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Moussa Barry is a Fulbright Scholar who hails from Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Panther Profile: Moussa Barry

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Sep 27, 2023

With his home in Burkina Faso, West Africa, international student Moussa Barry packed up his belongings and made the almost 24 hour long journey to UNI’s campus this summer. A Fulbright Scholar, Barry...

Eric Schutt and Braden Hoyer’s characters struggle to keep the set together as they execute their scene.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” goes right

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 27, 2023

The technical rehearsal for TheaterUNI’s latest production, “The Play That Goes Wrong '' begins with a fight call. The ensemble cast of eight gathers to practice their many stunts that occur in the...

Junior biology and biochemistry double-major Jacqueline Heggen collects a sample from Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. UNI students and faculty are using the research to explore how life survives in extreme environments.

Reaching new heights 600 feet under

KORBYN RYAN, Staff Writer Sep 27, 2023

Since 2021, UNI students and faculty conducting research that would help locate extraterrestrial life have been reaching new heights in science – by looking 600 feet underground. As part of a $200,000...

The Patch is officially open and ready to kick off the spooky season.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls!

Hope Schulte, Staff Writer Sep 20, 2023

Even though Charlie Brown and the gang were unable to see the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls residents and UNI students may have a chance at finding even better pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch.  The...

Two UNI alums are up for City Council election to represent Ward 4 - a district made up of many UNI students.

Meet the candidates: Cedar Falls City Council

Grant Pedersen, Staff Writer Sep 20, 2023

For this November’s Cedar Falls City Council elections, two UNI alums have begun campaigns to be elected to the open Ward 4 seat vacated by incumbent Simon Harding’s retirement. The two candidates...

Students crowded into the Panther Mayhem student section for the home-opener football game on Sept. 9.
Panther Mayhem as an organization is active for the first time this year since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return of the Mayhem


New life is being brought to the student section at UNI athletic events, as a call for Panthers to pack the stands has been heard all around campus. Saturday, Sept. 9, we got to see Panther Mayhem in...


Highest enrollment jump in over decade

NOAH HACKBART, Staff Writer Sep 13, 2023

Last week, enrollment numbers for the University of Northern Iowa were released, and after years of pandemic and post-pandemic decreases, the numbers are finally on the rise. Reporting from the university...

Recruitment for Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNI starts this Wednesday,
Sept. 13. UNI’s fraternities and sororities focus on giving back to the
community, nourishing active members and recruiting new members.

UNI Recruitment vs Bama Rush

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 13, 2023

Since 1904, with the installment of a Kappa Delta chapter at the University of Alabama, sorority rush has been a culturally significant part of being a student at Alabama. In the 118 years since then,...

As temperatures reached 105 degrees Aug. 23, students in non-air conditioned dorms like Bender Hall relied on opening windows and placing fans throughout their rooms. Many still did not find relief, adding to first-week stresses.

Students without AC desperate for relief

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Sep 13, 2023

For transfer student and Dancer resident Makenna Arbogast, her numerous fans were in full blast to stave off the stifling heat brought on by the record breaking heat wave during the first week of classes.  “Throughout...

The new engineering degree will be housed in the newly-renovated Applied
Engineering Building, as phase one of the project is set to be open for the spring 2024 semester. The artist rendering above shows the new space.

UNI debuts new engineering degree

TAYLOR NOHRENBERG, Staff Writer Sep 13, 2023

The University of Northern Iowa is reaching new heights in the engineering industry. With the renovation of the Applied Engineering Building and the unveiling of their first-ever engineering degree, UNI...

The Kappa Sigma house is located on 2504 College St., and it is home to their members as well as their philanthropic events.

Kappa Sigma Gives Back

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 13, 2023

The Mu Upsilon chapter of Kappa Sigma is set to host their block party on Saturday, Sept. 23 in honor of the Kappa Sigma Military Heroes Campaign. Like other chapters within fraternity and sorority life...

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