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1 Don't condemn non-voters
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:15, p.03
10/8/2023 Horning urges readers not to condemn people who choose not to vote; photo.
2 Iowa's marijuana laws are outdated
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:15, p.03
10/8/2023 Slomka argues that marijuana laws in Iowa are outdated; photo.
3 Letter to the editor: The appointing of Chad Aldis
Darnold--Christian (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:53, p.03
4/24/2023 Guest columnist and UNI student Christian Darnold writes an opinion piece to the editor about the recent appointment of Chad Aldis as the head of the Iowa Department of Education. They go on to explain the negative impact this will have in Iowa public schools.
4 Ditch the bed, study productively
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:52, p.03
4/20/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion piece urging students to stop studying in bed. She shares her personal story and argues that studies have shown that working in your personal daily living space can easily distract you versus working in a separate location; photo.
5 NBA first round roundup and predictions
Elton--Braden (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:52, p.07
4/20/2023 Braden Elton reviews the first roundup of the NBA playoffs and predicts which teams will move on to the second round.
6 Debunking Drag
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:51, p.03
4/17/2023 Bailey Klinkhammer addresses common misconceptions about drag and drag queens. She argues that drag is not dangerous and that anti-drag bills are being introduced to police the celebration of queer expression; photo.
7 MLB adjusting to new rule changes in 2023
Johnson--Adam (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:50, p.06
4/13/2023 Adam Johnson writes about the new rule changes that the Major League Baseball (MBL) implemented for the first time this 2023 season. The changes were created in hopes to make the game more enjoyable for fans since they have seen a decline in viewership the past few years; photo.
8 Iowa women's basketball: How Caitlin Clark is changing the game
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:45, p.03
3/27/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes about University of Iowa's leading basketball player Caitlin Clark and her impact in the sport today. Saathoff writes about the history of women's basketball in the US and how it has gained more popularity in recent years because of amazing women basketball players; photo.
9 Vox Pop: Where is your favorite study place and why?
Nohrenberg--Taylor (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:45, p.04
3/27/2023 Taylor Nohrenberg asks four students where their favorite place to study is and why. The students are Brena Laine Ollinger, Will Nachazel, Sam Caughron, and Rebecca Vanmanen; photos.
10 Banking going bust
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:44, p.03
3/23/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion column about the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara, CA, the 16th largest bank in the United States, and what that may mean for the rest of the country; photo.
11 Where to draw the line on technology
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:42, p.03
3/9/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece on the pros and cons of the advancement of technologies. This article focuses on the advancements and risks of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs); photo.
12 And the Oscar goes to...
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:41, p.03
3/6/2023 Bailey Klinkhammer shares her predictions on who will take home awards during the Oscars premiering on March 12, 2023; photo.
13 National parks deserve better treatment
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:40, p.03
3/2/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion piece on the boom of national parks in the US and how the overcrowding, traffic, and vandalism/littering is hurting our nation's greatest vacation spots.
14 Netflix: The rise and fall of the streaming empire
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:39, p.03
2/27/2023 Bailey Klinkhammer writes an opinion piece about Netflix's journey through the streaming field. Bailey argues that Netflix is slowly falling due to their recent password sharing limits and not keeping the subscribers preferences in mind when releasing/continuing TV show seasons; photo.
15 Vox Pop: Why is our generation, also known as Gen Z, considered a lazy generation?
Gloeckner--Grant (Student--2023)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.09
2/20/2023 Grant Gloeckner asks five students "why is our generation, also known as Gen Z, considered a lazy generation?". Ryan Morgan, Mason Miller, Evan Pensel, Joey Townsend, and Jaiden Jacobson give their opinions; photo.
16 Why audiobooks are better than physical copies
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:38, p.03
2/20/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes an opinion pieces that lays out her arguments as to why audiobooks are better than physical books. Abigail shares that audiobooks provide a hands-free, engaging way to read books especially for those who have busier schedules; photo.
