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The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

Roe v. Wade is under attack (again)

Roe v. Wade is under attack (again)

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist May 5, 2022

On Monday, Politico published a leaked draft from Justice Samuel Alito discussing the court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade within the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This...

Ever since the insurrection of Jan. 6, there has been a continuous lack of confidence with U.S. elections due to the influence of social media platforms.

Misinformation is deadly. What are going to do?

Kathie Obradovich, Iowa Capitol Dispatch May 2, 2022

Editor’s note: This article is from Iowa Capital Dispatch from April. 25, 2022 Misinformation is deadly. It kills humans and democracy. All of us have some responsibility for this serious threat to...

ESG is used as a tool to identify the growth opportunities for businesses. Not all businesses use this, but this maps the area of growth and improvement.

Is ESG good for our economy?

DREW HILL April 28, 2022

ESG has been popping up recently in headlines and business reports. Some states have introduced legislation to incorporate ESG scores into publicly managed funds, while other states have stopped investing...

Students have five free individual sessions at the counseling center and to schedule an initial assessment appointment.

Prioritizing mental health

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF, Opinion Columnist April 25, 2022

As students, it’s easy for us to become engulfed in our schoolwork and forget the importance of our own mental health. I’ve watched many fellow students stay up until four in the morning working on...

Sista Circle is a support group available for women of color who are attending the university. To learn more, contact Shantila Caston at 319-273-2676.

Community care amongst marginalized students

Lennon Janes, Opinion Columnist April 25, 2022

When talking about wellness while attaining higher education at UNI as well as other universities, self care is often emphasized for maintaining one’s personal wellbeing. However, there is another type...

Cultivating a culture of misogyny

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist April 21, 2022

Women have been facing misogyny since they were young, being told that they can’t do something because they’re a girl, being told to sit like a lady, being discouraged from having passions in STEM...

As education continues to be a common theme in the House, Iowa stance on public education becomes more clear with each month.

Funding Iowa public high schools

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist April 18, 2022

According to U.S. News, there are currently 153,916 high school students in Iowa that attend public high school. There is a good reason for this, Iowa public high schools have some of the highest graduation...

The designated hitter has come to the National League

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF, Opinion Columnist April 18, 2022

This year of baseball brought us many things we’ve never seen before: the lockout, new rules and female minor league coaches. But, one of the most distinctive changes to the game was the addition of...

Students will have more flexibility and more credentials with the new UNIFI program. UNIFI is also transfer-friendly to transfer students.

Should current students make the switch to UNIFI?

DREW HILL April 14, 2022

UNI is currently in the process of switching general education requirements. The University Foundational Inquiry, or UNIFI, is the replacement for the old Liberal Arts Core, or LAC. Starting in the fall...

Utah’s governor listened to both sides before acting on trans athlete restrictions. Iowa didn’t.

Randy Evans, Iowa Capitol Dispatch April 11, 2022

Editor’s note: This article is from Iowa Capital Dispatch from April 2, 2022 Through history, some political leaders have been outstanding orators. Boy, could they talk. They knew how to mobilize and...

Religion has always been integrated into the American political sphere. Now more than ever, religion has become a catalyst for several discriminatory policies and legislation across the country.

Religious impressions on American politics

NI STAFF, NI Editors April 7, 2022

Undeniably, Christianity has its roots in American society and politics. There are governmental measures that ensure the freedom of religion in America as well as not favoring one religion over another....

Judge Kentanji Brown Jackson, if continued, will be the first Black women to ever sit in the history of the Supreme court.

Ketanji Brown Jackson and misogynoir

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist April 4, 2022

On Feb. 25, 2022, President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the bench of the Supreme Court, meant to fill Justice Breyer’s seat upon his announcement of retirement. After her nomination,...

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