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1 Election results: Taking your ABC's into 2023-2024
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:39, p.01
2/27/2023 Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo won the Northern Iowa Student Government election by 150 votes and will be the student body president and vice president for the 2023-2024 school year. Nixson Benitez gives more details about the election results including the college elections; photo.
2 Meet Micaiah and Liz
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.04
2/20/2023 Nixson Benitez writes about Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo's Student Body Election campaign and what they hope to accomplish if elected president and vice president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); photo.
3 Micaiah and Liz: Learn your ABC's
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.01
2/20/2023 Nixson Benitez writes about Micaiah Krutsinger and Liz Montalvo's Student Body Election campaign and what they hope to accomplish if elected president and vice president of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG); photo.
4 The search engine war: ChatGPT vs Google
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:35, p.03
2/9/2023 Nixson Benitez writes an opinion article on the race for adapting AI into search engines. Benitez includes an interview with English department faculty Jim O'Loughlin; photo.
5 McDermott impacting Panther basketball
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Stark--Steph (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:33, p.06
2/2/2023 Nixson Benitez interviews Maya McDermott, sophomore point guard for the UNI women's basketball team. McDermott shares her goals for herself and the team for the 2022-2023 season as well as what it is like to be an athlete in today's society; photo.
6 The great legacy of Christian Ogbondah
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:33, p.01
2/2/2023 Christian Ogbondah, professor of journalism and communication, retired from UNI in Spring of 2022. He received the Distinguished Scholar Award last April for the work and legacy he left at UNI. Nixson Benitez writes the history and impact of Christian Ogbondah; photo.
7 The fall of UNI fraternities and sororities
Murphy--Kate (Student--2022), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:31, p.05
1/26/2023 Kate Murphy writes about the decreasing numbers of students enrolling in UNI which in turn is causing fraternity and sororities to struggle finding recruitment. Starting Spring 2023, the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha is shutting down permanently due to the lack of new members; photo.
8 Mark Nook joins the game
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:27, p.01
12/5/2022 University President Mark Nook joins Panther Esports president Tanner Braun for a livestream of him playing on the newly launched campus-wide Minecraft server. The livestream took place on December 1, 2022 in the Esports Lounge in Maucker Union; photo.
9 Board of Regents approves nursing program
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:24, p.01
11/17/2022 On Wednesday November 10th, the Board of Regents approved adding the nursing program at UNI. Nancy Kertz, Ph.D. will be the executive director of nursing and the chief academic nurse administrator while the program is being built; photo.
10 Dining hall disaster
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:24, p.01
11/17/2022 On Wednesday November 16th, a fan in Rialto Dining Hall malfunctioned which emitted smoke and caused the sprinklers to turn on throughout the dining hall. Students were turned away during the lunch rush but the dining hall was able to reopen at 5pm the same day; photo.
11 Updates from the Board of Regents
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:24, p.05
11/17/2022 Nixson Benitez goes over the seven items that were approved by the Board of Regents on November 9th and 10th.
12 Panther Portrait: N.I. Gala
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.05
11/14/2022 The Northern Iowan hosted a gala for its 130th anniversary. This article includes three photos from the event; photo.
13 A toast to another 130 years
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Meyers--Trevor (Student-2021)
Northern Iowan 119:21, p.02
11/7/2022 Northern Iowan's Executive Editor Nixson Benitez writes an article about the events that will be held for the anniversary. He also explains and interviews fellow colleagues to answer the question of why journalism and newspapers are important in todays society; photo.
14 Former Panther gifts $5 million
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:18, p.01
10/27/2022 1962 alum Marilyn Bohl donates $5 million to the UNI Athletics department to go towards Dome renovations. Caroline Christensen gives background on Marilyn Bohl and interviews the Athletic Director David Harris and Vice President of University Advancement James Jermier about how this contribution will help build a better community; photo.
15 Austin Phyfe on the road to recovery
Shea--Caden (Student--2022), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.07
10/24/2022 Austin Phyfe speaks about his diagnosis and his recovery time during the men's basketball media day on October 17th; photo.
16 2022 midterms approach
Schmitz--Mallory (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.01
10/20/2022 Mallory Schmitz gives readers information on early voting and absentee ballot requests for the upcoming midterm election; photo.
