House

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

October 29, 2018


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Families and children from the UNI community flocked to McCollum Science Hall last Friday, Oct. 26 for the annual “Halloween House.” The event was presented by the UNI chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in partnership with the Physics Club, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Sigma...

Orchesis & IDT perform at fall show

Orchesis & IDT perform at fall show

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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Amidst the madness of homecoming week, the UNI dance program — comprised of Orchesis Dance Company and IDT Dance Company — presented its fall performance on Friday, Oct. 19, and on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Russell Hall. The performance featured several styles of dance; from hip-hop and hula to modern to dis...

Student entrepreneur wins pitch competition

Student entrepreneur wins pitch competition

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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On Oct. 9, UNI held an elevator pitch competition where 15 students pitched their business ideas. Gabe Groothuis, a senior majoring in marketing and management with a certificate in entrepreneurship, won with his pitch for Groothuis Solutions. “I’m very competitive,” Groothuis said. “I love to co...

Black Hawk County to host “Spelling Bee”

Black Hawk County to host “Spelling Bee”

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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The stage is set and the stakes are substantial. The lights are on, the curtains drawn and the participants’ hands are trembling with anticipation. Hundreds of ears are listening to every syllable that’s coming from their lips. One false move could spell the difference between the buzz of victory an...

Project educates on violence, assault, abuse

Project educates on violence, assault, abuse

ADRIANA MIENE, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


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On Friday, Oct. 26, the women and gender studies program will be bringing The Clothesline Project to UNI’s campus. This marks the fifth year the project has visited UNI. “Although we are an academic program, a big part of women’s and gender studies is activism and advocacy, so that’s why we pu...

‘Bad Times’ proves to be a good time

‘Bad Times’ proves to be a good time

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

A priest, a singer, a vacuum salesman and a drifter walk into a hotel. They all have a story and need a room for a specific reason, but only one of them is telling the truth. Each one is untrusting of the others and plans out how to survive the night as a severe storm moves in. Then enters a crazy cult l...

Fun and games brings students together at homecoming picnic

Fun and games brings students together at homecoming picnic

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Despite the chilly weather, students gathered outside by the Campanile last Wednesday, Oct. 17, for this year’s homecoming picnic. Music pumped from speakers as students enjoyed free walking tacos, cookies and beverages while also participating in activities, while draped in purple and gold beads...

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