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Executive editor says goodbye

Executive editor says goodbye

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have to admit: it’s not easy saying goodbye.  After having devoted three of my four college years to the Northern Iowan (NI) and spending countless hours covering events, writing film reviews and diving deep into the rabbit hole that is AP style, it’s admittedly surreal to see it all coming to...

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It would seem that more often than not, all those organizations you meet at orientation and fleetingly pass your email address to don’t usually end up being organizations you stick with.  The Northern Iowan (NI) staff at the time must’ve known that, because I never did get that “Come to th...

Cobb reflects on time at UNI

Cobb reflects on time at UNI

ABBI COBB, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This past Saturday marked three years since I received the chance to listen to and speak with 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, Miriam Brysk, at the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education’s ninth Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. I was a 19-year-old college freshman covering the event in m...

Military strike on Syria was the right call

Military strike on Syria was the right call

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On April 13, the United States, Britain and France struck three facilities believed to be vital components of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program in retaliation to Assad’s regime repeated use of chemical weapons, this time in the rebel-held town of Douma. The coalition stru...

Syrian strikes not the solution

Syrian strikes not the solution

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I believe the world is a dark, complicated place. I think we can all agree on a few things regarding the conflict in Syria: it is an atrocity for a leader to chemically poison their own people; it is an atrocity for ISIS to attack a country already undergoing internal conflict and it is an atrocity for...

UNI needs access to feminine hygiene products

UNI needs access to feminine hygiene products

BLAIR HINES, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

UNI students do not have free access to feminine hygiene products in public bathrooms on campus, even though other universities statewide, including the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU), do provide them. Shelley O’Connell, health promotion coordinator of Student Wellness Se...

The power of story in our lives

The power of story in our lives

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If I said that I wanted to tell you a story, how would you react? Would you be intrigued and happy to hear it? Or would you pass, think I was weird or not even care at all? See, when I tell people that I’m an English major, they automatically ask, “So where do you want to teach?” I then f...

Traditions Challenge leads to lifelong memories

Traditions Challenge leads to lifelong memories

KIRBY DAVIS, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Well Panthers, it’s that time of year again: two weeks of classes, then finals and then graduation. It’s unbelievable how fast time flies when you’re in college. It’s hard to imagine that four years ago many of us were just about to graduate high school, worried about not seeing our friends...

The pros and cons of social media

The pros and cons of social media

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

So, if you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the Facebook doom and gloom blasting through the news cycle. It has gotten so bad that every major media news source is spewing dozens of articles about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the dangers of social media. It’s getting a little depress...

LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity

LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity

Letter to the Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, professor emeritus of marketing at UNI. Since 9/11 (2001), hate crimes have steadily increased year after year. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program lists these top hate crime incidents (in alphabetical order): ...

‘Walk a Mile’ is problematic

‘Walk a Mile’ is problematic

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last week, Sarah Ritondale wrote an opinion piece calling for the re-emergence of the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on our campus. The event includes men walking in high heels to raise money for sexual violence advocacy. As the president of Northern Iowa Feminists (NIF), I personally have wor...

STD Awareness Month: get yourself tested

STD Awareness Month: get yourself tested

Guest Column

April 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following guest column was submitted by UNI Student Wellness Services. The spring semester is winding down, and that means it’s time for exams and tests. One of the more important tests you can take is getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Contract...

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