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1 Letters from the editors
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020), Kirkpatrick--Kevin (Class of 2008)
Northern Iowan 119:21, p.08
11/7/2022 Gabby Leitner and Kevin Kirkpatrick share their memories of their time as former executive editors for Northern Iowan; photo.
2 UNI instructor twice accused of plagiarism seeks court review of probe
Kauffman--Clark (Iowa Capital Dispatch), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 118:43, p.01
3/24/2022 UNI instructor Gayle Pohl seeks a judicial review of UNI's decision to discipline her for allegedly violating the school's research policies; photo.
3 "Quest" to promote racial justice
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 117:6, p.02
9/7/2020 The program "Cultivating Justice: A 6-Week Quest Toward Racial Equity" is announced; photo.
4 Montgomery: Get involved
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 117:2, p.03
8/24/2020 Tyler Montgomery writes about the importance of time and the capacity of individuals to come together in ways that are full of potential; photo.
5 Special election raises issues of PSO
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.01
3/5/2020 In the wake of council member Rob Green's resignation to serve as the mayor of Cedar Falls, the Cedar Falls City Council voted to have Nick Taiber fill the vacated seat. Cedar Falls residents petitioned to fill the at-large seat by special election; the petition was approved and the election will take place on March 24. Those on the ballot include Kelly Dunn, T.J. Frein, Fred Perrymann, Penny Popp, and LeaAnn Saul, but not Taiber. Taiber decided not to run due to controversy about potential implementation of a public safety officer (PSO) program. The PSO program, implemented in 2015, is a paid on-call proram to cross-train staff to assist police and fire safety efforts. Members of the community have argued against or in favor of the program based upon their views of its safety training. Taiber had led the council's decision to eliminate firefighter positions and replace them with PSOs; photo.
6 'Warrior Women' documentary screened
Stoffer--Emma (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.05
2/27/2020 The documentary "Warrior Women" was screened in Lang Hall Auditorium on February 24 to kick off Women's History Month. The film covered decades and discussed issues faced by Native Americans across the country, with a focus on the story of Madonna Thunder Hawk, a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM). The screening was followed by a question and answer session with director Elizabeth Castle and Thunder Hawk; photo.
7 Brockovich gives Leopold Lecture
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.02
2/27/2020 President Mark Nook and student Samantha Bennett introduced Erin Brockovich, who gave an Aldo Leopold Lecture titled "The Power of One" on February 25 in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC). Brockovich, and environmental activist, spoke on her legal case against the Pacific Gas Company and climate change; photo.
8 NISG debate: Elle, Rachel talk platform
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.02
2/20/2020 During the Northern Iowa Student Government's (NISG) annual debate, competing presidential tickets have the chance to debate their platforms; however, during this election Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene run unopposed. The event was held on February 19 in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse and NISG Chief Justice Bekah Bass moderated. Boeding and Greene discussed their platform, based on student comfort and success. Elections will be on February 25; photo.
9 Unash presents senior bassoon Recital in GBPAC
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.04
2/20/2020 Student Aaron Unash performed his senior bassoon recital, accompanied by faculty artist Robin Guy, in Davis Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on February 17; photo.
10 CME panel features Black voices
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.01
2/17/2020 The UNI Center for Multicultural Education (CME) hosted a panel discussion with Black and African American students. This was the latest panel in the "What Your Students Want You to Know" series, which was launched in November 2019 to feature voices of UNI students from diverse populations. CME Assistant Director Keya Levy hosted the panel which included students Christina Downey, Laito Zarkpah, Daniel Loggins, and Bre Eigenheer; photos.
11 Panther Portrait: BSU skate party
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.04
2/17/2020 The Black Student Union (BSU) held their annual skate party in the Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) on February 15. Students, faculty, and community members were able to enjoy music and skating in the basketball courts courtesy of the student organization; photos.
12 Student hosts pop-up thrift sale
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:36, p.01
2/17/2020 Student Reagan Brown discusses how she developed The College Rack, a pop-up clothing business to make thrifting and secondhand clothes shopping more accessible to UNI students; photos.
