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‘Avengers: Endgame’ is one for the ages

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is one for the ages

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

May 2, 2019

It’s taken 11 years and 22 films, but the “Avengers” saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally reached its long-awaited bittersweet conclusion. Thanos has snapped his fingers and half of all life on Earth is gone. With the few remaining heroes left, the Avengers embark on a revenge qu...

‘VertigoMini’ a disturbing delight

‘VertigoMini’ a disturbing delight

CECILIA MITCHELL, Event Critic

April 29, 2019

There is an age-old saying that goes, “Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” On Thursday, April 25, I had the opportunity to attend “VertigoMini: A Night of ‘In-Case’ Performance Art” in the Kamerick Art Building. This unique event did a superb job of being both ...

Panther Portrait: Catwalk 27

Panther Portrait: Catwalk 27

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 29, 2019

Students walked the runway during the Textiles and Apparel (TAPP) program’s 27th annual student design show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in Lang Hall Auditorium. The fashion show was titled “Catwalk 27: Runway to Heaven” with a theme inspired by Greek motifs. The runway featured 59 original d...

Tropical Celebration 2019

Tropical Celebration 2019

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Tropical wear and sandals were required for this year’s Tropical Celebration Day (TC Day) on campus. UNI President Mark Nook issued a Presidential Proclamation on April 18, setting Monday, April 22 to be TC Day. “I love dressing up, and I have far too many tropical t-shirts in my closet, so this...

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Maucker Union Coffeehouse was abuzz with bright colors and international flags on Monday evening, April 22, as the UNI International Student Association (ISA) presented their annual Spring Diversity Showcase. “It’s just tradition,” said Nipa Patel, a senior supply chain management major and the director...

School of Music to perform Beethoven’s 9th

School of Music to perform Beethoven’s 9th

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Approximately 270 students, faculty and alumni from the UNI School of Music will join forces to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral” in the Great Hall of Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. The orchestra is conducted by Rebecca Burkhardt and the choir...

Student explores heritage in ‘Bandit Queen’

Student explores heritage in ‘Bandit Queen’

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Brittany Starr was fascinated when she heard stories about her outlaw relative Belle Starr. As her grandfather, James Starr, spoke of Belle Starr’s hilarious exploits, Brittany  Starr wanted to know more about her larger-than-life tales. After speaking with a guest artist over lunch, Starr decided ...

‘Missing Link’ tells wholesome tale

‘Missing Link’ tells wholesome tale

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

April 22, 2019

Priding themselves on craftsmanship and hard work, Laika Studios has carved out a special spot in the modern animation industry. Their preference for stop-motion over computer effects has led to some dazzlingly authentic films such as “Coraline” and “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The studio’s newes...

Panther Portrait: CABapalooza

Panther Portrait: CABapalooza

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Students filled the Maucker Union ballroom on Thursday, April 18 for CABapalooza, an annual event organized by the UNI Campus Activities Board. The evening was filled with games and activities. “We had an obstacle course, meltdown, a velcro wall, Jenga, giant checkers, bag toss, wax hands, along...

MSA to ‘Celebrate Identities’ at banquet

MSA to ‘Celebrate Identities’ at banquet

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

The UNI and Cedar Valley community are invited to join the Muslim Student Association for “Celebrating Identities: The Banquet.” This free event, held on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Maucker Union Ballroom B and C, will honor MSA achievements throughout the year, introduce attendees to ...

Walking out of the darkness for suicide prevention

Walking out of the darkness for suicide prevention

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

This story contains content about suicide that some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is advised. “There’s a proverb that offers, tell me a fact and I will learn it. Tell me the truth and I shall believe it. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart,” said Michael Zibilich, keynot...

Play created for kids on autism spectrum

Play created for kids on autism spectrum

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

An original play tailored to young individuals with developmental disorders or autism is the culmination of 18 months of collaboration between over 20 UNI students and faculty members. In many theater productions, a narrative arch will be followed from the beginning, middle and end. The audience watche...

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