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1 Is it better to give or to receive
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:28, p.03
12/8/2022 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece on how people view giving versus receiving during the holiday seasons. He asked 10 students/young adults around UNI's campus two questions: "Is it better to give or receive?" and "Is it more fun to give or receive?". He then discusses his findings and shares his opinions on the matter; photo.
2 Columnist says Christmas music can wait its turn
Schrad--Tanner (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:27, p.03
12/7/2017 Columnist Schrad doesn't like how over played Christmas music is and would rather this music wait until later in December to start being played.
3 A very 'Glee'ful Christmas
Wikstrom--Anna (Student--2015), Barikor--Leziga (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:26, p.01
12/7/2015 Varsity Men's Glee Club performs traditional Christmas songs; photos.
4 Christians, commercialization and holiday distractions
Jackson--Michael (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:26, p.05
12/7/2015 Columnist Michael R. Jackson discusses Christians, corporations, and the "war on Christmas;" photo.
5 Union volunteers
Wagner--Amanda (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:27, p.2
12/11/2014 UNI's Residence Hall Association and Service and Leadership Council teamed up to pull students into the Maucker Union Ballroom to volunteer their extra time; photo.
6 Holiday spirit on main
Hinzmann--Nicholas Allen (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:26, p.7
12/8/2014 Holiday celebrations are taking place on Main Street in Cedar Falls.
7 Christmas carols for a cause
Wolfe--Parker Joseph (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:25, p.4
12/4/2014 A Christmas concert was held in the Gallagher-Bluedorn to help raise money for the Cedar Valley Boys and Girls Club; photo.
8 Theatre with a sweet twist
Gregorsok--Megan (Student 2014)
Northern Iowan 111:25, p.4
12/4/2014 The Lampost Theatre is holding its annual Dessert Theatre.
9 With December comes a time to give thanks
Beard--Renae (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:25, p.3
12/4/2014 Student Renae Beard encourages students to give back for the holidays, keep a positive attitude, and help those in need.
10 Cedar Falls gets down with the holidays
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:27, p.6
12/10/2013 Businesses located in downtown Cedar Falls hosted the 12th annual Jingle and Mingle as well as the 5th annual Holiday Hoopla event. These events are aimed to bring more shoppers downtown, and to help these businesses advertise this holiday season; photo.
11 Holiday hoopla
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.5
12/6/2013 Advertisement for local businesses and events they are hosting this holiday season.
12 The shameful truth behind Black Friday
Northern Iowan 110:26, p.3
12/6/2013 The author discusses how retailers make a huge profit even on Black Friday due to high-low pricing strategy. He believes that the violence and chaos on Black Friday is a sad reflection of our consumption oriented society.
13 UNI School of Music Spotlight Series presents Chimes of Christmas
Public Relations News Release 2013:132, p.1
11/25/2013 UNI School of Music will present its annual Chimes of Christmas concert as a part of the UNI School of Music Spotlight Series. The concert will feature performances by the UNI Singers, UNI Concert Chorale, UNI Women's Chorus and UNI Cantorei.
14 Grit 'n' Glam Holiday Gift Guide
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:27, p.7
12/7/2012 Gift suggestions for the holiday season. Suggestions include messages, art, books, gift cards, gift sets, video games, movies, donations.
15 Glee Club, Santa Claus, and tutus
Allen--Justin Dale (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:26, p.6
12/4/2012 Details of the 35th annual Men's Glee Club Christmas Variety Show. Christmas songs, local talent showcase, and longstanding Glee Club traditions met with loud applause throughout the shows.
16 Holiday Hoopla
Northern Iowan 109:25, p.8
11/30/2012 Holiday Hoopla in downtown Cedar Falls events and seasonal calendar.
17 Pin Happy!
Merritt--Amanda Margaret (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 109:25, p.6
11/30/2012 Ideas and instructions for making holiday gifts for friends and family. Recipe for chocolate chip cookies in a jar and snowman popcorn buddies.
