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Professor promotes peace through storytelling

Professor promotes peace through storytelling

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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On Friday, Sept. 21, journalism professor Chris Ogbondah presented “Tolerance and Unity through African American Storytelling” in Rod Library as part of the Power of Words Festival. Rod Library hosted several events and workshops from Sept. 18-22, celebrating the life and work of human rights advocate...

Students tell all at UNISTA event

Students tell all at UNISTA event

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018


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At 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, the University of Northern Iowa Student Theatre Association (UNISTA) hosted “UNISTA Tells All!” in the Communication Arts Center. Audience members were invited to sign up right before the event began  to share an embarrassing story. Around 30 students attended the e...

Exhibit explores human rights and social issues

Exhibit explores human rights and social issues

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 20, 2018


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A “Human Rights and Social Issues” exhibition is currently on display in the Learning Commons of the Rod Library. The exhibit corresponds with the Frederick Douglass Power of Words Festival taking place this week. Julie Ann Beddow, fine and performing arts collection library assistant, organized...

‘The Predator’ falls prey to laziness

‘The Predator’ falls prey to laziness

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 20, 2018


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The original “Predator” from 1987 was a film full of mindless action done in a smart way. Every other sequel, spin-off and reboot following has just been mindless action done really dumb. “The Predator,” the new quasi-reboot/sequel, is no exception to that trend. “The Predator” tries to ...

UNI ScholarWorks: 12,000 works and counting

UNI ScholarWorks: 12,000 works and counting

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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Institutional repository UNI ScholarWorks has recently reached a total of 12,428 works published and over 400,000 downloads. “The whole purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the research, creative and scholarly output from the university,” explained Digital Scholarsh...

Panther Portrait: Student Org Fair

Panther Portrait: Student Org Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 20, 2018


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The Student Organization Fair took place in the Maucker Union ballrooms on Tuesday, Sept. 19 after being forced indoors by a downpour of rain. Of the 272 student organizations listed on UNI’s online directory, over 80 were represented at the fair. Honor societies, dance groups, college ministries and nonpr...

College Hill hosts third annual Oktoberfest

College Hill hosts third annual Oktoberfest

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 17, 2018


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A piece of Germany visited College Hill last Saturday evening during the third annual Oktoberfest. Those in attendance were able to enjoy music provided by the Octopus, beers from Single Speed Brewery and German-inspired food from La Calle food truck. La Calle was also present at the Pear Fair, ...

Traveling the world with study abroad

Traveling the world with study abroad

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Study Abroad Center will conduct its biggest recruiting event, the Study Abroad Fair. The event will be held at the Old Central Ballroom in Maucker Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fair attendees will be able to find tables representing both UNI’s short-term and long-term s...

Panther Portrait: Pear Fair

Panther Portrait: Pear Fair

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 17, 2018


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College Hill saw hundreds of visitors on Saturday, Sept. 15, for the eighth annual Pear Fair. The indie craft fair, hosted by local business Mohair Pear, featured over 30 vendors selling goods ranging from handmade jewelry and letterpress cards to skincare products and handcrafted skateboards. Music...

$5 Pizza becomes Nick’s Pizza Co.

$5 Pizza becomes Nick’s Pizza Co.

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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The Hill, a hotspot for college students to go for low-priced food, recently underwent a big change.  $5 Dollar Pizza, once a popular place for pizza lovers, has been newly reopened as Nick’s Pizza Co. While it is an entirely new business, they still offer some of the original types of pizza that d...

Reconnecting with nature at Three Pines Farm

Reconnecting with nature at Three Pines Farm

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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On Sept. 15, the Three Pines Farm Folk School and Heritage Farm will be hosting a talk by two artists and a tour of the dye lab that they have worked in.  During the event, Hartman Reserve Nature Center artist-in-residence Angela Waseskuk will be speaking about the experiences she had with natural dye...

‘The Nun’ is an unholy abomination

‘The Nun’ is an unholy abomination

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 13, 2018


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Over the last five years, the “Conjuring” universe has taken the horror genre by storm. This has been made possible by great directing and inventive scares that defy expectations. “The Nun,” the newest film in the series, has none (pun intended) of those quality traits. Instead, it ends up bei...

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