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April Fool's Day

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1 Campanile bells replaced with rubber chickens
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.03
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the new and improved Campanile bells are replaced with rubber chickens of various sizes.
2 Campanile calamity: UNI's iconic structure vanished into the night!
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.04
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, they claim that the Campanile has been kept in a chain link fence for a reason unbeknownst to students. The Campanile escaped around 11:30 pm on Tuesday, March 28th and no one can find it; photo!
3 Contract error lifts accountant to coach
Johnson--Adam (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.07
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson gets booted out after a mistake with the contract listed Ben Jacobsen instead, a sophomore accounting major here at UNI; photo.
4 New men's basketball coach bungles first hire
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.07
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools that plays off of the article "Contract error lifts accountant to coach", new men's basketball head coach and sophomore accounting student, Ben Jacobsen, makes a huge mistake. He accidentally hired Iowa's offensive coordinator for football, not basketball, Brian Ferentz; photo.
5 Schindler Education Center takes flight
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.03
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, suspicions of the Schindler Education Center being a UFO were confirmed as the top half of the building broke off and blasted into space; photo.
6 Student Government taken over by Revolutionary UNI squirrels
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.04
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the UNI squirrels have over run the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) with a vicious coup; photo.
7 The Greens are back in town
Warrington--David (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.06
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the all-time Panther basketball player, AJ Green's five identical siblings just signed to play at UNI next season; photo.
8 Track team to test 'Air Bud' legal theory with Rex Goodboy
Shea--Caden (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:46, p.06
3/30/2023 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the UNI track and field team test the 'Air Bud' legal theory by claiming that no where in the handbook does it say a runner has to be human. They recruited golden retriever Rex Goodboy of Cedar Valley to the team; photo.
9 As if dual-factor isn't enough, more steps added
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.07
4/1/2021 A satire article for April Fool's Day about more authentication steps being added in Fall 2021 adding to the recently implemented Duo Mobile, a dual-factor authentication process; photo.
10 HLC confuses UNI with NIU
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.06
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) arriving at the campus of Northern Illinois University (NIU) instead of UNI's campus for their site visit; photo.
11 Provost job still vacant, unsurprisingly
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.05
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about the Provost leaving in May and the University being unable to find a replacement; photo.
12 Single snowflake spotted; UNI cancels class for week
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.07
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about Mark Nook cancelling classes because he saw a single snowflake and thought a big snowstorm was coming; photo.
13 TC and TK get the boot thanks to new "brand"
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.05
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about TC and TK being replaced by Tony the Tiger and Cap'n Crunch due to the mascots being outdated because of the new logo; photo.
14 UNI to add two new sports
Northern Iowan 117:46, p.08
4/1/2021 A satire piece for April Fool's Day about two new sports coming to UNI in the Fall of 2021: ice skating and kite flying; photo.
15 eSports pwns UNI men's basketball team
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.08
4/5/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the Panther eSports team won against the men's basketball team 117-89.
16 LFL accidentally takes on XFL
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.08
4/5/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the football team LFL took on the XFL accidentally.
17 Bookstore haunted by ghost of student debts
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.05
4/2/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the university bookstore is haunted by the ghost that has formed as a result of the decades of student debt caused by the bookstore.
18 Microwaves taking over campus
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.07
4/2/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, an exorbitant amount of microwaves have begun appearing all over campus.
19 Rider RLC replaced by actual panther
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.05
4/2/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, a panther has replaced Rider Hall's Residence Life Coordinator.
20 SGNI begs for spare change at UI, ISU
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.06
4/2/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the Student Government of Northern Iowa (SGNI) went to Iowa State University and University of Iowa to try and supplement their funding.
21 Slow walkers to be fined, as well they should
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.06
4/2/2018 In this satirical article written for April Fools, the UNI Campus Police will start fining people who are walking too slow and slowing down foot traffic.
22 Black plagues UNI campus
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B3
4/1/2011 Plague caused by viewing Rebecca Black's music video, "Friday"; photo.
23 How are we spending our time?
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B2
4/1/2011 Pie chart showing that students only spend two per cent of their time studying. The majority of their time is spent on Facebook; photo.
24 It's the first of April
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B2
4/1/2011 Important facts about the fourth month of the year, April; photo.
