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Northern Iowan

In the 1930s, the Homeowners Land Corporation created a series of redlining maps, like the one above of Waterloo, Iowa. These maps classified areas of the cities based on the level of real estate security, which likely played a role in companies denying loans to minority populations for decades. The effects are still felt today, with Wallstreet 24/7 ranking Waterloo as the sixth worst place to be Black in the United States in 2023.

Uprooting Redlining

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 24, 2024

Decaying houses, abandoned buildings and residual pollution from the Rath Packing Company reflect a troubled history of housing discrimination, economic disparity and segregation in a select number of...

Pictured above are UNIdos’ class of 2024 graduates. Back row, left to right: Esmeralda Luna, Yeili Aleman, Mireya Patino, Brenda Hernandez Garcia. Front row, left to right: Juan Daniel Lopez, Iverson Aragon, Pablo
Cuevas Montes. Not pictured: Karina Ortiz and Vanessa Pogyo.

A night to remember

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 17, 2024

As the UNIdos community came together to share a meal, enjoy live music and dance the night away at the annual Noche de Gala event, it also celebrated closing chapters and the start of new journeys for...

Students talked about the tight-knit community that was formed during their
time in the TAPP program.

TAPP’s final walk

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Apr 16, 2024

“Bittersweet.”  This was the word that eight of the nine Textiles and Apparel Program (TAPP) students participating in the final catwalk used to describe how they were feeling about the program...

Arriba está la clase de 2024 de graduados de UNIdos. En la fila de atrás, izquierda hasta la derecha: Esmeralda Luna, Yeili Aleman, Mireya Patino, Brenda Hernandez Garcia. En la fila de frente, izquierda hasta la derecha: Juan Daniel Lopez, Iverson Aragon, Pablo Cuevas Montes. Los que no están en la foto: Karina Ortiz y Vanessa Pogyo.

Una noche para recordar


Mientras la comunidad de UNIdos se juntaron a compartir comida, disfrutar música en vivo y bailar toda la noche en el evento anual de Noche de Gala, también celebraron los capítulos que estaban cerrando...

Emcee Karma Kills hosted Dragaganza this year. Over 200 students attended the event and showed their support for UNI Pride.

Welcome to the stage, Dragaganza!

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 10, 2024

“Oh my god, I’m the main character.” That’s the feeling UNI student and drag performer Kai Smith got when the lights hit the stage and music kicked in for their performance at Dragaganza last...

Parte de los ingresos de recorrido de bares anfitrión de OneBuzz se donarán a la Fundación de Henry Schueler 41 & 9, una organización sin fines de lucro que recauda dinero para avanzar en la investigación para curar la leucemia pediátrica.

Recorrido de bares por una causa


The Hill estará más ocupado de lo habitual el 27 de abril, ya que OneBuzz, una empresa de redes sociales fundada por estudiantes de la Universidad de Iowa, traerá un recorrido no oficial de bares a...

At RodCon last year, the Cedar Rapids Ultimate Superheroes and the UNI
Trooper made a visit.

‘Something for everyone’ at RodCon

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Mar 27, 2024

Superheroes, Storm Troopers and pop culture enthusiasts will unite next Saturday for the ninth edition of Rod Library’s RodCon. RodCon is a free mini comic book convention that Rod Library Marketing...

The Rock Revolution celebrated the climbing community and the spirit of adventure that drives climbers to reach
new heights. The WRC also offers climbing classes for everyone at every skill level.

Rock Revolution: University of Northern Iowa’s ultimate top rope climbing competition

JACOB KURT, Staff Writer, Sports Photographer Feb 27, 2024

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) hosts an annual spectacle that sends pulses racing and adrenaline pumping: Rock Revolution. For 25 years, this event has been a cornerstone of the climbing community,...

UNI alum Archer Trip volunteers to lead the Queer Book Club. The group
meets to discuss the queer books they are reading and to create a safe
space of community for LGBT students and allies.

Celebrating queer stories

KRISTIN MOOS, Staff Writer Feb 7, 2024

Amidst the recent restrictions on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on college campuses across the country, services for gay and transgender students at universities have also suffered. The UNI Queer...

The Big Event is open to all community members and UNI students. Students are encouraged to register for the Big Event and to attend other Dance Marathon events leading up to the event including a Miracle Gala on Feb. 2, a Heartbeat Hustle workout class on Feb. 14 and a Big Event information meeting on Feb. 19. 

Dance Marathon preps for Big Event

HOPE SCHULTE, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Jan 31, 2024

"Because of you." This phrase holds a special meaning for UNI Dance Marathon this year as this is the organization’s campaign slogan for the year. The leaders chose this phrase because they wanted...

El Festival de Cine Francés empezará el 29 de enero y termina el 3 de marzo y presentará 6 películas en total. El próximo día habrá una charla híbrida en Zoom y en la Biblioteca Rod.

Cuarto festival anual de cine frances


UNI celebrará el 29 de enero el primer debate de la cuarta edición del Festival de Cine Francés con la película “Les années super 8 / Los años de Súper 8”.  Se proyectarán seis películas...

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