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Conspiracies are Ebol-icious

Conspiracies are Ebol-icious

BRETT IRVING

November 3, 2014


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Ebola is wreaking havoc across northwest Africa and has even entered our borders. Yet, the sad truth is many people still do not even believe this is happening or they believe it’s caused by witchcraft.  For those who do accept the epidemic, there is a small fraction that believe  hoax &ldq...

The problem we Millennial kids have

RILEY COSGROVE

October 30, 2014


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Believe it or not, we are nearly half way through the current decade.  By now, most of the Millennial’s have graduated from college, started their occupations or are just graduating high school.  During the first decade of the new millennium, we were growing into our young adulthood...

So-called “sexual misconduct”

So-called “sexual misconduct”

CHRISTOPHER DANIEL

October 30, 2014


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Let’s imagine that I walk up to you, pull out a gun and shoot you dead. Or I merely brandish the gun and make threats. What do you suppose the result would be? I would go to jail. I would definitely be expelled. The 2007 murder of 32 students by a student armed with a semi-automatic firearm at...

All-staff column

All-staff column

ASHLEY DAVIDSON & COREY COOLING

October 27, 2014


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ASHLEY DAVIDSON Opinion Columnist Between the “It’s On Us” campaign and offensive Yik Yaks, opinions at UNI are at an all-time high. When things like this happen on a university campus, chatter becomes louder.  People miraculously become advocates against such issues. The &ld...

Scientifically Illiterate America (the Purpose of Understanding Science and the Cost of Illiteracy)

Scientifically Illiterate America (the Purpose of Understanding Science and the Cost of Illiteracy)

BRETT IRVING

October 27, 2014


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Everything GMO will kill you, climate change never happens, vaccines cause autism, and anyone who accepts evolution is the anti-christ. Stop me if you have herd these before or better yet, have reiterated them yourself. All of these seem a bit strange do they not? Statements such as these are not to...

Stop harassing, start accepting

Stop harassing, start accepting

RILEY COSGROVE

October 20, 2014


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Last week, a story out of Philadelphia surfaced about a gay couple who were taunted and severely abused as they were approached by a group of friends.       Aside from the harassment of these two individuals, solely based on sexual orientation, this story really upset me, mainly be...

UNI needs to think before you yak your yik

TAIJA TUCKER

October 20, 2014


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A new app called Yik Yak is rising in popularity on some college campuses, including UNI. This app allows users to post “yaks” stating what people are doing or where they are going, but some are not used that way.  The app is gaining notoriety because of the hurtful discriminating, homophobi...

I yik love to your hateful yaks

I yik love to your hateful yaks

RENAE BEARD

October 20, 2014


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In the span of a few hours, in the heart of the Midwest, a hate crime manifested itself. Sprinkled across the city of Cedar Falls, monitors glowed and cell phone screens lit up. A seemingly incurable disease spread like wildfire. Someone’s heart broke. The crime occurred via Yik Yak, a new soc...

Letter to the editor

Hansen Breitling, junior philosophy major

October 20, 2014


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Dear UNI Students, By now most of you reading this are aware of the presence of Brother Jed and Sister Cindy on our campus the last week.  I spent some time listening to their message and watching students interact with the pair.  I walked away from the Union that day very disappointed, ...

No more Red herring, please

ERIC BOISEN

October 20, 2014


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I am unsure if I received this lecture because I am a public relations major, but since my freshman year, social media lectures have come up quite frequently.  Time and time again, professors, student organization executives and other professionals stress the importance of social media monitorin...

My social media means my image

ASHLEY DAVIDSON

October 20, 2014


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I am unsure if I received this lecture because I am a public relations major, but since my freshman year, social media lectures have come up quite frequently.  Time and time again, professors, student organization executives and other professionals stress the importance of social media monitorin...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dr. A. Frank Thompson, Professor of Finance

October 13, 2014


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I enjoyed reading the article on “Panther Fridays” because it identifies the three areas UNI must improve, if it is to increase enrollment of good, quality students. For far too long UNI has been mired in a marketing mentality focused on comfortable residence halls, fine dining, athletics...

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