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Student and professor featured in ‘Film Lounge’

Student and professor featured in ‘Film Lounge’

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

UNI senior Tarrell Christie will be making his television debut in the form of his original short film “The Spaceman” on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. It will appear in the first episode of this season’s “The Film Lounge,” an IPTV series that features short films created by Iowans. The Film A...

Hart, Cranston can’t save unoriginal schlock

Hart, Cranston can’t save unoriginal schlock

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 31, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

January is usually the time of year when the film industry releases movies they’ve lost confidence in. Most of these films come and go without anyone even noticing they exist. One of the biggest films this January is “The Upside,” which tells the unlikely true story of a wealthy quadriplegic hiri...

Winter is coming, but will classes be canceled?

Winter is coming, but will classes be canceled?

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

After an uncharacteristically mild start to winter this year in Iowa, including December temperatures in the 40’s, the typical snow accumulations and freezing temperatures are well underway. As students brave icy sidewalks and gusty winds to get to class, many are left wondering: why does UNI cancel...

Panther Portrait: Study Abroad Fair

Panther Portrait: Study Abroad Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Students perused opportunities to explore the world at the Study Abroad Fair last Wednesday, Jan. 23. Past participants, course leaders and study abroad staff were available to answer questions at various tables stationed around the Maucker Union ballroom. Junior TESOL major Nina Hucke was volunteeri...

UNI Counseling Center offers cocoa, conversation

UNI Counseling Center offers cocoa, conversation

EMMA KOSSAYIAN, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News

The UNI Counseling Center offered a safe place to escape the cold on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) provided hot cocoa, cookies and most importantly, conversation at their “Cocoa & Counseling” event. At 4:30 p.m., the doors opened to a stream of students. They wer...

Relax at Rod with Student Wellness Services

Relax at Rod with Student Wellness Services

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Between classes, part-time jobs and extracurricular activities, many students may struggle to find time to relax. With such hectic schedules, it may seem impossible to take time out of one’s day for self-care. That’s why the Student Wellness Services has created free events for just this purpose. ...

Friesen’s top 10 films of 2018

Friesen’s top 10 films of 2018

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

With political and social upheaval, natural disasters and the overall feeling of optimism fading away, 2018 was a rocky year that never really seemed to end. Fortunately for moviegoers, the year did offer a way of escape through some great films, ranging from record-setting blockbusters to genre-defying ...

Super blood wolf moon appears in sky

Super blood wolf moon appears in sky

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

A super blood wolf moon appeared in the sky late Sunday night, Jan. 20. Despite the name, there was nothing to fear about last weekend’s lunar eclipse, according to assistant professor Joshua Sebree from the chemistry and biochemistry department. On the evening of the eclipse, Sebree held a lecture ...

Dance Marathon dresses up for the kids

Dance Marathon dresses up for the kids

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

College students seldom get the opportunity to dress up for special occasions like they did in high school. The closest thing many UNI students get to prom comes just once a year: Dance Marathon’s Black Tie Affair. This year, the event will take place at ThreeHouse: a Wesley Foundation on Thursday, ...

Icon Donuts & Sweetery opens on Hill

Icon Donuts & Sweetery opens on Hill

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Some students might be tempted to put their New Years’ health and fitness resolutions on hold -— or at least plan a cheat day — to try out the new sweet spot on the Hill. On Friday, Jan. 11, Icon Donuts & Sweetery opened in the College Hill area next to Greenhouse Kitchen. The company was cre...

MLK Day of serving food-insecure kids

MLK Day of serving food-insecure kids

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The giving season didn’t end on Christmas, according to some volunteer organizers. On Monday, Jan. 21, students, faculty and community members will come together for the fourth annual MLK Day of Service in Maucker Union. While the day of service has previously centered around packing Meals from the Heartla...

‘Hoodie’ exhibit examines implicit bias

‘Hoodie’ exhibit examines implicit bias

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

When you walk down the street, you may not pay much attention to other people’s fashion sense. In everyday life, a clothing item such as a hoodie is seen as commonplace and ordinary. However, due to unconscious biases, some people may see it as a warning sign. Assistant Director for Multicultural Educati...

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