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1 Panthers secure No.1 seed in MVC
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:40, p.01
3/2/2020 UNI men's basketball finished out their regular season by adding two more split wins, claiming the regular-season undefeated in the McLeod.
2 'Last Thing' is a confusing mess
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.04
2/27/2020 The author reviews the Netflix original movie "Last Thing" starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck.
3 'Star Trek' and progressive representation in television
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 The author expresses their opinion on the representation of minority groups in the Star Trek franchises.
4 'Warrior Women' documentary screened
Stoffer--Emma (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.05
2/27/2020 The documentary 'Warrior Women' was screened in Lang Hall Auditorium. The documentary discusses the problems facing Native American women including human trafficking and Social Services placing indigenous children in foster homes.
5 Brockovich gives Leopold Lecture
Weber--Colby (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.02
2/27/2020 Environmental Activist Erin Brockovich gave the last Leopold Lecture of the year on climate change and environmental issues.
6 Crime Brief: Sexual assault reported
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.02
2/27/2020 A rape was reported to the UNI police by a student on Sunday, February 23.
7 Fascism, neoliberalism, and oligarchy
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.03
2/27/2020 The author expresses his opinion regarding the United States current democracy and global politics in regards to the 2020 election.
8 Jazz combos present spring concert
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabi (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.01
2/27/2020 On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m., the UNI Jazz combo groups performed in a Spring Concert.
9 MLB preview: Who reigns supreme after offseason drama?
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.06
2/27/2020 The author summarizes the player trading and the offseason drama of the Major League Baseball at the start of spring training.
10 NISG announces election results
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.01
2/27/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene were elected as the new student body president and vice president, respectively.
11 Panthers move up in rankings before MVC tourney
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.06
2/27/2020 The UNI track and field team traveled to Ames, IA to compete in the Iowa State Classic and the Minneapolis, MN to compete in the Cold Classic. In Ames three panthers took finishes and in Minneapolis the team earned three top-three finishes.
12 Tennis sits matches at home against Milwaukee, Gustavus
Schindler--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:39, p.06
2/27/2020 The women's tennis team earned their second win of the season with a 7-0 victory against Gustavus Adolphus followed by a 3-4 loss against the Milwaukee Panthers.
13 NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.1
2/20/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running for student body president and vice president.
14 "I Heart Female Orgasm" talks sex
Johnson--Liam (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabi (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.8
2/10/2020 UNI's Campus Activities Board and Student Wellness Center collaborated to present "I Heart Female Orgasm," an informative event about sexuality held on Thursday, February 6 in the Maucker Union Ballroom; photo.
15 Building a resume to help the job search
NI Archives
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.5
2/10/2020 Article covering a past event that took place on UNI's campus. At the event, Matt Neuse, associate director of Career Services provided a lot of information on how to create a resume. Includes a listing of Spring 2020 Career Guide Attendees. Also includes Career Fair Tips.
16 Imagining America presents at UNI
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.1
2/10/2020 The article focuses on the endeavors of student Katelyn Brockmeyer, a junior art history major who is currently doing an internship with Imagining America. Brockmeyer is in charge of campus and community outreach and her goal in facilitating this presentation was to provide information about several important black artists, writers, and poets. "As an art history major, I decided that a good idea would be to educate people during Black History Month about black artists in history." Chawne Paige, a UNI graduate, also spoke at the event. Paige discussed the Waterloo Center for the Arts collection of Haitian art, which is the largest collection of it's kind in the country. Brockmeyer at the end of her presentation allowed time for the attendees who felt inspired by the artists they had seen to create their own art using the various supplies she brought; photo.
17 Panel addresses diversity in the workplace
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.2
2/10/2020 On Thursday, February 6, UNI students, faculty, and staff attended a panel discussing diversity in the workplace, held at the Center for Multicultural Education (CME) at noon. Chiquita Loveless spoke about her 23-year career in the US Navy and the challenges she overcame as a black woman in the field. The conversation turned to the role that UNI Faculty and staff can play in encouraging diversity in the classroom and workplace. Levy emphasized that building a relationship with students is essential, and Byers agreed. Levy added, however, that staff should be careful to avoid viewing barriers as deficits; photo.
