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New NISG Legislative Liaison Team chosen

New NISG Legislative Liaison Team chosen

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

November 29, 2018


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NISG recently announced the newly appointed members of its Legislative Liaison Team: Ann Metz, Isaak Espersen, Jacob Madden, Jacob Levang, and Joshua Dausener. The Legislative Liaison Team visits the Iowa State Capitol building in Des Moines bi-weekly to speak with legislators on UNI’s behalf. Thi...

Poetry speculates fantasy, myth, science

Poetry speculates fantasy, myth, science

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Imagine a world filled with vampires, cyborgs and pufferfish mermaids. While worlds like these are normally stored away in the depths of our imaginations, sometimes all it takes is the spoken word to bring them to life. On Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m., members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Asso...

Students unleash animal camouflage

Students unleash animal camouflage

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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Animal camouflage is on full display at the Hartman Reserve Nature Center, thanks to the work of UNI graphic design students. Their work is inspired by the artist Anne Lemanski. The idea for the show began with Roy Behrens, a graphic design professor at UNI. Behrens maintains a blog that is focused on camou...

Holocaust Museum speaker visits UNI

Holocaust Museum speaker visits UNI

CECILIA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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In the wake of recent acts of anti-Semitic violence in the United States, UNI students, faculty and members of the Cedar Falls community were given the unique opportunity to learn about the media’s differing reactions to anti-Semitism between the first and second World Wars. On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7...

‘Islam 101’ seeks to inform

‘Islam 101’ seeks to inform

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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Love, unity, equality and peace — all are central characteristics of the Islamic faith and will be central topics at “Islam 101,” hosted by the Muslim Student Association (MSA).  On Wednesday, Nov. 14, MSA will welcome guest speakers to lead a discussion about the faith and the history of Islam i...

Salary negotiation workshop on campus

Salary negotiation workshop on campus

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018


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On average, women are paid 80 cents for every dollar that a white man makes for the same job. While this may not sound like much at a glance, over the course of a woman’s 40-year career with a company, it could add up to around $418,800. In order to help improve this statistic, the American Associ...

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...

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