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1 Percussion concert goes virtual
Kraft--Abigail (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.05
11/19/2021 UNI School of Music presents various percussion ensembles virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.
2 2021 NFL draft preview: what to expect on Thursday
Schindler--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.6
4/29/2021 Northern Iowan sports writer, Nicholas Schindler, discusses the buzz surrounding certain teams and players leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft.
3 An Oscars to remember for the wrong reasons
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.5
4/29/2021 Northern Iowan Film Critic, Hunter Friesen, recounts the 2021 Oscars. He highlights the events of the evening that made it, in his opinion, one of the worst award shows ever.
4 Anti-transgender athletics bills harm everyone
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.3
4/29/2021 Northern Iowan opinion columnist, Emerson Slomka, discusses the way that laws that aim to keep transgender individuals from playing sports make have unintended consequences.
5 Executive editor bids farewell to UNI
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.1
4/29/2021 Executive Editor of the Northern Iowan, Emma'le Maas, recounts her journey to obtaining her position and the time spent at the student run newspaper; photo.
6 First two provost candidates announced
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.1
4/29/2021 Since last June, the Provost Search Committee of UNI has been reviewing candidates to fill the vacancy left by Jim Wohlpart. Vandana Kohli, Ph.D., was the first candidate to be announced; photo. She is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at California State University, Channel Islands and has her doctoral degree in quantitative sociology. The next candidate is Kelly Burke, Ph.D., vice provost and dean of the Graduate College at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; photo. A professional clarinetist, she has worked with music in a wide variety during her time in Greensboro.
7 Interpreters Theatre hosts social change display
Koehler--Emma (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.4
4/29/2021 UNI Interpreters Theatre hosted a showcase student performances that were aimed at humanizing statistics. Performances dealt with sexual assault; photo, global warming, human trafficking, and gun-related suicide; photo.
8 N.I. en Español: ¡Trabaja con nosotros en el año que viene!
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.2
4/29/2021 The Northern Iowan ahora ofrecerá traducciones y contenido en español. El Northern Iowa en Español busca mantener informada a la comunidad bilingüe de las universidades sobre las oportunidades. The Northern Iowan will now offer Spanish translations and content. The Northern Iowa in Spanish looks to keep the universities bilingual community informed about opportunities.
9 Panther Plot pauses, possible return
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.1
4/29/2021 The Panther Plot, a student run garden at UNI, is being discontinued due to its inability to become self-sufficient. The garden was a place for students to grow fruits, vegetables and other plants; photo. With help from the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), work is being done towards restructuring the operations of the garden in hopes of one day reopening.
10 Panthers stay hot, clobber Drake 13-5
Warrington--David (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.6
4/29/2021 On April 27th, the UNI Panthers softball team beat the Drake Bulldogs at home, 13-5. They were carried to victory by an eight run fourth inning led by Sammey Bunch; photo. The win put the softball team at 25-16 before the final two series of the season.
11 UNI Opera students present "In The Studio"
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.4
4/29/2021 UNI Opera and the UNI Art Gallery of Art worked together to put on an online show titled, "In the Studio". The performance had singers from UNI Opera along side a piece of art; photo. The artist was then interviewed and described the reason for the pairing,
12 Vaccine distribution across the world
Northern Iowan 117:54, p.3
4/29/2021 Opinion columnist, Mohammed Rawwas, looks into why some countries had a more effected COVID-19 vaccine roll out than others. The level of state intervention in the market and bureaucracy are dissected .
13 '21-22 academic calendar released; breaks to return
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.02
4/15/2021 UNI released the 2021-2022 academic calendar which includes the return on the week-long Thanksgiving break, Spring break, and in-person commencement ceremonies, as well as a mixture of in-person, online, and hybrid class formats. The winter term sessions implemented last year will continue due to its success to help students stay-on-track for graduation.
14 2021 summer movie preview
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.05
4/15/2021 The author reviews the biggest upcoming movies that will be released throughout the 2021 summer. With more vaccines being administered and movie theaters starting to reopen, the author hopes many of these movies will be seen in the cinema.
15 Black Lives Matter: group vs. phrase
Richards--Tanner (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.03
4/15/2021 The author questions the motives of the "Black Lives Matter" group and believes they are spreading lies and promoting violence against police officers and white people.
16 Clinic cancelled as FDA pauses shot
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.01
4/15/2021 On April 14, UNI's on-campus vaccination clinic in the West Gym was cancelled due to the FDA's recommendation to "pause" the Johnson and Johnson shot. The vaccination was paused due to six female individuals having severe blood clots within the last 6-13 days. The UNI Student Health Center had little time to warn students of the cancellation and many students thought that the situation should have been handled better.
17 Get vaccinated now for a healthy fall semester
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.03
4/15/2021 The author discusses the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) statement about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The author believes that by taking these precautions with the vaccines, we will be able to see the faculty, staff, and students vaccinated safely for the fall semester.
