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The power of story in our lives

The power of story in our lives

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

April 16, 2018


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If I said that I wanted to tell you a story, how would you react? Would you be intrigued and happy to hear it? Or would you pass, think I was weird or not even care at all? See, when I tell people that I’m an English major, they automatically ask, “So where do you want to teach?” I then f...

Traditions Challenge leads to lifelong memories

Traditions Challenge leads to lifelong memories

KIRBY DAVIS, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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Well Panthers, it’s that time of year again: two weeks of classes, then finals and then graduation. It’s unbelievable how fast time flies when you’re in college. It’s hard to imagine that four years ago many of us were just about to graduate high school, worried about not seeing our friends...

The pros and cons of social media

The pros and cons of social media

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

April 12, 2018


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So, if you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the Facebook doom and gloom blasting through the news cycle. It has gotten so bad that every major media news source is spewing dozens of articles about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the dangers of social media. It’s getting a little depress...

LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity

LTE: addressing hate crimes through unity

Letter to the Editor

April 12, 2018


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Editor’s note: the following letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, professor emeritus of marketing at UNI. Since 9/11 (2001), hate crimes have steadily increased year after year. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program lists these top hate crime incidents (in alphabetical order): ...

‘Walk a Mile’ is problematic

‘Walk a Mile’ is problematic

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

April 9, 2018


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Last week, Sarah Ritondale wrote an opinion piece calling for the re-emergence of the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on our campus. The event includes men walking in high heels to raise money for sexual violence advocacy. As the president of Northern Iowa Feminists (NIF), I personally have wor...

STD Awareness Month: get yourself tested

STD Awareness Month: get yourself tested

Guest Column

April 9, 2018


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Editor’s note: the following guest column was submitted by UNI Student Wellness Services. The spring semester is winding down, and that means it’s time for exams and tests. One of the more important tests you can take is getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Contract...

Bring back ‘Walk a Mile’ event

Bring back ‘Walk a Mile’ event

SARAH RITONDALE, Opinion Columnist

April 5, 2018


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Two years ago, the Northern Iowan published an opinion piece in regards to an event a fraternity on campus participated in to promote “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.” The Inner Fraternal Council (IFC) held the walk each year, and the men put on high heels and walked a mile through Cedar Falls while ...

LGBT representation in ‘Love, Simon’

LGBT representation in ‘Love, Simon’

JORDAN ALLEN, Opinion Columnist

April 5, 2018


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The coming-out story of the century is finally here, as “Love, Simon” hit theaters last month. Simon is a normal kid with a normal family, living a normal life, except there’s one small thing no one knows about him: Simon is gay. As we follow Simon’s journey trying to accept who he is, an anonymous ...

FB data breach impacts users

FB data breach impacts users

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

April 2, 2018


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Facebook is something I’ve written about many times. I prefer my media-based topics, and the largest social media platform is usually in the news. However, they’re usually in the news for some kind of innovation or new experiment they’re trying. This week, they’ve been in the news for some very ba...

Police rarely punished for shooting black civilians

Police rarely punished for shooting black civilians

ABBI COBB, Opinon Columnist

April 2, 2018


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Last week, Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II proved yet again that American law enforcement officers are seldom held accountable for use of deadly force against civilians. Salamoni and Lake, two white officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are responsible for the 2016 shooting death of 37-year-old Al...

MSD students miss the point

MSD students miss the point

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

March 29, 2018


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The students leading the charge against gun violence and mass shootings have been working tirelessly to get meaningful gun reforms passed, and their efforts have been inspirational. With that being said, their “manifesto” fundamentally fails to address the core issues leading to gun violence and...

Gun violence tied to male entitlement

Gun violence tied to male entitlement

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

March 29, 2018


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We, as a society, need to stop teaching men that they are entitled to women. With a task as huge as this, it will take all of us to undo years upon years of this horrific lesson we inadvertently teach young men. You may be asking: Albie, this has been a problem for quite a while now; why did you...

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