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Elizabeth Warren’s folly

Elizabeth Warren’s folly

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Never before has science posed a greater threat to the existence of humanity. Science can, and likely will, solve global warming. It is just a matter of when and how much damage will occur. Science is also capable of preventing a massive asteroid from impaling Earth into a billion pieces. However, the...

LTE: Enough is Enough

Letter to the Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Barbara Henning, a resident of Waterloo. Enough is enough! We’ve seen it on the national level, and as Iowans, we experience how bipartisan politics effects our state and its people. Why can’t our legislators think about the greate...

Trump places “America First”

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Last week, President Trump said to a crowd at a rally in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center: “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist,” which prompted much outcry from his opponents on the left and in the mainstream American media. One of his most well-known critics, CNN...

Using Snapchat as a tool to recruit voters

Using Snapchat as a tool to recruit voters

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

We’re all familiar with Snapchat; the wildly popular app with the yellow ghost icon that lets you take pictures and send them your friends. Snapchat, with awareness of their popularity, decided to do something good with it. According to CNET, Snapchat has reportedly helped over 418,000 people regi...

Where are the democrats?

Where are the democrats?

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In 2018, party lines in American politics are harsher and yet somehow even blurrier than ever. Issues that both sides should support or criticize harshly always seem to throw my opinion of either party in its unpredictable reaction. Well, if either party reacts. And sadly, not every situation gains the ...

Five things to consider at the polls

Five things to consider at the polls

Letter to the Editor

October 29, 2018


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Voters will soon decide, in a forced-choice decision-making manner, if actions at Iowa’s Capitol under one political party (GOP) made Iowa a better place to live or if change is needed.  Five significant issues should be paramount in the voter’s mindset. First, 72 percent of Iowa citizens feel Gov. B...

The disappearance of Khashoggi

The disappearance of Khashoggi

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 25, 2018


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The disappearance of a prominent journalist and critic of the Saudi Arabian government has made internal news. Jamal Khashoggi kissed his fiancé goodbye for the last time before entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, Oct. 2 to obtain documents related to their upcoming marriage. Whi...

Kavanaugh allegations lead to slippery slope

Kavanaugh allegations lead to slippery slope

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The recent confirmation process of current Supreme Court Justice (then Supreme Court nominee) Brett Kavanaugh was, to put it bluntly, a mess. The whole operation will surely go down in time as one of the most bizarre and unique Supreme Court hearings in American history. Right at the center of the chaos was ...

LTE: Response to “A few questions”

LTE: Response to “A few questions”

Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2018


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Editors’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by  Mohammed Rawwas, senior MIS major, in response to a letter to the editor titled “A few questions,” published in the Oct. 15 issue. of the NI. Recently, I read a Letter to the Editor entitled “A few questions” responding to an opini...

Tips for a safe homecoming

Tips for a safe homecoming

Letter to the Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The leaves are changing, the temperature is cooling down, pumpkin flavor is on every menu and watching Panther football is a Saturday staple. What could be better than a UNI football game on the weekend? UNI Homecoming week, of course! During Homecoming, students get to display their school pride and help c...

Streaming market is becoming too saturated

Streaming market is becoming too saturated

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

AT&T just announced that they are going to launch a streaming service in 2019. However, it’s not an entirely new service. The majority of people reading this article are subscribed to at least one media streaming service. Whether it’s Netflix, Hulu or Amazon video, I would go as far to say t...

Informed voting is important

Informed voting is important

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 15, 2018


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I had the privilege of watching the 1st District of Iowa Congressional debate between incumbent Rod Blum and his challenger Abby Finkenauer last Friday, Oct. 5. I knew very little about both candidates going into the debate, aside from the fact that Blum is a Republican currently holding the seat...

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