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We must count every ballot

We must count every ballot

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

November 15, 2018


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“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!” [email protected] ...

Alibaba will give Amazon a run for its money

Alibaba will give Amazon a run for its money

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

November 15, 2018


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Singles’ Day is a Chinese holiday observed by young people to celebrate being single. The last Singles’ Day, Nov. 11, was a record-breaking day for the internet giant Alibaba. It was so big that it smashed sales records across the world. It even dwarfed Amazon’s biggest weekend, but there’s still d...

“Heathers” remake misses the mark

“Heathers” remake misses the mark

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

November 12, 2018


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In our divisive political world, television is often used as an escape from reality. This doesn’t stop Hollywood producers from creating content that tackles tough issues facing society today.  Earlier this year, Paramount Network planned to air a television remake of the 1989 cult-classic film...

Fall is the time for meditation and growth

Fall is the time for meditation and growth

Letter to the Editor

November 12, 2018


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Editor’s Note: The following guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. November is a time of busy schedules, heavy academic commitments and stretching ourselves to meet the needs of others. The colors of the trees changing and leaves falling reminds us that autumn is a season of tr...

The importance of Iowa politics

The importance of Iowa politics

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 8, 2018


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If you’re someone like me who has lived in Iowa his whole life, you probably tend to view our state as rather insignificant to the rest of the United States, aside from our massive production of corn, soybeans and other agricultural products. We tend to be regarded as one of those states located in...

Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial

Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2018


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Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, UNI professor emeritus of marketing.  With the 2018 election concluded (thankfully), maybe we can get back to a normal life without political banter and negative campaigning.  Until, that is, the next news story reveals som...

Allegation needs to be investigated

Allegation needs to be investigated

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

November 5, 2018


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Trigger warning: Sexual assault Last week in an opinion column, Albie Nicol discussed a tweet created by an anonymous twitter user with the handle @TheeDeepThroat. In the tweet, a gay man accused Senator Cory Booker of assaulting him in a workplace bathroom.  The sexual assault allegation was horrible. If this i...

Elizabeth Warren’s folly

Elizabeth Warren’s folly

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

November 5, 2018


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Never before has science posed a greater threat to the existence of humanity. Science can, and likely will, solve global warming. It is just a matter of when and how much damage will occur. Science is also capable of preventing a massive asteroid from impaling Earth into a billion pieces. However, the...

LTE: Enough is Enough

Letter to the Editor

November 5, 2018


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Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Barbara Henning, a resident of Waterloo. Enough is enough! We’ve seen it on the national level, and as Iowans, we experience how bipartisan politics effects our state and its people. Why can’t our legislators think about the greate...

Trump places “America First”

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 1, 2018


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Last week, President Trump said to a crowd at a rally in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center: “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist,” which prompted much outcry from his opponents on the left and in the mainstream American media. One of his most well-known critics, CNN...

Using Snapchat as a tool to recruit voters

Using Snapchat as a tool to recruit voters

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

November 1, 2018


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We’re all familiar with Snapchat; the wildly popular app with the yellow ghost icon that lets you take pictures and send them your friends. Snapchat, with awareness of their popularity, decided to do something good with it. According to CNET, Snapchat has reportedly helped over 418,000 people regi...

Where are the democrats?

Where are the democrats?

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

October 29, 2018


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In 2018, party lines in American politics are harsher and yet somehow even blurrier than ever. Issues that both sides should support or criticize harshly always seem to throw my opinion of either party in its unpredictable reaction. Well, if either party reacts. And sadly, not every situation gains the ...

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