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Wellness Services: homecoming safety tips

Guest Column

September 30, 2019

Editor’s Note: This guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. As the centennial homecoming celebration draws near, consider making a homecoming safety checklist to ensure you are able to have a fun and safe time throughout the week! Homecoming goes beyond the game. If you choose n...

The ‘gift’ of western democracy

The 'gift' of western democracy

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

September 26, 2019

You wake up late one Saturday morning. You get out of bed and brush your teeth. You step outside to grab your mail. As you open the door, you vaguely see something gliding in the pale blue sky of spring above Suburbia, Iowa. You see a package drop from the unidentified flying object to the idyllic w...

Women’s rights is a logical deciding factor

Professor Emeritus Steve Corbin explains the importance of female voters in the 2020 election.

Letter to the Editor

September 26, 2019

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by UNI Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Steve Corbin. Passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 gave women the right to vote, yet they remained relatively quiet at the polls for decades.  But, in every presidential election since 1980, women have...

Words have a lasting impact

Opinion Columnist Abigail Bennethum reflects on the lasting impact that words have and urges readers to respect each other, regardless of identity.

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

September 23, 2019

As a Conservative Christian, I have many reservations about how the rest of this article will play out. Obviously, by my label, many people will have preconceived accusations and opinions of what my opinions and ideas will consist of. Even though my label falls into a category that not many people are parti...

Protists: rooting for biology’s underdogs

Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka explains the importance of Protists in our ecosystem.

EMERSON SLOMKA, Opinion Columnist

September 23, 2019

When considering the various life forms that inhabit the earth, a few major groups come to mind. There are, of course, the animals, the kingdom which includes ourselves and our furry (or scaly, or feathered) friends. We also have the plants, the photosynthetic organisms that provide us with food, str...

Print news creates informed minds

Opinion Columnist Colin Horning expresses why he believes reading the news is important to become an informed citizen.

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

September 19, 2019

This may be an unpopular opinion, but newspapers are wonderful. Now, I may have a bit of a bias towards them, being that I work for one and greatly enjoy doing so. But newspapers, especially hard copy versions of them, are something that I find as a valuable part of our modern society. However, they ...

The democracy movement and rank-choice

Opinion Columnist Kevin Wiggins discusses the

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

September 19, 2019

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig has made a jump into this digital desert we inhabit with his podcast “Another Way.” The show is dedicated to a burgeoning “democracy movement” that is slowly growing across the United States. Lessig hosts a number of academics, activists and others for discu...

Yemen, praxis and global responsibility

Opinion columnist Mohammed Rawwas discusses issues in Yemen and the importance of global responsibility.

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

September 16, 2019

According to a recently released United Nations Development Programme report, the conflict in Yemen will result in 233,000 deaths by the end of 2019, with 140,000 or 60% of total deaths being children under the age of 5. The total deaths total about 1% of Yemen’s entire population. 17% of the populat...

How much power should students have?

CALEB STEKL, Opinion Columnist

September 16, 2019

Student power is a term rarely discussed since the student-worker revolts that raged across France in May 1968. The French students demanded democratic, student-run universities and better working conditions for the workers of France. What meaning, if any, can student power have in this epoch of disempow...

The misconceptions of Greek life

Opinion Writer Colin Horning addresses preconceived notions regarding Greek Life organizations. Two men participate in Sigma Phi Epsilon's See-SAAW event in April.

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

September 12, 2019

Chances are that if you aren’t involved in a fraternity or sorority, you have a negative portrayal of Greek organizations. Whether it’s the exaggerated images that Hollywood movies portray, the constant bad press and horror stories circulating in the news or the general negative stigma around those i...

Social media has changed the world

Opinion Writer Samantha Goodman expresses how social media has changed society.

SAMANTHA GOODMAN, Opinion Columnist

September 12, 2019

Social media appears to be the future, and few would deny that. Businesses are posting job openings to find employees on Facebook. Companies are offering positions in social media management. Professors are promoting open discussions for communication and idea sharing through posts in feed forums such...

SWS: wellness coaching

Guest Column

September 12, 2019

Editor’s Note: This guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. Do you feel stuck, unsatisfied or unclear about the direction of your goals? Are you wondering what keeps getting in your way of achieving the life you’ve always wanted? Maybe everything seems swell, but you’re wanti...

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