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UNI student recounts fleeing civil war

UNI student recounts fleeing civil war

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019


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Try to imagine walking from Cedar Falls to the state of New York. It would be a lengthy journey of approximately 16 days without stopping. UNI student FourtyTwo Yet need not imagine, for he embarked on a similar journey at age seven when he departed his war-torn village in Sudan to seek asylum in K...

Levang and Stites win NISG election

Levang and Stites win NISG election

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

February 28, 2019


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At around 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, Jacob Levang and Jacob Stites were named the new NISG student body president and vice president, respectively for the 2019-2020 school year. Around 80 students gathered in the Union to hear the results when they were announced. Levang and Stites received ...

Women’s panel tackles tough issues

Women’s panel tackles tough issues

EMMA KOSSAYIAN and SYDNEY HAUER

February 28, 2019


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A group of students, staff and community members braved the icy weather to attend Theatre UNI’s Women in Science Panel Thursday night. A panel of female leaders spoke about the difficulty they face as outliers in their respective fields. This discussion served as a promotional and informative even...

Farhan and Micah announce NISG bid

Farhan and Micah announce NISG bid

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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When NISG campaign season started on Feb. 11, students found themselves with only one ticket option for president and vice-president: Jacob Levang and Jacob Stites. This changed on Sunday, Feb. 17 when Farhan Amjad and Micah McCutchan announced their candidacy for president and vice-president, respective...

Another UNI student passes away

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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After the tragic announcement of the Feb. 17 deaths of UNI seniors Tristan Marlow and Justin Kime, the Panther community received a notice on Wednesday, Feb. 20 that another member of the UNI student body had passed away. In an email to the student body, Vice President of Student Affairs Paula Knuds...

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


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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...

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