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Dance Marathon must get political

Dance Marathon must get political

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

February 18, 2019

The perennial “For the Kids” (FKT) charity event evokes images of orange shirts, loud music, dancing and Instagram posts. The 24-hour dance event is a time of celebration, happiness and joy. FTKers get a sense of immense satisfaction that they have done something worthwhile for those in need. They have h...

Fraternities have unfair power advantages

Letter to the Editor

February 18, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by political communication major Hannah Gregor. When the same people come to power over and over again, we as a society begin to believe there is a natural hierarchy of people. However, when we look at the generational patterns in populations, w...

Digital media bubble is an issue

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019

When you hear about some kind of bubble bursting you probably think of soap bubbles or perhaps the housing bubble that burst about 10 years ago. You probably don’t think about the Digital Media bubble that’s mid burst right now. The little-known bubble in the world of technology has some serious ...

Political polarization needs to be fixed

Political polarization needs to be fixed

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

February 14, 2019

Nowadays, the political climate in America is incredibly polarized. It’s not hard to tell: People who identify as liberal are moving farther to the left and people who claim to be conservatives are moving farther to the right. A 2017 study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that less than 32 ...

Why the classics are needed

Why the classics are needed

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2019

When it comes to the Classics, there is a general perception of a stodgy, old British intellectual named Sir Bertrand Merriweather scribbling notes in cuneiform script while smoking a pipe. This pervasive image is changing with more and more new blood entering the field. One of the rising stars of classical studie...

Giving intl. students a voice

Giving intl. students a voice

ASHAN KHAN, Opinion Columnist

February 11, 2019

Having worked with admissions for most of my academic career, the recurring theme I have seen in attracting students is giving them a voice. Most schools these days market themselves as to how they are the right fit for the student and how they can cater to the students’ individual needs. With regards ...

LTE: Cancelation policy is classist

LTE: Cancelation policy is classist

Letter to the Editor

February 4, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by political communication major Hannah Gregor.  The UNI policy for delays and cancellations states, “It is a basic premise of this policy that University faculty, staff, and students shall have the opportunity to make their own decision ...

Reboot culture is bad for entertainment industry

Reboot culture is bad for entertainment industry

GABRIELLE LEITNER, Art Director

February 4, 2019

We now have access to more media content than ever before through the Internet and streaming services, on top of the already established traditional forms of entertainment. With the seemingly endless possibilities of plots for television shows, why is Hollywood reverting back to rebooting older tel...

A woman not lost to history

A woman not lost to history

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

January 31, 2019

Émilie du Châtelet is quite possibly one of the most badass women you’ve never heard about. Born in 1706, Émilie was a philosopher, physicist, mathematician and even with all this, she is only remembered for being Voltaire’s mistress. Her career achievements include discovering infrared radiation...

‘Trumping’ Trump was hard to do in 2018

‘Trumping’ Trump was hard to do in 2018

Letter to the Editor

January 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by UNI Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Steve Corbin. In card games, `trump’ is considered the suit of cards ranking above the others in a particular hand.  Trump is also the surname of the 45th president of the United States.  While exam...

Socialism causes economic peril

Socialism causes economic peril

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

January 28, 2019

This past Wednesday, the United States and President Trump formally recognized Venezuelan National Assembly Leader (the Venezuelan equivalent to U.S. Congress) Juan Guaidó as the interim President of Venezuela, stating that the previous election of President Nicolas Maduro was a sham. Guaidó took an...

Student Wellness Services offers wellness coaching

Student Wellness Services offers wellness coaching

Guest Column

January 28, 2019

Editor’s Note: This guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. Have you heard of Wellness Coaching yet? Wellness Coaching is a way for students to create the life they want by exploring their strengths and focusing on their health and well-being. Through the process of coaching, they m...

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