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Critics and audiences divided

Critics and audiences divided

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I saw “The Greatest Showman” this past weekend, and I thought the movie was wonderful. I was not familiar with the story of P.T. Barnum, and nearly all I knew about this movie is that it was a musical. And yet, I came out of the movie theater absolutely thrilled. After the movie, I decided to ...

LTE: When dancing isn’t enough

LTE: When dancing isn’t enough

Letter to the Editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I was diagnosed with stage three melanoma when I was 17. I went through one month of high dosage infusions and then 11 months of self-induced shots. After surgeries, scans and countless doctors’ visits, my family was fortunately able to stay financially afloat. However, not all families are that luck...

Globes address sexual assault

Globes address sexual assault

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’ve left 2017 behind us, and 2018 has come rolling in at full speed. This can only mean one thing for me: awards season. One of my favorite times of year, awards season recognizes accomplishments in the entertainment industry. The 75th Golden Globe Awards kicked off the new year with a great start ...

LTE: Think before you tweet

LTE: Think before you tweet

Letter to the Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

STOMP out Bullying. I Am a Witness. Stop Bullying Now. Our culture loves to preach the ideas of anti-bullying. We want to defend our children, and some are even willing to give $50,000 for a child who was bullied and post it on Facebook. However, this commitment to justice does not seem to app...

Editorial: higher ed needs higher funding

Editorial: higher ed needs higher funding

JACOB MADDEN and JOSHUA DAUSENER

January 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In recent memory, we have seen a consistent decrease in funding to the Board of Regents and a retreat from past emphases on education and higher education in the state of Iowa. Iowa has long been a leader in education, with each of the regent universities making contributions to various fields of stu...

Art director says farewell to NI

Art director says farewell to NI

IRIS FRASHER, Art Director

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I’ve spent all of my nine semesters (yes, I changed my major a little late — whoops!) here at the Northern Iowan. I’ve moved from a photographer and staff writer up to the editorial staff as the art director, a position I’ve held for two and a half years, where I’ve laid out over 120 front...

Columnist says Christmas music can wait its turn

Columnist says Christmas music can wait its turn

TANNER SCHRAD, Opinion Columnist

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There’s nothing quite like getting into your own car for the first time in a week and forgetting you had the volume turned up to 10 while listening to Van Halen, Motley Crue and the rest of the great 80’s hair bands on your way home from break late at night. The blaring noise wasn’t the worst part o...

Star Wars receives ‘Marvel Treatment’

Star Wars receives ‘Marvel Treatment’

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is coming to us in just a few weeks. I’m pretty excited to see the new movie, but perhaps not as excited when I first went to see Episode VII. I love Star Wars and have for some time; however, I do have a fear that after episodes VIII and IX I’ll be a little Star...

UNI offering de-stress opportunities for finals

UNI offering de-stress opportunities for finals

Guest Column

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: the following guest column was submitted by UNI Student Wellness Services. It’s that time of year once again. Time to put everything you have spent the past 15 weeks learning to the test — literally! It’s very common to find oneself becoming overwhelmed by the amount of str...

LTE: UNI makes unclear polling location announcement

LTE: UNI makes unclear polling location announcement

Letter to the Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ward 2, Precinct 1 (The Quarters, Hillcrest, Gold Falls Villa): United Church of Christ, 9204 University Avenue Ward 2, Precinct 2 (Hillside-Jennings, ROTH): Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4000 Hudson Rd Ward 3, Precinct 3 (Campbell, the Towers, UNI-Dome area): University Book and Supply, 1009 W 23rd St ...

Speaking up amidst allegations

Speaking up amidst allegations

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As many of you have noticed, there has been an incredible amount of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against members of Hollywood, which is also now seeping into the U.S. government. I have been hearing a lot of criticism about the honesty of the accusers. Both the accusations and the backlash sp...

LTE: talking politics in the age of Trump

LTE: talking politics in the age of Trump

Letter to the Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted in response to the opinion column “Why is everything politicized?” that appeared in the Nov. 13, 2017 edition of the Northern Iowan. I replied to Tanner Schrad’s article, “Why is everything politicized?” in a snarky way, and I...

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