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Panther Portrait: BSU Skate Party

Panther Portrait: BSU Skate Party

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 18, 2019


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Hundreds of people laced up their roller skates on Friday evening, Feb. 15, for a skate party hosted by UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) and Hawkeye Community College. Skaters decked out 1999-2000s fashion glided around the lower basketball courts of the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) to music f...

Winter weather survival: health

Winter weather survival: health

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Winter is upon us again, and its arrival brings cold temperatures, snow and sickness.  While it may seem like common knowledge, reminders on how to remain safe during this chilly time can be useful. In order to stay in good shape, there are several strategies students can use to survive the winter ...

Celebrating daily togetherness: Rick Truax & Anelia Dimitrova

Celebrating daily togetherness: Rick Truax & Anelia Dimitrova

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 14, 2019


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Each day is Valentine’s Day for Rick Truax and Anelia Dimitrova. This June, the two of them will celebrate 23 years — 8,400 days — of marriage. They have viewed each of those days together as a celebration. “We don’t put hardly any emphasis on birthdays and celebrations; we don’t even p...

‘LEGO Movie 2’ is awesome on all levels

‘LEGO Movie 2’ is awesome on all levels

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Back in 2014, “The LEGO Movie” had to overcome the enormous challenge of adapting a storyless toy brand into a compelling blockbuster. Through expert use of wit and charm, the film became a rightful smash hit that could be enjoyed equally among children and adults. And, for better or worse, it i...

‘Night at the Apollo’ celebrates empowerment

‘Night at the Apollo’ celebrates empowerment

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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As part of their celebration of Black History Month, UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a “Night at the Apollo” talent show at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 in Lang Hall Auditorium. Over 100 students and community members packed the auditorium to show their support for the night’s 15 acts, w...

Panther Portrait: ISA Valentines Dance

Panther Portrait: ISA Valentines Dance

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 11, 2019


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Students enjoyed food and fun in the Slife Ballroom in the Commons on Friday evening, Feb. 8, for the International Student Association’s annual Valentine’s Dance. This year’s theme was “Once Upon a Time.”

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is a joyously absurd slasher

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is a joyously absurd slasher

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

February 7, 2019


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The art world can be a cutthroat business, or in the case of the film “Velvet Buzzsaw,” the art world is a business that can literally cut your throat. After a reclusive old man suddenly dies in her apartment building, art assistant Josephina unethically stumbles onto the man’s life work: hun...

Panther Portrait: Marcus Jackson

Panther Portrait: Marcus Jackson

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

February 7, 2019


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On Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 12:15 p.m., those visiting Maucker Union were treated to a musical performance from singer-songwriter Marcus Jackson, a junior majoring in vocal music education. Jackson’s performance included a mix of piano and vocals. For his set, he selected love songs and R&B soul i...

Panther Portrait: Step Up and Step Out

Panther Portrait: Step Up and Step Out

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 7, 2019


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As one of several Black History Month events, UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a “Step Up and Step Out” dance event in the Maucker Union Ballroom on Tuesday evening, Feb. 6. Those in attendance learned choreography from the MOVEment, African dances from the African Union and moves from BS...

BSU kicks off Black History Month

BSU kicks off Black History Month

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019


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Black History Month began with pride and cheer at UNI during lunchtime in Maucker Union on Friday, Feb. 1. “Black history is American history!” called UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) members from the plaza steps, proudly displaying their bright Black History Month banner. “And we are here t...

UNI hosts advanced screening of ‘Film Lounge’

UNI hosts advanced screening of ‘Film Lounge’

SOFIA LEGASPI

February 4, 2019


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Two members of the UNI community were recognized in an episode of “The Film Lounge,” an Iowa Public Television (IPTV) series that showcases work by Iowan artists and filmmakers. The first episode of season three premiered on Sunday, Feb. 3 and featured “The Spaceman” by UNI senior digital ...

Panther Portrait: Maucker Union Live After Dark

Panther Portrait: Maucker Union Live After Dark

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 4, 2019


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UNI’s Student Life Team hosted “Maucker Union Live After Dark” on Friday, Feb. 1. Students escaped the cold and enjoyed activities and entertainment that included karaoke, nine square, giant Jenga and checkers. Bring Your Own Brass (BYOB) provided live music. Other organizations present includ...

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