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The Legend of eSports

The Legend of eSports

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Last Saturday, Panther eSports hosted UNI-Con. For 13 hours, attendees indulged in video games, board games and Magic: the Gathering, while also raising over $1,000 for veteran scholarships. An estimated 500 people attended.  The club is fairly new, having been started by UNI alumnus Jordan Allen in 20...

UNI now No. 2 seed in MVC Tournament

UNI now No. 2 seed in MVC Tournament

EMMETT LYNCH, Sports Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

This historic UNI volleyball season only has a few regular season games left this year. The Panthers are looking to end it with a bang. Following the Panthers’ victory over Indiana State on Senior Night in the final game in the McLeod Center, NI suffered a tough loss to Missouri State. This was ...

MSA to discuss Islamophobia

MSA to discuss Islamophobia

SYDNEY HAUER, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) will be presenting “Rise of Islamophobia,” a lecture by Khaled Beydoun, a visiting professor of law from the University of Detroit Mercy on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m in Maucker Union Ballroom C. Food and drinks will be provided. The subject of the lecture w...

Shots fired on Hill: one dead, one injured

Shots fired on Hill: one dead, one injured

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

November 13, 2017


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One young man is dead and another injured after gunshots rang out on College Hill early Saturday morning. At around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, Cedar Falls police officers were dispatched to the College Hill area just off UNI’s campus after receiving a report of gunshots being fired, according...

1917 Russian Revolutions remembered

1917 Russian Revolutions remembered

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

November 13, 2017


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On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 100 years after the 1917 October Revolution that overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and replaced it with a socialist regime that would rule Russia for the next 74 years, UNI welcomed four prominent speakers for a panel titled “Russian Revolution and Modern Russia (1917-2017):...

Lifelong student, educator passes on

Lifelong student, educator passes on

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

November 13, 2017


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Phyllis Gray, a UNI doctoral student, passed away on Nov. 2, according to an email from Paula Knudson, the vice president of student affairs. Gray was raised on the south side of Chicago but lived in northeast Iowa for most of her life. Gray worked with the Upward Bound program at Luther College fo...

A Pioneer Forgotten

A Pioneer Forgotten

SARAH HOFMEYER, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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She was an innovative Union relief worker, leader in women’s pension law and starter of several Iowa orphanages. A tablet on the monument dedicated to her reads, “She combined a high degree of courage, a strong sense of social responsibility and an independence rare of the woman of that day.” ...

UNI grad wins Americorps award

UNI grad wins Americorps award

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Last month, Kristina Kofoot, UNI community engagement program coordinator, was recognized at the national level with the Tom Harkin Excellence in Americorps Award for Outstanding AmeriCorps Service. Although her work with AmeriCorps started in 2015, Kofoot has been a volunteer for as long as she can remembe...

First NISG Town Hall held in Union

First NISG Town Hall held in Union

MONIQUE SMITH, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


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In an effort to engage with students and foster discussion, Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) hosted their first ever town hall in the Maucker Union this past Wednesday, Nov. 1. Approximately 15 to 20 students were in attendance. The purpose of the town hall was to provide students with the opportunity to speak wit...

UNI student arrested for sexual abuse

UNI student arrested for sexual abuse

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

November 2, 2017


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As reported by Cedar Falls Police arrest records, Brandon Charles Westendorf, 21, of 2107 College St. No. 31, was arrested on Oct. 30 at 10:44 p.m., on charges of third degree sexual abuse. He was taken to the Black Hawk County Jail. Westendorf is a junior studying business administration at UNI. On Sept...

The Photo Panther

The Photo Panther

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

On Nov. 4, 2013, a new big cat, in the leagues with the likes of TC and TK, prowled onto UNI’s campus to stay. That was the day Roland Ferrie of Crescoe, IA, the “Photo Panther,” started his job as the university photographer. Everything from  action-packed athletics photos to candid student pictures...

Public Radio brings rock, news to UNI

Public Radio brings rock, news to UNI

KELSEY CHIDLEY, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


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The UNI museum recently debuted an exhibit highlighting the life and work of Herb Hake, a former UNI professor and radio director who had a large impact on radio in his time at UNI. Hake’s legacy continues at UNI through Iowa Public Radio (IPR), which commemorated Hake by taking the call letters KHKE...

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