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What I’ve learned during my freshman year

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

March 28, 2019

Being a freshman here at UNI, I have learned a lot, and not just the directions from my dorm room to $5 Pizza. Before coming to college, I thought I knew a lot and just assumed that the first year on my own was going to be a stroll in the park. In the spirit of this year only having a quarter left,...

Stay safe this break: Do it for YOU!

Stay safe this break: Do it for YOU!

Letter to the Editor

March 14, 2019

This guest column was submitted by Graduate Assistant Brianna De Moss of Student Wellness Services. Whether you’re planning on vacationing somewhere tropical or stay-cationing in Cedar Falls, consider making a spring break safety checklist this March to ensure you are able to have a fun and safe ti...

Giddens will fight student voter suppression

Letter to the Editor

March 14, 2019

This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Eric Giddens, Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 30. Right now in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate, there is a bill making its way that would outlaw voting on University of Northern Iowa campus, as well as voting on the other state university campus...

Border security is common sense

Border security is common sense

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

March 11, 2019

Security at the southern border with Mexico has been a hot-button issue for the last few years and has since escalated with the election of President Donald Trump. During his campaign, it was perhaps his most talked-about issue and garnered countless hours of media and Internet attention from journa...

Tale of two YouTubes: A spectrum

Tale of two YouTubes: A spectrum

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

March 7, 2019

It was the best of nights, it was the worst of nights, it was a time of tweets, it was the time of podcasts, it was the epoch of endless knowledge, it was the epoch of lazy opinion, it was the season of love, it was the season of ceaseless loneliness, it was the spring of supreme opportunity, it was...

Raise your glass to growing up

Raise your glass to growing up

BRODY HALL, Copy Editor

March 4, 2019

You failed a test? Take a shot. You aced a test? Take a shot. Your boyfriend dumped you? Take a shot. He told you he loved you? Take a shot. You got the job? Take a shot. They told you they decided to pick a different candidate? Take a shot. You’re mad? Take a shot. Sad? Take a shot. Happy? Take a sho...

Protests in Haiti show the way forward

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

March 4, 2019

On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, protests in Haiti erupted in reaction to the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse, and his administration’s theft of billions of dollars that were on loan from Venezuela’s oil program Petrocaribe, as well as decreases in purchasing power and other economic concerns. The...

Are you pro-life or pro-birth?

Are you pro-life or pro-birth?

Letter to the Editor

February 28, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, professor emeritus of marketing. “I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion that that makes you pro-life. Your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child ed...

Is the spring break “bronze glow” really worth it?

Is the spring break “bronze glow” really worth it?

SAMANTHA GOODMAN, Opinion Columnist

February 28, 2019

With spring break just around the corner, tanning beds are regularly being occupied by students yearning for that bronze color to show off in their bikinis. Regular tanning bed usage places users at a risk of 60 percent for developing skin cancer, as well as premature skin aging, according to the Americ...

Is Youtube a practical career?

Is Youtube a practical career?

ABBY BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

February 25, 2019

Growing up, we were asked what we wanted to be when we were older. Such a simple question, yet it follows with two decades in the making. Some of the most common things that children want to be are teachers, doctors, firefighters, ballerinas and veterinarians. As we grow up, the majority of us usually ...

Liberal arts education is necessary

Liberal arts education is necessary

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

February 21, 2019

As we soon head into the third decade in which most millennials will have been alive, it appears that the Humanities are in their worst shape since the condemnation of Aristotle in 1210. The liberal arts are a required odyssey in almost every institution of higher education in the West: So how then a...

The only moment that matters is right now

BRODY HALL, Copy Editor

February 21, 2019

I had been toying with the idea of writing this piece for a while, like the way a thought lingers, weaving itself in and out of your consciousness like an uninvited visitor, popping out of nowhere and begging for your attention. I think this may come from a place of anxiety, or maybe denial. To this, I’...

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