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The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

At the most recent Iowa Board of Regents Meeting, UNI President Mark Nook reported on UNIs plan to adhere to DEI directives.

DIS Dissolved

NOAH HACKBART, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

The nine-member Board of Regents, Iowa’s governing body for its three public universities, convened at the Alumni Center on Iowa State University’s campus last week. The meeting comes on the heels...

Khristian Boyd became the latest Panther drafted in the NFL. Boyd was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 199th pick.

UNI alum Khristian Boyd drafted by Saints

MICHAEL SPAHN, Sports Writer May 1, 2024

From the UNI-Dome to the Superdome, Northern Iowa defensive tackle Khristian Boyd saw his dreams come true on Saturday. The New Orleans selected him with the 199th pick in the 2024 NFL draft.  “It...

Several of the athletes interviewed mentioned that they find the most support from their fellow teammates and coaches. Since the creation of the part-time counselor position, athletes say there have been many more open conversations about mental health.

Struggles beyond the scoreboard

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor May 1, 2024

Senior Issa Sullivan wears many hats: captain of the UNI women’s tennis team, movement and exercise science major on the pre-physician’s assistant track, member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Though...

What are the best snacks in Maucker Union’s convenience store, Essentials? Northern Iowan editors Caden Shea and Bailey Klinkhammer dive into the details for all the must-have delicious snacks provided by the store.

Essentials at Essentials


Every Tuesday, the Northern Iowan editors gather in the basement of Maucker Union to lay out the paper for publishing on Wednesday. Every Tuesday, editors Caden Shea and Bailey Klinkhammer try a different...

The Debate team has been around for a number of years at UNI, but has been rejuvenated this year with new
members and a new director. Squid Monteith was named ‘2024 New Director of the Year.’

Debate team strikes gold

ESTELLE JOHNSON, Staff Writer Apr 24, 2024

Winning trophy after trophy, the UNI Debate Team has been rocking their tournaments this year. They’ve competed in debates located in Oklahoma, Kansas and more. The members and coaches of the debate...

UNI has been collecting feedback from students and community members
to redesign the Maucker Union rooftop plaza. Before the building was constructed in 1967, the site had two intersecting sidewalks. The rooftop
being walkable has always been an important part of the union’s design.

Maucker Union rooftop to be redesigned

HOPE SCHULTE, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Apr 24, 2024

One of the University of Northern Iowa’s most iconic buildings and center for student activity is looking to get a facelift. It was recently announced that the rooftop plaza of Maucker Union will...

In the 1930s, the Homeowners Land Corporation created a series of redlining maps, like the one above of Waterloo, Iowa. These maps classified areas of the cities based on the level of real estate security, which likely played a role in companies denying loans to minority populations for decades. The effects are still felt today, with Wallstreet 24/7 ranking Waterloo as the sixth worst place to be Black in the United States in 2023.

Uprooting Redlining

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 24, 2024

Decaying houses, abandoned buildings and residual pollution from the Rath Packing Company reflect a troubled history of housing discrimination, economic disparity and segregation in a select number of...

The above graph presents data collected by the Northern Iowan from the official UNI Athletics X account. Every tweet from 2023 was counted and categorized based on which sport it was. Original tweets as well as retweeted content was counted. Note that the men’s and women’s golf teams do not have individual team accounts on X.

@UNIAthletics by the numbers

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 24, 2024

Whether looking for score updates, exciting highlights or the latest sports news, Panther fans know one place they can always check: the official UNI Athletics social media accounts. Social media is...

Moo’s Bakery’s bestselling item is their chocolate chip cookies. They’ll be one of the items available for purchase this summer at their physical location.

Moo’s Bakery to open physical store

ESTELLE JOHNSON, Staff Writer Apr 17, 2024

Sharky’s neighbor, Milkbox Bakery, has sat empty since 2022. That is, until an expanding entrepreneur and UNI alumnus recently began to lease the space. Maddie Palmersheim, owner and operator of Moo’s...

Pictured above are UNIdos’ class of 2024 graduates. Back row, left to right: Esmeralda Luna, Yeili Aleman, Mireya Patino, Brenda Hernandez Garcia. Front row, left to right: Juan Daniel Lopez, Iverson Aragon, Pablo
Cuevas Montes. Not pictured: Karina Ortiz and Vanessa Pogyo.

A night to remember

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Apr 17, 2024

As the UNIdos community came together to share a meal, enjoy live music and dance the night away at the annual Noche de Gala event, it also celebrated closing chapters and the start of new journeys for...

Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, some political science students are working on ways to reach students with voting information. They are look-
ing at possible partnerships with UNI Athletics to connect with students.

Students campaign for voter participation

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Apr 17, 2024

“Let your voice be heard.” That’s the message UNI student Grace Croat wants students to know as presidential and congressional elections begin in November. Croat is currently in a political science...

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