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UNI hosts debate tournament


September 21, 2009

The University of Northern Iowa's Ulrich debate tournament's preliminary rounds took place on Saturday and Sunday.Junior Al Hiland is a third-year debate participant. He served as a student helper for the tournament, keeping the other workers organized and the event‘s wheels rolling."It's been running smoot...

UNI student runs for Cedar Falls mayor


September 17, 2009

University of Northern Iowa sophomore Gage Rewerts is running for the position of Cedar Falls mayor. Rewerts, 22, a third-year student from Wellsburg, Iowa, declared his intention to the Northern Iowa Student Government in a recent meeting. On Monday, he submitted his application to the Cedar Falls Co...



September 17, 2009

I'm a pro at going to the University of Northern Iowa. I've long lost count of the number of people I've seen come and go, and the friends I've made that have then vanished into that strange world outside of Cedar Falls and its esteemed university. The freshmen of 2009 were largely just beginning mi...

Top Ten Freshman Pitfalls


September 14, 2009

Let's face it; freshman year is difficult for most people. However, freshmen sometimes make it difficult for themselves. Well, have no fear, I have a few tips that may be helpful for you silly freshmen. Read them and maybe you'll annoy the upper classmen a little less. You think campus social...

Man vs. machine: vying for space on crowded sidewalks


September 14, 2009

Stop me when this sounds familiar: It's after class, and you are casually strolling down the sidewalk. You've just endured a stimulating 50-minute lecture, and your brain is slowly regaining its ability to function again when suddenly you hear a strange whirring sound coming from behind you. You sluggishly be...

Panther Poets Compete in a War of Words

Chase Aunspach

September 14, 2009

The spoken word movement has made its way to the University of Northern Iowa's campus. A poetry slam in the Center for Multicultural Arts on Friday, Sept. 11th showcased both local poets and the art of performance poetry. An open mic was also available all night, allowing students and community members al...

He said, she said: Relationship advice

September 14, 2009

Q: I'm new to college and don't have much experience with dating or "hooking up." I'm open to meeting new people, but I'm scared to put myself out there. I heard that many men that just get to college are far more interested in just "hooking up" but will say whatever it takes in order for that to ha...

Free seasonal flu vaccinations available to UNI students

September 14, 2009

Two thousand seasonal flu vaccinations will be available to University of Northern Iowa students free of charge beginning Sept. 22 and running through Sept. 30. Dates, times and locations of the free flu vaccinations are listed below.The flu vaccinations will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis fo...

Injury casts shadow over women’s soccer success


September 10, 2009

The Lady Panthers kicked off the annual Panther Invitational with a blowout of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Kangaroos, 6-1. Sophomore Megan Cameron set the tone early with a header off of a free kick from sophomore Grace Goldman to put the Panthers out front 1-0.Twelve minutes into the game, t...

Iowa the Beautiful

Jeff Krueger

September 10, 2009

Imagine sitting high atop a giant fist with your best friend. The sun resting just above the fire-orange horizon. Every which way you look, more giant white fists are thrusting up into the air. Between the fists, massive red rock fins swim through the dry desert landscape. Are giant rock fish swimming ri...

A yearly checkup


September 10, 2009

Economic times are rough across the board. With a 6.6 percent unemployment rate in July here in Iowa, according to Iowa Workforce Development, and an ever-ticking national debt clock currently reading over 11.8 trillion dollars, money is uncomfortably sitting at the forefront of people's minds. From th...

Panthers look to defy history


September 3, 2009

Nearly four years ago, the UNI Panthers visited Kinnick Stadium and left with a 45-21 loss to the No. 21 Iowa Hawkeyes. Tomorrow, the Panthers return to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes, who are ranked No. 21 in the Football Bowl Subdivision once again.History says that Iowa will end up victors once more...

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