13 Panel addresses diversity in the workplace
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.02
2/10/2020 On February 6, UNI hosted a panel discussing diversity in the workplace at the Center for Multicultural Education (CME). Panelists included Michelle Byers, assistant vice president and director of the Office of Human Resources, Keyah Levy, assistant director of the CME, and Chiquita Loveless, Military and Veteran Student Services coordinator; Gabriela Olivares, associate dean of the Graduate College, moderated. Panelists spoke on their personal experiences in the workplace, how faculty and staff can encourage diversity, and answered questions; photo.
14 Iowa braces for 2020 caucuses
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.02
2/3/2020 Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses will be held on February 3. A record number of 28 Democrats are seeking the nomination. Incumbent Donald Trump will likely receive the Republican party's nomination. There is a brief listing of Democratic candidates, if they visited UNI, and their main focus. The list includes Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Tom Steyer, Andrew Yang, Michael Bennet, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, and Deval Patrick.
15 AOC, Michael Moore stumped for Bernie
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.01
1/27/2020 United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Mark Pocan, and filmmaker Michael Moore held a town hall at UNI in support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders could not attend the event, held in advance of the Iowa caucuses, due to the impeachment trial of President Trump. Each spoke on their reasons for supporting Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez answered questions; photos.
16 Dems respond to Soleimani killing
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.03
1/27/2020 Rawwas discusses the Democratic presidential candidates' responses to the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the Trump administration. In the author's opinion, Bernie Sanders strongly condemned the action and should be the candidate of choice; photo.
17 Klobuchar's daughter visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.02
1/27/2020 Abigail Bessler, daughter of Minnesota senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made a brief stop at UNI while traveling across Iowa in support of her mother's campaign.Klobuchar is not able to attend Iowa campaigning due to impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Klobuchar is pulling at 11% in Iowa; photo.
18 Buttigieg hosts town hall
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.01
1/23/2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg hosted a town hall in Maucker Union on January 15 in advance of Iowa's February 3 caucus; photo.
19 University to host mock caucus
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:29, p.02
1/23/2020 The political science department, American Democracy Project, and Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) will host a mock caucus event designed to introduce students to the caucusing process. Participants will be led through the processes that both parties use to conduct their caucus. UNI had the highest midterm voter turnout of Iowa universities; photo.
20 NI Manager retires after 27 years
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.01
1/16/2020 After nearly 27 years of working at the Northern Iowan, Business Manager Michele Smith retired on January 14, 2020. A party was held in her honor at The Horny Toad on Main Street the same day; photos.
21 DOR preps for recontracting, updates
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.02
12/30/2019 Department of Residence (DOR) has announced a number of changes and enhancements to campus living effective beginning in the fall 2020 semester. One adjustment students may have already noticed is that the recontracting process processed has been moved from November to February. By waiting until spring to start the recontracting process, it allow new students time in the fall to get adjusted to college and focus on their academics and get a better feel for where they might want to live the following year. The DOR will be adding a "mixed community" option combining first-year and upper-class students. Another notable update is the reopening of Dancer Hall.
22 U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.03
12/12/2019 Rawwas discusses recent deposing of Bolivian president elect Evo Morales by Jeanine Anez, calling it a military coup based upon the false claims and United States imperialism perpetuated through the Organization of American States' report questioning the freedom of the election. In the author's opinion, the only presidential candidate with a clear vision of solidarity with Latin America is Bernie Sanders; photo.
23 CETL panel discusses indigenous student experience on UNI campus
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020), Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.02
12/5/2019 The UNI Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) inaugurated a new series of panels titled "What Your Students Want You to Know." Each discussion features a different group of under-represented students who want to express their concerns and address faculty and staff on matters regarding inclusion at UNI. UNI students and alumni of Native American heritage participated in the first panel moderated by art department professor Angela Waseskuk, including Arianna Sprague, Trisha Etringer, Samantha Habinck, Tyra Wanatee, and Jennifer LeGrande; photos.
