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1 Former staff looks back at time with NI
Qualley--Sarah (Student--2021), Madden--Jacob (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 119:21, p.03
11/7/2022 Sara Qualley (UNI graduate of 2021) and Jacob Madden (UNI graduate of 2019) reflect on their time as students working for Northern Iowan; photo.
2 Panther Preview
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 119:17, p.04
10/24/2022 A timeline of events happening on campus next week. Some of the events include workshops, coffee with the dean, and discussions.
3 Hold President Biden accountable, abandon parties
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.03
3/4/2021 Rawwas writes an opinion piece discussing the fallacy of political party line distinctions and beliefs and highlights bombings of Syria, the power grid failure in Texas, and immigration at the southern border.
4 Illinois just eliminated cash bail - here's why it's a big deal
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.03
2/25/2021 Slomka writes about the importance of "Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act," a new bill in Illinois that abolishes cash bail and calls for new police training; photo.
5 The Trump in sheep's clothing
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:36, p.03
2/25/2021 Rawwas examines promises President Biden made while campaigning and whether or not he has or will go through with them while in office; photo.
6 Rush Limbaugh passes, will be replaced
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.03
2/22/2021 In the author's opinion, although Rush Limbaugh has passed away, another person will quickly fill his place broadcasting hate speech and conspiracy theories; photo.
7 The country in terms of red and blue
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.03
11/16/2020 The author looks at American politics and the Democratic and Republican parties in terms of the meaning behind the colors red and blue; photo.
8 Don't stop fighting, keep pushing
Seybert–Addision (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.03
11/12/2020 The author argues the importance of continuing to fight for issues even after Joe Biden's historic presidential win; photo.
9 False accusations have bad consequences
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:23, p.03
11/5/2020 The author discusses how false accusations in politics, like antisemitism and sexual misconduct, can delegitimize valid accusations.
10 'Super Tuesday' leaves uncertainty
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.03
3/5/2020 Horning comments on Super Tuesday, which resulted in a narrower Democratic nominee field: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Tulsi Gabbard are still in the race. In the author's opinion, Donald Trump has strong voter support and a high probability of being re-elected, since Democratic front-runners Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden either can't win over more moderate voters or don't have energy surrounding their campaign; photos.
11 SWAG Forum talks women in politics
Stoffer--Emma (Student--2020), Crow--Katie (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:41, p.02
3/5/2020 Assistant professor of political science Dr. Jayme Renfro gave the presentation "Jackie and Jill Robinson: Women and the Need to be Better at Politics" on March 2 in the Rod Library ScholarSpace as the kickoff to Women's History Month. The SWAG Forum was hosted by the Women and Genders Studeies (WGS) department. Department director Dr. Wendy Hoofinagle introduced the presentation, which discussed women in politics and the barriers they may face; photo.
12 Alum Grassley visits UNI in annual 99-county tour
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.02
2/24/2020 Long-serving Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited UNI on Thursday, February 20. During his short visit, he answered questions from students and community members; photo.
13 Skepticism in modern American politics
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.03
2/10/2020 Horning discusses becoming more skeptical of government, especially after the Iowa Democratic Party's fiasco running the Iowa caucuses. In the author's opinion, both parties have begun to shift their platforms and alienate voters; photo.
14 Iowa braces for 2020 caucuses
Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.02
2/3/2020 Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses will be held on February 3. A record number of 28 Democrats are seeking the nomination. Incumbent Donald Trump will likely receive the Republican party's nomination. There is a brief listing of Democratic candidates, if they visited UNI, and their main focus. The list includes Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Tom Steyer, Andrew Yang, Michael Bennet, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, and Deval Patrick.
15 UNI hosts caucus in Maucker
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:31, p.01
12/30/2019 The event, held one week before the Iowa caucuses on February 3, was intended to introduce students to the caucus process and the role it plays in the American democratic system. As Hoffman called the group to order, she stressed the value of Iowans' unique experience of being "first in the nation in the caucusing process". Hoffman opened with a general explanation of the caucus process, including how to find your ward and precinct location; photo.