18 What would Linus say?
Early--Thomas Michael (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:27, p.4
12/9/2011 Members of the university community encouraged to remember the "real meaning" of Christmas and not focus on the commercialism that has taken over the holidays. Spend time with family and friends; photo.
19 Holiday Hoopla continues to bring holiday spirit to Main Street
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:26, p.7
12/6/2011 Last week's Jingle and Mingle event was the second biggest event of Holiday Hoopla. Events continue into the middle of December. Trolley rides, holiday characters, carolers, and extended hours for shopping were highlights.
20 Holiday Hoopla to spread seasonal cheer in downtown Cedar Falls
Firman--Tehrene Victoria (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:24, p.8
11/18/2011 Volunteers and committee members started transforming the downtown area into a winter wonderland. Music, food, and the arrival of Santa will take place the day after Thanksgiving.
21 Thanksgiving, America's nightmare before Christmas
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 108:23, p.5
11/15/2011 Students urged to "give thanks" on Thanksgiving. Enjoy your family gathering. It should be a special day and not the jumping off day for the Christmas holiday rush; photo.
22 Holiday wish list
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:27, p.10
12/10/2010 Members of the editorial staff share their hopes for the new year. President Allen's health, basketball success, students taking group projects more seriously, and hopes for a snow day are some of the wishes.
23 UNI School of Music present 'Chimes of Christmas'
Hawkins--Ariel L. (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:27, p.5
12/10/2010 Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center hosted vocal groups from the School of Music. Choir members filed through the aisles, sang on stage, and from the balcony. The hall was filled with holiday spirit; photo.
24 Tree lighting ceremony 2010
Williams--Whitney Mae (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:26, p.3
12/7/2010 Scenes from the College Hill Partnership sponsored tree lighting and holiday social; photo.
25 UNI community invited to give back with giving trees
Braumann--Kari Sue (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 107:26, p.5
12/7/2010 Prexy's, Essentials, 23rd Street Market, and Biscotti's have trees decorated with paper ornaments. Each ornament has an item needed by someone this holiday season. Help those in need.
26 Ryan's list for Santa
Friederich--Ryan Leo (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:25, p.15
12/3/2010 Writer asks for sports related gifts this year.
27 Is honesty always the best policy?
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:23, p.10
11/16/2010 Believes that we have all stretched the truth at some point in our lives. Honesty is best for those who can handle the truth. Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny are great traditions that require less than the truth.
28 UNI Financial Aid Office to offer holiday budget sessions
Au Jong--Catherine (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:23, p.7
11/16/2010 The holidays are a time that college students and others can get caught up in the moment and overspend. Sessions are designed to aid in budgeting and sticking to the budget for gifts.
29 UNI CEEE teaches ways to 'reclaim the holidays'
Kelzer--Sarah Marie (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:20, p.4
11/5/2010 Center for Energy and Environmental Education has created a green project to help relieve the stress of the holidays. The focus is on the meaning of Christmas rather than the busyness and buying; photo.
30 UNI program will focus on reclaiming the holidays
Public Relations News Release 2010:115, p.1
10/26/2010 The holiday initiative will work with Iowans in areas such as clearing clutter, environmentally friendly gift ideas, buying locally, controlling holiday finances and reducing stress. The hope is that the holidays will be more enjoyable.
31 Reclaim your Holidays Series to be held at Iowa City Public Library
Public Relations News Release 2010:92, p.1
10/11/2010 Iowans will discover how to create more meaningful winter holidays at a series of free sessions held at the Iowa City Public Library. Participants will reflect on the holidays to more clearly understand their priorities.
32 Holiday spirits all around
Showalter--John David (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:27, p.6
12/11/2009 Holiday wishes shared with the campus. Awareness shown of other holiday festivals in addition to Christmas. Chanukah, rad Ramadan, Sturnalia, Kwanzaa are also being celebrated.
