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Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

UNI flutist Emily Paul finds joy in performing and holds a variety of leadership positions within the School of Music.

‘It’s about the art and the connections’

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Mar 27, 2024

For Emily Paul, music means more than just performing. Double majoring in flute performance and performing arts management, she said she loves music for the connections it can make between people. “I...

The Patch is officially open and ready to kick off the spooky season.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls!

Hope Schulte, Staff Writer, Graphic Designer Sep 20, 2023

Even though Charlie Brown and the gang were unable to see the Great Pumpkin, Cedar Falls residents and UNI students may have a chance at finding even better pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch.  The...

Students crowded into the Panther Mayhem student section for the home-opener football game on Sept. 9.
Panther Mayhem as an organization is active for the first time this year since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return of the Mayhem


New life is being brought to the student section at UNI athletic events, as a call for Panthers to pack the stands has been heard all around campus. Saturday, Sept. 9, we got to see Panther Mayhem in...

Samantha Heyer (2) was very impressive over the weekend, not allowing a single run in two games pitched.

UNI sweeps the Racers to open conference play

ADAM JOHNSON, Sports Writer Mar 19, 2023

This weekend UNI softball had a series on the road against Murray State. This was a three game series which featured a double header on Friday, March 17, and a single game on Saturday, March 18. This series...

The silence of the campanile has been daunting, but soon campus will hear the familiar sound of bells ringing again.

Campanile comeback:

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN, Executive Editor Dec 4, 2022

Important updates on the campanile, carillon keyboard and bells, and when to expect them The campanile upgrades have officially commenced, with the carillon keyboard and bells transported to the Verdin...

Jax currently has over 12.7 million followers on TikTok. For the concert, she performed a combination of original songs and covers.

Jax takes the stage at CAB’s 2022 Fall Concert

LAUREN MCGUILL, Staff Writer Nov 30, 2022

Campus Activities Board (CAB) never fails to give students exciting and fun events, and their 2022 Fall CAB Concert was no exception. This year’s concert hosted Jax, a pop singer who quickly gained popularity...

Dom Williams (7) celebrates with Desmond Hutson (81) after Williams scored one of his four rushing touchdowns in the win.

UNI dominates Missouri State, 41-20

BEN LAHART, Sports Writer Oct 24, 2022

The UNI football team had a dominant win over the Missouri State Bears on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Panthers won 41-20, while individually some players had career best performances.  All three phases of...

Lauren Heinsch (9) was one of four Panthers to manage a shot on goal on Sunday. All but one of those shots was saved.

Panthers tie for fourth straight match

BEN LAHART, Sports Writer Oct 12, 2022

The UNI women’s soccer team traveled to Carbondale, Ill. last weekend to play the Southern Illinois University Salukis. After 90 minutes of play the teams sat at 1-1 and finished in a tie. This marks...

Students gather in Rialto, where hot breakfast has been reintroduced this semester on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Changes underway in UNI Dining

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER, Campus Life Editor Sep 11, 2022

The Northern Iowan had the opportunity to sit down with Carol Fletcher, UNI Dining Director, Sara Eberle, Assistant Director of Residential Dining, Annie Karr, Assistant Director of Marketing and Nick...

Lauren Johnson, originally from Omaha, Nebraska, will take the stage as part of the Hairspray national tour on Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 14.

A sneak peek behind the curtain

MALLORY SCHMITZ, News Editor Sep 11, 2022

“Hairspray” cast member Lauren Johnson “really excited” for tour stop in Cedar Falls  The national Broadway tour of “Hairspray” will be taking the stage at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing...

Nobody could score a goal throughout the 90 minutes on Thursday as Omaha and UNI finished in a scoreless tie.

Panthers tie Omaha, blowout Saint Ambrose

COLIN HORNING, Sports Editor Aug 29, 2022

The season for the UNI women's soccer team is now in full swing as the Panthers faced two non-conference opponents this past week. On Thursday, the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks came to town and...

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