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1 Mermaids can be Black
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:23, p.03
11/14/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece on her thoughts with Disney's decision to cast a Black actress to play Ariel in the new live action movie. Bolumbu argues that skin color can be interchangeable when the whiteness of a character isn't a big part of their story like in Disney's movie "The Little Mermaid" or "Cinderella". She also adds that the story of Ariel is a fictional fantasy which takes place in a world where race isn't an issue; photo.
2 Vox Pop
Pedersen--Grant (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:21, p.05
11/7/2022 Grant Peterson asks various students "What does the news and the Northern Iowa mean to you?" for the 130th anniversary edition; photo.
3 Netflix: Villains over victims
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:19, p.03
10/31/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece on Netflix's newest show "Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story". Netflix marketed the show as being told largely from the victims' perspectives rather than just Dahmer's perspective but Bolumbu writes about their disappointment with Netflix for not fulfilling that promise; photo.
4 Horror movies are the worst
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.03
10/24/2022 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion piece against horror movies except for the few that have good plots/storylines such as "A Quiet Place" or "It".
5 Taxpayers asked to pay more for 25 percent fewer students at UNI
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist)
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.03
10/24/2022 Tenured UNI administrator Glenn Gray writes their opinion about the tax increasing in Iowa and how citizens are paying more money to universities like UNI when enrollment has dropped drastically.
6 Embracing more religious freedom in the US
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:16, p.03
10/20/2022 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece about their thoughts on religious freedom and how it is interpreted within the First Amendment. Hill believes that religious rights should be more balanced within the US; photo.
7 Promoting more walkable communities
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:15, p.03
10/17/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer writes an opinion piece on the benefits of creating walkable communities such as college campuses. Studies show that it improves the environment and the mental health of those who live in these communities.
8 Tonya Harding needs grace-not everyone is perfect
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:14, p.03
10/13/2022 Abigail Saathoff writes their opinion of the story of Tonya Harding. Saathoff believes in Tonay Harding's side of the story in which she had no part of the clubbing incident with Nancy Kerrigan.
9 Making a case for capitalism
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:12, p.03
10/6/2022 Drew Hill writes their opinion on the pros of capitalism and believes that socialism and communism always leave a country worse off; photo.
10 Colleen Hoover writes bad books
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:11, p.03
10/3/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer writes their opinion on Colleen Hoover's books specifically focusing on the book "November 9". Klinkhammer believes that Hoover's love stories romanticizes obsessive and controlling men and will teach teenage or young adult women that it is okay to be in an emotionally abusive relationship; photo.
11 Dear NFL: wake up and protect your players
Warrington--David (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:11, p.07
10/3/2022 David Warrington writes about the lack of safety protections against concussions in the NFL. He compares the concussive injuries that Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, recently had with his own experience of having concussions and the affect it can have on one's athletic career and personal life; photo.
12 Horror film "Barbarian" brings terror to theaters
Neessen--Ben (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:10, p.05
9/29/2022 Guest columnist and UNI student, Ben Neessen, writes his opinions on the new horror movie "Barbarian". He argues that the great writing, performances, and cinematography all make this movie captivating and fun to watch; photo.
13 Alcohol safety training should be mandatory
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:9, p.03
9/26/2022 Abigail Saathoff believes that it is important for college students to take a mandatory alcohol safety program because of high rates of alcohol-related emergencies that happen on college campuses; photo.
14 Are sky-high prices bringing you down?
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:8, p.03
9/22/2022 Drew Hill writes his opinions of the inflation issues currently happening with the United State's economy; photo.
15 "Abbott Elementary"
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:7, p.03
9/19/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer writes their opinion on the new ABC show "Abbott Elementary". Klinkhammer thinks this show is a hit because ABC has done a great job of meeting the audiences demands by writing stories that reflect their experiences as well as making their shows available to stream; photo.
16 Intersectionality and its effects on women's rights
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:43, p.3
3/24/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer discusses the need for intersectional feminism in order to include all; photo.
17 Cultural competency should be required
Hoffman--Melissa (Opinion Columnist)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.10
3/10/2022 Melissa Hoffman states that cultural competency should be required for all Iowans. Multiple Iowa programs are given as examples; photo.
18 Gas prices surge in the U.S.
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.3
3/10/2022 Drew Hill gives their opinion on the current gas prices in the U.S. as the Ukraine-Russia conflict continues; photo.
19 Opinion: No, the three-pointer isn't ruining the NBA
Shea--Caden (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.15
3/10/2022 Caden Shea gives their opinion on three-pointers in the NBA, stating that they are not ruining the game, just forcing it to evolve.
20 Banning books: A fundamental barrier in education through literature
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:40, p.3
3/7/2022 Abigail Saathoff discusses the issues with banning books in schools.
21 Food and financial insecurity
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:40, p.3
3/7/2022 Lennon Janes gives their opinion on food and financial insecurity of students at the university; photo.
22 UNI most expensive public university in Iowa
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:39, p.3
3/3/2022 Glenn Gray gives their opinion on UNI's current low enrollment and how changes should be made to better serve the taxpayers and students paying for UNI; photo.
23 Behind the crown of Miss America
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:38, p.3
2/28/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer interviews two women who participate in pageants, who say it is an amazing organization that others should experience; photo.