24 Fall semester sees final Final Thursday
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.04
12/5/2019 The last Final Thursday Reading Series event of the semester was held at the Hearst Center for the Arts on November 21. After an open mic, featured speaker UNI English professor Grant Tracey discussed his new book; photos.
25 Panthers advance to second round
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.01
12/5/2019 UNI football defeated the University of San Diego Toreros, 17-3, in the UNI-Dome during the first round of FCS playoffs; photo.
26 Students go to Vertigo: A Go Go
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.01
12/5/2019 Over 700 people attended the Fall 2019 biannual student performance art show in the Kamerick Art Building on November 21, entitled "Vertigo." Vertigo was an opportunity for students in art classes to present and included over 50 showcases. The event was coordinated by performance art instructor Aypryl Thomson; photos.
27 'Sustainable Snacks' commends crickets
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.04
11/18/2019 The UNI Student Nature Society hosted a "Sustainable Snacks" event featuring Iowa cricket farmer Becky Herman on November 14, 2019; photos.
28 Meyers delivers laughs in 'Lobby Baby'
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.05
11/18/2019 Leitner gives "Late Night" host Seth Meyers' Netflix comedy special "Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby" a favorable review; photo.
29 Panthers fall to No. 8 South Dakota State 38-7
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.01
11/18/2019 The UNI football team, who was ranked No. 4 of the top 10 FCS teams, lost to No. 8 South Dakota State, 38-7; photo.
30 Preview: No. 4 UNI vs No. 8 South Dakota State
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.06
11/14/2019 UNI's football team will face South Dakota State. Coach Farley discussed UNI's possible strategies and strengths. The team has a positive outlook due to new offensive line coach Ryan Clanton and star quarterback Will McElvain; photo.
31 Hurts Donuts opens in Cedar Falls
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.01
11/11/2019 Janelle and Scott Wilks co-own and operate Hurts Donuts, which had its grand opening in Cedar Falls on October 6. They handed out 1,200 donuts to those passing by in exchange for hugs; photo.
32 Panther Portrait: Band Day
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.04
11/11/2019 The Panther Marching Band hosted about 650 high school students during their half time show as the Panthers took on the Indiana State Sycamores in the UNI-Dome. Combined, the almost 900 musicians performed "Handclap" by Fitz and "Hammerhead" by The Offspring; photo.
33 Panthers cut down Sycamores 17-9
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:21, p.01
11/11/2019 UNI was ranked sixth in the FCS committee with a record of 6-3 before defeating Indiana State, 17-9. The Panthers football team will travel to South Dakota to take on South Dakota State; photo.
34 Analysis:top 5 UNI football players so far this season
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 16:20, p.06
11/7/2019 In the author's opinion, UNI's top five football players this season have been quarterback Will McElvain, wide receiver Isaiah Weston, running back Tyler Hoosman, defensive end Elerson Smith, and defensive tackle Jared Brinkman; photos.
35 Translator and author Ugarte visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:20, p.01
11/7/2019 Author and translator Michael Ugarte gave a lecture in the Slife Ballroom of the UNI Commons on November 4 as part of the Hearst Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Languages and Literatures. Ugarte was introduced by UNI Spanish professor Heather Jeronimo before discussing his research on colonial and post-colonial relations between Spain and its African territories.
36 UNI women's soccer finishes season at Valparaiso
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:20, p.06
11/7/2019 The Panther women's soccer team ended their 2019 season with a 3-0 loss to the Valparaiso Crusaders. Both teams were fighting for a place in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Even though the Crusaders won, the UNI Panthers out-shot their team 16 to 8. The Panther women ended their season with a 5-11 overall record and a 1-6 conference record; photo.
37 Panther Portrait: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Mitchell--Cecilia (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.04
11/4/2019 Alpha Psi Omega held UNI's annual midnight showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at Stayer-Wood Theater on November 1. David Harnois of TheatreUNI hosted; photos.
