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A tale of two English professors

Husband-and-wife duo Jim O’Loughlin and Julie Husband have both been teaching at UNI since 2000. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the couple shared their story with staff writer Sofia Legaspi.

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

A romance that began in an East Coast graduate school continues 27 years later at the University of Northern Iowa. UNI English Professors Jim O’Loughlin and Julie Husband met as doctoral students at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo in September 1992. In those days before PDFs and ...

Imagining America presents at UNI

Imagining America presents at UNI

KIMBERLY CAVALIER, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

“Think of ten white artists, writers, or poets. I’m sure you can think of them fairly quickly. But can you name ten black artists, writers or poets off the top of your head?” This was the challenge that Katelyn Brockmeyer, a junior art history major at UNI, posed to the attendees of her present...

Preview: Love a Donor Week

UNI’s eighth annual “Love a Donor Week” is Feb. 10-14 and includes multiple opportunities for students, faculty and staff to write thank-you notes to university donors at various locations across campus.

CECILIA MITCHELL, Campus Life Editor

February 10, 2020

This week is Love a Donor Week, a thanks-giving campus tradition in its eighth year at UNI. Students have three opportunities to write thank-you notes to UNI donors throughout the week and receive a “sweet treat” for their time, according to event promotion. There will also be an opportunity for fac...

“I Heart Female Orgasm” talks sex

UNI’s Campus Activities Board and Student Wellness Center collaborated to present “I Heart Female Orgasm,” an informative event about sexuality held on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Maucker Union Ballroom.

LIAM JOHNSON, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

On Thursday Feb. 6, UNI’s Campus Activities Board and Student Wellness hosted “I Heart Female Orgasm,” a lecture on sexuality. The event began with a Student Wellness fair, where students had access to free sexual health information and contraception. Janelle Ballhagen, a health educator at A...

UNI celebrates World Hijab Day

UNI celebrates World Hijab Day

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

The UNI Muslim Students Association celebrated World Hijab Day on Monday, Feb. 3 by encouraging people of all religions and backgrounds to wear a hijab for the day. Members of the organization set up a booth in Maucker Union to raise awareness and give students hijabs to wear. World Hijab Day is an...

Legaspi says farewell as CL editor

Legaspi says farewell as CL editor

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 6, 2020

As I begin writing this, I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen at a loss for words. Finding something to say has been one of my lifelong struggles. Journalism drew me in because it allowed me to use my voice to share stories that already existed, waiting to be told. And wow, has it been a...

UNI observes inaugural ‘Arctic Day’

UNI observes inaugural 'Arctic Day'

ANTHONY WITHEROW, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Friday, Jan. 31 marked the inaugural “Arctic Day” on UNI’s campus as declared by the UNI ARCTICenter. In honor of the inauguration of Arctic Day, as well as the launch of University of the Arctic (UArctic) on campus, the ARCTICenter held a launch and information session in Rod Library at 11 a...

Black History Month with BSU

Black History Month with BSU

SOFIA LEGASPI and ALEX JOHNSON

February 3, 2020

UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host several events this February in observation of Black History Month. The first event is the BSU Kickoff on Monday, Feb. 3 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Maucker Union. BSU Secretary Laito Zarkpah, a third-year political science major, described the kick-off as a “fla...

Panther Portrait: Hot Topics with SAR

Panther Portrait: Hot Topics with SAR

CECILIA MITCHELL, Associate Campus Life Editor

February 3, 2020

Improv comedy group Some Assembly Required (SAR) presented their first show of the semester on the evening of Friday, Jan. 31 at ThreeHouse: A Wesley Foundation. “Hot Topics” featured a “variety of short and long form improv games,” according to SAR’s Facebook page. Admission was free with ...

UNI alum reflects on graduation in song

UNI alum Clayton Ryan will release a music video for his song “Prairie Fire”
on Friday, Jan. 31, with the full album dropping at the end of March

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Clayton Ryan first picked up a guitar when he was four years old. At the time, his mother was learning the guitar as well, and it’s something he has enjoyed doing ever since. After attending UNI to learn more about music, Ryan is now trying to figure out what capacity it will have in his life. In ...

Ritchie returns home with stylish ‘Gentlemen’

NI film critic Hunter Friesen reviews “The Gentlemen,” directed, written and produced by Guy Ritchie. The film was released in the United States on Jan. 24 and received a 72 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 30, 2020

Like Wes Anderson, Tim Burton and Michael Bay, you can tell when a film is made by Guy Ritchie just by watching a few minutes of it. The British director has carried a sense of hyper stylization through each of his films, most notably in crime comedies that began with the one-two punch of “Lock, Stoc...

Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI

Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

This week, Jan. 27 to 31, is You Matter Week at UNI. Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has teamed up with Active Minds, Black Student Union, To Write Love on Her Arms and UNI Counseling Services to put on this week’s events. The event was launched in the fall of 2016 after the loss of several stu...

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