33 Panthers give back this holiday season
Anderson--John David (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:27, p.7
12/11/2009 Giving trees, located in Biscotti's, 23rd Street Market, Essentials, and Prexy's, allow the university community to share with those less fortunate during the holidays. The Salvation Army and Black Hawk Elementary will benefit; photo.
34 Panther Portraits
Sagner--Bryce Aaron (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:26, p.2
12/8/2009 Scenes from an old-fashioned Christmas at the Marshall one-room school house and horse and trolley ride around campus; photo.
35 Tis the season for giving
Boeckmann--Trevor Paul (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 106:26, p.6
12/8/2009 Charity in America averages $1500 per family. Eighty per cent of Americans donate. The Salvation Army is the second largest charity in the country.
36 'Celebrate the Seasons' to be held at UNI Dec. 3
Public Relations News Release 2009:184, p.1
11/30/2009 Attendees will find booths, activities and demonstrations with information, crafts and food from traditions and holidays from around the world, such as Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas, Posadas, Diwali and Kwanza. There will be sleigh rides around campus.
37 Things I'm telling my granddaughter
Koch--William N. (English Faculty)
Northern Iowan 105:40, p.8
3/3/2009 Refreshing thoughts and beliefs of a new grandfather as he shares his values of life with a five week old granddaughter.
38 Media Advisory: UNI holiday hours
Public Relations News Release 2008:282, p.1
12/22/2008 The Office of University Marketing and Public Relations will be operating on reduced hours Dec. 24 - Jan. 1. The office will not be staffed on Dec. 24, 25, 26, and Jan. 1 and 2.
39 Happy holidays
Northern Iowan 105:27, p.9
12/12/2008 Sudoku puzzle for the holidays.
40 Holiday spirit
Northern Iowan 105:26, p.5
12/9/2008 Believes that holiday gift giving and receiving have overcome religious and family considerations.
41 The man in the big red suit
Cook--Lindsey K. (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 105:26, p.7
12/9/2008 Myra Boots tells the story of Santa Claus.
42 Santas bring joy to area seniors
Kuster--Therese Catherine (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:24, p.5
11/21/2008 Many senior citizens are forgotten during the holidays. College Square Mall is helping by placement of a tree with paper ornaments with seniors needs and wishes; photo.
43 Thanksgiving: going from overlooked to forgotten
Krob--Nicholas Joseph (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:24, p.4
11/21/2008 The transition between Halloween and Christmas should not be overlooked. Thanksgiving continues to be a major holiday based on family traditions; causing us to stop and think of all for which we have to be thankful.
44 Panther Portraits
Battin--Ellen Margaret (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.4
11/18/2008 Christine Mikkola listens to lecture; Christmas trees arrayed in GBPAC; photo.
45 Your kid might like a stick
Landhuis--Travis John (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.7
11/18/2008 Does not want to get rid of technology completely, but considers that something simple might allow children to develop their creative sides more completely.
46 Remember: winter could be much worse
Boevers--Cassandra Mae (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:19, p.8
11/4/2008 Humans seem never to be happy with weather conditions; it is either too hot or too cold. Be thankful there are warm coats and scarves available for winter wear. Nine fun winter activates shared.
47 Wedding planning for the college student
Morton--Jennie M. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:43, p.3
3/14/2008 Challenges of college studies compounded by planning a wedding.
48 Naughty & Nice
Northern Iowan 104:27, p.13
12/7/2007 Holiday greeting from the Northern Iowa staff; photo.
49 Tips for buying holiday gifts with ease
Harken--Sarah (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:27, p.1
12/7/2007 Gift cards, retail outlets, and making the gifts are all possibilities for holiday giving; photo.
50 Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays but
Glaser--Jordan Moye (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:25, p.8
11/30/2007 Reflections on the loss of the "real meaning" of Christmas and the holiday season.


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