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UNI community packs REC town hall

UNI community packs REC town hall

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 14, 2019

More than 200 UNI students, faculty and community members attended a town hall hosted by the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, exceeding the capacity of the University Room in Maucker Union. “I just want to take a second to appreciate all of you for coming,” said ...

ISSO collecting winter clothing donations

ISSO collecting winter clothing donations

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

November 14, 2019

With the early arrival of winter in Cedar Falls, UNI community members are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate extra winter outerwear for international students. Gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots and other winter clothing can be dropped off at ISSO in M...

The arts go underappreciated

The arts go underappreciated

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Opinion Columnist

November 14, 2019

Art comes in many different forms such as painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, music, dance, theater, photography and cinema. When we were younger, our teachers opened us up to a world of creative freedom where our imagination was limitless, but due to funding, our production was limited. We...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ comically attacks Nazis

‘Jojo Rabbit’ comically attacks Nazis

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

November 14, 2019

If you’re going to make a movie about the Nazis, you’d better make sure it’s going to be good. Multiply that rule by infinity if you’re going to make it a comedy.  Because of this strict rule, only a select few have been able to take the greatest human atrocity of the modern era and turn it i...

No ‘frets’ for UNI Ukulele Club

No ‘frets’ for UNI Ukulele Club

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

You may have heard popular songs such as “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors or “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas on the radio. Instead of using a guitar or electronic instruments, the UNI Ukulele Club performs these songs with their titular instrument. The UNI Ukulele Club or “Uke-N-I” meets ...

Six Panthers claim titles in season opener

Six Panthers claim titles in season opener

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 14, 2019

The UNI wrestling team, better known as the Panther Train, returned this week for the first time since national champion Drew Foster won it all six months ago. Returning three All-Americans and three NCAA qualifiers, the Panthers opened up their season with a bang at the Harold Nichols Open at Iowa St...

Preview: No. 4 UNI vs No. 8 South Dakota State

Preview: No. 4 UNI vs No. 8 South Dakota State

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

UNI football has had multiple battles with top 10 FCS programs this season, along with going wire-to-wire with Iowa State, who was ranked 21st in the nation at the time. Coming into Saturday’s matchup, South Dakota State kept it close with No. 1 North Dakota State 23-16 earlier in the season on Sa...

Top 3 men’s basketball standouts to watch this season

Top 3 men’s basketball standouts to watch this season

JACOB POTTER, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

With another UNI men’s basketball season underway, the Panthers return 10 players with experience including A.J. Green, Spencer Haldeman and Austin Phyfe, who all will look to lead the Purple and Gold this season. A.J. Green The Cedar Falls native leads UNI in his second season as the starting point guard with a wor...

Panthers cut down Sycamores 17-9

Panthers cut down Sycamores 17-9

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

November 11, 2019

The Panthers came into Saturday ranked sixth in the recent FCS committee rankings with a record of 6-3.  Looking to stay undefeated in the Dome against the 3-6 Indiana State Sycamores, the Panthers did just that in a grind-it-out 17-9 victory sealed with a strip-sack by defensive end Elerson Smith...

Hurts Donuts opens in Cedar Falls

Hurts Donuts opens in Cedar Falls

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Hurts Donuts opened the doors of its Cedar Falls branch to the public on Wednesday, Nov 6. Located at 100 E 2nd St in downtown Cedar Falls, the new store opened at 5 a.m. and will be welcoming customers 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Hurts offers a selection of over 70 varieties of donuts and ...

UNI, DMACC announce partnership

UNI, DMACC announce partnership

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Students from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) seeking to transfer to UNI will now have the option to remain in the Des Moines area, thanks to a recent partnership developed by DMACC President Rob Denson and UNI President Mark Nook. As announced  on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the DMACC Urban camp...

Be cautious of clickbait news

Be cautious of clickbait news

COLIN HORNING, Opinion Columnist

November 11, 2019

Most of us reading this paper are likely close followers of the news cycle. After all, it’s our civic duty as American citizens to be informed on current events in our society both locally and nationally, as well as being aware of important issues going on around the world. The Internet has made it e...

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