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Surviving finals week

ABIGAIL SAATHOFF, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021

A junior's guides on surviving finals week for the 2021-2022 academic year When I arrived on UNI’s campus my freshman year, I had no idea what to expect when it came to finals. I had heard a few things...

Iowa vs. Michigan: A college football fiasco

NI STAFF, NI Editors December 6, 2021

This past weekend, the Big 10 championship took place with No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes playing the No. 2 team Michigan Wolverines. The last time Iowa beat Michigan was back in 2016 when Keith Duncan kicked the...

Black Country, new Road and Black Midis 2021 releases.

The best albums of 2021

BEN NEESSEN, Guest Columnist December 2, 2021

The year 2021 was an excellent year for music. From the emergence of pop–punk superstar Olivia Rodrigo to Tyler, The Creator’s return to his rap roots. From the motown merger of Anderson .Paak and...

Instead of providing more state funding for Iowas three public universities, Iowa taxpayers should advocate for a reduction in the size and scope of the Board of Regents.

Bigger budget, fewer students at the University of Northern Iowa

Glenn Gray, Guest Columnist December 2, 2021

Editor’s note: Glenn Gray is a tenured university administrator with over 35 years of experience in higher education,  including 19 years of service as a chief housing officer.  This article was...

With UNI being known for its education program, there are still holes needing to be filled.

One class of diversity is not enough

Lennon Janes, Guest Columnist November 29, 2021

As a student studying education in a non-general education field, I always find myself cringing deeply whenever I have to take a general education class. Despite being one of the top universities in the...

With enrollment taking a hit, departments are being impacted from the enrollment rates.

Falling enrollment a challenge, and not just for UNI

Glenn Gray, Guest Columnist November 29, 2021

Editors Note: Glenn Gray is a tenured university administrator with over 35 years of experience in higher education including 19 years of service as a chief housing officer.  This article was originally...

College expenses determined by net price calculators can vary by an average of $5,700.

College calculators aren’t precise, but they could easily be made better

Aaron Anthony and Lindsay Page November 18, 2021

The best way to figure out how much you have to pay for college is not to go by the sticker price. Instead, it’s to go by a college’s net price, which is often much lower. That’s because the net...

Most of us leave out hometowns to come to college, but what about the ones that never move away and stay in their childhood home?

Get out of your hometown

SAMANTHA GOODMAN, Opinion Columnist November 15, 2021

Moving to a new city, state or country after college seems to be a normal item to cross off a checklist for many recent graduates. However, it may seem scary or risky to others. Living on your own may...

Many businesses across the country are suffering from being short staffed. This often includes a longer wait at your favorite restaurant or the business just being closed.

The new crisis in the US: Staff shortages

JETTA COLSCH November 15, 2021

Across the nation, these two words can be seen in every single storefront: Now Hiring. There isn’t a business today that isn’t struggling to keep its doors open due to understaffing. As someone who...

The Board of Regents decided to not demolish the Honors Cottage (above) and Alumni House.

The Honors Cottage and our sense of place

Thomas Connors, Guest Columnist November 11, 2021

The Regents deserve credit for giving the community a chance to consider any decision to demolish the oldest building on UNI’s campus. The former president’s house, now the Honors Cottage, is a familiar...

Some arts on campus include Orchesis (above), Illuminate Dance Troupe, TheatreUNI and so many more.

The arts go underappreciated

NI Archives November 11, 2021

Editors Note: This article was originally printed on Nov. 14, 2019. Art comes in many different forms such as painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and cinema....

Opinion columnist Bailey Klinkhammer discusses what President Biden has done since taking office.

President Biden: Year in review

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Opinion Columnist November 8, 2021

As of Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, it has officially been a year since Joe Biden was elected president. He was elected based on a promise. A public option for healthcare, mask mandates, protection for minority...

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