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JESSIE UHLENKAMP/Opinion Columnist

November 16, 2009

I was recently told that a survey was taken of University of Northern Iowa students with regard to their involvement in extra-curricular activities on campus. According to this survey, only 40 percent of students said that they were involved in some other aspect of campus life besides their classes. T...

“That costume” trap

October 29, 2009

Rust-colored leaves scrape ominously across a deserted West 23rd Sreet. The light of the full moon dimly illuminates the night sky, and a chill is in the air. Suddenly the sound of footsteps invades the eerie silence. A dark shadow, slumped and hobbling, stumbles into view. It begins to gag and crum...

Cell phones promote antisocial behavior


October 6, 2009

I just got a new cell phone last week after having my old one for four years. The employees at the cell phone store laughed at my phone because it was so old. Poor phone.Anyway, my new phone does so much more than my old phone: it can go on the Internet, download music, text with a QWERTY keypad, email and...

No excuses for high society

TESS FAGLE/Opinion Columnist

October 5, 2009

It's nothing new that people of a certain status in life enjoy certain perks. The more talent a person posses, the higher his or her position of power, the more money the individual earns and the more social allowances he or she will be granted. This system of privilege most likely has been in place ...

Thank you UNI

September 28, 2009

Since I had a major medical problem a few years ago I've had to get around campus with a cane and sometimes a walker. I have found many good samaritans who have been helpful to me as I get into and out of buildings. I want to thank all the anonymous people for their kind assistance. You don't normally give th...

A neutral Net

DEREK HEISERMAN/Opinion Columnist

September 28, 2009

Imagine a world in which the kinds of websites you could access depend on the company that provided your Internet connection.Imagine a world where your ISP dictates what internet-based software you can use; a world where you have to pay to use the Internet based on how much bandwidth you expect to use, a...

A response to “alcohol testing questioned by students”

September 28, 2009

I was hit by a car on my bike just over a year ago Downtown Main Street by an unlicensed, uninsured driver who did not stop at a red light to make a right turn. I was thrown onto his hood where I broke my shoulder blade, toe and was knocked unconscious. The 70-year- old driver was not breathalyzed an...

Capitalism is not killing our planet

September 28, 2009

Capitalism is not killing our planet. Earth is a lot tougher than the human race. It will out last us, deal with it.That is another argument for another time, though. Why is it that people view capitalism as evil? It is the system that inspired and fueled the industrial revolution. Without competition ...

The benefits of Frugality

TESS FAGLE/Opinion Columnist

September 11, 2009

We're a few weeks into the start of another school year, and I'm sure there is one thing on the mind of most of you: Money. «How am I going to get some, but more importantly, how am I going to save some?» As we bemoan our problems, there's that once piece of advice that everyone gets -- o...

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