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UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Six UNI students competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce™ competition at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. last weekend. It was UNI’s third time competing. They placed 18th out of 64 schools located in seven different places nationwide.  “I think the average school size is around 22...

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Sexual assault, the deaf community, colorism, bleaching and refugees. These are the topics UNI’s African Union seeks to address at an upcoming event. On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., African Union will be hosting Ankara Night in the Old Central Ballroom at Maucker Union. Presentations will run until...

Food insecurity leads to new pantry

Food insecurity leads to new pantry

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Students who use the basement of Maucker Union for the study space or computer lab may notice recent changes. The university is working on installing a food and essentials pantry to help students who struggle with food insecurities. The pantry’s soft opening is tentatively scheduled for next month, but the project ...

Campus crime briefs

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


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There have been reports of a man exposing himself on campus. Campus public safety reported two incidents on Nov. 14 outside of Shull Hall and another on 27th Street within a 15 minute period. According to a UNI Alert, the man in question usually sits inside his vehicle and asks nearby pedestrians ...

Grassley to become President Pro Tempore

Grassley to become President Pro Tempore

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

November 29, 2018


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Members of the 116th U.S. Congress met in Washington D.C. the week following the midterm elections to begin selecting the leadership for the upcoming session. With the new congress set to be seated on Jan. 3, both of Iowa’s Republican senators will find themselves in new roles as the term begins. ...

New NISG Legislative Liaison Team chosen

New NISG Legislative Liaison Team chosen

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

November 29, 2018


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NISG recently announced the newly appointed members of its Legislative Liaison Team: Ann Metz, Isaak Espersen, Jacob Madden, Jacob Levang, and Joshua Dausener. The Legislative Liaison Team visits the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines bi-weekly to speak with legislators on UNI’s behalf. Thi...

Poetry speculates fantasy, myth, science

Poetry speculates fantasy, myth, science

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Imagine a world filled with vampires, cyborgs and pufferfish mermaids. While worlds like these are normally stored away in the depths of our imaginations, sometimes all it takes is the spoken word to bring them to life. On Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Asso...

Students unleash animal camouflage

Students unleash animal camouflage

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Animal camouflage is on full display at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center, thanks to the work of UNI graphic design students. Their work is inspired by the artist Anne Lemanski. The idea for the show began with Roy Behrens, a graphic design professor at UNI. Behrens maintains a blog that is focused on camou...

Holocaust Museum speaker visits UNI

Holocaust Museum speaker visits UNI

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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In the wake of recent acts of anti-Semitic violence in the United States, UNI students, faculty and members of the Cedar Falls community were given the unique opportunity to learn about the media’s differing reactions to anti-Semitism between the first and second World Wars. On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7...

‘Islam 101’ seeks to inform

‘Islam 101’ seeks to inform

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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Love, unity, equality and peace — all are central characteristics of the Islamic faith and will be central topics at “Islam 101,” hosted by the Muslim Student Association (MSA).  On Wednesday, Nov. 14, MSA will welcome guest speakers to lead a discussion about the faith and the history of Islam i...

Salary negotiation workshop on campus

Salary negotiation workshop on campus

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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On average, women are paid 80 cents for every dollar that a white man makes for the same job. While this may not sound like much at a glance, over the course of a woman’s 40-year career with a company, it could add up to around $418,800. In order to help improve this statistic, the American Associ...

Voters sound off on 2018 midterm

Voters sound off on 2018 midterm

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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As the polls closed across the country and results trickled in, pollsters on every news network reported the count, minute by minute. Like every election in this country gives rise to, about half of Americans woke up on Wednesday morning with disappointment—the other half, enthusiasm— or at the ...

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