17 The pros and cons of the Students First Act
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:37, p.03
2/16/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece about the House File 68, also known as the "Students First Act", signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on January 24, 2023. They write about the controversy, benefits for parents, and effects on funding for public schools in Iowa; photo.
18 The search engine war: ChatGPT vs Google
Benitez--Nixson (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 119:35, p.03
2/9/2023 Nixson Benitez writes an opinion article on the race for adapting AI into search engines. Benitez includes an interview with English department faculty Jim O'Loughlin; photo.
19 The bigger threat: climate change
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:34, p.03
2/6/2023 Drew Hill writes an opinion piece about climate change and the threats it has on our world today. He looks at legislation passed by US government, studies, and free market benefits that could impact climate change; photo.
20 Why it's time to stop watching "The Bachelor"
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:32, p.03
1/30/2023 Abigail Saathoff writes her opinions on why Bachelor fans should stop watching the show and it's spinoffs include "The Bachelorette" and "The Bachelor in Paradise". Saathoff's arguments include that the show leaves out major representation of the women population in America as well as it enforces certain stereotypes; photo.
21 How the most pivotal events of 2022 will shape 2023 and beyond
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:29, p.03
1/19/2023 Drew Hill writes on events like tensions between Russia and Ukraine, women's rights, and the midterm election and gives his opinions on how they will affect the years to come; photo.
22 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.
23 NI Wrapped: Best Albums of 2022
Neessen--Ben (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:28, p.04
12/8/2022 Guest columnist Benjamin Neessen writes about the best music albums released during 2022; photo.
24 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.
25 Vox Pop: What does the news and the Northern Iowa mean to you?
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.
26 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.
27 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".
28 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.
29 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.
30 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.
31 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.
32 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.
33 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.
34 Dear NFL: wake up and protect your players
Warrington--David (Student--2020)
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.
35 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.
36 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.
37 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.
38 "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.
39 Community care amongst marginalized students
Janes--Lennon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:52, p.03
4/25/2022 Janes emphasizes the need for and benefits of community care for marginalized students; photo.
40 Prioritizing mental health
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:52, p.03
4/25/2022 Saathoff describes the importance of mental health in relation to schoolwork; photo.
41 Cultivating a culture of misogyny
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:51, p.03
4/21/2022 Klinkhammer discusses misogyny in STEM at UNI and on other college campuses; photos.
42 A muggled story of wizards and muggles in "Secrets of Dumbledore"
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.04
4/18/2022 Friesen reviews "The Secrets of Dumbledore;" photo.
43 Funding Iowa public high schools
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.03
4/18/2022 Kilnkhammer argues that Gov. Reynolds and the Iowan Government need to increase budgets for Iowa high schools; photo.
44 The designated hitter has come to the National League
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:50, p.03
4/18/2022 Designated hitters are added to Major League Baseball.
45 "Ambulance" is Bayhem at its best
Friesen--Hunter (Film Critic)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.04
4/14/2022 Friesen reviews "Ambulance," giving it 3/5 stars; photo.
46 Opinion: Shohei Ohtani is leading the charge of a new kind of baseball
Shea--Caden (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.07
4/14/2022 MLB player Shohei Ohtani makes a splash in the MLB; photo.
47 Should current students make the switch to UNIFI?
Hill--Drew (Student--2021), Debruin--Karla (Northern Iowan Managing Editor)
Northern Iowan 118:49, p.03
4/14/2022 The introduction of UNIFI has students debating whether or not to switch from the Liberal Arts Core; photo.
48 Religious impressions on American politics
Warrick--Mikayla (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:47, p.03
4/7/2022 A column about religion's impacts on American politics; photos.
49 Opinion: this has been one of the craziest NFL offseasons ever
Shea--Caden (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 118:44, p.07
3/28/2022 An introspective of the 2022 NFL offseason; photos.
50 UNI: the most affordable, highest value university in Iowa
De Bruin--Karla (Class of 2022), Woods--Kristin (Senior Associate Vice President for Student Enrollment)
Northern Iowan 118:44, p.03
3/28/2022 Guest columnist Kristin Woods Ph.D explains the benefits of attending UNI; photo.


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