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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Opinion Columnist Drew Hill breaks down the impact the Silicon Valley Bank has had and the panic it has created in regards to the future of banking.

Banking going bust

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Mar 22, 2023

On March 10, 2023, the Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, Calif., failed. It was the 16th largest bank in the United States, according to Ken Sweet of AP News. The massive bank mainly served technology...

Columnist Robert Leonard discusses a Republican push to put public money into private hands.

Drowning public schools in the bathtub to promote GOP ideology

Robert Leonard, Iowa Capital Dispatch Mar 19, 2023

Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform told National Public Radio in 2001, “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag...

With technology continuing to evolve at a fast pace, opinion columnist Drew Hill explains the benefits and risks of some of the brain computer interface (BCI).

Where to draw the line on technology

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Mar 8, 2023

Technology is developing rapidly. The changes we’ve seen in the last five years would have shocked people just fifty years ago. As technology changes, we are seeing many benefits. The average lifespan...

With the 95th Academy awards coming up on Sunday, March 12, 2023 the event will be televised on ABC.

And the Oscar goes to…

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Film Critic Mar 5, 2023

This year's Oscars are starting to hit a different tone with this year’s Host Jimmy Kimmel. We are officially  one week away. Here are my predictions on who will be taking the gold.  TECHNICAL CATEGORIES FILM...

With March Madness around the corner, Nickolaus Hayes encourages people to enjoy the tournament in a responsible and safe manner.

Alcohol abuse and March Madness

Nickolaus Hayes , Guest Columnist Mar 2, 2023

Editor’s note: Nickolaus Hayes is a healthcare professional in the field of substance abuse and addiction recovery. He strives to provide current, up-to-date facts about drug and alcohol abuse to his...

National parks deserve better treatment

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF, Opinion Columnist Mar 2, 2023

When I was younger, my family and I went on a vacation to Badlands National Park in South Dakota. It was our first vacation to a National Park, we had been to a few local state parks and Disney World of...

Streaming services have boomed in popularity, and now Netflix has competition with other streaming giants.

Netflix: The rise and fall of the streaming empire

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist Feb 26, 2023

In 2007, Netflix began its on demand streaming program in the United States. Taking the leap from DVD rentals to streaming was a giant risk with a dramatic payoff. Now, Netflix serves 230 million subscribers...

The bigger threat: climate change

The bigger threat: climate change

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Feb 20, 2023

Climate change is one of the most divisive issues in our world today. Activists have protested by throwing food on art as a way to protest climate change. Lawmakers pass laws affecting all kinds of aspects...

Its not too late to make reading more one of your goals - audiobooks are a great way to learn and read on the go.

Why audiobooks are better than physical copies

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF , Opinion Columnist Feb 19, 2023

Throughout my childhood, I loved reading. Every night I spent the moments before I fell asleep with my nose in a book, taking in every single detail before I got so tired I couldn’t keep my eyes open....

Chatbots and plagiarism: Will we ‘get over it’?

Michael Bugeja , Iowa Capitol Dispatch Feb 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article was published on Feb. 16, 2023. In 1999, Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems, told reporters and technology analysts concerned about internet algorithms that people have...

With many Republicans praising Gov. Kim Reynolds successfully passing the school choice bill, education majors both praise and criticize the bill and the impact it will have on public education.

The Pros and Cons of the Students First Act

DREW HILL, Sports Writer Feb 15, 2023

On January 24, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 68, better known as the “Students First Act,” into law in Iowa. This bill has also been called a “school choice” bill, because its main...

Elliott, a Waterloo native, is a successful broadcast production and sound engineer in Los Angeles, Calif. He graduated from St. Ambrose University as a communications major.

Waterloo native, St. Ambrose grad makes ‘beautiful noise’ in Los Angeles

Patrick Kinney , Iowa Capital Dispatch Feb 13, 2023

WATERLOO – Joel D. Elliott II is all about “taking the next step” – from the basketball floor at Waterloo East High School to the red carpet of Hollywood award shows. Also known professionally...

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