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Rest, if you must, but don’t quit

AHSAN KHAN, Opinion Columnist

December 6, 2018


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After another eventful semester, finals are upon us. Most social media posts are students complaining that they want to drop out, and the ever-famous “C’s get degrees” post is circulating around as well. However, despite all the complaints, there is a lack of space in the library. Students brave...

Thank you, Hillenberg: *19 years later*

Thank you, Hillenberg: *19 years later*

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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Last Monday, Nov. 26, was a sad night in Bikini Bottom because Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon, “Spongebob Squarepants,” passed away. Hillenburg was only 57 years old and died due to ALS complications, according to Deadline. From watching “The Spongebob Squarepants...

UNI to hold De-Stress Days for “dead week”

UNI to hold De-Stress Days for “dead week”

Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2018


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It’s that time of year once again! Time to put everything you have spent the past 14 weeks learning to the test - literally! It’s very common to find oneself becoming overwhelmed by the amount of stress that final exams may cause. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent letting the s...

Trump criticism is disproportionate

Trump criticism is disproportionate

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

December 3, 2018


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It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has received a lot of criticism during his time in the Oval Office. He and his fellow Republicans have had their fair share of occurrences that deservingly garner criticism from the national press, which is a freedom that not many other countries are lucky eno...

3 key points from climate report

3 key points from climate report

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

November 29, 2018


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“Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS - Whatever happened to Global Warming?” @realDonaldTrump 11/21/2018 Last Friday, the United States government published the National Climate Assessment, a report that measures the development of climate change backed by thirteen federal agen...

We must count every ballot

We must count every ballot

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

November 15, 2018


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“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!” [email protected] ...

Alibaba will give Amazon a run for its money

Alibaba will give Amazon a run for its money

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

November 15, 2018


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Singles’ Day is a Chinese holiday observed by young people to celebrate being single. The last Singles’ Day, Nov. 11, was a record-breaking day for the internet giant Alibaba. It was so big that it smashed sales records across the world. It even dwarfed Amazon’s biggest weekend, but there’s still d...

“Heathers” remake misses the mark

“Heathers” remake misses the mark

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

November 12, 2018


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In our divisive political world, television is often used as an escape from reality. This doesn’t stop Hollywood producers from creating content that tackles tough issues facing society today.  Earlier this year, Paramount Network planned to air a television remake of the 1989 cult-classic film...

Fall is the time for meditation and growth

Fall is the time for meditation and growth

Letter to the Editor

November 12, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The following guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. November is a time of busy schedules, heavy academic commitments and stretching ourselves to meet the needs of others. The colors of the trees changing and leaves falling reminds us that autumn is a season of tr...

The importance of Iowa politics

The importance of Iowa politics

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 8, 2018


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If you’re someone like me who has lived in Iowa his whole life, you probably tend to view our state as rather insignificant to the rest of the United States, aside from our massive production of corn, soybeans and other agricultural products. We tend to be regarded as one of those states located in...

Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial

Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2018


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Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, UNI professor emeritus of marketing.  With the 2018 election concluded (thankfully), maybe we can get back to a normal life without political banter and negative campaigning.  Until, that is, the next news story reveals som...

Allegation needs to be investigated

Allegation needs to be investigated

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

November 5, 2018


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Trigger warning: Sexual assault Last week in an opinion column, Albie Nicol discussed a tweet created by an anonymous twitter user with the handle @TheeDeepThroat. In the tweet, a gay man accused Senator Cory Booker of assaulting him in a workplace bathroom.  The sexual assault allegation was horrible. If this i...

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