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1 Reevaluating negative energy
Kalvig--Brittany (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.3
10/11/2021 Kalvig discusses cutting negative friendships out of your life for your own health; photo.
2 The new Coke Zero - is it worth the change?
Goodman--Samantha (Student--2019), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:13, p.3
10/11/2021 Samantha Goodman discusses the new Coke Zero recipe and how it may have repercussions on the Coca-Cola brand; photo.
3 It's past time to overhaul the NFL overtime rules
Warrington--David (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.6
10/7/2021 Warrington gives his opinion on NFL regular season ties. He believes they should allow overtime to stop the ties and the confusion that goes along with it.
4 Was removing Dr. O'Kane from the classroom the right choice from UNI?
Colsch--Jetta (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:12, p.3
10/7/2021 Jetta Colsch gives her opinion on Professor O'Kane's removal from the classroom after requiring a mask in his class, though it is prohibited by the Board of Regents; photo.
5 The impact of the new NIL rules on collegiate athletics
Canty-- Devon (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:11, p.6
10/4/2021 Devon Canty discussed the impact name, image, and likeness (NIL) rule the NCAA passed. This rule allows student athletes to receive third-party compensation from endorsements relating to athletics.
6 Change your mind when circumstances change
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021), Mendez Aguilar -- Mario (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.3
9/30/2021 Vilma Gomez pushes for people to wear their masks even if they have been vaccinated, according to CDC recommendations. Read this article in Spanish and see photo on page 3.
7 Puedes cambiar de opinion cuando cambian las circunstancias
Gomez--Vilma (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:10, p.3
9/30/2021 Vilma Gomez pushes for people to wear their masks even if they have been vaccinated, according to CDC recommendations. Read in English on page 3; photo.
8 Work for your relationships
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:9, p.3
9/27/2021 The author discusses how much work goes into different types of relationships, photo.
9 Aspire to Inspire
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:7, p.3
9/20/2021 Diego Solorio gives inspirational words to all students trying to adjust after COVID-19; photo.
10 Second First Impressions
Kalvig--Brittany (Student--2021), Benitez--Nixson (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:7, p.3
9/20/2021 Brittany Kalvig discusses the pros of traveling abroad before or during college; photo.
11 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.
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 Reynolds' mask mandate is completely useless
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.03
11/19/2020 The author gives their opinion on Governor Kim Reynolds' mask mandate. The author argues that it is ineffective because of the various exceptions in the mandate and points at the rapidly growing number of cases in the state of Iowa.
14 Take your time during this upcoming fall break
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 117:27, p.03
11/19/2020 Colin Horning urges students to evaluate the previous semester and the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for the spring semester.
15 Everybody has problems, don't face them alone
Van Buskirk--Contessa (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The author talks about her experience with mental health issues and the lack of quality services at UNI.
16 A disappointment for Iowa youth
Goedken--Dani (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.03
11/5/2020 The author writes about how the 2020 election results in Iowa could impact them as a member of the LGBTQIA* community and as a woman. Iowa remained red in the 2020 presidential election.
17 CRISPR and the future of gene-editing
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:42, p.3
3/9/2020 The CRIPSR family of DNA sequences was used on a human subject for the first time. Northern Iowan columnist, Emerson Slomka believes that this new advancement in the field of medicine is beneficial but also sees its downsides.
18 Democrats should not divide the vote
Seybert--Addi (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:40, p.3
3/2/2020 There is much discourse amongst the left about which candidate has the best chance at defeating Donald Trump. Addi Seybert, believes the top priority is to not split the vote but still maintain a healthy discourse.
19 AP top 25 poll: why aren't the Panthers ranked yet?
Kiewiet--Brielle (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.06
2/13/2020 The UNI men's basketball team is sitting in first place in the conference and 21-3 overall but has not yet caught the attention of national polls; photo.
20 Friesen: Oscars were predictable
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.04
2/13/2020 Northern Iowan film critic Hunter Friesen recaps the 92nd Academy Awards, which took place on February 9.
21 Sinn Fein and political counter-trajectories
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 Opinion Columnist Mohammed Rawwas writes that on February 8, 2020, the Irish general election was held. Rawwas says this election was to be important proof of the future of politics in the region. The results of this election would point to which party the public trusts to deal with a potentially upcoming referendum on the border between Ireland and the U.K.
22 Synesthesia: feeling and tasting the color red
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.03
2/13/2020 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka explains synthesia, a neurological disorder relays intangible concepts as sensory input. Slomka goes on to ask at the end of the column, what does red mean to you?
