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Montgomery: “Don’t treat life as a big picture”

Montgomery:

TYLER MONTGOMERY, Opinion Columnist

September 3, 2020

Try remembering a birthday, maybe when you were ten. You probably had a cake. It was probably severed by your mother. Now ask yourself, do you remember what her face looked like when you were ten? Does it look like her face currently? Well, it seems as if you’ve rewritten that memory. So, what else...

Athletes need to do more to see desired change

NBA players such as LeBron James (middle) and others have been outspoken about recent racial unrest in the United States this year.

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

September 3, 2020

If you’ve followed the newly revived sports world recently, then chances are you’ve been exposed to the many social justice messages from athletes regarding the recent racial unrest in the United States in the year 2020. The NBA has been allowing players to put social justice messages such as “Bl...

Seybert: Representation matters

Actor Chadwick Boseman passes away from long battle with colon cancer

ADDI SEYBERT, Opinion Columnist

August 31, 2020

On August 28, 2020, the world lost an amazing actor to stage four colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman was best known for his beautiful portrayals of historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get On Up and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall. Yet perhaps his most widely recognized role wa...

Political parties and police brutality

Political parties and police brutality

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

August 31, 2020

In the age of individualism, we become hyperaware of subjects while objects largely disappear from view. “Politics” is reduced to sorting out the “good” people from the “bad,” and any recourse to structural issues simply does not carry the resonance for our social media-laden landscape tha...

Slomka: Pronouns are for everyone

Slomka: Pronouns are for everyone

EMERSON SLOMKA, Opinion Columnist

August 27, 2020

While the word “pronoun” has become linked to the transgender community, this isn’t an entirely fair connection-- everyone uses pronouns, whether they realize it or not. He, she, they, it, I, you-- pronouns are an integral part of our language. Essentially, a pronoun is a word that is used as a su...

Horning: Find a student org for you

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

August 27, 2020

Everyone knows this calendar year has been unlike any other we’ve experienced so far, and that includes the rather unconventional start to the school year preceded by the manner in which last semester ended. The year of social distancing has no doubt been a struggle for most people, and the added str...

Montgomery: Get involved

Montgomery: Get involved

TYLER MONTGOMERY, Opinion Columnist

August 24, 2020

Time. One way of looking at it is by looking at your watch. Buying a watch is practically saying that you own a piece of time. If you have to buy your own time, what is it really worth? Especially if the watch is off by a few minutes. What about people wasting your time? Technically, their time is bei...

Goedken: It’s okay to slow down

DANI GOEDKEN, Opinion Columnist

August 24, 2020

We grew up in a fast-paced environment. Everyone around us was chasing their dreams, getting degrees, and getting married. They were doing it all so fast; they went from one idea to the next. They taught us how to move quickly and chase our dreams. In the media we saw young celebrities getting married an...

Seybert: Say no to bars, yes to staying in

Seybert: Say no to bars, yes to staying in

ADDI SEYBERT, Opinion Columnist

August 20, 2020

Amid new coronavirus outbreaks and death tolls rising, everyone is looking for a way to relax. Everything is changing; people are dying left and right, friends and family members are being hospitalized and face masks have become essential. It’s only natural to want to escape and find a sense of nor...

Rawwas: COVID-19, an ethics issue

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

August 20, 2020

Much has already been said of COVID-19 that any additional commentary may seem superfluous. Perhaps the most obvious observation has been that COVID-19 has clearly shown the failure of free-market systems to provide anything nearing an adequate response to a global pandemic and has clearly demonstrated t...

Executive editor bids farewell to the NI

Executive Editor Gabrielle Leitner bids farewell to The Northern Iowan.

Gabrielle Leitner, Executive Editor

May 3, 2020

During my time at UNI, few experiences hold as much value or importance to me than my employment at the Northern Iowan. I began as a staff photographer, taking any and every event I possibly could. My first event was a 2016 Presidential Debate watch party held at the Octopus. During my time a...

Bennethum: we are living in weird times

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

March 29, 2020

There is no doubt about it that life is really weird right now. Our normals and consistencies have been torn away from us, leaving uncharted territory to be explored. I, along with the rest of my peers have felt this to an extreme and there is no doubt about it that I have been struggling to grasp o...

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