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Study Abroad Fair

Study Abroad Fair

Monique Smith, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the annual Study Abroad Fair took place in the Maucker Union Ballroom. The event started at 11 a.m. and finished at 3 p.m. The Study Abroad Center organized the fair to educate the students of UNI about the opportunities available to them and to encourage more students to take...

Nook’s State of the University Address

Nook’s State of the University Address

JOSHUA DAUSENER, Copy Editor

September 21, 2017


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President Mark A. Nook, seven and half months into his tenure as President of UNI, gave his first State of the University Address on Monday. The annual speech, given in the Lang Hall Auditorium to a crowd of over 100, was one of many “firsts” throughout Nook’s first full academic year as UNI’s ...

Candidate talks about abolishing BOR

Candidate talks about abolishing BOR

KELSEY CHIDLEY, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett  recently made headlines when he indicated that he hopes to eliminate the Iowa Board of Regents and establish separate boards of trustees for each of Iowa’s public universities and its two specialty schools. Corbett is a republican candidate for governor. “Students cou...

Eating healthy at the dining centers

Eating healthy at the dining centers

CRISTIAN ORTIZ, Opinion Columnist

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Freshmen, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Freshmen 15.” Upperclassmen, you may have actually experienced it, or may even still be experiencing it. Let me tell you: I’m definitely still experiencing the effects of the “Freshmen 15.” With the dining centers basically being buffets at every hou...

Military spending overshadows education

Military spending overshadows education

ABBI COBB, Opinion Columnist

September 21, 2017


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I have spent countless hours gawking at the phenomenal intricacies found in the rotundas and chambers of the Iowa State Capitol Building. And despite the infinite number of details to choose from, my absolute favorite experience in that building is looking up to see a gold-leafed quote by Edward Everett, readi...

Chalk artist Herb Hake exhibit

Chalk artist Herb Hake exhibit

ALLISON MAZZARELLA, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Rod Library is hosting the grand opening of the Herb Hake exhibit.  Hake worked at UNI for 34 years, primarily with radio and TV broadcasting. “Herb Hake was instrumental in the creation of the UNI public radio station,” said Jessica Cruz, exhibit preparator and ou...

Rod Library brings in the UNI “turtle guy”

Rod Library brings in the UNI “turtle guy”

KIRBY DAVIS, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Many students in the biology department may know Professor Jeff Tamplin as UNI’s resident turtle expert, but what they may not know is that “turtle guy” Tamplin is an illustrator in his free time. Tamplin hosted a Q&A session on Tuesday, Sept. 19, to discuss his work at Rod Library, where ...

‘It’ merges nostalgia with horror

‘It’ merges nostalgia with horror

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

It may be lurking under your bed, skulking in a shadowy closet or even prowling through the darkened sewers on a rain-drenched evening. To put it simply, “It” is whatever you fear the most. No matter what “It” is for you, the feeling of dread washing over your body when confronted with your ...

MVC play set to begin

MVC play set to begin

JOEL WAUTERS, Sports Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

This past weekend, the UNI women’s soccer team took the pitch for two important match-ups to complete the bulk of their non-conference schedule. The Panthers managed to walk away with both a win last Friday night and a tie Sunday afternoon to elevate their record to 7-1-1. Friday night’s game saw the Panthers hit t...

Undefeated teams in the NFL

Undefeated teams in the NFL

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Week two of the NFL season has come to an end. As of right now, the 10 undfeated teams in the NFL include the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Fal...

Judge and Stanton

Judge and Stanton

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

September 21, 2017


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As the MLB season comes to a close, two outstanding home run hitters are still chasing history. With only five games left in the regular season, Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has hit 44 home runs, making him and the now-retired Mark McGuire the only two rookies to ever hit over 40 home runs. Could J...

Mohair Pear’s 7th Annual Pear Fair

Mohair Pear’s 7th Annual Pear Fair

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

There was an indie craft invasion on College Hill Saturday, Sept. 16, with the seventh annual Pear Fair. Over 25 local and regional vendors came to the corner of 22nd and College Street, right by the Octopus bar, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For Allison Dickinson, — a junior studying geography, —this was...

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