17 Coach Jacobson speaks at media day
Johnson--Adam (Student--2022), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.06
10/20/2022 UNI's men's basketball head coach Ben Jacobson talks about the upcoming basketball season and team during media day; photo.
18 Day of the Dead festival returns to UNI
Mathes Henle--Carly (Student--2022), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:15, p.04
10/17/2022 The second annual Day of the Dead festival, put on by the Multicultural Theatrical Society (MTS), will be held at the Bertha Martin Theater to honor the Latino community on campus. Carly Mathes Henle interviews Co-Vice President of MTS Julie Matta; photo.
19 TikTok star Jax coming to GBPAC
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:15, p.02
10/17/2022 TikTok star Jax will be performing in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) put on by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) on November 16, 2022; photo.
20 Kurt Warner returns to UNI
Shea--Caden (Student--2022), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:14, p.06
10/13/2022 Kurt Warner, former UNI football player and NFL Hall of Famer returns to UNI for homecoming weekend events; photo.
21 Celebrando los líderes latinx en UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Villanueva--Mayra (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.02
10/10/2022 Nixson Benitez writes a piece for the N.I. In Spanish column about Celebrating Latinx leaders at UNI. Some of those leaders include Director of Mental Health for Student Government Liz Montalvo, UNIdos President Yessenia Rodríguez, and Assistant Director of Diversity Admissions Janine Baeza; photo.
22 Do you have access?
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.03
10/10/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece featuring UNI students Caleb Gahle and Nick Johnson. Gahle, who has cerebral palsy, is creating a new student organization called Awareness, Community, Collaboration, Empowerment, Support, and Success (ACCESS) which will allow students with disabilities to share their experiences and raise awareness; photo.
23 Why turning the UNI Health Beat into an Esports area sucks
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:13, p.03
10/10/2022 Abigail Saathoff writes their opinion on the struggles of UNI's decision to change the UNI Health Beat gym into a gaming area. Saathoff points out that the Wellness/Recreation Center is 12-19 minute walk from any dorm on campus whereas the Health Beat Gym was a 5 minute walk making it more accessible to get a quick workout in; photo.
24 Panthers get ready to growl and groove
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:12, p.01
10/6/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer reports the upcoming homecoming campus events such as the launch of the Our Tomorrow Campaign, campaniling, and the Homecoming Parade; photo.
25 Proposed nursing program breaks new ground
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:11, p.01
10/3/2022 The Provost Office released a statement that fall 2022 marks the start of the 3rd stage of the Academic Positioning (AP) strategic plan. This plan includes a nursing program that is said to be beneficial for the future success of UNI as well as help combat the nursing shortage that Iowa is currently facing; photo.
26 Editorial: New Multimedia Editor
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:9, p.01
9/26/2022 Tanner Raine is the new Multimedia Editor for the Northern Iowan team; photo.
27 Board of Regents meets in Cedar Falls
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:8, p.01
9/22/2022 Nixson Benitez reports on the prepared budget for UNI this upcoming year approved by the Iowa Board of Regents. About $34 million will go towards building renovations; photo.
28 Black Student Union celebrates 50 years
Roundtree--Diamond (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:7, p.04
9/19/2022 Diamond Roundtree reports on the events that led to the start of the Black Student Union (BSU) 50 years ago. The BSU held a 50th Anniversary Gala where members of the UNI Seven and other prominent alumni attended; photo.
29 Celebrating Latinx Leaders and advocates at UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Williamson--Ty (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:6, p.04
9/15/2022 Nixson Benitez interviews and writes about Latinx leaders on UNI's campus. Some of the people featured are Student Government Director of Mental Health Liz Montalvo, Madame President of UNIdos Yessenia Rodriguez, and admissions assistant director of diversity recruitment Janine Baeza; photo.
30 Panther Esports levels up
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:3, p.01
9/1/2022 Panther Esports, one of the biggest student organizations with 235 members, struggles to find the funds and physical space for their club. For the fall semester, the club will temporarily meet in the old Health Beat gym near the tunnel that connects Maucker Union to Lang Hall; photo.
31 'DIS' is the most wonderful way to get involved
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:2, p.01
8/29/2022 Nixson Benítez writes about opportunities that the Center of Multicultural Education (CME) will be providing in the coming year. Nixson interviews the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice (DIS) Chiquita Loveless who explains the goals of DIS and the support system that they provide for students of all different racial or religious backgrounds; photo.
