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Buttigieg hosts town hall

Buttigieg hosts town hall

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 15, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg held a town hall in Maucker Union in preparation for the Feb. 3rd Iowa caucus. The event followed the previous evening’s Democratic debate in Des Moines. Buttigieg’s talk was preceded by the endorsement of several prominent politicians of Blac...

Packing the Dome for MLK Day

Packing the Dome for MLK Day

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 23, 2020

Around 1,500 volunteers gathered at the UNI-Dome on Monday, Jan. 20 for “Pack the Dome: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service,” the largest volunteer event held in the Cedar Valley to date. Participants packaged meals for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s (NEIFB) BackPack Program in an effo...

Wellness Services: Join the “Joyful Mover” movement

Wellness Services: Join the “Joyful Mover” movement

Guest Column

January 23, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services. January is a season of New Year resolutions, revamps and new aspirations. One of the most common topics that surfaces during this time is weight change and body modification. This may look like wanting to “eat he...

Friesen’s top films of 2019

Friesen’s top films of 2019

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

January 23, 2020

Well, the year has passed and we can finally let out a sigh of relief. The only thing left to do now is to look ahead to fresh beginnings in the new year and decade. But before we do that, let’s take some time to appreciate all the good that happened to us this last year, specifically within the mo...

UNI rolls out Everything Bagels

UNI rolls out Everything Bagels

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

A new bagel concept has arrived on campus for everyone to enjoy. Everything Bagels can now be purchased at Chat’s, Biscotti’s and from UNI Catering by the dozen. Flavors within the brand include plain, blueberry, honey wheat, cinnamon crunch and a daily specialty flavor. The bagels are available from Monday to Frid...

Panther Portrait: FRC Iowa Regional flash mob filming

Panther Portrait: FRC Iowa Regional flash mob filming

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 23, 2020

UNI students and community members, including President Mark Nook, filmed a flash mob message on Thursday, Jan. 16 in the McLeod Center. The message celebrated five years of UNI hosting the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Iowa Regional. The competition will take place this year from March 25 throu...

Panthers take down Air Force 28-12

Panthers take down Air Force 28-12

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 23, 2020

The Panther Train rolled into the Air Force Academy this past weekend as the Panthers and Falcons went head-to-head for the seventh time in series history, which UNI leads six to one. The Panthers were coming off two big wins, 20-13 over Missouri, and 32-6 at Northern Colorado before heading into Air...

MLB cheating scandal: are we really surprised it happened?

MLB cheating scandal: are we really surprised it happened?

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

In most years, the Major League Baseball offseason is a fun time for many of us who follow the game. It’s a time of not only keeping up to date on where the highest-profile free agents will land or what our favorite ball clubs will do in order to improve themselves, but also a time for speculation...

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

UNI students and community members will be donating some of their time off on Monday, Jan. 20 to help kids in need. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day event is a collaboration between the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, John Deere, the UNI Office of Community Engagement, Service and Leadership Council, Panthe...

NI Manager retires after 27 years

NI Manager retires after 27 years

Gabrielle Leitner, Executive Editor

January 16, 2020

  After nearly 27 years of working at the Northern Iowan, Business Manager Michele Smith retired on January 14, 2020. A party was held at The Horny Toad on Main Street for friends, family and colleagues on the same day. Michele said that she enjoyed her time working with thousands of students who have tou...

WRC updates facilities, hours

WRC updates facilities, hours

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 16, 2020

Students will soon notice an expansion in the hours of the UNI Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC), thanks to a new functional fitness space which will be available for drop-in workouts during the hours when the WRC’s main fitness center is closed for classes. Christopher Denison, Director of Recreation...

NBC already had Peacock, it was called Seeso

NBC already had Peacock, it was called Seeso

TAYLOR LIEN, Opinion Columnist

January 16, 2020

Early last year, NBC announced it would be launching Peacock, a streaming service with a nod to their iconic logo. This was seen by many as NBC’s foray into streaming coming after the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ in 2019. Except, what most people probably don’t remember is that Comcast and, ...

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