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AOC, Michael Moore stump for Bernie

AOC, Michael Moore stump for Bernie

EMMA PISTARINO, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 25, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), filmmaker Michael Moore and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) visited UNI for a town hall in Maucker Union in support of Bernie Sanders’ campaign. With the highly anticipated Iowa caucus approaching, Democratic presidential candidates have increased thei...

Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI

Ending the stigma: You Matter Week at UNI

EMMA'LE MAAS, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

This week, Jan. 27 to 31, is You Matter Week at UNI. Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) has teamed up with Active Minds, Black Student Union, To Write Love on Her Arms and UNI Counseling Services to put on this week’s events. The event was launched in the fall of 2016 after the loss of several stu...

Klobuchar’s daughter visits UNI

Klobuchar’s daughter visits UNI

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 27, 2020

Abigail Bessler, daughter of Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, made a brief stop at UNI on Thursday, Jan. 23 while traveling across Iowa in support of her mother’s campaign. Klobuchar, along with fellow senators and candidates Bernie Sanders (Vt.), Elizabeth Warren...

Dems respond to Soleimani killing

Dems respond to Soleimani killing

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

January 27, 2020

The assassination of Qasem Soleimani on January 3 by the Trump administration had quite the revelatory effect on the Democratic primary; for once, it centered a discussion on foreign policy that is oft-ignored by the mainstream media towards presidential races and allowed us to focus on and compare the...

A very happy jazz performance

A very happy jazz performance

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

January 27, 2020

Christopher’s Very Happy. Band. (CVH.B.) performed a concert on Friday evening, Jan. 24 in Russell Hall’s Bengtson Auditorium. The performance featured jazz compositions from their second album, “While We Wait.” “Let’s face it,” reads the band’s “About” blurb on their Facebook page. ...

Film informs on trauma-informed care

Film informs on trauma-informed care

ABIGAIL BENNETHUM, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Last week, the UNI Department of Social Work hosted a film screening and panel discussion about the use of therapeutic approaches to promote behavioral change in the juvenile justice system. The two sessions of this program were held in Maucker Union on Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23. ...

Imagine College Hill! kickoff workshop planned

Imagine College Hill! kickoff workshop planned

ELIZABETH KELSEY, News Editor

January 27, 2020

UNI students and Cedar Valley community members are invited to attend the kickoff workshop for Imagine College Hill! on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Energy & Environmental Education (CEEE). The event marks the beginning of a public visioning process for the future of College Hill...

Panthers pin 8th-ranked Cowboys

Panthers pin 8th-ranked Cowboys

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

January 27, 2020

The Panther Train continues to roll through competition, with this weekend being no exception. The McLeod Center was packed with 4,000 fans for an exciting night of wrestling as the 20th-ranked Panthers hosted the eighth-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Jay Schwarm (125 lbs) started out the night for ...

Panthers suffer road loss against SIU Salukis

Panthers suffer road loss against SIU Salukis

BRIELLE KIEWIET, Sports Writer

January 27, 2020

The UNI men’s basketball team fell in a two-point game, 68-66, against the Salukis of Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. The Panthers are now 5-2 in the MVC and 16-3 overall on the season, coming off a road win at Bradley last Saturday night. “As sharp as we were down the stret...

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...

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