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Tips for a safe homecoming

Tips for a safe homecoming

Letter to the Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The leaves are changing, the temperature is cooling down, pumpkin flavor is on every menu and watching Panther football is a Saturday staple. What could be better than a UNI football game on the weekend? UNI Homecoming week, of course! During Homecoming, students get to display their school pride and help c...

Streaming market is becoming too saturated

Streaming market is becoming too saturated

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

AT&T just announced that they are going to launch a streaming service in 2019. However, it’s not an entirely new service. The majority of people reading this article are subscribed to at least one media streaming service. Whether it’s Netflix, Hulu or Amazon video, I would go as far to say t...

Informed voting is important

Informed voting is important

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I had the privilege of watching the 1st District of Iowa Congressional debate between incumbent Rod Blum and his challenger Abby Finkenauer last Friday, Oct. 5. I knew very little about both candidates going into the debate, aside from the fact that Blum is a Republican currently holding the seat...

Abdication of global leadership has consequences

Abdication of global leadership has consequences

JOSHUA DAUSENER, News Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a terrible past few months for those who support human rights, the rule of law and evidence-based science. The brutal murder and dismembering of a journalist by Saudi Arabia, the “disappearing” of the head of the International Police by China and the blatant poisoning of a former spy ...

Letter to the editor: A few questions

Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Dennis Clayson, professor in the College of Business. In a recent opinion column, Albie Nicol stated, “There’s nothing anyone could say or do to make what happened last weekend acceptable.”  He was referring to the Kavanaugh heari...

Help the climate crisis by voting

Help the climate crisis by voting

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The United Nations released a climate report this week that was written and edited by 91 scientists from 40 different countries who analyzed more than 6,000 studies. They predicted a catastrophic future. If our greenhouse gas emissions stay at their current rates, the atmosphere will warm up by 2....

Assault doesn’t need to be recounted to be valid

Assault doesn’t need to be recounted to be valid

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

There’s nothing anyone could say or do to make what happened last weekend acceptable. If you don’t know what I am referencing, check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you’ll see that most of the headlines are still predominantly about the most recently appointed Supreme Court Justice, Brett K...

The trouble with Kavanaugh

The trouble with Kavanaugh

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted, if not raped, multiple women. These charges alone were immediately disqualifying. But one important question has not been asked either by members of Congress or those in the media. What if his past was impeccable? This question needs to be asked for two reasons. First, judg...

Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Like most college students and people of my generation, I find myself spending a lot of time on the Internet. It’s fast, easy and keeps us constantly connected to everything current and new in the world. We have access to instant news, entertainment, gossip, our friends and anything else that we have ...

Why we must believe women

Why we must believe women

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

‘Who do I believe?’ This loaded question looms over every observer when sexual assault allegations are made public. With the growth of the #MeToo movement as well as the recent public accusations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it seems that the way we approach ‘belief’ in one person or a...

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

Letter to the Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the September 27, 2018 issue of The Northern Iowan, I read a letter to the editor entitled “Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation.” It contains some rather curious arguments that I think must be addressed. First of all, a large section of the letter is dedicated to providing anecdotal evidence of...

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

LEAHY: Well, then, let’s go back to the incident. What is the strongest memory you have, the strongest memory of the incident, something that you cannot forget? Take whatever time you need. FORD: Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the laugh — the uproarious laughter between the two, ...

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