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News editor bids farewell to UNI

News editor bids farewell to UNI

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The 2019 spring semester at UNI is quickly coming to a close, and so is my time as the news editor of the Northern Iowan. This marks the first time I address you all as myself, as opposed to the objective voice of reason you are accustomed to reading. I’m going to do my best to maintain my jour...

Harvard’s admittance problem

Harvard’s admittance problem

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

April 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Harvard, the most lauded university in the United States, has come under scrutiny this past year over a lawsuit concerning the University’s admission criteria. Upon hearing this, many Americans will already have their bullhorns ready and conclusions already seared into their minds. You might be thin...

The Washington connection and third-world fashion

The Washington connection and third-world fashion

MOHAMMED RAWWAS, Opinion Columnist

April 29, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On March 19, 2019, President Trump met with the fascist leader of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, to discuss plans to conduct a military coup to replace the democratically elected leader of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, with the unelected Juan Guaidó, a Western-educated and-aligned elitist. Bolsonaro, who onl...

‘VertigoMini’ a disturbing delight

‘VertigoMini’ a disturbing delight

CECILIA MITCHELL, Event Critic

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

There is an age-old saying that goes, “Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.” On Thursday, April 25, I had the opportunity to attend “VertigoMini: A Night of ‘In-Case’ Performance Art” in the Kamerick Art Building. This unique event did a superb job of being both ...

Panther Portrait: Catwalk 27

Panther Portrait: Catwalk 27

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Students walked the runway during the Textiles and Apparel (TAPP) program’s 27th annual student design show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in Lang Hall Auditorium. The fashion show was titled “Catwalk 27: Runway to Heaven” with a theme inspired by Greek motifs. The runway featured 59 original d...

Panther’s season ends in MVCs

Panther’s season ends in MVCs

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament officially ended this weekend in Cedar Falls, as the Illinois State University defeated Stony Brook in the finals, 4-3. UNI came into the tournament as the six seed and matched up with the three seed, Bradley Braves. This was the second straight matchu...

UNI competes at Drake Relays, Heitland third

UNI competes at Drake Relays, Heitland third

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The 2019 Drake Relays took place this past weekend from Wednesday through Saturday, April 24-27, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The four-day long event pits some of Iowa’s top high school track athletes against each other, as well as college track programs from around the country. The UNI tr...

Panthers chased down by the Salukis, swept 0-3

Panthers chased down by the Salukis, swept 0-3

JACOB POTTER, Associate Sports Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The power of the Southern Illinois softball team proved to be too much for UNI as they went 0-3 against the Salukis over the weekend, placing the Panthers at 22-22 for the season. Senior outfielder Courtney Krodinger previewed the tough pitching the Panthers knew they would face  going into the we...

NBA Playoff predictions, Warriors fall in semis

NBA Playoff predictions, Warriors fall in semis

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

It has been two weeks and here we are, finally through with the first round of the NBA playoffs. Round one started out with two milestones with the Brooklyn Nets notching their first playoff win since game four of round one in the 2015 playoffs, and the Orlando Magic marking their first playoff win...

Tropical Celebration 2019

Tropical Celebration 2019

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Tropical wear and sandals were required for this year’s Tropical Celebration Day (TC Day) on campus. UNI President Mark Nook issued a Presidential Proclamation on April 18, setting Monday, April 22 to be TC Day. “I love dressing up, and I have far too many tropical t-shirts in my closet, so this...

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ISA presents Spring Diversity Showcase

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Maucker Union Coffeehouse was abuzz with bright colors and international flags on Monday evening, April 22, as the UNI International Student Association (ISA) presented their annual Spring Diversity Showcase. “It’s just tradition,” said Nipa Patel, a senior supply chain management major and the director...

Scene D presents “The Christians”

Scene D presents “The Christians”

SYDNEY HAUER, Executive Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Associate Professor of English Grant Tracey portrays a pastor having a crisis of faith in an upcoming theatre production, “The Christians.” It is put on by independent theatre project “Scene D” from April 25-28 at 7 p.m. The performances will be held at Rock & Bach Studios, located at 15...

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