Northern Iowan

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?

Opinion Columnist Abigail Bennethum discusses advancements in self-driving vehicle technology. Pictured above is a self-driving car from Google.

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

Opinion Columnist Kevin Wiggins pens his farewell column at the Northern Iowan and offers advice to his younger self and others.

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

Opinion Columnist Colin Horning discusses the coverage of mental health issues in modern music.

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...

Should all opinions be given a platform?

Opinion Columnist Mohammed Rawwas responds to Opinion Columnist Kevin Wiggins' piece

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

November 18, 2019

I should be writing about Bolivia right now. I will start off by saying that I actually take this job seriously. A bit too seriously, I imagine. I have a nagging suspicion that nobody actually reads these articles, but I still find it necessary to advance the agenda of leftism to the greatest exten...

We are still losing with streaming services

Opinion Columnist Taylor Lien discusses the dangers of relying on streaming services to archive and release content in its original form.

TAYLOR LIEN, Opinion Columnist

November 18, 2019

Disney+ launched this past Tuesday to much fanfare. On my social media timelines, there were so many who were watching the media of their childhood. For those of us born in the 90s or later, Disney+ has a whole host of titles that we grew up on. From Disney Channel Original Movie classics like “Smart H...

The arts go underappreciated

Opinion Columnist Abigail Bennethum argues why art is important to society and deserves more attention.

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

November 14, 2019

Art comes in many different forms such as painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and cinema. When we were younger, our teachers opened us up to a world of creative freedom where our imagination was limitless, but due to funding, our production was limited. We...

What does it mean to be ‘conservative?’

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

November 14, 2019

A glance into the archives of the American conservative tradition reveals whatever a given viewer might already believe. Within the Anglo-American liberal tradition, ever since Edmund Burke (1729-1797), there has existed something of an identity crisis. The question of “what is to be a ‘conserva...

Be cautious of clickbait news

Opinion Columnist Colin Horning discusses how companies like Buzzfeed or Daily Mail operate as businesses rather than news outlets.

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 11, 2019

Most of us reading this paper are likely close followers of the news cycle. After all, it’s our civic duty as American citizens to be informed on current events in our society both locally and nationally, as well as being aware of important issues going on around the world. The Internet has made it e...

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