18 Maddie Poppe to perform drive-in concert
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.04
4/15/2021 Maddie Poppe, American Idol winner and Iowa native, will be accompanied by Brad & Kate for a drive-in concert on April 30 at 7:00pm in the ITC South parking lot. This event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) in collaboration with the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free and exclusive to UNI students but can have non-UNI people attend if they are in the car with them; photo.
19 Panthers fall to Redbirds in MVC tourney shootout
Warrington--David (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.06
4/15/2021 The UNI women's soccer team went up against the Illinois State Redbirds for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinal matchup. The game was tied 1-1 and went into overtime twice, but the Panthers lost 3-0 causing the spring season to end. The team is tentatively schedule to begin playing the 2021 season next fall.
20 Report: Faculty numbers down at Regents universities
Burrage--Shawn (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.02
4/15/2021 Data from the Iowa Board of Regents reveals that all three of Iowa's public universities are losing tenured and tenure-track faculty. UNI remains committed to professors with 72% of professors tenured or on trach to receive tenure, however, the number of students are declining every year.
21 Students help de-stress through plate smashing
Tournier--Tehya (Student--2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.04
4/15/2021 Marketing strategy classmates, Alyssa Lawler, Dylan Hayen, and Miranda Stambaugh, brought the Tik-Tok trend of smashing plates with words, memories, or stories written on them to relieve anger and anxiety to campus. This event lead to many students relieving stress and frustration due to the pandemic; photos.
22 UNI employee departs
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.01
4/15/2021 After 40 years of working for the university, Diana Hensley, a cashier in the Office of Business Operations, will be retiring. Hensley made many friends throughout her time at UNI and many coworkers speak highly of her; photo.
23 UNI women finish third, men place seventh in Omaha meet
Schindler--Nicholas (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.06
4/15/2021 The men's and women's golf team played at the Stampede At The Creek golf meet hosted by the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The women's team placed third in the tournament and the men's team placed seventh.
24 'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy speaks with three Iowa schools
Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.04
4/12/2021 Dan Levy, known best for his involvement in "Schitt's Creek," sat down virtually with UNI, the University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. Levy discussed his inspiration behind the show, his mental health, and overcoming creative struggles; photo.
25 COVID-19 on campus: numbers drop
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.02
4/12/2021 The rates of COVID-19 on UNI's campus has dropped this week with 10 positive cases and 13 self-reported cases; photo.
26 In review: Gun violence near campus
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.01
4/12/2021 On April 4, one person was injured on College Hill due to his own firearm discharging, however, this is not the first incident related to gun violence that has taken place on College Hill. Within the past five years, seven reports involving guns were reported. With the change in Iowa Law allowing less regulation regarding gun ownership, many fear that gun related incidents will become more common in the next few year; photo.
27 National STD Awareness Month: Get yourself tested!
Student Wellness Services Staff
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.03
4/12/2021 The author urges students to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during STD Awareness Month; photo.
28 Panther Portrait: Orchesis Annual Gala
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.05
4/12/2021 The Orchesis Dance Company choreographed and performed a variety of pieces in their annual Gala. Their event followed COVID-19 guidelines as all attendees were wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing; photo.
29 Panthers win two games vs Valparaiso
Warrington--David (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.06
4/12/2021 The UNI softball team hosted Valparaiso for a three-game series and won the first two games, 9-0 and 9-3. With the victories, UNI improves to 17-13 on the season and will host a non-conference game against the Iowa State Cyclones on April 14 before returning to the Missouri Valley Conference; photo.
30 Special visit day introduces refugee students to UNI
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.04
4/12/2021 The Ethnic Student Promoters (ESP) hosted a Refugee Visit Day in collaboration with Des Moines Refugee Support to give refugees an opportunity to experience what UNI has to offer; photo.
31 Taking down Big Tech: a cross-party issue
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.03
4/12/2021 Both political parties have expressed disdain towards the "Big Tech" companies, and the author believes that not much has been done in regulation. The author also believes that government intervention is needed so these companies don't abuse their power and grow too large.
32 UNI drops homecoming to NDSU, 23-20
Schindler--Nicholas (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.06
4/12/2021 UNI's football team dropped the homecoming game and final game of the spring season to North Dakota State, 23-20. The Panthers are now 3-4 on the season and will have a harder time convincing the FCS football playoff committee their worth. The Fall 2021 season is schedule to begin on September 3, 2021 against Iowa State; photo.
33 UNI to host vaccination clinics
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.01
4/12/2021 UNI students and staff have been given the opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in an on-campus clinic, April 13-16; photo.
34 Cedar Falls renews mask mandate through mid-May; Nook supports extension
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.02
4/8/2021 The Cedar Falls City Council has extended the mask mandate to May 19. President Mark Nook spoke to the Council via Zoom showing his support and stating that an extension to June would be beneficial for staff and students K-12. The mask mandate will be reviewed on May 17 for Cedar Falls while Waterloo's mandate remains in place indefinitely; photo.
35 Empleado de Admisiones apoya a los estudiantes multiculturales
Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021), Lizarraga-Estrada--Jesus (Associate Director of Freshmen Recruitment and Acccess)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.01
4/8/2021 Jesus Lizarraga-Estrada, the Associate Director of Freshman Recruitment and Access, reflects on his time at UNI and his current position which helps multicultural students find where they belong. Lizarraga-Estrada emphasizes the barriers of distance, transportation, and lack of resources for all students and has provided future students with Zoom campus visits. This article is printed in Spanish and English; photo.
