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Regrets revealed

TAYLOR HINZ

February 19, 2015


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“Regrets shouldn’t run your life, you should.” So said Kevin Hansen at the start of his speech on Tuesday. He talked about regret in Lang Auditorium. Hansen is the founder and manager of SecretRegrets.com and author of the book series, “Secret Regrets.”  He spent the...

Soul food night at Treehouse

MEGAN GREGORSOK

February 19, 2015


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The sweet, tangy scent of barbeque filled the air of a basement room off College Street as the University of Northern Iowa’s Black Student Union held their third annual Soul Food Dinner at the Wesley Foundation Sunday. In honor of Black History Month, senior business finance major and BSU President Ma...

Tournament on the day of love

Tournament on the day of love

KATHERINE JAMTGAARD

February 17, 2015


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Most people think hearts and cupids when they think of Valentine’s Day. But a select few think of rooks and pawns.  The Fool’s Mate Chess Tournament unfolded in Rod Library, hosted by the UNI Chess Club. Certain tables were reserved and set up for matches in the non-elimination tournamen...

Dance company steps into action

Dance company steps into action

MEGAN GREGORSOK

February 17, 2015


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As the lights dimmed and the audience quieted, seven performers dressed in red and black stepped onto the stage, humming and snapping a quiet rhythm that set the scene for the performance to come. Step Afrika!, the first professional company in the world committed to the art of stepping, came to the Un...

Mystery receives high remarks

TAIJA TUCKER

February 12, 2015


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This year, I have learned a lot about losing friendships and gaining a clear understanding of how the real world works. Having someone to tell your deepest secrets to, a shoulder to cry on or sharing a bond is hard to find and can break when something tragic happens that can never be fixed.  Gayle...

Uniformed quintet at GBPAC

Uniformed quintet at GBPAC

KAYLEEN TURNIS

February 5, 2015


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The sound of woodwind instrumental music filled the air of Davis Hall in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Tuesday. The Air Force Woodwind Quintet, “Midwest Winds” performed from 8-9p.m. with refreshments provided afterwards. Amanda McCandless, associate professor, served as a ...

Celebrating religion

FATIMAH ALRUBH

February 2, 2015


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Panther Catholic Week is being sponsored by the student organizations St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center, UNI Right to Life, UNI Knights of Columbus and funded in part by the Northern Iowa Student Government. This is an opportunity for all UNI students, whether Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Pr...

DM hosts dance benefit

MORGAN AARHUS

February 2, 2015


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Dance Marathon hosted a Dance Benefit at Gallagher-Bluedorn to raise money for the Iowa City Children’s hospitals Saturday. The event was open to the community and free to students. Local Cedar Valley dance teams came together along with the International Dance Theater and Orchesis to perform fo...

Breaking out the dance shoes

Breaking out the dance shoes

BROOKE WIESE

February 2, 2015


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The 3rd annual Dance Marathon Black Tie Affair was held at Threehouse: A Wesley Foundation Thursday evening. Admission was five dollars for one person or seven dollars for a couple. Many students brushed up on their dancing skills and attended the event. “There’s a photo booth, and it&rs...

Connecting at Sidecar Coffee

Connecting at Sidecar Coffee

KAYLEEN TURNIS

January 26, 2015


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The name of the game is Connect Four and Sidecar Coffee kicked off their four-week tournament of the game on Saturday night. The round-robin tournament had each match play the best of three games.  Six sets of Connect Four were set up for players so they could easily keep the games moving.  Daniel Vorwe...

Film based on Martin Luther King Jr. gets high marks

JOSHUA ROUSE

January 26, 2015


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Salem. Selma. Two places where persecution and prejudice took place and mark a dark page in American history. While this movie is only about the latter, it’s just very interesting that both towns are an anagram of each other and the same sort of problems happened in both places.  Directed by Ava Du...

Foam ballin’ blast

Foam ballin’ blast

JOSIE ROBERSTON

January 26, 2015


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Bongo ball, hosted by the Campus Activities Board, created quite a bit of noisy fun in the Maucker Union Ballroom Thursday night.  Though they have hosted similar activities such as laser tag in the past, CAB has never brought bongo ball to campus before.  Wendy Grimm, senior public relations...

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