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Student to compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’

Student to compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Ever since he was in middle school, Jackson Twait has dreamed of becoming the next American Ninja Warrior. Those hopes of competing have now become a reality for Twait, a junior at UNI studying actuarial science and economics. “I knew right away,” Twait said, remembering when he first began watching the show...

UNI remembers Rettinger in Hawkeye matchup

UNI remembers Rettinger in Hawkeye matchup

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

May 2, 2019

The University of Northern Iowa softball team honored former center-fielder Micalla Rettinger with a moment of silence before they faced their in-state rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes, in their final home game of the season. Rettenger died early Sunday, April 28. From the first pitch, Jaclyn Spencer was con...

UNI professor organizes photo display

UNI professor organizes photo display

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

“Barefoot and gingham dress on the front porch—it doesn’t get more classic than that,” said Philip Hopper, UNI Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, while admiring a black and white image of a young American girl from the Depression era (pictured right). The young girl is one of the sixteen photog...

2019-2020 Student Fee proposal

2019-2020 Student Fee proposal

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

May 2, 2019

The official Student Fee proposal for the 2019-2020 academic year was sent to Northern Iowa Student Government on Tuesday, April 30, after being reviewed by both the Iowa Board of Regents and UNI President Mark Nook.   The proposal included a $90,000 re-allocation to the Panther Shuttle, which will allow the shuttle to mainta...

Executive Editor bids farewell

Executive Editor bids farewell

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

May 2, 2019

As my five years at UNI come to an end, it’s hard to believe that I am about to walk away from what has been my home for a half of a decade. It’s hard to emotionally process it all with all that still needs to be accomplished before I walk across the stage at graduation. Having been granted the opportunity to be t...

Hagemann secretary retires after 2 decades

Hagemann secretary retires after 2 decades

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

May 2, 2019

A familiar face on campus is retiring this semester after 24 years at UNI. Clarine “Louie” Hartman has spent two decades serving as the secretary for Hagemann Hall. Her job involves making purchases, paying the bills and completing a whole lot of paperwork. Her biggest responsibility, however, is to ...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is one for the ages

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is one for the ages

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

May 2, 2019

It’s taken 11 years and 22 films, but the “Avengers” saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally reached its long-awaited bittersweet conclusion. Thanos has snapped his fingers and half of all life on Earth is gone. With the few remaining heroes left, the Avengers embark on a revenge qu...

Panthers invited to NFL camps

Panthers invited to NFL camps

JACOB POTTER, Associate Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

After the NFL draft, opportunities of a lifetime are still up for grabs for undrafted talent from the collegiate level. Five of those coveted minicamp spots were filled by Panthers, who earned invites from several NFL teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings and the ...

Faith, family, football — the Jaylin James story

Faith, family, football — the Jaylin James story

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Daurice Fountain, who led UNI in catches as well as receiving touchdowns in 2017, was taken by the Indianapolis Colts in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL Draft, leaving the Panther football team for good. It was someone else’s turn to step up. Enter Jaylin James. “Last year, Daurice was the definition of...

NHL playoffs remain underrated despite upsets

NHL playoffs remain underrated despite upsets

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

May 2, 2019

Many people would say springtime is the best time of year for sports. Baseball is starting back up, NBA playoffs are in full swing, March Madness recently finished and the Masters kicks off golf season for the summer. A lot of sports fans usually forget about the NHL playoffs, which is often oversh...

SFC votes to defund Panther Shuttle

SFC votes to defund Panther Shuttle

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The Student Fee Committee (SFC) voted on Wednesday, April 10, to defund the Panther Shuttle and Weekend SafeRide bus, effective in the fall semester of 2019. According to the SFC, the decision was made in order to abide by President Nook’s request to hold tuition and student fees “flat.” Committe...

DOR explains 2019-20 dining changes

DOR explains 2019-20 dining changes

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

Rumors regarding changes to UNI dining services during the 2019-2020 school year are being laid to rest. Next year’s updates will include taking all late meals, such as late lunch and late dinner, away from Rialto. For Friday dinners and all-day on Saturdays, only Rialto will be open and Piazza wi...

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