23 We need to keep television weird
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:34, p.03
2/10/2020 Opinion Columnist Taylor Lien discusses how the television industry needs to produce more interesting new shows in order to entice younger audiences.
24 Is gamification the future of productivity?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.03
2/3/2020 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomeka explains the role gamification plays in softening the lines between the work and play differences of opinion.
25 Don't take life for granted
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.03
1/30/2020 Author, Abigail Bennethum comments on the unpredictability of life and the death of professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna Bryant.
26 Values might prove obstacle for Dems in 2020
Horning--Colin (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.03
1/30/2020 Colin Horning comments on the 2020 election and the challenges the Democratic Party could face.
27 NBC already had Peacock, it was called Seeso
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.3
1/16/2020 NBC announces their own streaming service called Peacock but it is not their first time rolling out a streaming service. In 2016, they released Seeso, then shut it down a year later in November of 2017.
28 NFL prediction: Chiefs, Packers advance to Super Bowl LIV
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.06
1/16/2020 Now is the time to look forward to this weekend and see who is heading to Super Bowl 54 in Miami. Both teams are well deserving of the AFC ticket to the Super Bowl. Hansen predicts the Chiefs 35-Titans 24 and the Packers will defeat the 49ers and go to the Super Bowl and win 21-17.
29 Are self-driving vehicles safe?
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:26, p.03
12/9/2019 Opinion Columnist Abigail Bennethum discusses advancements in self-driving vehicle technology. This new era of technology and innovation is rapidly approaching, becoming more popular in today's society. She feels our society is not ready for this advanced technology. There are still problems way more important standing in our world that should be resolved before we should let people drive with no hands on the wheel.
30 Columnist Wiggins bids farewell
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:26, p.03
12/9/2019 Opinion columnist Kevin Wiggins writes his farewell column in the Northern Iowan and offers advice to his younger self and others.
31 Scorsese crafts crime epic 'Irishman'
Friesen--Hunter (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:26, p.04
12/9/2019 Film review of the Netflix film"The Irishman".The critic gave the film an overall rating of 4.5/5 paws.
32 Should all opinions be given a platform?
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.03
11/18/2019 Opinion Columnist, Mohammed Rawwas responds to Opinion Columnist, Kevin Wiggins' piece "What does it mean to be 'conservative?"
33 We are still losing with steaming services
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.03
11/18/2019 Opinion Columnist Taylor Lien discusses the dangers of relying on streaming services to archive and release content in its original form.
34 The arts go underappreciated
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.03
11/14/2019 Abigail Bennethum wrote an opinion columnist about the lack of appreciation in the arts. She describes how art is an outlet for creativity and how it helps facilitate learning. She argues that the lack of funding is one of the main reasons for underappreciated art.
35 What does it mean to be 'conservative?'
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.03
11/14/2019 Kevin Wiggins wrote a column about conservationism and how people describe what being a conservative is. Wiggins interlopes into the political schema and describes the two attempts of defining a conservative. Wiggins also explores a brief history on conservatives.
36 'Dickinson' brings poet to life
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.03
11/4/2019 'Dickinson' is a show on AppleTV+ streaming services. The show is based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson.The show emphasis Elizabeth's (played by Hailee Steinfeld) poetry and goes deeper into the meaning of the poems through rich story telling. The entire season focused on love and romance with fun humor sprinkled in. The setting of the show is in Amherst, Massachusetts at the very end of the Antebellum era of American history and leading into the Civil War. Author Taylor Lien did not give scale on which to grade the show but she did encourage the reader to watch 'Dickinson.'
37 Bernstaein Bears: an analysis of the Mandela Effect
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:16, p.03
10/24/2019 Opinion Columnist Emerson Slomka describes the Mandela Effect and gives examples. The Mandela Effect is when the human brain replaces truth with a misconception. One of the examples that Slomka gave was in Disney's Snow White. In our memories, the Evil Queen said, "Mirror, mirror on the wall..." when in reality she said, "Magic mirror on the wall..."
38 Top 10 tips for successful midterms
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.03
10/17/2019 Midterms is almost upon UNI and Abigail Bennethum has 10 tips and tricks to help students not get overwhelmed. 1- Create a plan of study. 2- Scheduled set breaks. 3- Don't refuge, go to the library! 4- Get Plenty of sleep. 5- Eat healthy. 6- Utilize campus resources. 7- Track your progress. 8- Keep a positive outlook. 9- Keep your mental health a priority. 10- Treat yourself at the end of the week.
39 NBA Playoff predictions, Warriors fall in semis
Hansen--Patrick (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:53, p.06
4/29/2019 Patrick Hansen talks about his NBA predictions following the first round of playoffs.

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