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Student to compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’

Student to compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Ever since he was in middle school, Jackson Twait has dreamed of becoming the next American Ninja Warrior. Those hopes of competing have now become a reality for Twait, a junior at UNI studying actuarial science and economics. “I knew right away,” Twait said, remembering when he first began watching the show...

UNI professor organizes photo display

UNI professor organizes photo display

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

“Barefoot and gingham dress on the front porch—it doesn’t get more classic than that,” said Philip Hopper, UNI Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, while admiring a black and white image of a young American girl from the Depression era (pictured right). The young girl is one of the sixteen photog...

2019-2020 Student Fee proposal

2019-2020 Student Fee proposal

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

May 2, 2019

The official Student Fee proposal for the 2019-2020 academic year was sent to Northern Iowa Student Government on Tuesday, April 30, after being reviewed by both the Iowa Board of Regents and UNI President Mark Nook.   The proposal included a $90,000 re-allocation to the Panther Shuttle, which will allow the shuttle to mainta...

SFC votes to defund Panther Shuttle

SFC votes to defund Panther Shuttle

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The Student Fee Committee (SFC) voted on Wednesday, April 10, to defund the Panther Shuttle and Weekend SafeRide bus, effective in the fall semester of 2019. According to the SFC, the decision was made in order to abide by President Nook’s request to hold tuition and student fees “flat.” Committe...

DOR explains 2019-20 dining changes

DOR explains 2019-20 dining changes

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Rumors regarding changes to UNI dining services during the 2019-2020 school year are being laid to rest. Next year’s updates will include taking all late meals, such as late lunch and late dinner, away from Rialto. For Friday dinners and all-day on Saturdays, only Rialto will be open and Piazza wi...

News editor bids farewell to UNI

News editor bids farewell to UNI

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 29, 2019

The 2019 spring semester at UNI is quickly coming to a close, and so is my time as the news editor of the Northern Iowan. This marks the first time I address you all as myself, as opposed to the objective voice of reason you are accustomed to reading. I’m going to do my best to maintain my jour...

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Maucker Union Coffeehouse was abuzz with bright colors and international flags on Monday evening, April 22, as the UNI International Student Association (ISA) presented their annual Spring Diversity Showcase. “It’s just tradition,” said Nipa Patel, a senior supply chain management major and the director...

Scene D presents “The Christians”

Scene D presents “The Christians”

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

April 25, 2019

Associate Professor of English Grant Tracey portrays a pastor having a crisis of faith in an upcoming theatre production, “The Christians.” It is put on by independent theatre project “Scene D” from April 25-28 at 7 p.m. The performances will be held at Rock & Bach Studios, located at 15...

Immigrants become citizens in Maucker

Immigrants become citizens in Maucker

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 22, 2019

UNI was the site where 120 people became U.S. citizens on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. Over 600 people, including friends, family, officials and spectators, packed the Maucker Union ballroom for the oath-taking ceremony. The newly naturalized citizens ranged from ages 20 to 87, representing 43 di...

Take Back the Night honors victims

Take Back the Night honors victims

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

UNI students and community members alike gathered on the roof of Maucker Union Thursday, April 18, braving the cold weather in order to participate in the annual Take Back the Night event.  This event is put on by the UNI Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Northern Iowa Feminists. The rally’s p...

UNI alum brings documentary to Lang

UNI alum brings documentary to Lang

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

“Every single person will walk out of this place completely changed,” said UNI alum Vanessa McNeal, addressing the packed Lang Hall Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Monday night. The crowd of students, alumni and community members had come to experience the free screening of McNeal’s documentary “Grid...

New NISG Upper Cabinet commences

New NISG Upper Cabinet commences

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, the new Upper Cabinet members of Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) were officially sworn into their positions. Each person started work in their individual roles on Monday, April 15. NISG President Jacob Levang and Vice President Jacob Stites selected the Upper Cabinet Mem...

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