18 Panther women drop first home game of the year
Horning--Colin (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.09
2/10/2020 After two straight wins and in the midst of a four-game homestand, the UNI women's basketball team played host to the Missouri Valley Conference-leading and nationally-ranked Missouri State Lady Bears in the McLeod Center on Friday night. Their overall record moves them to 13-8 on the 2019-2020 season; photo.
19 Preview: Love a Donor Week
Mitchell--Cecilia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.4
2/10/2020 UNI's eighth annual Love a Donor Week is February 10-14 and includes multiple opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to write thank-you notes to university donors at various locations across campus.
20 Softball season underway in the Dome
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.9
2/10/2020 The UNI softball team opened their season when they hosted the Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic. The Panther women will travel to Tuscon, Arizona next weekend for a tournament hosted by the University of Arizona. Schools featured will be UNI, Arizona, Oklahoma, Bryant, and Long Beach State; photo.
21 UNI defeats Valpo, Drake
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.1
2/10/2020 UNI men's basketball team is 21-3 overall and 10-2 in the MVC after a split home and road week. The article celebrates the Panthers defeating the Valparaiso Crusaders in Indiana on February 5 and Drake bulldogs at home in McLeod on February 8. UNI remains undefeated at home with a record of 13-0; photo.
22 Library exhibit explores WWI impact
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.05
1/16/2020 A special exhibition titled "World War I: Lessons and Legacies" is on display in the Rod Library Learning Commons now through Saturday, February 15. A series of eight posters explore the history of the war and its legacy in the United States. The poster exhibit appears courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, National Museum of American History, and is funded by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and Smithsonian Women's Committee. Several World War I artifacts are on display from the UNI Museum, along with documents and photos from Special Collections and University Archives. Two lectures will be hosted, both in LIB 301. One given by Associate History Professor Emily Machen the other by Associate History Professor Thomas Connors.
23 NI Manager retires after 27 years
Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
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 for friends, family, and colleagues. Michele has been a staple at the Northern Iowan, selling ads across the Cedar Valley and offering support to her students. It is safe to say Michele left her mark on the paper and on the lives of her students.
24 Should video games be allowed in the classroom?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.3
1/16/2020 When you first step into an elementary classroom, one of the first things to catch your eye is usually a list of rules. Most of what you see is expected. However, there is one rule you can't help but question: written in bold lettering as though it were the golden rule itself is: "NO ELECTRONICS." The columnist argues that electronics and video games in the classroom can be beneficial to children's learning. School can be a place where children are able to learn through engaging experiences that turn learning into a lifelong desire.
25 UNI gears up for MLK Day of Service
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.01
1/16/2020 UNI students and community members will donate some of their time off on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day. "Pack the Dome: Martin Luther King Jr National Day of Service" will be held at the UNI-Dome where two separate shifts of volunteers will pack meals in 40,000 bags. This event is a part of the Northeast Iowa Food Bank's Backpack Program. Hillary Davis, a UNI alumna, will lead the event. This will be the first MLK Day of Service that's being held UNI-Dome instead of Maucker Union. Twenty-three Americorp National Civilian Community Corps members will be serving during the entire day, and Coca-Cola is letting the food bank borrow their semi-trucks to haul bags to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Pack the Dome will also allow volunteers to learn about important topics. People who attend the event will be educated about hunger, food insecurity, and poverty.
26 Winter break film review roundup
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.04
1/16/2020 Hunter Friesen had a busy holiday break and went to the movie theater and reviewed the films he watched. Each film he reviewed was on a scale from 0 to 5 Paw Prints. "Cats" (2017) was a strange film with 97% of the film sung rather than spoken. It received mixed reviews and feedback from watchers. 2.5/5 Paw Prints. "Star Wars: Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker" was the final film in a disappointing trilogy. The cast was the best part of the film. 3/5 Paw Prints. "Bombshell" was a well written and spiritual sequel to 2015's "The Big Short." The film highlighted the toxic culture within Fox News. 3.5/5 Paw Prints. "1917" is the best film of the year on a purely technical level. The film carried a tone that resonated with the audience as the story of two characters plagued by World War I as they rush to save the Allies. 4/5 Paw Prints. “Little Women" was a gift delivered on Christmas Day. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. Friesen claimed, 'Everything about this film is perfect in its special way. This is the best film of the year and one of the best ever seen." 5/5 Paw Prints.
