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Loving him is Red

CADEN SHEA, Sports Editor Sep 27, 2023

Ciara and Russel Wilson. Hailey Steinfeld and Josh Allen. Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers. There have been a multitude of NFL players who have dated celebrities. None, I repeat NONE have broken the...

With fall officially upon us, Bailey Klinkhammer took to the Cedar Valley to find the best chai in town. From Cottonwood Canyon to The Savvy Bean, Klinkhammer decided Sidecar’s pumpkin chai latte with oat milk was the winner.

Battle of the chai

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 27, 2023

As of Saturday, Sept. 23, fall has officially arrived. This means that fall favorite drinks are returning to coffee shop menus around the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area. For years, fall menus have revolved...

The Iowa Supreme Court building, pictured above.

Judicial Branch requires rewriting

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist Sep 20, 2023

“So, if a law be in opposition to the Constitution, if both the law and the Constitution apply to a particular case, so that the Court must either decide that case conformably to the law, disregarding...

Supreme Court Justices seated from left are Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito and Elena Kagan.  

Standing from left are Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Judicial Branch does not require edits

DREW HILL, Sports Writer, Opinion Columnist Sep 20, 2023

The polarization in the United States political scene today is no secret. Those general feelings have been extended to the judicial system as well, especially in the last couple of years. Decisions like...

Recruitment for Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNI starts this Wednesday,
Sept. 13. UNI’s fraternities and sororities focus on giving back to the
community, nourishing active members and recruiting new members.

UNI Recruitment vs Bama Rush

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 13, 2023

Since 1904, with the installment of a Kappa Delta chapter at the University of Alabama, sorority rush has been a culturally significant part of being a student at Alabama. In the 118 years since then,...

White Christian nationalism threatens US democracy

White Christian nationalism threatens US democracy

Steve Corbin, Guest Columnist Sep 6, 2023

Steve Corbin, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, University of Northern Iowa You may be among the 35% of Americans who have never heard the term “white Christian nationalism.” But, of those citizens...

Feel free to disagree: Reflecting on Free Speech

Feel free to disagree: Reflecting on Free Speech

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Aug 30, 2023

I was 15 years old when I first stepped into a journalism classroom at my high school. Little did I know, but I would slowly fall in love with journalism, and use my writing as an outlet for self expression...

An Open Letter to Iowa’s State Legislators Concerning Abortion and Women’s Healthcare

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 26, 2023

In late 2022, just two states away from Iowa’s border, thirty-three year old Christina Zielke stumbled out of Ohio’s University Hospitals TriPoint Medical Center, blood trickling down her legs and...

An open-records victory but still a long way to go

Kathie Obrodovich, Iowa Capital Dispatch Apr 23, 2023

The Iowa Supreme Court said it loud and clear: The governor is not above the law. The high court’s ruling issued last week was a significant victory for advocates of open government, including Iowa...

The appointing of Chad Aldis

Christian Darnold, Guest Columnist Apr 23, 2023

Chad Aldis, a person with no teaching or school administration experience, was recently appointed as the head of the Iowa Department of Education. This appointment has been criticized, with many arguing...

Studying in bed can strain your neck, back and hips as the soft surface encourages the body to slump and sprawl.

Ditch the bed, study productively

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF, Opinion Columnist Apr 19, 2023

When I was in high school, I came home from hours of musical, choir or show choir rehearsal and got comfortable in my bed to work on homework. Most of the time, that included turning on the television,...

Modern drag can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, and in modern Americans history to William Dorsey Swann, the first person ever to refer to themselves as the “Queen of Drag.”

Debunking Drag

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist Apr 16, 2023

 “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the famed drag show hosted by RuPaul, recently celebrated its 200th episode during its 15th season on air. While the 200th episode aired, dozens of bills surrounding restrictions...

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