38 Streaming services need to revisit content renewal processes
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.03
11/4/2019 In the author's opinion, streaming services should reconsider their decision-making on how and when to terminate shows without warning or bring them to a more natural conclusion; photo.
39 Author Sandra Cisneros visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.01
10/31/2019 Author Sandra Cisneros came to UNI as part of the 2019 Hearst Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Languages and Literature. Cisneros read parts of her books and gave advice to students. After her lecture, she signed copies of her books and answered student questions; photos.
40 UNI alum discusses foreign policy
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.02
10/31/2019 John Dinger, alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, held the forum "When Politics Trumps Expertise: Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, and Foreign Policy Making in the Trump White House" at UNI on October 28. Dinger spoke about the inner workings of foreign policy and how ambassadors work together with the government; photo.
41 Drag-A-Ganza
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.05
10/28/2019 Approximately 50 students and community members attended UNI Proud's annual Drag-A-Ganza on October 25 at Maucker Union. The event raised money for Iowa Safe Schools; photos.
42 Panther thrash Missouri State 29-6
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.01
10/28/2019 The football team beat Missouri State, 29-6 ,on October 26. This was their first road win of the season and put their seasonal record at 5-3 overall; photo.
43 Panthers fall short to Evansville in final home game
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.06
10/28/2019 The UNI women's soccer team lost to Evansville, 1-0. The loss put their record to 5-10 overall for seventh place in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) standings, one win short from making the conference tournament; photo.
44 Candidate Tom Steyer visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.02
10/24/2019 Presidential Candidate Tom Steyer came to UNI and held a discussion with faculty, UNI students, and community members at Maucker Union. Around 30 people were in attendance, a smaller gathering compared to other rallies at the college. Steyer asked those in attendance to tell him what they were most concerned about and then responded to them all. He shared his plans and ideas for the future; photo.
45 Clothesline Project Brings awarness
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.01
10/24/2019 The Clothesline Project has returned to UNI to help spread awareness of violence and abuse in the community during Relationship Violence Awareness Month. It is an opportunity to share the stories of individuals, friends, or family members; photos.
46 IJM hosts 'Threads' thrift store
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.04
10/24/2019 UNI's International Justice Mission (IJM) hosted a pop-up thrift store called "Threads" at the Maucker Union Ballroom. The goal of this activity was to not only raise funds for human trafficking but also to spread awareness of human trafficking around the world. Iowa especially has a strong human trafficking scene due to the two major interstates that run through the state, with 38 cases reported in 2019 so far; photos.
47 Wells' passion to mentor underprivileged youth
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.06
10/17/2019 Brawntae Wells, a junior defensive lineman on the football team, was recognized as the October Playmaker of the Month. He received this award due to his off-the-field passion to mentor and inspire underprivileged youth. This recognition was given out by the Institute for Sport and Social Justice. Wells works as a volunteer youth mentor with the Juvenile Court Services in Waterloo and at the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center. He is currently on pace to graduate with a degree in Family Services and a minor in Criminology; photo.
48 Former First Lady Laura Bush visits UNI
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.01
10/14/2019 Former First Lady Laura Bush had a sold-out crowd at her visit to UNI at Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) as part of the Joy Cole Corning Distinguished Lecture Series. Corning was a graduate of UNI (then Iowa State Teacher's College) and established the lecture series to give the students opportunities to hear from distinguished leaders. President Mark Nook hosted the Q&A session; photos.
49 Defensive end earns second MVC Player of the Week
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.06
10/10/2019 UNI Football player Elerson Smith is a force to be reckoned with so far this football season. To date, he has 7.5 sacks and is a key player on defense for the football team. Author Jacob Potter interviewed Smith and head football coach Mark Farley to get their views on Smith's progression since coming to UNI. Smith also shares who inspired him so far; photo.
50 Students compete for the crown
Mass--Emma'Le (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:9, p.01
9/30/2019 Eight candidates competed for the crown at the annual Homecoming Royalty Competition, hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB), on September 27th, 2019, in Maucker Union Ballroom; photo.

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