24 Restricting misinformation
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.3
2/24/2022 Drew Hill gives their opinion on social media platforms taking action against misinformation, citing the first amendment; photo.
25 Where are all the substitute teachers?
McLeod--Suzanne (Iowa Capital Dispatch Guest Contributor), Dake--Lawrence (Iowa Capital Dispatch Guest Contributor), Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:35, p.3
2/17/2022 The teacher shortage requires more substitutes, but changes must be made if schools want subs to come to their district; photo.
26 Banning books should not be the main concern
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:34, p.3
2/14/2022 Jetta Colsch gives their opinion on banning books within schools, calling it irresponsible; photo.
27 Reynolds attack on public education
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:34, p.3
2/14/2022 Bailey Klinkhammer gives her opinion on the Iowa government's handling of public education; photo.
28 Students v. campus parking
Warrick--Mikayla (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:33, p.3
2/10/2022 Mikayla Warrick discusses the issues with the campus parking lots; photo.
29 Self proclaimed LGBTQ+ ally-ship is dangerous territory
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:32, p.3
2/7/2022 Lennon Janes discusses performative ally-ship and how it does nothing for the LGBTQ+ community; photo.
30 Watch your language about sensitive issues
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:32, p.3
2/7/2022 Abigail Saathoff requests that you think before saying you want to die due to a minor inconvenience; photo.
31 Enrollment crisis looming over UNI
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist)
Northern Iowan 118:31, p.3
2/3/2022 Glenn Gray gives his opinion on the decreasing enrollment at UNI; photo.
32 Has this been the best NFL playoffs of all time?
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:29, p.6
1/27/2022 The NFL has had some unexpected wins and losses, making it difficult to see who will be going to the Super Bowl; photo.
33 Panthers debate COVID-19 safety
Kauzlarich--Patience (Student--2021), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:29, p.3
1/27/2022 Patience Kauzlarich interviewed multiple students and alums to get their point of view on the continuing COVID-19 safety debate; photo.
34 Why Sally Rooney is the perfect author to start your reading goal
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:29, p.3
1/27/2022 Abigail Saathoff discusses the BookTok craze and how Sally Rooney's book are the best way to start your new reading goal; photo.
35 Navigating negative religious experiences
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.3
1/24/2022 Lennon Janes discusses the importance of researching on-campus religious organizations before joining in order to protect your own spiritual wellness; photo.
36 Why we need to free the tampon
Christensen--Caroline (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:28, p.3
1/24/2022 Caroline Christensen gives their opinion that menstrual products should be free to access and free to use for menstruators. NISG and UNI Feminists have been stocking six of the most trafficked bathrooms on campus with the products, which they say have been heavily utilized; photo.
37 Iowa vs. Michigan: A college football fiasco
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.3
12/6/2021 The University of Iowa Hawkeyes played the University of Michigan Wolverines in a subpar football match.
38 Surviving finals week
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021), Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:27, p.3
12/6/2021 Abigail Saathoff gives their best pointers on how to survive finals week; photo.
39 Bigger budget, fewer students at the University of Northern Iowa
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.3
12/2/2021 Glenn Gray gives his opinion on the Board of Regents' allocation of funds for UNI, even though it has been losing students since 2018; photo.
40 The best albums of 2021
Neessen--Ben (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.3
12/2/2021 Ben Neessen gives his opinions on what could be considered the best albums of the year; photo.
41 The impact of the coaching carousel on college football
Canty-- Devon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:26, p.6
12/2/2021 Devon Canty discusses the impact that changing coaches has on college football.
42 Falling enrollment a challenge, and not just for UNI
Gray--Glenn (Guest Columnist)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.3
11/29/2021 Guest Columnist Glenn Gray discusses the challenges faced by the state's public universities due to falling enrollment numbers. Originally published in The Courier; photo.
43 One class on diversity is not enough
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:25, p.3
11/29/2021 Guest columnist Lennon Janes gives their opinion on the diversity classes offered to UNI education majors; photo.
44 Get out of your hometown
Goodman--Samantha (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.3
11/15/2021 Samantha Goodman discusses the idea of moving to a new place after graduating college; photo.
45 The new crisis in the US: Staff shortages
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:23, p.3
11/15/2021 Jetta Colsch gives her opinion on the staff shortages happening throughout the country; photo.
46 The Honors Cottage and our sense of place
Connors--Thomas (History Faculty)
Northern Iowan 118:22, p.3
11/11/2021 Professor Thomas Connors discusses the Honors Cottage and how it has played a role in the University's history since the beginning; photo.
47 'Eternals' just another cog in the Marvel machine
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 118:21, p.4
11/8/2021 Hunter Friesen reviews the newest Marvel film, "Eternals". He rates it 3/5; photo.
48 Facebook missed the 'Mark' on their rebranding
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.3
11/4/2021 Diego Solorio discusses Facebook's rebranding as Meta, stating that most do not favor the name change; photo.
49 True identities on social media
Christensen--Sierra (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.3
11/4/2021 Sierra Christensen discusses the impact of social media; photo.
50 What ever happened to winning? An analysis on tanking
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.6
11/4/2021 Drew Hill discusses tanking in NBA in order to get draft picks, something he does not believe to be working; photo.

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