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Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

Online echo chambers reinforce political beliefs

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

October 8, 2018


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Like most college students and people of my generation, I find myself spending a lot of time on the Internet. It’s fast, easy and keeps us constantly connected to everything current and new in the world. We have access to instant news, entertainment, gossip, our friends and anything else that we have ...

Why we must believe women

Why we must believe women

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 4, 2018


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‘Who do I believe?’ This loaded question looms over every observer when sexual assault allegations are made public. With the growth of the #MeToo movement as well as the recent public accusations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it seems that the way we approach ‘belief’ in one person or a...

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

LTE: The evidence backs up Ford’s credibility

Letter to the Editor

October 4, 2018


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In the September 27, 2018 issue of The Northern Iowan, I read a letter to the editor entitled “Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation.” It contains some rather curious arguments that I think must be addressed. First of all, a large section of the letter is dedicated to providing anecdotal evidence of...

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

Is Kavanaugh the right choice?

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

October 1, 2018


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LEAHY: Well, then, let’s go back to the incident. What is the strongest memory you have, the strongest memory of the incident, something that you cannot forget? Take whatever time you need. FORD: Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the laugh — the uproarious laughter between the two, ...

America’s global leadership is threatened

America’s global leadership is threatened

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2018


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Editors Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Steve Corbin, UNI professor emeritus of marketing. Of the 195 countries the United States interacts with, three countries are not fazed by President Trump’s rally against NATO, NAFTA, United Nations, the World Trade Organization, climate acco...

Votes in local elections matter

Votes in local elections matter

BRENNA WOLFE, Opinion Columnist

September 27, 2018


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Voting matters at UNI. Not only is voting easy to do on our campus, but it is also really important. You are spending 4 plus years of your life in Cedar Falls, and therefore, local politics affects you! Are you upset about potholes or construction? Well, that is local politics, and who you vote for can make ...

LTE: Delay drives Kavanaugh accusation

Letter to the Editor

September 27, 2018


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Editors Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Lucas Boyer, Young Americans for Freedom chairman. It is in response to a column titled “Kavanaugh hearing must be postponed,” which ran in the Sept. 17 issue of the NI.  Content Warning: Explicit Description of Sexual Assault The confirmati...

Spotify supporting indie artists

Spotify supporting indie artists

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

September 24, 2018


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Let’s talk about some good news in the media world. Spotify, everyone’s favorite music app, has rolled out a new beta program that will now allow independent artists to directly upload their music to the program for free. Spotify is now making it much easier for lesser-known artists to get the...

Tips to remember while packing for study abroad

Tips to remember while packing for study abroad

ALVIN KONG, Opinion Columnist

September 24, 2018


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Studying abroad is a big decision that introduces you to many new experiences and cultures. An important thing you can do beforehand to prepare for your experience is to know what to bring with you on your journey. I am currently studying abroad in Hull, England, but this should be a well-generalized ...

Senate must postpone hearing

Senate must postpone hearing

JACK AVE, Opinion Columnist

September 20, 2018


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Content Warning: description of sexual assault, rape culture "But fortunately, we had a good saying that we've held firm to this day... which is: What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That’s been a good thing for all of us” -Brett Kavanaugh in a 2015 speech at Catholic University of Ameri...

Between sports and politics, we are all one

Between sports and politics, we are all one

ALBIE NICOL, Opinion Columnist

September 20, 2018


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Scrolling through social media the past couple days has made me realize the true nature of sports: competition and division. I know- you’re probably all thinking, “Duh, that’s kind of the objective of sports, to win,” and you wouldn’t be wrong about that. But seeing the divisive nature of l...

EU articles harm free speech

EU articles harm free speech

SAM KING, Opinion Columnist

September 17, 2018


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While I’m happy to see some of the social media drama over Twitter dying down, there’s now an equally bad issue affecting the internet this week. It seems like we have traded one problem for another. I’m talking about the recent votes in the European Union (EU) over Article 11 and the infamous...

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