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Library prepares for RodCon 2019

Library prepares for RodCon 2019

COLBY WEBER, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

Superheroes of all kinds will be teaming up this Saturday as Rod Library hosts its sixth annual RodCon. “RodCon is a mini Comic-Con that is free and open to the public,” said Rod Library Public Relations Coordinator Melinda Beland. “It’s supposed to connect the UNI community to the public by...

‘Pet Semetary’ is uneven horror experience

‘Pet Semetary’ is uneven horror experience

HUNTER FRIESEN, Film Critic

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

What if you had the option to bring someone back from the dead? Would you seize the opportunity to get a second chance or would you turn away and leave the dead as they were? Author Stephen King posed and gave a grisly answer to this very question with his 1983 cult-classic novel, “Pet Sematary.”...

Today we spell redemption: U-V-A

Today we spell redemption: U-V-A

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

When we think of Cinderella teams in March Madness, we think of the teams that made improbable runs who had no business making it that far into the tournament. A lot of times, these are the teams that casual basketball fans have never heard of. Teams like the 2010 Butler squad that came oh-so close to kn...

Panthers go 2-1 versus Redbirds, 0-2 vs Drake

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s softball team started a five-game stretch on the road, meeting Illinois State and Drake University on the way.   On Saturday, April 6, the Redbirds hosted the Panthers in a doubleheader and would fall to UNI in both games, 6-2 and 5-0. In game one of the double-header, the Panthe...

UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

UNI Museum unveils mastodon tusk

CECILIA MITCHELL and SOFIA LEGASPI

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, News, Showcase

Nearly nine decades ago, a man in Hampton, Iowa was digging a gravel pit and struck something with his shovel. He discovered a 12-foot long, 600-pound mastodon tusk. “It was really a big deal in the state and even bigger in the small town of Hampton,” said Nathan Arndt, UNI Museum’s assistant di...

UNI softball starts 3-game series 2-0

UNI softball starts 3-game series 2-0

COLIN HORNING, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Coming off two straight home wins against the University of Evansville, the UNI softball team looked to keep the momentum rolling as they hit the road for a three-game series against conference foe Illinois State in Normal. Saturday, April 6, saw the Panthers complete the sweep of the double header, takin...

UNI alum tells story of battle against cancer

UNI alum tells story of battle against cancer

ANNA FLANDERS, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Most college students are focused on getting through exams, finding internships and job hunting. At 23 years old, then-UNI student and now alum Dylan Slattery was simply focused on surviving. He was fighting cancer for the second time. Not just any cancer, either: Stage four melanoma. Slattery was...

STD Awareness: get yourself tested

STD Awareness: get yourself tested

Letter to the Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editor's Note: This guest column was submitted by Student Wellness Services and written by Graduate Assistant Beth Chaney. The spring semester is winding down and that means it’s time for exams and tests. One of the more important tests you can take is getting yourself tested for sexually transmitt...

Consider the risks when using e-cigarettes

Consider the risks when using e-cigarettes

SAMANTHA GOODMAN, Opinion Columnist

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Cigarettes are disgusting.” “I would never smoke a cigarette in my life.” “Cigarettes are straight lung cancer.” These words, and more, have come directly from the mouths of many of my friends. Ironically, these friends also commonly use e-cigarettes, marketed as Vapes, Juuls, Vuses, Drops o...

SGE installs LED bulbs for Latham

SGE installs LED bulbs for Latham

NICOLE BAXTER, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Showcase

For a brief moment on the afternoon of Thursday, April 4, the hallways of Latham Hall were dark. Students from Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE), a student group that provides Earth Sciences programming on campus,  gathered their members and invited helpers to replace the ceiling lights to a more energy efficient model. ...

Panther Portrait: Drag Ball

Panther Portrait: Drag Ball

MICHAEL OASHEIM, News Editor

April 8, 2019


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Scores of students and community members alike gathered in Maucker Union on Friday, April 5, to attend the annual Drag Ball for UNI’s Pride Week, hosted by UNI Proud. The show started a little after 8:00 p.m. and featured several professional and student performers. The Vixen, from season 10 of “RuP...

Warren extended through 2025

Warren extended through 2025

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The UNI women’s basketball all-time winningest coach, Tanya Warren, has received a two-year contract extension. The contract deal was announced on Tuesday, April 2 by UNI Athletic Director, David Harris. Harris said “We are pleased that Tanya will continue leading our women’s basketball program well i...

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