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McCain had passion for unity

McCain had passion for unity

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

August 30, 2018


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I’d say I’m pretty liberal when it comes down to it. I was raised by two amazing individuals who believed in our nation, our politicians and the democratic system.  They ingrained in me the values of affordable education, healthcare and human rights for all. So why was I so emotional about the ...

University tuition increase affects social mobility

University tuition increase affects social mobility

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

August 30, 2018


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Why are you at college? Education, development, fun, partying, finding a lifelong partner? Those are some of the many reasons students list for attending college. Social mobility is probably the biggest reason. When we boil it down, students go to college so they can get better jobs and make mor...

LTE: midterm elections matter

LTE: midterm elections matter

Letter to the Editor

August 27, 2018


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Editors Note: the following letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, professor emeritus of marketing at UNI. In November of 2014, the vast majority of citizens saw no need to vote because Barack Obama was reelected president in 2012, the Republicans said “nah” to everything Obama proposed ...

LTE: prioritize maternal and children’s health

Letter to the Editor

August 27, 2018


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As school starts again, it was great reading two ideas that are humbly presented that would transform modern education and have a skillful impact on our next generation of students. It is wonderful that there is research happening regarding these issues. These are global issues that our representat...

Predatory recruiting is harmful

Predatory recruiting is harmful

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

August 23, 2018


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As the fall semester opens and students are returning to campus, the season of student organization recruitment begins. This can be a fun time where new students can explore their interests and meet new people. It’s the time of year where we can attend many meetings without being tied down. St...

Future of solar power is bright

Future of solar power is bright

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

August 23, 2018


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Many people use a lot of electricity. I know that I’m usually surprised when I get my electricity bill at the end of every month. Unfortunately, our world is slipping into an energy crisis which is due in part to how much electricity humanity uses. Fortunately, there appears to be a solution to this problem....

Executive editor says goodbye

Executive editor says goodbye

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

April 26, 2018


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I have to admit: it’s not easy saying goodbye.  After having devoted three of my four college years to the Northern Iowan (NI) and spending countless hours covering events, writing film reviews and diving deep into the rabbit hole that is AP style, it’s admittedly surreal to see it all coming to...

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

April 26, 2018


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It would seem that more often than not, all those organizations you meet at orientation and fleetingly pass your email address to don’t usually end up being organizations you stick with.  The Northern Iowan (NI) staff at the time must’ve known that, because I never did get that “Come to th...

Cobb reflects on time at UNI

Cobb reflects on time at UNI

ABBI COBB, Opinion Columnist

April 23, 2018


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This past Saturday marked three years since I received the chance to listen to and speak with 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, Miriam Brysk, at the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education’s ninth Annual Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony. I was a 19-year-old college freshman covering the event in m...

Military strike on Syria was the right call

Military strike on Syria was the right call

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

April 23, 2018


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On April 13, the United States, Britain and France struck three facilities believed to be vital components of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons program in retaliation to Assad’s regime repeated use of chemical weapons, this time in the rebel-held town of Douma. The coalition stru...

Syrian strikes not the solution

Syrian strikes not the solution

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

April 19, 2018


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I believe the world is a dark, complicated place. I think we can all agree on a few things regarding the conflict in Syria: it is an atrocity for a leader to chemically poison their own people; it is an atrocity for ISIS to attack a country already undergoing internal conflict and it is an atrocity for...

UNI needs access to feminine hygiene products

UNI needs access to feminine hygiene products

BLAIR HINES, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


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UNI students do not have free access to feminine hygiene products in public bathrooms on campus, even though other universities statewide, including the University of Iowa (UI) and Iowa State University (ISU), do provide them. Shelley O’Connell, health promotion coordinator of Student Wellness Se...

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