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Tails on Trails brings dogs to campus

Tails on Trails brings dogs to campus

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The UNI community had the opportunity to walk dogs, fly kites and spend some time outdoors this past Friday at AmeriCorps’ second Tails on Trails event. The event was organized in partnership with NISG, UNI Men’s Rugby, the Green Project, Sigma Gamma Epsilon — the earth science honor society ...

Students celebrate Earth Day in the sun

Students celebrate Earth Day in the sun

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

With the smell of veggie burgers and s’mores in the air, the UNI Earth Day Celebration, hosted by the Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC), brought student organizations and community members together for a day of Earth-friendly activities. Held in the Northwest Courtyard of Maucker U...

Political views continue to change on campus

Political views continue to change on campus

CALEB STEKL, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In an age of increasingly polarized politics, college campuses have become political battlegrounds for liberals and conservatives alike, with protests erupting across the country. However, the education students receive can have a big impact on how they view politics and the world. “The liberal arts ...

Executive editor says goodbye

Executive editor says goodbye

CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I have to admit: it’s not easy saying goodbye.  After having devoted three of my four college years to the Northern Iowan (NI) and spending countless hours covering events, writing film reviews and diving deep into the rabbit hole that is AP style, it’s admittedly surreal to see it all coming to...

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

Campus life editor bids farewell to the NI

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Campus Life Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It would seem that more often than not, all those organizations you meet at orientation and fleetingly pass your email address to don’t usually end up being organizations you stick with.  The Northern Iowan (NI) staff at the time must’ve known that, because I never did get that “Come to th...

‘Chappaquiddick’ adequately delivers

‘Chappaquiddick’ adequately delivers

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

April 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

The date is July 18, 1969. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy is speeding down the moonlit road on Chappaquiddick Island. In the passenger seat is 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, who was a presidential campaign secretary for Robert Kennedy. After a few missed turns, the car eventually meets the infamous...

Panther Portrait: BYOBrass

Panther Portrait: BYOBrass

SOFIA LEGASPI, Associate Campus Life Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

During the lunch hour on Wednesday, April 25, the Maucker Union food court was filled with music from the newly-formed band BYOBrass for the final Maucker Union Live perfomance of the semester. The brass band consisted of UNI students playing a wide variety of songs, including “Funkytown,” “...

Tropical celebration day at UNI

Tropical celebration day at UNI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

On Monday, April 23, the UNI community celebrated Tropical Celebration (TC) Day following a presidential proclamation issued by President Mark Nook. Students, faculty and staff alike donned tropical shirts, leis, shorts and flip flops. The president — accompanied by his wife and TC Panther — handed out Ital...

UNI men take ninth at MVC

UNI men take ninth at MVC

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI men’s golf team recently finished their regular season after placing ninth out of nine during the MVC Championships held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. By the end of the two-day contest, the Panthers scored 323, 316 and finished with their strongest performance of 312 for a total score of 951...

Cavaliers-Pacers playoff series heats up

Cavaliers-Pacers playoff series heats up

JERRIUS CAMPBELL, Sports Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

At times, sports fans may wonder just how long players such as Manu Ginobili have been playing in the NBA. It’s crazy to believe that at 40, Ginobili is still carrying the San Antonio Spurs to a playoff victory. On top of that, he is playing against the defending NBA champions, the Golden State Warr...

Should baseball’s regular season be shortened?

Should baseball’s regular season be shortened?

WILLIAM RIEPE, Sports Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

As the MLB season gets underway, there is a new debate amongst players and fans alike. Cubs first basemen Anthony Rizzo said last week, “We play too much baseball.” Rizzo stated he would be happy to take a pay cut if it meant playing less baseball. Many fellow players and fans agree with Rizzo, in...

VertigoMini performance art showcase

VertigoMini performance art showcase

AMELIA DUAX, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Kamerick Art Building was filled with unique performances on the night of Thursday, April 19. This semester’s “VertigoMini: A Night of Performance Art” brought in over one thousand spectators to view 32 students’ performances that were scattered throughout the building. VertigoMini was a c...

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