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New NISG Upper Cabinet commences

New NISG Upper Cabinet commences

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

On Wednesday, April 10, the new Upper Cabinet members of Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) were officially sworn into their positions. Each person started work in their individual roles on Monday, April 15. NISG President Jacob Levang and Vice President Jacob Stites selected the Upper Cabinet Mem...

Recycling changes coming to campus

Recycling changes coming to campus

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

With Earth Day just one week away, environmental concerns are blossoming on campus. UNI community members may have noticed that the campus recycling protocol is changing. According to UNI Director of Sustainability Eric O’Brien,  the changes are the result of several related factors in the structure of t...

RodCon 2019

RodCon 2019

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 15, 2019

Rod Library welcomed about 3,000 visitors from UNI, the Cedar Valley and beyond to celebrate all things geek culture during the sixth annual RodCon on Saturday, April 13. “It’s just really great to see all of these people come together,” said Jess Cruz, a member of the RodCon planning committee. ...

NAR conference celebrates 50 years at UNI

NAR conference celebrates 50 years at UNI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

The North American Review (NAR), is preparing for a conference to celebrate 50 years at the University of Northern Iowa. Although the NAR has been around for over 200 years—making it the oldest literary magazine in the country—it has spent only a quarter of that time at UNI. “In literary publ...

SigEp raises awareness with See-SAAW

SigEp raises awareness with See-SAAW

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

On Monday, April 8, the UNI chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) brought out their annual 24-hour See-SAAW event to raise awareness for sexual assault on college campuses. It was a bright and sunny day to be seesawing, but as SigEp members rotated shifts at night, the reality of the issue of sexual assault...

UNI Student Leadership Awards list

UNI Student Leadership Awards list

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 11, 2019

On Tuesday, April 9, the University of Northern Iowa released its list of 2019 Student Leadership Awards. UNI CARE Award The CARE (Creating A Responsible Environment) Award is offered to a student, faculty member or organization that has exhibited an outstanding commitment to a sustainable future...

UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

CECILIA MITCHELL and SOFIA LEGASPI

April 8, 2019

Nearly nine decades ago, a man in Hampton, Iowa was digging a gravel pit and struck something with his shovel. He discovered a 12-foot long, 600-pound mastodon tusk. “It was really a big deal in the state and even bigger in the small town of Hampton,” said Nathan Arndt, UNI Museum’s assistant di...

UNI alum tells story of battle against cancer

UNI alum tells story of battle against cancer

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Most college students are focused on getting through exams, finding internships and job hunting. At 23 years old, then-UNI student and now alum Dylan Slattery was simply focused on surviving. He was fighting cancer for the second time. Not just any cancer, either: Stage four melanoma. Slattery was...

Student work showcased in annual exhibit

Student work showcased in annual exhibit

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opened in the UNI Gallery of Art in Kamerick Art Building on Monday, March 25. This year’s juror, T.J. Dedaux-Norris, is an assistant professor of art for the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. He gave out awards to students on the opening...

Camp Kamala launches across Iowa

Camp Kamala launches across Iowa

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is no stranger to the UNI campus, having been a guest at an early voting rally hosted by the Northern Iowa Democrats last October. Now, the current California senator has announced her candidacy for president, and her campaign team is returning to UNI, as well as to four...

Fire in the Industrial Technology Center

Fire in the Industrial Technology Center

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

April 4, 2019

On Tuesday, April 3, at approximately 3 p.m., a fire broke out in a kiln in the Industrial Technology Center (ITC). The building did not have any damage from the fire and no one was injured. The ITC holds six undergraduate programs: Construction management, electrical engineering technology, technology a...

Panel discusses race in the classroom

Panel discusses race in the classroom

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

“People here in Iowa are so scared of saying anything that is racial out loud, especially white students,” said Carissa Froyum, UNI professor of sociology. “White students are terrified.” Working against that fear was one of the goals of Classroom Conversations on Race: A Panel Discussion, he...

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