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Local Food & Film Fest held at Hearst Center

Local Food & Film Fest held at Hearst Center

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Students and community members gathered at the Hearst Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 2 for the fifth annual Cedar Valley Local Food & Film Festival. The free event featured a gardening class, a film screening and food and non-profit vendors. Twenty-three different vendors occupied multiple rooms on the...

Crossing the border with HSAB

Crossing the border with HSAB

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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“Are you ready to cross the border?” Approximately 20 students nodded in response to the question posed by Jennifer Cooley, professor and head of the UNI Languages and Literatures Department. They stood outside the University Room in Maucker Union on Monday evening, Feb. 25, waiting to experien...

‘Kick It!’ campaign uplifts kid with cancer

‘Kick It!’ campaign uplifts kid with cancer

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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While many 13-year-olds have been spending their winters enjoying snow days and playing video games, Thomas Wichmann spent his in the hospital. In December 2018, after a series of seizures, Wichmann discovered that he had a brain tumor the size of two Ping-Pong balls. When Wichmann underwent brain sur...

MSA celebrates World Hijab Day

MSA celebrates World Hijab Day

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Students passing through Maucker Union had the opportunity to learn about the hijab and how to wear it on Monday, Feb. 25. The event, celebrating World Hijab Day, was organized by the UNI Muslim Students Association (MSA). World Hijab Day takes place on the first day of February each year. The event ...

Panther Portrait: Groovy News

Panther Portrait: Groovy News

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 28, 2019


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Music from Groovy News sounded throughout Maucker Union during the lunch hour on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Vince Gotera, a professor of languages and literatures, played guitar while his daughter Amelia Gotera provided vocals. Their setlist included “Give Me One Reason,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me...

Oh My Grill coming to College Hill

Oh My Grill coming to College Hill

SARAH RITONDALE, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Come April, Cedar Falls residents will be able to grab a burger on the Hill with the opening of #OMG - Oh My Grill. Oh My Grill currently has one other location in Iowa City. Owner Omer Noorwala decided to open a branch in Cedar Falls in order to offer residents a more convenient meal option right be...

UNI NLA wins awards at national conference

UNI NLA wins awards at national conference

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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In early January, several UNI students attended the Alliance Management Institutes national conference and won awards. Sophomore Katelyn Brockmeyer and juniors Madison Gaffney, Mikaela Heikens, Jenna Hoover and Josie Riedell won the first-place award for their presentation, which was called “NLA An...

‘Legacy of Light’ shines on stage

‘Legacy of Light’ shines on stage

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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TheatreUNI’s production of “Legacy of Light” opened Thursday, Feb. 21, in Strayer-Wood Theatre. Students and community members alike were greeted by an array of hanging lights over the stage as they took their seats. A short and comical voiceover of pre-show reminders gave the audience their first ...

Film critic predicts Oscar wins

Film critic predicts Oscar wins

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 21, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

This Sunday, Feb. 24, will mark the 91st edition of the Academy Awards, as it honors what it deems the best films of 2018. As the ceremony draws near and the ballot process closes, here are my predictions for the above-the-line categories. *Note: There are dozens of precursor award shows leading up t...

Elizabeth Moen performs at Octo

Elizabeth Moen performs at Octo

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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A winter storm rolling into Iowa can sometimes mean canceled plans and events, but not at the Octopus on College Hill. About 50 fans and general local music show-goers came out to see Iowa native Elizabeth Moen perform on Sunday, Feb. 17. Katie Sin opened up for Moen with a solo set. Similar to Moen...

‘Legacy of Light’ empowers women

‘Legacy of Light’ empowers women

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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Science, comedy, romance, history and even some sword-fighting combine in Theatre UNI’s upcoming production of “Legacy of Light.” The show premieres in the Strayer-Wood Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue playing through Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Written by Karen Zacarias, th...

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ malfunctions where it matters

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ malfunctions where it matters

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 18, 2019


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In the 23rd century, a colossal war known as “The Fall” took place and wiped out a majority of the people and resources on Earth. The only two places that remain are the poverty-stricken wasteland of Iron City and the luxurious sky city of Zalem. Now in the year 2563, Dr. Dyson Ido scouts through the scraps...

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