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WRC introduces intramural fee

WRC introduces intramural fee

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 16, 2019

For many students, intramural sports are a form of recreation, exercise and socialization. “I’ve been here 25-plus years, and the camaraderie and the friendships that have been made through intramural sports are still friendships now,” said Cindy Klatt, Intramural Sports Coordinator. “These ki...

SAR improv group sparks laughs

SAR improv group sparks laughs

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

A ballet rivalry, a silverware factory and a potato farm were just a few of the scenes audience members witnessed at Some Assembly Required (SAR)’s first show of the year on Friday, Sept. 13. The UNI improv comedy troupe performs monthly at the ThreeHouse: A Wesley Foundation. The troupe also travels ...

Yemen, praxis and global responsibility

Yemen, praxis and 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...

Tallgrass Prairie renamed to ‘Daryl Smith Prairie’

Tallgrass Prairie renamed to ‘Daryl Smith Prairie’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 16, 2019

During the “Prairie Rendezvous” event on Saturday, Sept. 14, the UNI Tallgrass Prairie was renamed the “Daryl Smith Prairie” to honor the biology professor on the occasion of his retirement from UNI. Speakers at the dedication included President Mark Nook, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences D...

PMB to present ‘The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire’

PMB to present ‘The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire’

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Fans of the band Earth, Wind & Fire will want to remember the “21st night of September” for this year in particular. On that date, the Panther Marching Band (PMB) will perform an Earth, Wind & Fire halftime show in the UNI Dome during the football game against Idaho State. With 315 members,...

Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ makes it rain

Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ makes it rain

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

September 16, 2019

We all know how the Great Recession of 2008 affected the American economy. There are countless stories of large financial and automotive firms going under, taking thousands of employees with them. But there is one industry you may not have  considered where workers took the biggest direct hit: strip clubs....

McElvain’s journey from walk-on to starting QB

McElvain’s journey from walk-on to starting QB

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

Much like head coach Mark Farley, redshirt freshman quarterback Will McElvain walked on to the Panther football team with the goal of eventually becoming a starter. Hard work and dedication made that goal come to fruition.  In his first collegiate start, McElvain went 25-42 for 228 yards and one to...

Panther women finish 2-2 at Missouri Invite

Panther women finish 2-2 at Missouri Invite

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

September 16, 2019

Looking to snap their four-game skid, the Panther volleyball team spent this past weekend down in Columbia, Mo., for another four-game slate, this time in the Mizzou Invitational. The round-robin tournament featured matchups against 21st-ranked Missouri, Boise State, Austin Peay and Missouri-Kansas...

Cats win first fall game against Kirkwood 11-7

Cats win first fall game against Kirkwood 11-7

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

September 16, 2019

The Panther softball team played their first fall game this past Friday as they took on Kirkwood Community College. The Panthers are coming off a 28-23 season, and are looking to use this fall to improve on their performance last season. Freshman pitcher Samantha Heyer kicked off her UNI career wi...

Bernie Sanders rallies in West Gym

Bernie Sanders rallies in West Gym

ZYRUS WHITEHEAD, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Despite threatening skies and a location change, nearly 500 people gathered in the West Gym for Bernie Sanders’ College Campus Tailgate Tour at UNI on Monday. The event included free pizza, live music and yard games as well as speakers an a 20-minute speech given by Sanders. Many UNI students attended the rally to get...

Exhibit examines misrepresentation in art

Exhibit examines misrepresentation in art

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

Before the school year began and students moved back to campus, the UNI Gallery of Art was doing some moving of its own. Over the summer, the gallery received multiple crates from Colorado artist Jack Balas to be presented in a new exhibition titled “Jack Balas: Against the Grain - Men, Maps, and Other ...

ROTC helicopter landing honors 9/11

ROTC helicopter landing honors 9/11

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

September 12, 2019

In honor of the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the UNI Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) hosted an open house and 9/11 remembrance from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lawther Field on Wednesday. The event included a helicopter landing at 7:15 a.m., as well as photo opportunities with milit...

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