25 Student Body Emperor Anderson issues order to dissolve senate, eliminate senators
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B1
4/1/2011 Satirical look at the Northern Iowa Student Government. Policy changes are included; photo.
26 Student convinced UNI nameplate is a treasure map
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B4
4/1/2011 Nameplate contains cryptic information detailing the whereabouts of a priceless treasure, according to incoming student; photo.
27 UNI receives $100 million donation for creation of new outdoor football stadium
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B4
4/1/2011 Fictitious donation will fund a fictitious outdoor football stadium; photo.
28 UNI search committee looking for new, completely inoffensive Commencement speaker
Northern Iowan 107:46, p.B2
4/1/2011 Satirical view of the controversy caused by the announcement of First Lady Michelle Obama as the spring commencement speaker.
29 Culture Corner: fools all year round
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:46, p.7
4/4/2008 Examples of lies told on days other than April Fool's Day.
30 Be a fool April 1
Tonner--Brianna (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 102:47, p.10
3/31/2006 Brief history of April Fool's Day; students talk about possible pranks; photo.
31 Don't be fooled this Thursday!!
Hammitt-- Katie Ruth (Class of 2005)
Northern Iowan 100:46, p.11
3/30/2004 Considers the possible origins of April Fool's Day.
32 April Fools' Day: pranksters' paradise
Shafer--Leslie (Student--2000-2001)
Northern Iowan 97:47, p.9
3/30/2001 Students describe pranks used in the past on April Fool's Day; photo.
33 What's behind all the tomfoolery of April Fool's Day?
Public Relations News Release 1996:326, p.1
3/25/1997 Professor Robinson discusses April Fool's Day.
34 School of Music takes advantage of April 1
Little--Todd Alan (Classes of 1993 and 1996)
Northern Iowan 88:48, p.10
3/31/1992 Will put on concert to benefit scholarships; photo.
35 Elvis has been confirmed alive and lives with the Bushes in Washington
Public Relations News Release 1991:514, p.1
3/26/1992 History of April Fool's Day provided.
36 The Insanity Parade
Hagerman--Brian (Class of 1992)
Northern Iowan 86:50, p.2
4/6/1990 A riddle and a consideration of holidays.
37 "Zamfir" is audio treat; you've got to be kidding
Duve'--Norm
Northern Iowan 86:48, p.11
3/30/1990
38 Lutheran Student Center
Northern Iowan 86:48, p.5
3/30/1990 Will hold scavenger hunt.
39 Prof creates edible jewelry; you've got to be kidding
Funcke--Jill A. (Class of 1990)
Northern Iowan 86:48, p.10
3/30/1990
40 Music Dept. 'fools around' in concert on Fools' Day
Howard--Elizabeth
Northern Iowan 85:47, p.10
3/31/1989 Will present free concert.
41 Beware of fools tomorrow
Fredrickson--JoLynne
Northern Iowan 83:48, p.13
3/31/1987 A history of April Fool's Day.
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Ketels--Denton
Northern Iowan 80:47, p.2
3/30/1984 April Fool's Day is just around the corner.
43 Kamerick picked to lead Iowa cagers
Ratekin--Jack G. (Class of 1984)
Northern Iowan 79:45, p.1
4/1/1983 April Fool's joke.
44 Northern Tissue
Northern Iowan 77:54, p.1
5/8/1981 Northern Iowan's annual lampoon issue.
45 Northern Tissue
Northern Iowan 77:53, p.1
5/5/1981 Northern Iowan's annual lampoon issue.
46 Hot dog lovers . . . .
Ruse--Thomas E. (Class of 1981)
Northern Iowan 75:46, p.1
4/3/1979 Noehren Hall sponsored an April Fool's Pig-out; photo.
47 New ideas for fool's day fun
Crockett--Naneen L. (Class of 1978)
Northern Iowan 74:46, p.1
3/31/1978 Pranks for April Fool's Day.
48 Martian game rocks Cosell
Scheer--Douglas A. (Classes of 1976 and 1978)
Northern Iowan 70:42, p.10
3/19/1974
49 Martian Humor
O'Donnell--Michael H.
Northern Iowan 70:42, p.8
3/19/1974
50 Martians invade UNI!
Cahalan--Steve
Northern Iowan 70:42, p.7
3/19/1974

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