32 Editorial: el Northern Iowan resucita la columna en español del sitio web
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:2, p.01
8/29/2022 Nixson Benítez writes a column in Spanish about resurrecting the Spanish column within the student newspaper and on the Northern Iowan website.
33 Executive editor welcomes new panthers to UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:1, p.09
8/25/2022 Nixson Benitez, the Northern Iowan Executive Editor, talks about the exciting things the Northern Iowan team will be doing this year and expresses the teams values; photo.
34 Faculty and students demand updated COVID-19 precautions
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.1
1/24/2022 A group of faculty, staff, and students came together to form an open letter to the Board of Regents to express their concerns about COVID-19; photo.
35 UNI Theatre in jeopardy
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.1
11/8/2021 Students gathered in the Strayer-Wood basement to discuss the large changes to the TheatreUNI program, as only four of the eight faculty positions will be filled next year; photo.
36 Estudiante celebra El Dia de los Muertos
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.5
11/1/2021 Students celebrate the Day of the Dead; photo.
37 Day of the Dead Festival to be hosted at UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:18, p.2
10/28/2021 A Day of the Dead festival will happen on November 1, hosted by the UNIdos and Multicultural Theatre Society on campus. Read in Spanish on page 5 and see photo; photo.
38 El Festival del Dia de los Muertos llegara a UNI
Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:18, p.5
10/28/2021 A Day of the Dead festival will happen on November 1, hosted by the UNIdos and Multicultural Theatre Society on campus. Read in English on page 1 and see photo; photo.
39 UNI continues to grapple with O'Kane removal
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Alder--Theo (Student--2022), Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:14, p.1
10/14/2021 Students and faculty fight back against decision to discipline professor for requiring masks. Another meeting with Dr. O'Kane's students was held on October 7, where administrative faculty spoke with them about their class; photo.
40 NISG condemns administration
Baur--Nicholas (Student--2020), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.1
10/11/2021 NISG resolved to give a statement of support for the students in Professor O'Kane's class who were affected by his dismissal. They also voted on committee chairs in this meeting; photo.
41 Reevaluating negative energy
Kalvig--Brittany (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.3
10/11/2021 Kalvig discusses cutting negative friendships out of your life for your own health; photo.
42 The new Coke Zero - is it worth the change?
Goodman--Samantha (Student--2019), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.3
10/11/2021 Samantha Goodman discusses the new Coke Zero recipe and how it may have repercussions on the Coca-Cola brand; photo.
43 Check "DIS" out
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.1
10/7/2021 The Department of Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice (DIS) are hosting a Harvest Conference with keynote speaker being former NFL player Jerry James (J.J.) Moses Jr. Read in Spanish on page 3; photo.
44 Students speak out over professor removal
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.1
10/7/2021 Students voice their concern after Professor Steve O'Kane was removed from the classroom. Professor O'Kane mandated masks and threatened to lower grades if students did not comply, which violated the Board of Regents policy banning mask mandates. Students spoke to members of NISG about how it impacted their education; photo.
45 Was removing Dr. O'Kane from the classroom the right choice from UNI?
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.3
10/7/2021 Jetta Colsch gives her opinion on Professor O'Kane's removal from the classroom after requiring a mask in his class, though it is prohibited by the Board of Regents; photo.
46 UNI alum and advocate speaks with BSU
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.2
10/4/2021 UNI alum and advocate, Terry Stevens, spoke to students on Friday during the celebration of the Black Student Union's 50th Anniversary; photo.
47 Puedes cambiar de opinion cuando cambian las circunstancias
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.3
9/30/2021 Vilma Gomez pushes for people to wear their masks even if they have been vaccinated, according to CDC recommendations. Read in English on page 3; photo.
48 Cost of going out every weekend
Goodman--Samantha (Student--2019), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:9, p.3
9/27/2021 Samantha Goodman discusses the impact drinking has on college students; photo.
49 Work for your relationships
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:9, p.3
9/27/2021 The author discusses how much work goes into different types of relationships, photo.
50 Aspire to Inspire
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:7, p.3
9/20/2021 Diego Solorio gives inspirational words to all students trying to adjust after COVID-19; photo.


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