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The evolution of intra-party division in politics

The evolution of intra-party division in politics

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Writer

September 9, 2019

In December 2019, the last intellectual bastion of never-Trump resistance was closed for good. Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard had been a redoubt of neo-conservative thought since 1995. With the collapse of the Standard, conservative pundits such as George Will, Ben Shapiro, Rod Dreher, and David French h...

On praxis: From campus to global politics

On praxis: From campus to global politics

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

September 5, 2019

In a 1997 essay, Peter Singer poses a thought experiment: you notice a child drowning in a shallow pond, which you can easily save at the mildest inconvenience of muddying your clothes. Do you have a responsibility to save the child? Assuming yes, then surely this also applies to millions of people ...

The time is now to initiate political change

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

September 5, 2019

Student debt in the United States tallies more than $1.5 trillion with over $13 billion of that debt coming from Iowans. We have less than 12 years to transition to 100% renewable energy or the Earth will face irreparable damage. There are 70-80 million individuals without healthcare and millions more wh...

Executive editor welcomes students

Executive editor welcomes students

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Executive Editor

August 29, 2019

Hello Panthers! Welcome back to another year at UNI. I want to wish an especially warm welcome to new students: I am so glad you are here with us this year. I am extremely excited for the new school year (as my fellow NI staff members can attest, I have been sending them emails exclaiming my excitemen...

Top tips for incoming students

Top tips for incoming students

SAMANTHA GOODMAN, Opinion Columnist

August 29, 2019

The transition from high school to college can be difficult for some and easy for others. No matter where you are on the spectrum, it is best to admit that you simply don’t know everything. After my freshman year, I concluded the following tips were essential to a positive experience for newcomers...

Executive Editor bids farewell

Executive Editor bids farewell

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

May 2, 2019

As my five years at UNI come to an end, it’s hard to believe that I am about to walk away from what has been my home for a half of a decade. It’s hard to emotionally process it all with all that still needs to be accomplished before I walk across the stage at graduation. Having been granted the opportunity to be t...

The actual problem with Harvard’s admission policy

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

May 2, 2019

An article appeared in the April 29, 2019, issue of the Northern Iowan in which the author argues against Harvard’s admission policy. The most egregious fault is the comparing of this admission policy, which is implicitly considered discrimination against Asian Americans, to the historical, systemic di...

Harvard’s admittance problem

Harvard’s admittance problem

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

April 29, 2019

Harvard, the most lauded university in the United States, has come under scrutiny this past year over a lawsuit concerning the University’s admission criteria. Upon hearing this, many Americans will already have their bullhorns ready and conclusions already seared into their minds. You might be thin...

The Washington connection and third-world fashion

The Washington connection and third-world fashion

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

April 29, 2019

On March 19, 2019, President Trump met with the fascist leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, to discuss plans to conduct a military coup to replace the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, with the unelected Juan Guaidó, a Western-educated and-aligned elitist. Bolsonaro, who onl...

Stand up for public transportation

Stand up for public transportation

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

April 25, 2019

Last week, the Student Fees Committee (SFC) of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) approved a motion that would cut funding for the Panther Shuttle and Panther Safe Ride from the student fees appropriations for the 2019-2020 school year. Panther Shuttle and Safe Ride are both free services, paid f...

How to get your security deposit back

Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2019

Editor’s Note: This guest column was submitted by Aspen Olsen, an AmeriCorps member with the Waterloo Regional Office of Iowa Legal Aid. It was written by Cara Strike. The final days of the school year are quickly upon us. What does this mean? Finals and then summer break is just around the corner...

Relax in the Union at “De-Stress Days”

Relax in the Union at “De-Stress Days”

Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2019

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 exams stir up. However, there are a few things you can do to prevent letting the s...

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