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Panther Portrait: UNI-WADE

Panther Portrait: UNI-WADE

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 4, 2019

The UNI West African Drum Ensemble (UNI-WADE) performed during Maucker Union Live at noon Wednesday, April 3. The group’s performance included singing, drumming and dancing. UNI-WADE is offered as a class instructed by Ryan Frost through the School of Music. The group was formed in 1997, according...

CME dunks for diversity at tournament

CME dunks for diversity at tournament

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

Students and Cedar Falls community members came together for a basketball tournament unlike any other. Student program coordinators from the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) held a “Dunking for Diversity” event in the Wellness and Recreation Center top level basketball courts on Saturd...

UNI Proud and GSS present Pride Week 2019

UNI Proud and GSS present Pride Week 2019

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

Inclusivity is the theme of this year’s Pride Week, which begins on Monday, April 1. “We want to get everyone who wants to come to come,” said Adri Kelly, a senior majoring in political science and public administration and UNI Proud’s director of media relations. “We want to get away from t...

Panther Portrait: Young Puppeteers Showcase

Panther Portrait: Young Puppeteers Showcase

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 1, 2019

Puppets designed by local elementary students are on display in the “Young Puppeteers Showcase” in Kamerick Art Building. The project was part of a lesson plan designed by UNI students in a Methods in Elementary Art Education class last semester. The children used fabric, styrofoam, yarn and vari...

EatStreet launches in Cedar Valley

EatStreet launches in Cedar Valley

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

A newly arrived company in Cedar Falls is hoping to make it easier for individuals to get the food they want when they want it. EatStreet is a Midwest-based online food delivery service, according to EatStreet’s Chief Branding Officer Suz Brewer. “Our goal is to connect diners with their favorit...

‘Us’ provokes through terror

‘Us’ provokes through terror

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 28, 2019

When you hear the name Jordan Peele these days, you instinctively think of his 2017 breakout hit “Get Out.” Through impeccable directing and writing, Peele created a pop culture moment around a film that was able to be entertaining and thought-provoking. It was so good that the only real critique people...

NI wins CMBAM award

NI wins CMBAM award

SIERRA STEEN, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019

The Northern Iowan recently took home an award from the 47th Annual College Media Business and Advertising Managers (CMBAM) convention. The national newspaper convention was held in La Jolla, Calif., from Feb. 28 through March 2. The contest involving college newspapers was held on Saturday, March...

College Republicans revived at UNI

College Republicans revived at UNI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

While most people would love nothing more than to escape political discussions in our current climate, one group of UNI students wants to do just the opposite. After the group fizzled out last semester, the College Republicans are now being revived on UNI’s campus. “The person running it graduated [last sem...

‘Captain Marvel’ sluggishly underwhelms

‘Captain Marvel’ sluggishly underwhelms

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

March 14, 2019

Marking the 21st chapter in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), “Captain Marvel” has finally bowed out in theatres after a mountain of hype had been built up for close to a year. Much like how “Black Panther” was the first MCU film to feature a black lead, “Captain Marvel” is ...

UNI welcomes Statewide PTSD conference

UNI welcomes Statewide PTSD conference

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

March 14, 2019

From something as life-altering as war to as simple as stubbing your toe, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect people’s day-to-day lives. The UNI Veterans Association (UNIVA) hopes to clear up misconceptions while providing hope and support to those who are struggling during the Third ...

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Since the 1980s, the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month. March 8 is celebrated around the world as International Women’s Day, but the United States reserves the entire month for recognizing that women have often been disregarded for their contributions to history. “[Women’s Hi...

‘Ezra’ offers witty social commentary

‘Ezra’ offers witty social commentary

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

This past weekend, the cast and crew of “Ezra and Me” transported the UNI Interpreters Theatre seven years into the future onto the set of a dystopian game show named “In Jeopardy.” Written and directed by graduate student Jim Keane, I was thoroughly impressed by the show’s witty social comm...

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