Northern Iowan

Icon Donuts & Sweetery opens on Hill

Icon Donuts & Sweetery opens on Hill

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Some students might be tempted to put their New Years’ health and fitness resolutions on hold -— or at least plan a cheat day — to try out the new sweet spot on the Hill. On Friday, Jan. 11, Icon Donuts & Sweetery opened in the College Hill area next to Greenhouse Kitchen. The company was cre...

Wrestling competes at SDSU and Nebraska

Wrestling competes at SDSU and Nebraska

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Northern Iowa wrestling team competed last weekend against South Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska. The Panthers traveled to Brookings, S.D. in order to grapple with the Jackrabbits. Northern Iowa was able to defeat South Dakota State with a score of 30-10. This win puts t...

Student predicts game show win in play

Student predicts game show win in play

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The phrase “life imitates art” became all too real for one UNI student when a play she had written about winning a game show eerily predicted the future. Senior digital media production and performance major Laney Kraus-Taddeo wrote “PAT,” a one-act play based on her love of game shows for a Fa...

The best field trip you’ll ever take

The best field trip you’ll ever take

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Midwest winters can be brutal, but I think the lesser downside to it is the constant grey skies. I love a good cloudy day with a side of rain, but when you get a cloudy day every day with a freezing cold front, then they aren’t special anymore. But, if you time your next adventure just right, you ...

Trump’s trade war started economic woes

Trump’s trade war started economic woes

Letter to the Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Being forced to use postulates, axioms, theorems and inductive and deductive reasoning to find proofs and a solution to high school Geometry problems became a great precursor and positive omen for surviving in life. Multiple actions during Donald Trump’s first two years of office are building momentum...

MLK Day of serving food-insecure kids

MLK Day of serving food-insecure kids

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The giving season didn’t end on Christmas, according to some volunteer organizers. On Monday, Jan. 21, students, faculty and community members will come together for the fourth annual MLK Day of Service in Maucker Union. While the day of service has previously centered around packing Meals from the Heartla...

‘Hoodie’ exhibit examines implicit bias

‘Hoodie’ exhibit examines implicit bias

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

When you walk down the street, you may not pay much attention to other people’s fashion sense. In everyday life, a clothing item such as a hoodie is seen as commonplace and ordinary. However, due to unconscious biases, some people may see it as a warning sign. Assistant Director for Multicultural Educati...

Taylor leads swimming in wins

Taylor leads swimming in wins

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s swimming and diving team hosted Loras College and Iowa Central Community College on Friday, Jan. 11 for the first meet of the new year. The Panthers came out strong, as they took the top three spots in seven of the swimming events. On the diving side, the Panthers took the top t...

Glee Club serenades at Variety Show

Glee Club serenades at Variety Show

ALANNA BYRNES, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Last weekend, the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club hosted their 41st annual Christmas Variety Show. Filling the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC), the singers entertained a crowd of over 1,000 people. Associate music professor John Wiles has served as the director of...

UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

UNI finishes top 30 percent at CyberForce

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Six UNI students competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce™ competition at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. last weekend. It was UNI’s third time competing. They placed 18th out of 64 schools located in seven different places nationwide.  “I think the average school size is around 22...

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

African Union to raise awareness at Ankara Night

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Sexual assault, the deaf community, colorism, bleaching and refugees. These are the topics UNI’s African Union seeks to address at an upcoming event. On Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., African Union will be hosting Ankara Night in the Old Central Ballroom at Maucker Union. Presentations will run until...

Thank you, Hillenberg: *19 years later*

Thank you, Hillenberg: *19 years later*

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last Monday, Nov. 26, was a sad night in Bikini Bottom because Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon, “Spongebob Squarepants,” passed away. Hillenburg was only 57 years old and died due to ALS complications, according to Deadline. From watching “The Spongebob Squarepants...

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa
Showcase