The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

The student news site of the University of Northern Iowa

Northern Iowan

2022-2023 Staff

NIXSON BENITEZ
Executive Editor

NIXSON BENITEZ

Nixson Benitez (He/Him) is the Executive Editor at the Northern Iowan. Benitez is from Des Moines, Iowa, majoring in digital media journalism with a minor in web development. He is the founder of the Spanish column and one of t...

DAVID WARRINGTON
Sports Editor

DAVID WARRINGTON

David Warrington is the Sports Editor for the Northern Iowan. David is a senior majoring in Digital Media: Journalism. David also serves as a play-by-play announcer for UNI sporting events on ESPN3 and ESPN+, and has also served...

Campus Life Editor

DIAMOND ROUNDTREE

Diamond Roundtree is the Campus Life Editor for the Northern Iowan. Diamond is currently a junior majoring in digital media: production with a minor in digital media: journalism. Diamond is also involved on UNI’s campus with...

SOPHIE HOFFMEIER
Copy Editor

SOPHIE HOFFMEIER

 Sophie Hoffmeier is the Copy Editor at the Northern Iowan. Sophie is currently a sophomore and majoring in english with a minor in creative writing. Also at UNI, she writes and models for Uprising. Fun fact: Sophie enjoys shop...

MALLORY SCHMITZ
News Editor

MALLORY SCHMITZ

Mallory Schmitz is the News Editor for the Northern Iowan. Mallory is currently a junior and majoring in english with minors in spanish and professional writing. Mallory is also involved in Dance Marathon and she is a piano acc...

JOSLYN WEBER
Photographer

JOSLYN WEBER

Photographer

STEPHEN STARK

Steph is a freshman majoring in art history. He mostly photographs sports, but also enjoys shooting street photography. He enjoys skateboarding in his free time.  ...

Photographer

TY WILLIAMSON

Ty is a junior majoring in interactive digital studies. He mostly does portrait photography when not taking photos for the NI. He also is involved with Uprising on campus.

2022-2023 Managing Editor Emma Koehler has recently become a mother to a corgi.

EMMA KOEHLER

Emma Koehler is the Managing Editor at the Northern Iowan. Emma is currently a senior and is a transfer student from Ellsworth Community College, where she graduated with a Precision Agriculture degree. At UNI, she is majoring...

Photographer

EMILY EAVES

Emily is a freshman majoring in interactive digital studies/communications. She is a creative portrait photographer that specializes in seniors and weddings when not photographing for the NI. On campus, she also works with Uni...

Sports Writer

BEN LAHART

Ben is a senior digital journalism major who writes for the Sports section of the NI. He is also a peer minister at St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center.

TANNER RAINE
Photographer

TANNER RAINE

Tanner is a junior majoring in electrical engineering technologies. He is a transfer student from Iowa Central Community College. He photographs just about anything for the NI, specializing in sporting events. You can usually find hi...

OLIVIA BRUNSTING
Staff Writer

OLIVIA BRUNSTING

Olivia is a sophomore English major minoring in music, English/Spanish translation and journalism. Olivia loves to cover in-depth stories about various issues and events on campus. She values quality writing and uses her mad writin...

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER

BAILEY KLINKHAMMER

Bailey is a sophomore secondary Social Science Education major, and pre-law. She writes News and Opinion columns for the Northern Iowan, and is involved in Gamma Phi Beta, CATS and is a Resident Assistant. ...

CADEN SHEA
Sports Writer

CADEN SHEA

Caden is a junior majoring in digital media journalism, and frequently writes for the Sports section of the NI. He is also involved in the Salt Company.

MAYRA VILLANUEVA
Spanish Editor

MAYRA VILLANUEVA

Mayra Villanueva is the Spanish Editor at the Northern Iowan. She’s a senior majoring in Spanish Teaching and minoring in mental health and Spanish/English Translation and a linguistic certificate. She loves Latin American histor...

THEO ALDER

THEO ALDER

Theo is a sophomore double majoring in digital media productions and religion. They are interested in writing film reviews, as they are the President of the Film Appreciation club.

GRACE TOUNEY

GRACE TOUNEY

Grace is a sophomore majoring in English teaching. She enjoys writing stories for the Campus Life section of the NI. Grace is also involved in Alpha Sigma Tau and Uprising Magazine.

EBONI SPRINGFIELD

EBONI SPRINGFIELD

Eboni is in her first year as a communication major master’s student. She graduated in Spring 2022 with a bachelor’s in public relations. The stories she wants to cover are multicultural and DIS on campus. She is involved ...

DREW HILL
Sports Writer

DREW HILL

Drew is a sophomore majoring in computer science. He writes for the Sports and Opinion sections of the NI. He is also involved with on-campus radio station KULT 94.5 Student Radio.

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN
Staff Writer

CAROLINE CHRISTENSEN

Caroline is a junior majoring in history and political communication, minoring in public history. Caroline is a jack of all trades and finds enjoyment in all types of news coverages, from in-depth interviews to quick news blurbs...

COLIN HORNING
Sports Writer

COLIN HORNING

Colin is a graduate student with a bachelor’s in sports public relations. He writes for the Sports section of the NI, and was also the Sports editor from 2020-2022. Colin is heavily involved in UNI Athletics....

LAUREN MCGUILL

LAUREN MCGUILL

Lauren is a senior English major, and has been writing for the NI for four years. Lauren is interested in writing campus life stories. She is a third year RA in Panther Village and a member of the English Club....