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Recycling changes coming to campus

Recycling changes coming to campus

ELIZABETH KELSEY, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

With Earth Day just one week away, environmental concerns are blossoming on campus. UNI community members may have noticed that the campus recycling protocol is changing. According to UNI Director of Sustainability Eric O’Brien,  the changes are the result of several related factors in the structure of t...

RodCon 2019

RodCon 2019

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Rod Library welcomed about 3,000 visitors from UNI, the Cedar Valley and beyond to celebrate all things geek culture during the sixth annual RodCon on Saturday, April 13. “It’s just really great to see all of these people come together,” said Jess Cruz, a member of the RodCon planning committee. ...

NAR conference celebrates 50 years at UNI

NAR conference celebrates 50 years at UNI

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The North American Review (NAR), is preparing for a conference to celebrate 50 years at the University of Northern Iowa. Although the NAR has been around for over 200 years—making it the oldest literary magazine in the country—it has spent only a quarter of that time at UNI. “In literary publ...

Ottessa Moshfegh is brilliant

Ottessa Moshfegh is brilliant

BRODY HALL, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What makes characters interesting these days? When I’m reading something, usually fictional, am I looking for a character with a fully developed backstory, filled with childhood trauma and steamy college romances that explain their adult psyche? Or am I looking for the heroine who is angry not only ...

Daniel Franzese doesn’t even go here

Daniel Franzese doesn’t even go here

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

The third time really was the charm for Daniel Franzese as his “Yass, You’re Amazing” comedy tour made its long-awaited stop at UNI. Best known for starring as Damian Leigh in the 2004 cult classic film “Mean Girls,” Franzese had previously been scheduled to visit UNI in January, then in ...

Heims breaks world record in discus

Heims breaks world record in discus

JACOB POTTER, Sports Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Paralympic games medalist and UNI sophomore Jessica Heims broke the world record for the furthest discus throw under the F64 classification (lower limb prosthetic), launching the discus 105 feet 7 inches (32.19 meters). Along with Heims’ accomplishment, UNI had 38 top-three finishes at the Musco...

Bunch claims single-season home run record

Bunch claims single-season home run record

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

UNI shortstop Sammey Bunch is having herself a season for the Panthers. The Crusaders of Valparaiso University came to town for a Missouri Valley Conference matchup this weekend with UNI, and were made well aware of that. In the first of two contests held on Saturday, UNI was able to cut the games short wi...

SigEp raises awareness with See-SAAW

SigEp raises awareness with See-SAAW

LEZIGA BARIKOR, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

On Monday, April 8, the UNI chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) brought out their annual 24-hour See-SAAW event to raise awareness for sexual assault on college campuses. It was a bright and sunny day to be seesawing, but as SigEp members rotated shifts at night, the reality of the issue of sexual assault...

Schult signs with Vikings

Schult signs with Vikings

ELIOT CLOUGH, Sports Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After a brief stint in the short-lived Alliance of American Football (AAF) with the Salt Lake City Stallions, Karter Schult signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday, April 7. Schult was a former defensive end for UNI (pictured here wearing the #93 jersey). He graduated in the fall of ...

UNI Student Leadership Awards list

UNI Student Leadership Awards list

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, April 9, the University of Northern Iowa released its list of 2019 Student Leadership Awards. UNI CARE Award The CARE (Creating A Responsible Environment) Award is offered to a student, faculty member or organization that has exhibited an outstanding commitment to a sustainable future...

Inconsistent leadership on campus

Inconsistent leadership on campus

Letter to the Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Jacob Harberts, senior political science and global studies major. Some institutions within UNI seem to have forgotten that leadership is an action, not a title. Over the past few years, we as students have seen various examples of poor leadership...

What is it that makes the classics great?

What is it that makes the classics great?

KEVIN WIGGINS, Opinion Columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What makes a book great? Is it the number of pages? The audience it is was written for? How it is organized? The art adorning the cover? Does it need to have that the new book smell? All of these factors weigh into our decision, but what does a book tell us about the person who penned its pages? I believ...

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