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Remembering Justin and Tristan

Remembering Justin and Tristan

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

February 21, 2019


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Over one hundred UNI students and community members gathered at the Campanile to honor the lives of Justin Kime and Tristan Marlow on Monday night, Feb. 18. Kime and Marlow died after sustaining injuries in a weather-related car accident in Grundy County on Sunday, Feb. 17. Marlow was a senior relig...

Winter weather survival: mental health

Winter weather survival: mental health

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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From Arctic wind chills to blizzards and ice storms, this semester’s adverse winter weather has driven many students indoors. The lack of exposure to natural light can contribute to a mental health condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a “recurrent major depressive disor...

Concert features student compositions

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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On Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Bengtson Auditorium, the UNI School of Music held a Jazz Combos Concert featuring four jazz combos. The four groups, Combo 1, The Enablers, Uncharted and Night Mayor, all featured several different types of jazz  as well as compositions by UNI students. Combo 1 featured three...

Winter weather survival: vehicles

Winter weather survival: vehicles

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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“Suddenly this guy just cuts us off out of nowhere,” freshman English major Kersten Kahley recalled after driving back to UNI after winter break in a storm. “[...]we start sliding and swerving on the road until we were completely sideways on the interstate. Thank God no one was behind us or we...

BSU chats about cultural experiences

BSU chats about cultural experiences

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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The area in front of Chats in Maucker Union lived up to its name from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as UNI’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a Brotha & Sista Chat. The event, part of BSU’s ongoing series of events for Black History Month, mimicked a speed-dating setup. In the center...

Sexual assault reported

NI STAFF

February 18, 2019


Filed under Crime, News

On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 17, the UNI Office of Public Safety issued a campus-wide email stating that a rape had occurred over the weekend. The incident occurred early Sunday at approximately 1:45 a.m. in an on-campus parking lot. The assault was committed by a male the student met earlier in the ...

CAB concert sparks controversy

CAB concert sparks controversy

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

February 14, 2019


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An inability to be transparent led some UNI student groups to believe the University administration was exhibiting racial bias.  It started when the UNI Campus Activities Board (CAB)’s Waka Flocka Flame concert was moved to Nielsen Field House. While it has since been moved back to Maucker Union...

Levang and Stites and announce candidacy

Levang and Stites and announce candidacy

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, NISG Election, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 11, Jacob Levang and Jacob Stites announced their candidacy for student body president and vice president. Levang is a junior business management major from Des Moines, and Stites, also from Des Moines, is a junior economics major. “We are excited to start reaching out to people ac...

Hillside demolition brings changes

Hillside demolition brings changes

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Students may have noticed some changes in the landscape of Jennings Drive, but DOR executives say the changes are all part of a balancing act to provide the best possible facilities for UNI students. Hillside Courts Apartments, a student housing complex of 278 units which had been in use since the 1...

Diversity on display in new exhibit

Diversity on display in new exhibit

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Though Rod Library typically functions as a sanctuary of academic sources for research papers, currently, children’s books have taken over as the main attraction thanks to the featured exhibit “Telling a People’s Story.” The traveling exhibit from the Miami University Art Museum is the first major ...

Chiang shows documentary in Lang

Chiang shows documentary in Lang

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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Not many have the unique opportunity of watching a documentary with the filmmaker present, but that’s just what UNI students, faculty and community members did on Monday, Feb. 4, in Lang Auditorium. Independent documentarian and producer S. Leo Chiang was invited to UNI through the William and St...

Mental health advocacy group hosts benefit

Mental health advocacy group hosts benefit

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


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The UNI chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) will host their annual charitable art benefit in the Maucker Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction of pieces created by TWLOHA group members, UNI students and community members from the Cedar Valley and out of stat...

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