27 WRC updates facilities, hours
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.02
1/16/2020 The Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC) updated the facilities by including a large fitness room that would allow students to access the WRC and use it throughout the day. Currently, students are not allowed to use specific areas of the WRC due to classes taking place. Christopher Denison, Director of Recreation Services, hoped that this would allow students to use the WRC instead of paying a facility or service not associated with UNI.
28 50/50 in 2020 to host conference
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
12/30/2019 UNI's Department of Political Science and the student group 50/50 in 2020 will be hosting the You're Next Leadership Conference from 12 to 4 p.m. Friday, January 31 in the Maucker Union ballrooms.The conference will focus on women's involvement in government and public service in Iowa.
29 DOR preps for recontracting, updates
Cavalier--Kimberly (Student--2020), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
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.
30 UNI hosts caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
12/30/2019 The event, held one week before the Iowa caucuses on February 3, was intended to introduce students to the caucus process and the role it plays in the American democratic system. As Hoffman called the group to order, she stressed the value of Iowans' unique experience of being "first in the nation in the caucusing process". Hoffman opened with a general explanation of the caucus process, including how to find your ward and precinct location; photo.
31 Values might prove obstacle for Dems in 2020
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.03
12/30/2019
32 'Marriage Story' hits home with laughter and tears
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.04
12/12/2019 Hunter Friesen gives "Marriage Story" 4/5 paws for directing, 4/5 paws for writing, 5/5 paws for acting, and 4/5 paws overall. Friesen claims "never before has a film been so pleasantly depressing and so genuinely funny at the same time. By the time the credits start rolling, you'll have been on a journey with not just these characters, but yourself."
33 Albumn Review: SingPins dazzle in debut albumn
Mitchell--Cecilia (Student--2018), Rublaitus--Lindy (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.05
12/12/2019 "SingPins A Cappella" is the first alumn released by UNI campus organization SingPins, a small auditioned ensemble within Men's Glee Club. The record includes 10 tracks, both live performances and studio performance amassed between the years 2017-2019. Mitchell claims she thoroughly enjoyed the album. "I think it is a must-buy in the name of Panther Pride and enjoyment of the musical experience," The UNI community should be very proud to have a group as talented as the SingPins on campus; photo.
34 Panthers go 1-1 in Nebraska against Creighton, UNO
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.06
12/12/2019 A heartbreaking loss would perhaps be the best way, to sum up, the UNI women's basketball team's loss to Creighton University last Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska. The Panther women dropped two straight over Thanksgiving break in Las Vegas. Looking to get back into the win column, they battled down to the wire against Creighton, ultimately falling by the score of 57-54. Kam Finley led the Panthers in scoring 16 points off the bench and went 3-4 from three. Karli Rucker and Megan Maahs both scored eight points each.
35 Panthers trample No.23 Buffaloes on the road
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.06
12/12/2019 The men's basketball team has been rolling through their competition so far this season. turning heads after finishing last season with a 16-18 record. Fast forward nine months, the Purple and Gold are off to a 9-1 start with a top 25 upset over Colorado under their belt A.J. Green hit a clutch three-pointer with one minute left to play, tying the game at 76. Spencer Haldeman came up with a big steal that resulted in a layup to put UNI ahead 78-76 with 45 seconds remaining. The Panthers were able to finish off their night with a 79-76 upset over Colorado, their first win over a ranked team since 2016.
36 Semester recap: White House visit, HOF, playoff runs and more.
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.06
12/12/2019
37 Semester recap: White House visit, HOF, playoff runs and more.
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.06
12/12/2019 The 2010 fall semester has been one to remember for UNI Athletics with Drew Foster visiting the White House, a historic Hall of Fame ceremony, a quarterfinal Panther football team, NCAA Tournament berth for UNI volleyball , 9-1 start for men's basketball, 6-3 women's basketball team and much more.
38 Students de-stress before finals
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.01
12/12/2019 Finals approach UNI and the Student Wellness Services host their bi-annual De-Stress Days at Maucker Union. Students have the opportunity to color, do puzzles, write positive notes, ect. At the Rod Library, students have the opportunity to gather at the Learning Commons and meet P.E.T. P.A.L.S. P.E.T. P.A.L.S. is a service that trains emotional support and service animals. They will be bringing service animals trained specifically to relieve stress to Rod Library so that students can interact with them.
