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Earn money by locking phone

Earn money by locking phone

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

If you haven’t heard about the Pocket Points app, you might be missing out on a really cool and easy chance to save some money at local restaurants and other shopping places near campus. All you have to do to save money is lock your phone and not use it while in class or on anywhere on campus. I mu...

LTE: politicization column is peculiar

LTE: politicization column is peculiar

Letter to the Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted in response to the opinion column “Why is everything politicized?” that appeared in the Nov. 13, 2017 edition of the Northern Iowan. Why is everything politicized? What a peculiar way to start a conversation about the merits of se...

LTE: column is poorly informed

LTE: column is poorly informed

Letter to the Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted in response to the opinion column “Why is everything politicized?” that appeared in the Nov. 13, 2017 edition of the Northern Iowan. You need do [sic] a better job of vetting the letters you post. “Why is everything politiciz...

Why is everything politicized?

Why is everything politicized?

TANNER SCHRAD, Opinion Columnist

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Knowledge is power!” Oh man, too many childhood Saturday mornings were spent hearing that phrase on the Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. The more I think about it, though, the more I understand it. If you peel back the layers of the phrase “knowledge is power,” you start to realize that it’...

LTE: GOP tax plan will lead to tax increases

LTE: GOP tax plan will lead to tax increases

Letter to the Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, professor emeritus of marketing at UNI. America’s Republican-controlled Congress promises their proposed tax cut reform plan will pay for itself through economic growth.  This assertion lacks any historical prece...

Election results restore hope

Election results restore hope

ABBI COBB, Opinion Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is a strange feeling to be blindsided by a restoration of hope. This week’s state and local elections did just that for me.  In my mind, the election results that the United States saw Tuesday night combined to create a reactionary clarification of true mainstream values regarding fellow A...

Students lose stress in the labyrinth

Students lose stress in the labyrinth

Guest Column

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following guest column was submitted by UNI Student Wellness Services. How many times during the week do you allow a quiet moment for yourself to clear your mind and be present in your thoughts? The everyday demands of school, work and life in general make it difficult to carve...

Amazon Key: convenient or creepy?

Amazon Key: convenient or creepy?

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The digital age has made many things more convenient for us, and shopping is one of those things. It’s so easy to find the product you want online and then wait a few days to get it delivered to your doorstep. Amazon is the undisputed king of online shopping convenience. Amazon Prime allows fast, free ...

LTE: Conversations about sin affect trauma

LTE: Conversations about sin affect trauma

Letter to the Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted by a UNI student who requested anonymity. Recently in the Rod Library, while attempting to do homework, my booth was suddenly occupied by people asking me: What is death? Is death bad? What is eternal life? What is sin? Do you sin? ...

Ice guys finish last on winter roads

Ice guys finish last on winter roads

TANNER SCHRAD, Opinion Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Just like a scene straight out of “Game of Thrones,” winter is coming and will inevitably rear its ugly head once again. After the light snow last Friday, it looks like fall has fallen through and we’re on to the next chapter. With winter weather, all I can say is take advisory. I always used...

MoviePass is transforming moviegoing experience

MoviePass is transforming moviegoing experience

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the past couple of weeks, you may have heard of a service for movie-goers called MoviePass, the advertisements for which have recently flooded much of social media and other video streaming services. MoviePass is said to basically be the Netflix for movie theaters. It’s a subscription where you pay $...

Google Clips raises privacy concerns

Google Clips raises privacy concerns

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

A couple weeks ago, Google launched a massive hardware push and showcased a variety of new products. Some of these products included the Pixel 2, Google Home Mini and the Pixelbook. Most of these products were well received and seamlessly added to Google’s line up of products. Well, except for ...

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