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Resource officers are not the answer

Resource officers are not the answer

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

March 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In the wake of the Maryland shooting last week, people are turning to school resource officers as the solution to school shootings. This sounds like a good idea in theory. If there is violence in schools, we should put police officers there to stop it, right? However, school resource officers (SRO...

Conservative Parkland students ignored by media

Conservative Parkland students ignored by media

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

March 26, 2018


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Today I want to give a platform to voices that are being, at the very least, ignored and, at worst, demonized. The media coverage of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the Parkland, Florida shooting occurred have not been covered evenly. This is most evident in the recent Time mag...

Stop blaming violent media

Stop blaming violent media

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

March 22, 2018


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It is exceptionally rare for me to write an article that has anything to do with politics. I much prefer writing opinion pieces about recent media events and discussing the impacts of them. This topic is about media so I feel like I’m staying within my boundaries, but this will also involve some pol...

LTE: do you care enough to join in the march?

LTE: do you care enough to join in the march?

Letter to the Editor

March 22, 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. After the June 12, 2016 shooting spree in Orlando where 49 people were slaughtered, I submitted an Op Ed to 69 newspapers in six states who published my thoughts, entitled, ...

Columnists react to Oscars

Columnists react to Oscars

CRISTIAN ORTIZ and NICOLE BAXTER

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This past Sunday, the 90th Academy Awards were held in the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Millions of people watched as creatives from the film industry were awarded with the prestigious Oscar statuette. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and passion to win an Oscar, and it was an ...

LTE: Oscars embrace violence

LTE: Oscars embrace violence

Letter to the Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Watching the 90th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the determination of participants to shed light on social issues, including gender discrimination, immigration, systemic racism and school shootings — all of which entail violence against fellow human beings. ...

Health center needs more changes

Health center needs more changes

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

March 5, 2018


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The Student Health Center has made some great changes and additions to better serve our students in the past few years. I applaud their efforts. Great new additions include: 1) The new support groups for anxiety, grief and transition; 2) Wellness Wednesdays cover important, interesting topics and seem succ...

How best to stay safe during spring break

How best to stay safe during spring break

Guest Column

March 5, 2018


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Editor’s note: the following guest column was submitted by UNI Student Wellness Services. Are you looking to jet off to somewhere tropical, road trip down south with friends or are just looking to take a break from the stress of classes? Spring break 2018 is upon us, and while many are lookin...

Arming teachers won’t stop shootings

Arming teachers won’t stop shootings

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

March 1, 2018


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The only thing Americans seem to agree on following the horrific school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is the fact that it was a tragedy and shouldn’t have happened in the first place. 17 civilians are dead and 15 more were sent to the hospital because of...

LTE: Trump’s tax plan will lead to economic debacle

LTE: Trump’s tax plan will lead to economic debacle

GUEST COLUMN

March 1, 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. The looming question for the next decade is will Trump’s tax reform legislation make our economy better or worse? The tax package gives individual taxpayers ‘temporary’ relief...

Cultural impact of ‘Black Panther’

Cultural impact of ‘Black Panther’

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

February 26, 2018


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For me to say that “Black Panther” is doing an amazing job in box offices around the world would be a gross understatement. According to Boxofficemojo.com, as of February 25, 2018, the latest Marvel Studios film has made an estimated $400 million domestically and $700 million worldwide off of...

LTE: UNI has a racial diversity problem

LTE: UNI has a racial diversity problem

Letter to the Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

UNI’s Strategic Plan states an aim to “Attract and retain diverse students, faculty and staff who are integrated into the campus community.” At the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) candidate forum this past week, the issue of “diversity and inclusion” was raised many times. A lot wa...

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