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Some Assembly Required presents ‘Love Stories’

Some Assembly Required presents ‘Love Stories’

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m., the basement of ThreeHouse was packed in anticipation for Some Assembly Required’s (SAR) comedic and ad-libbed performance. The improv group, consisting of current UNI students, is well-known, both on campus and in the larger Cedar Falls community. In this show, “Lo...

Panther Portrait: NSSLHA Formal

Panther Portrait: NSSLHA Formal

ALEX JOHNSON, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, the UNI chapter of the National Student Speech Learning Hearing Association (NSSLHA) held a formal for their members. According to their event page, this is the first ever time that UNI’s NSSLHA chapter has done so.    The NSSLHA is an organization that consists of undergraduate an...

NBC’s ‘Zoey’ fails to find its tune

NI Copy Editor and Opinion Writer Taylor Lien reviews the new NBC musical show, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

TAYLOR LIEN, Copy Editor

February 24, 2020

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” has had an interesting life so far. The pilot aired originally on Jan. 7 as a special presentation to transition the weeks in between the holiday specials and the winter programming schedule. You may also recognize it as the 45-minute ad that NBC tried to sneak pas...

UNI to host Tallcorn Jazz Festival

UNI to host Tallcorn Jazz Festival

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Between Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21, over 60 jazz bands will be competing for points to earn a spot within the Iowa Jazz Championships during the 65th Tallcorn Jazz Festival, which is put on by the local Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapter. The Tallcorn Jazz Festival consists of two parts. There is a...

Panther Portrait: Job & Internship Fair

Panther Portrait: Job & Internship Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

UNI’s semi-annual Career Fair took place in the McLeod Center on Monday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students were able to network with over 170 organizations and explore potential jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities and graduate programs. Some students were visiting the fair for the fir...

Unash presents senior bassoon recital in GBPAC

Unash presents senior bassoon recital in GBPAC

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

When passionate musicians collaborate, people can often be treated to wonderful compositions and thrilling performances. Such was the case when music student Aaron Unash presented his senior bassoon recital on Feb. 17 in Davis Hall at Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Accompanied by faculty...

‘Sonic’ can’t outrun its problems

Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in "Sonic the Hedgehog ." [Paramount Pictures/Sega of America]

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 20, 2020

It’s been almost a year now since we were exposed to the horror that came with the first trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog.” The blue furball we loved as a kid was turned into a monster with human teeth, small eyes and freakishly long legs. After the overwhelmingly negative reactions, Paramount ...

Student hosts pop-up thrift sale

Student hosts pop-up thrift sale

TAYLOR LIEN, Copy Editor

February 17, 2020

Communication studies major Reagan Brown didn’t know what to do with the hoodies she received from various romantic partners, so she decided to sell them. The business started as Project Ex, from the hoodies Brown sold from her exes. Then, during her junior year at UNI while Brown was taking entrepr...

Panther Portrait: BSU Skate Party

Panther Portrait: BSU Skate Party

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Executive Editor

February 17, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Black Student Union (BSU) held their annual skate party in the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC). Students, faculty and community members were able to enjoy music and skating in the basketball courts courtesy of the student organization. The event falls ...

“Black History: A Musical Journey”

“Black History: A Musical Journey”

ANNA ALLDREDGE, Theatre Critic

February 17, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., the UNI Multicultural Theatrical Society presented “Black History: A Musical Journey” at the Communication Arts Center. This one-night-only program in honor of Black History Month served as a celebration of black musical artists throughout American history and showcased...

Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series performs

Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series performs

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Music students performed in the McElroy Lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. The brief performance featured both vocalists and instrumentalists performing Bach’s “Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren...

Friesen: Oscars were predictable

NI film critic Hunter Friesen recaps the 92nd Academy Awards, which took place on Sunday, Feb. 9.

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 13, 2020

Well, it finally happened. After months of releases and campaigning, the 92nd Academy Awards took place this last Sunday, signaling the end of the 2019 movie season. Now that the dust has settled and the speeches have been made, it’s time to recap everything that went down. Here are just a few stor...

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