36 Iowans: say no to "Meat on the Table" month
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.03
4/8/2021 The author criticizes Governor Kim Reynolds proclamation declaring April "Meat on the Table Month" which encourages Iowans to support Iowa meat producers. The author believes there are detrimental effects of animal culture and highlights the endorsement of plant-based diets to help the environment and people's well-being.
37 Looking back at the Iraq War
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.03
4/8/2021 The author looks back on the Iraq War and believes the U.S. administration has fed its citizens constant lies about foreign countries. The author also believes it is time that we learn to be more skeptical of the claims the U.S. government states when it comes to foreign policy.
38 Panther Portrait: SAE Car Wash
Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019), Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.05
4/8/2021 The Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) hosted a car wash to all members of the community in the SAE parking lot; photo.
39 Panthers drop game to Sycamores, 2-0
Warrington--David (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.06
4/8/2021 The UNI Panthers women's soccer team played against the Indiana State Sycamores and lost 2-0 causing their record to fall 3-4-2 on the season. They will conclude their regular season on April 7 against Drake University; photo.
40 UNI beats Drake, falls to Loyola in MVC tournament
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.06
4/8/2021 The UNI Panther volleyball team took the court in the Missouri Valley Conference against Drake and Loyola-Chicago. UNI beat Drake on Thursday, winning by scores of 25-19, 25-21, and 25-20. On Friday, UNI fell to Loyola-Chicago 3-1 by scores of 17-25, 25-17, 24-26. The Panther's season will end as they did not receive an at-large big for the NCAA tournament.
41 UNI students partner with Meskwaki nonprofit
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:48, p.04
4/8/2021 Three UNI students have partnered with the Fox Alliance Nonprofit organization (FAN) for their entrepreneurial class to help increase inclusivity for members of the Meskwaki tribe; photo.
42 'Godzilla vs Kong' is exactly what it needs to be
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.05
4/5/2021 The author reviews the movie 'Godzilla vs Kong'. Despite the author believing the characters weren't given enough time which made them less memorable, he strongly praises the visual effects, sound work, and the amount of action in the movie; photo.
43 COVID-19 on campus: positivity rates rises again
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.02
4/5/2021 The COVID-19 positivity rate rose again on UNI's campus resulting in 17 positive cases and 8 self-reported cases. The University continues to urge students to complete the on-campus vaccinations survey because Governor Reynolds promises the State of Iowa will have enough vaccines for all Iowans 16 and older; photo.
44 Panther clobber Aces in 3-game sweep
Horning--Colin (Student--2018), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.01
4/5/2021 The UNI softball team outscored their Missouri Valley Conference opponents, the Purple Aces of Evansville, 45-8 over the three games, winning by the scores of 22-7, 14-0, and 9-1. The Panthers move to 15-13 overall on the season and 6-3 in conference play; photo.
45 Panthers open outdoor season in South Dakota
Warrington--David (Student--2020), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.06
4/5/2021 The UNI Panthers men's and women's track and field team started their outdoor season on Saturday, April 3. While coming out of the indoor season with a conference championship for the men and third place for the women, the Panthers had 52 UNI athletes finish within the top-five in their events, with several in the top three and three getting first place finishes; photo.
46 Put your own needs first, take a break for you
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.03
4/5/2021 Many students and even professors are feeling burnout this semester due to the stress of COVID-19 and the lack of Spring break. The author believes that it is important that people take time for themselves and to set boundaries during the school days, especially during these last few weeks. The author urges students to take a deep breath and listen to your mind; photo.
47 Shots fired on College Hill, one injury reported
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.01
4/5/2021 Cedar Falls police responded to a report of shots fired outside Little Bigs on College Hill early Sunday morning, April 4. KWWL reported that Cedar Falls Public Safety later discovered the gunshot victim had accidentally shot himself. The Cedar Falls police also made two unrelated arrests on the scene; photo.
48 Stay safe this homecoming
Student Wellness Services Staff
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.04
4/5/2021 With Homecoming 2020.5 coming up, the author urges students to look at the safety checklist to ensure a fun and safe week. This list includes information about consuming alcohol, how to stay safe, and following COVID-18 guidelines.
49 UNI football vs. USD cancelled, one game left in season
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.06
4/5/2021 The UNI football team was supposed to face the University of South Dakota on April 1 but it was cancelled due to a COVID-19 tracing within the football program of South Dakota. The game will not be made up leaving UNI with only one game left in the season, the Homecoming 2020.5 game, against North Dakota State on April 10.
50 Voter ID is not voter suppression
Richards--Tanner (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:47, p.03
4/5/2021 The author believes that the new voter ID law in Georgia, requiring proof of identity when voting, is not racist or promoting voter suppression as many people say. The author believes that since IDs are required to purchase many items and that voter identification is not uncommon that the officials in Georgia should not back down; photo.

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