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Student generosity stands out at tailgating

Student generosity stands out at tailgating

GABE GRAVERT, Opinion Columnist

October 19, 2015

This weekend, I went canning for Dance Marathon during the Homecoming tailgate. This is when a group of people go out to the tailgate with cans and collect money for a cause. When I was canning, we went to all kinds of tailgates. We went to the student tailgate, parent tailgate, scholarship tailgate ...

New meets the old through the UNI Traditions app

New meets the old through the UNI Traditions app

KATHERINE JAMTGAARD, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

Students ran around campus Wednesday night in the name of tradition, as they embarked on the Amazing Race  Traditions Challenge. Teams of four were sent out to various locations on campus to take pictures and learn more about the traditions and UNI campus’s history. Jenna Salzbrenner, senior histo...

Panthers handle Bulldog with ease, 3-0

Panthers handle Bulldog with ease, 3-0

ZACH HUNTLEY, Sports Writer

October 19, 2015

The UNI women’s volleyball team took their opponent, Drake University, 3-0, in a  match that required both their offensive and defensive strengths. Facing the Bulldogs at home on Saturday, Oct. 17, UNI improved their season record to 11-10, and the 5-3 in the MVC. Starting at the beginning of th...

Hoping for happily ever after

Hoping for happily ever after

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

“Oh, we just can’t wait for victory,” the Dance Marathon group sang to the tune of “The Lion King” song, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” during their Pride Cry demonstration. It was one of many performances put on by UNI student organizations to kick off UNI’s Homecoming Week. The Ki...

Paul courts youth vote at UNI

Paul courts youth vote at UNI

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor

October 15, 2015

In a stop that corresponded directly with the airtime of the Democratic Presidential debate, Sen. Rand Paul visited UNI Tuesday as part of his 11-campus tour aimed at driving 10,000 Iowa college students to caucus Feb. 1. Roughly 100 attendees were encouraged to “take a ‘selfie’ with Rand,” an...

Student orgs. wage chalking war over abortion

Student orgs. wage chalking war over abortion

EMILY BEISEL, News Editor

October 15, 2015

UNI student organizations use chalking as a method of communicating both their beliefs and upcoming events to the student body. While some of these chalkings are to appear without any controversy, others are more provocative. UNI Right to Life, a pro-life organization at UNI, was recently noticed for c...

Homecoming pride is more than sports pomp

Homecoming pride is more than sports pomp

HANNAH CARR-MURPHY, Opinion Columnist

October 15, 2015

Once upon a time, there was a critical gap in the education system of Iowa and two men who saw an opportunity where others only saw an absence. In the mid-to-late 19th century, Iowa was lacking a public institution to train teachers, putting it sorely behind even other midwestern states. Senator Edwar...

Pedro, Princess and others perform for votes

Pedro, Princess and others perform for votes

SHELBY WELSCH, Staff Writer

October 15, 2015

Panther Princesses, prancing and pop songs. These were a few things that the Homecoming court showcased in the Maucker Union Ballroom Tuesday for the talent portion of the election. The queen candidates included: senior elementary education major Alicia Hornfeck, senior communications major Molly Norma...

It’s happening: Cubs make a rare case for baseball greatness

It’s happening: Cubs make a rare case for baseball greatness

ALFRED O'BRIEN, Sports Editor

October 15, 2015

As any Cubs fan might tell you: it’s a long time coming. This past Tuesday night the Chicago Cubs made MLB postseason history after winning the fourth game of the National League Divisional Series against the powerhouse favorite, St. Louis Cardinals. This is the first time (100 years in the making...

Iowa pays the price

Iowa pays the price

NICK FISHER, Executive Editor

October 12, 2015

“Since the Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United decision, the amount of campaign money has exploded, and for the first time ever most of the spending is being done by outside groups rather than candidates,” reads a report by nonprofit, nonpartisan interest group Iowa Pays the Price (IPP). IPP i...

NextGen brings Fun. singer

NextGen brings Fun. singer

CLINTON OLSASKY, Staff Writer

October 12, 2015

On Wednesday, many gathered in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center to not only attend a Nate Ruess concert but also to help the fight against climate change. The concert, part of Reverb’s Campus Consciousness Tour, was co-sponsored by NextGen Climate Action. According to their official website, Next...

Panthers suffer loss to the Redbirds

Panthers suffer loss to the Redbirds

BRANDON TJEPKES, Sports Writer

October 12, 2015

The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team played Illinois State Saturday evening. The Panthers fell to the Rebirds, 2-0. The Redbirds started the match off hot as Lauren Koehl knocked their first shot within the sixth minute. They had two more chances to add to their lead with two consecut...

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