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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 ...

Students level up at upcoming UNI-Con

Students level up at upcoming UNI-Con

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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While the football season continues, many students will be headed to an entirely different type of game this weekend. Instead of signs and jerseys, they’ll be bringing their controllers and consoles. On Saturday, Nov. 10, Panther eSports, Panther Tabletop Gaming and Dueling Panthers will host UNI-Con,...

University re-evaluating computer labs

University re-evaluating computer labs

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


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Maucker Union is a central meeting place for students that offers a variety of dining and studying options. One of these amenities is a computer lab that offers many desktop computers for students to use. Recently,  however, there have been concerns about how often the computer labs in various locations...

First district candidates sound off

First district candidates sound off

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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The competition continues between representative Rod Blum (R) and Abby Finkenauer (D), as the Iowa midterm election soon approaches. Blum, 63, is a Republican running for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Iowa’s first district, after winning the midterm elections in 2014 and...

Observatory show reaches for the stars

Observatory show reaches for the stars

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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Rain or shine, every Thursday evening at 9 p.m., the observatory dome atop McCollum Science Hall opens for its weekly show. Siobahn Morgan, head of the earth and environmental sciences department, facilitates the observatory show each week. During the fall semester, shows begin around the first week o...

NISG highlights student rights

NISG highlights student rights

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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The Dean of Students office is restructuring its website to better cater to student needs and highlight student rights. The topic of student rights — specifically the idea of having a student bill of rights — was discussed by Drew Stensland and Kristen Ahart during their campaign for Northern Iow...

Walt Whitman re-enactor at UNI

NORTHERN IOWAN STAFF, Staff

November 5, 2018


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Most historical re-enactments don’t involve poetry, but Dr. Bill Koch with the UNI Department of Languages and Literature takes a different approach. On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. he will present his one man show “Walt Whitman Live!” in Lang Auditorium. Koch both dresses up and acts as Wa...

Holocaust survivor visits Hearst Center

Holocaust survivor visits Hearst Center

PEYTON HUSMANN, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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The Hearst Center for the Arts was packed on Oct. 30 as people flocked to hear Holocaust survivor Steen Metz. There was only standing room left available as Metz told the story of how, as a child in Denmark, he and his family were arrested and taken to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Czechoslo...

Former VP visits Iowa ahead of elections

Former VP visits Iowa ahead of elections

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018


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Hundreds poured into the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 30 to see former Vice President Joe Biden speak ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Biden, who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States under President Barack Obama, had also served as a U.S...

Panther eSports eyes athletics

Panther eSports eyes athletics

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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Panther eSports, UNI’s gaming student organization, is undergoing a particularly active semester. According to eSports Director of Programming Chad Schafer, Panther eSports does both competitive gaming and non-competitive gaming. “On our competitive side… we have League of Legends (LoL), Overwatc...

‘See it Feelingly’ in autism memoir

‘See it Feelingly’ in autism memoir

TONI FORTMANN, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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On Tuesday, Oct. 30, author Ralph Savarese visited Bartlett Hall to speak about his latest book, “See it Feelingly: Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor.” “My book’s title, ‘See it Feelingly,’ comes from Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ act four, scene...

This Week in Crime

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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On Saturday, Oct. 27 UNI police pulled over a car going 42 mph in the 25 mph zone on 27th Street. The driver’s license was already suspended, and as a non-UNI student, they were sent to Black Hawk county jail. A bicycle was stolen from a UNI student at Bender Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28. The student...

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