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Meet the NISG presidential candidates

Meet the NISG presidential candidates

CALEB STEKL, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) campaigning officially kicked off on Monday, Feb. 12. So far, three presidential campaigns have officially registered as student organizations and are eligible to actively campaign. The three tickets for president and vice-president are featured here in no partic...

Rod Library hosts Blind Date with a Book

Rod Library hosts Blind Date with a Book

SYDNEY HAUER, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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Rod Library is currently hosting Blind Date with a Book, an opportunity to not judge a book by its cover. “Blind Date with a Book started several years ago and it has just gained popularity,” said Robin Darland, library assistant. “Students, faculty and staff all participate in it — a variety of re...

Christianity in classrooms?

Christianity in classrooms?

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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On Feb. 6, House File 2031 passed through a subcommittee and is moving on to be considered by the education committee. If signed into law, the bill would create an elective course on Bible literacy for public high schools in Iowa. HF 2031 proposes a class on the Hebrew scriptures, a class on the New Testa...

A Constitutional Convention: What it means for our state and union

A Constitutional Convention: What it means for our state and union

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

February 12, 2018


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The Iowa Senate recently filed Senate Joint Resolution 8, calling for a constitutional convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution. The Senate resolution follows a 2017 resolution by the Iowa House, making the Iowa legislature the 28th of the required 34 to hold a c...

UNI hosts Northern Festival of Bands

UNI hosts Northern Festival of Bands

KOREE DEERING, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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On Friday, Feb. 9, UNI hosted the Northern Festival of Bands 2018 in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). The Northern Iowa Wind Ensemble and the UNI Symphonic Band each performed a few musical pieces, as they have done in previous years. “First, the symphonic band...

Darwin Week

Darwin Week

SARAH HOFMEYER, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers' (UNIFI) annual Darwin Week will kick off today, Feb. 12, and lectures centered on religion, science and healthy skepticism will continue until Feb. 15. “[It’s] no different than going to a really cool class,” said UNIFI president and senior psychology major Oliverio...

The Jewish Community in the Cedar Valley

The Jewish Community in the Cedar Valley

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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From the battered bricks of Main Street to the metallic menorah on the side of the synagogue in Waterloo, the influence of the Jewish people is deeply rooted in the cultural bedrock of the Cedar Valley, with a presence dating back over 100 years. However, despite their contribution to the development of loc...

Pulitzer Prize winner visits UNI

Pulitzer Prize winner visits UNI

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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UNI’s Kamerick Art Building was packed with people, some of whom ended up sitting on the floor, to see Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Susan Faludi’s lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Faludi’s lecture, titled, “In The Darkroom of Identity and Refuge: A Daughter’s Account,” is the fifth in the...

UNI celebrates Black History Month

UNI celebrates Black History Month

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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Those who were in the Maucker Union around noon on Thursday, Feb. 1, witnessed Black Student Union (BSU) member Nikia Watson reciting an original poem about black oppression in America. Over a megaphone, Watson cited police brutality, mass incarceration and cultural appropriation. Meanwhile, other BSU...

Race and identity in six words

Race and identity in six words

BLAIR HINES, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


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On Tuesday, Jan. 30, National Public Radio (NPR) journalist Michele Norris, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” presented the “Race Card Project” at UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). “The Race Card Project gives us an opportunity to look at ourselves, examine ...

Iowa politics: Reynolds, unions and education

Iowa politics: Reynolds, unions and education

JACOB MADDEN and JOSHUA DAUSENER

February 5, 2018


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These past few weeks, the Iowa Legislature has hit the ground running, taking on Republican legislation that has carried over from the 2017 session agenda and more. These upcoming bills are hitting the legislative floor as political tension continues to rise in the state. A bill which would remove $3...

ITC trains students for tech jobs

ITC trains students for tech jobs

SOFIA LEGASPI, Staff Writer

February 1, 2018


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On the first day of classes, students searching for the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) may find themselves at the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC) instead. The ITC/ITTC confusion is common. Secluded on the south side of campus across University Avenue, the ITC is home to the De...

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