39 Students win Regional tax contest, advance to nationals
Weber--Colby (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.02
12/12/2019 Students from UNIBusiness won first place at the Deloitte National FanTAXtic Competition in Milwaukee, WI. This event is a debate competition where accounting students in teams of five (one senior, one junior, and three other members at freshman or sophomore standing) prepare a case in three weeks before the competition about taxes and present it. Winners of the Deloitte National FanTAXtic Competition will move on to the national competition in January down in Texas.
40 TheatreUNI gives haunting performance in 'Cabaret'
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.01
12/12/2019 The TheatreUNI performed 'Cabaret' at StrayerWood Theatre. It was an excellent performance and was made even more so by the wonderful performances by Noak Hynick, Erika Bailey, Thayne Lamb, Abigail Chagolla, and Andrew Oleson, the leads of the show. Show director Amy Osatinski choice this musical because she thought there were themes from it that could be related to the current world troubles. At the end of the musical, she highlighted this when the audience members left they have ushered down a hallway filled with Nazi imagery from fascist Germany and pictures of antisemitism in the United States from the last few years. The show was well-received.
41 U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.03
12/12/2019 On November 12, 2019, Evo Morale was deposed in a right-wing military coup that saw the fascist Jeanine Anez rise to power as the "interim president." The military coup was triggered by a report from the Organization of American States, which questioned the integrity of the recent election. No evidence was provided in the report to substantiate the claims made, and even those claims do not implicate the validity of the election. Morales was clearly the favorable option, and in any democracy, that should be honored.
42 CETL panel discusses indigenous student experience on UNI campus
Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017), 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 addressed Faculty and staff on matters regarding inclusion at UNI. UNI students and alumni of Native American heritage participated in the first panel and held an in depth discussion over a verity of topics but one of the key points was about Native American representation on Campus or the lack of.
43 Fall semester sees final Final Thursday
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.04
12/5/2019 The final performance for Final Thursday Reading Series at the Hearst Center for the Arts. This performance allowed new and interested authors to share a piece of their story, writing, song, poetry to the general audience. The Final Thursday was lead by English professor Grant Tracy, apart of UNI faculty and a published author.
44 Maximize your time over break
Bradford--Megan (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.03
12/5/2019 This editorial review was more of a self-help article about what you should do over break and how it should be a relaxing time. Author Megan Bradford wrote many examples and ideas that students can do over break to make the most of their time.
45 Panther Portrait: The SingPins
Legaspi--Sofia (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.05
12/5/2019 The SingPins performed in the lobby of the Schindler Education Center. The a capella group's song selections included "Superstition," Hooked on a Feeling," "Something Stupid," "Death of a Bachelor," "Cecilia," "For the Longest Time," and "Somebody to Love."
46 Panther volley ball claims NCAA Tournament bid
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.06
12/5/2019 The Panther volleyball team hosted this season's Missouri Valley Conference tournament and made it it to the championship match against the Redbirds. Unfortunately, the panthers lost 3-0. However, the Panthers received a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
47 Panthers advance to second round
Horning--Colin (Student--2018), Leitner--Gabrielle (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.01
12/5/2019 A slow-paced, defensive battle with UNI winning with a 17-3 VICTORY. The Panthers played against the Toreros from the University of San Diego. The Toreros were 9-2 for the season compared to UNI's 8-4.
48 Panthers go 1-1 in Cancun, defeat Luther 110-51
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.06
12/5/2019 The UNI men's basketball team flew to Cancun, Mexico for a tournament. Unfortunately, the panthers lost 60-55 against West Virginia but won against South Carolina 78-72. The Panthers than returned to Iowa and played against Luther. They beat Luther with a record win of 110-51.
49 Panthers go 1-1 in Cancun, defeat Luther 110-51
Potter--Jacob (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.06
12/5/2019 The UNI men's basketball team flew to Cancun, Mexico for a tournament. Unfortunately, the panthers lost 60-55 against West Virginia but won against South Carolina 78-72. The Panthers than returned to Iowa and played against Luther. They beat Luther with a record win of 110-51.
50 Pnthers fall to Alabama and Ohio State in Las Vegas
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.06
12/5/2019 The Uni women's basketball team traveled to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving break to participate in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. The Panthers were unable to win either of their games and the women now sit at 5-2 for the season. The Panthers lost to Alabama 87-77 and Ohio State 64-46.

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