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Profs hold Constitution roundtable

Profs hold Constitution roundtable

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

September 20, 2018


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Is this normal? According to Scott Peters, UNI Department of Political Science chair, this has been the most asked question of political science faculty throughout the past year. At 7 p.m. on Sept. 19, the #PanthersVote lecture series held a panel discussion over the topic. The panel included seve...

Exhibit explores human rights and social issues

Exhibit explores human rights and social issues

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 20, 2018


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A “Human Rights and Social Issues” exhibition is currently on display in the Learning Commons of the Rod Library. The exhibit corresponds with the Frederick Douglass Power of Words Festival taking place this week. Julie Ann Beddow, fine and performing arts collection library assistant, organized...

Senator looks at cost-free menstrual products

Senator looks at cost-free menstrual products

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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During the Sept. 5 Northern Iowan Student Government (NISG) Senate meeting, Senator Katie Wempen announced that they would be working on placing cost-free feminine hygiene products into restrooms on campus. “In our first campus relations meeting it was brought up,” Wempen said. “We determined th...

College Hill hosts third annual Oktoberfest

College Hill hosts third annual Oktoberfest

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 17, 2018


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A piece of Germany visited College Hill last Saturday evening during the third annual Oktoberfest. Those in attendance were able to enjoy music provided by the Octopus, beers from Single Speed Brewery and German-inspired food from La Calle food truck. La Calle was also present at the Pear Fair, ...

Rialto to reopen tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Rialto to reopen tomorrow at 5 p.m.

ALANNA BYRNES, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 13, the Department of Residence (DOR) released information on the reopening date  and time for the Rialto Dining Center. According to the DOR  website, Rialto is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for dinner. Rialto has been closed since Monday, Sept. 4, due to a joint st...

$5 Pizza becomes Nick’s Pizza Co.

$5 Pizza becomes Nick’s Pizza Co.

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


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The Hill, a hotspot for college students to go for low-priced food, recently underwent a big change.  $5 Dollar Pizza, once a popular place for pizza lovers, has been newly reopened as Nick’s Pizza Co. While it is an entirely new business, they still offer some of the original types of pizza that d...

Congressional candidates to debate at UNI

Congressional candidates to debate at UNI

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

September 13, 2018


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UNI will soon host a debate between the two major Iowa 1st Congressional district candidates, Democrat Abby Finkenauer and Republican Rod Blum. The two will debate on October 5th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The debate will air on KWWL, and will be moderated...

UNI hires third-party firm to investigate fatal Rialto accident

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

September 13, 2018


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According to an e-mail from UNI President Mark Nook, the university has hired a third-party engineering firm to conduct a review of the policies and procedures regarding the steam-leak accident that killed UNI employee Kevin Bley, 61, on Monday. Nook’s e-mail reads, “UNI is committed to campus safety ...

Rialto closed until further notice

Rialto closed until further notice

ALANNA BYRNES, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, a joint steam line in the steam tunnel underneath the Towers Center broke, causing its boiling hot content to spread around the building, including the Rialto Dining Center. The excessive steam activated the fire suppression system in the dining center, causing the ...

New NISG lower cabinet position

New NISG lower cabinet position

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018


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Applications have opened for the newly created Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) position lower cabinet director of gender violence. This position was created on Aug. 29 by executive order, and passed by a unanimous senate vote. “That’s good news,” said Leah Gutknecht, the Title IX officer and assistant to...

LTE: NISG responds to Times cancelation article

LTE: NISG responds to Times cancelation article

Letter to the Editor

September 10, 2018


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Editors Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Northern Iowa Student Government. The Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) recently took notice to an article published in the Northern Iowan about our decision to reallocate money previously used for the New York Times subscription...

NISG cancels NYT subscription

NISG cancels NYT subscription

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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Those who relied on the New York Times (NYT) to be available in the Maucker Union were met with an unfamiliar absence this year.  As of the 2018 fall semester, the NYT newsstands were removed due to a reallocation of funding within Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG). NISG, who previously subscribe...

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