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Guest column: Invest in yourself

Guest Column

January 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following column was submitted by Megan Bradford, a senior public relations major with a minor in marketing. “Investing in yourself is the best investment you can ever make.” —Mohsin Jameel Growing up, my parents constantly reminded me to invest in myself and who I am as a person. ...

Wellness Services: Join the “Joyful Mover” movement

Wellness Services: Join the “Joyful Mover” movement

Guest Column

January 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. January is a season of New Year resolutions, revamps and new aspirations. One of the most common topics that surfaces during this time is weight change and body modification. This may look like wanting to “eat he...

NBC already had Peacock, it was called Seeso

NBC already had Peacock, it was called Seeso

TAYLOR LIEN, Opinion Columnist

January 16, 2020

Early last year, NBC announced it would be launching Peacock, a streaming service with a nod to their iconic logo. This was seen by many as NBC’s foray into streaming coming after the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ in 2019. Except, what most people probably don’t remember is that Comcast and, ...

Should video games be allowed in the classroom?

Should video games be allowed in the classroom?

EMERSON SLOMKA, Opinion Columnist

January 16, 2020

When you first step into an elementary school classroom, one of the first things to catch your eye is usually a list of rules. Most of what you see is expected; after all, very few classrooms allow disruptive behavior, late homework and missing materials — you just don’t question those things. However...

U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president

U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

December 12, 2019

Evo Morales was the first indigenous president to be elected in Bolivia and his social democratic policies greatly reduced poverty and illiteracy rates in the country. He also worked to combat racism and sexism in the country, especially in relation to the indigenous population, and was quite popular...

LTE: Board of Regents must listen to its students

Letter to the Editor

December 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following letter was submitted by the Iowa Student Action organization. Dear Mr. Richards, Mrs. Cownie, Mr. Barker, Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Boettger, Mr. Dakovich, Mrs. Dunkel, Mr. Leist, & Mr. Lindenmayer: We are your students. We bear the consequences of your decisions. We have come to your unive...

Are self-driving vehicles safe?

Are self-driving vehicles safe?

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

December 9, 2019

In today’s society, there is some form of advanced technology meant to make your life more efficient. The unifying goal of new technology is usually to better the function of society by implementing a resource that makes our day to day lives go much smoother.  Most of this technology is meant to benefit the user, however, it ...

Columnist Wiggins bids farewell

Columnist Wiggins bids farewell

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

December 9, 2019

As I write this, I am struck by the fact that in less than two weeks my time here at UNI will be complete. My tour at the University of Northern Iowa has been an experience that has shaped me for the better. However, I can’t help, but to wonder how I might have done things differently. As I stand today ...

Maximize your time over break

Maximize your time over break

Guest Golumn

December 5, 2019

Editor’s Note: The following column was submitted by Megan Bradford, a senior public relations major with a minor in marketing. Finals are approaching. Deadlines are creeping in and we have our sights set on one thing: finishing out the semester.  With school consuming our time, thoughts and ener...

Wellness Services: De-Stress Days at UNI

Wellness Services: De-Stress Days at UNI

Guest Column

December 5, 2019

Editor’s Note: This guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. Hey Panthers, it’s that time of year once again! Time to put everything you have spent the past 14 weeks learning to the test - literally! You might find yourself becoming overwhelmed by the amount of stress that final...

Mental health needs to be talked about

Mental health needs to be talked about

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 21, 2019

There is a growing trend in the music industry these days: songs and lyrics relating to depression, anxiety and mental health. These topics have typically been found more commonly in rock and its sub-genres such as grunge, metal and punk, but there is an increasing trend in lyrics and keywords about m...

The forgotten Kennedy: the story of Rosemary

EMERSON SLOMKA, Opinion Columnist

November 21, 2019

Rich in both the monetary and social sense, the Kennedy family is one of the greatest symbols of the American dream. Roots firmly planted in the realm of politics, there has been a Kennedy in an elected federal position from 1947 to 2011. Joseph and Rose Kennedy gave birth to a president of the United S...

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