16 Should all opinions be given a platform?
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.03
11/18/2019 Rawwas responds to opinion columnist Kevin Wiggins, who wrote a piece titled "What does it mean to be 'conservative'?" published November 14 in the Northern Iowan.
17 The rise of the anti-austerity Left
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.03
10/31/2019 Rawwas discusses multiple protests and strikes happening around the world. In the author's opinion, people are mobilizing against austerity measures and capitalism. Rawwas discusses media portrayal of events and analyses why the United States has not seen similar actions.
18 UNI alum discusses foreign policy
Pistarino--Emma (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.02
10/31/2019 John Dinger, alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia, held the forum "When Politics Trumps Expertise: Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, and Foreign Policy Making in the Trump White House" at UNI on October 28. Dinger spoke about the inner workings of foreign policy and how ambassadors work together with the government; photo.
19 A feminism for the 99 percent
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:15, p.03
10/21/2019 In the author's opinion, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar represent the true face of modern feminism in their critical and anti-capitalist approach. Rawwas also explains why they have endorsed Bernie Sanders for president; photos.
20 New Political ideology is needed
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:12, p.03
10/10/2019 Opinion columnist, Mohammed Rawwas, believes that the current political ideology needs to change sometime in the near future. In the author's opinion, current political ideology needs to change quickly; climate change and the actions needed to combat it will not be fully met with the current liberal dogma. Rawwas explores the current political climate and climate change policies currently in place and/or how to make better policies; photo.
21 Failure is necessary in politics
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:9, p.03
9/30/2019 In the author's opinion, failure is necessary in politics and learning from the failure makes the government better.
22 Kamala Harris visits UNI
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:7, p.01
9/23/2019 Presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris visited UNI on her Iowan campaign tour. During her visit, she held a conference at the Maucker Union and invited questions from the audience; photo.
23 The democracy movement and rank-choice
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:6, p.03
9/19/2019 Wiggins discusses the "democracy movement," which presents possible solutions and reforms to American democracy in light of political situations like the 2000 presidential election. In the author's opinion, instituting a rank/choice voting system would be a strong solution; photo.
24 How much power should students have?
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:5, p.03
9/16/2019 Stekl discusses the power that students and workers have had in history to make change and the challenges faced today including disempowered unions and student debt. In the author's opinion, students should exercise power to change systems, and voting for Bernie Sanders upholds that ideal.
25 Yemen, praxis and global responsibility
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:5, p.03
9/16/2019 In the author's opinion, the war and genocide in Yemen is being exacerbated by the United States government, which should end its involvement with Saudi Arabia and in Yemen. Rawwas supports the efforts of representative Ro Khanna and Bernie Sanders and calls out President Trump and the recent 9/11 memorial event on campus that included a helicopter landing, saying they draw attention away from ongoing civilian causalities; photo.
26 The evolution of intra-party division in politics
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:3, p.03
9/9/2019 The author explains the evolution of intra-party division in the Republican party over the last five years, both before and after Donald Trump's election as president; photo.
27 On praxis: From campus to global politics
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:2, p.03
9/5/2019 Call to action to engage in politics especially when it affects one directly. The author discusses global capitalism's role in the climate catastrophe, wealth inequality, and war, and states the importance of the 2020 election. In Rawwas's opinion, people are called to participate in politics because they are already involved whether or not they realize it, including students at UNI, and encourages votes for Bernie Sanders; photo.
28 The time is now to initiate political change
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 116:2, p.03
9/5/2019 The author discusses nationwide student debt, climate change, and healthcare along with challenges specific to UNI. In Stekl's opinion, this is unacceptable, and Bernie Sanders is the person to change it.
29 Engaging in open-minded political discussion
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.03
4/18/2019 Horning discuses the current politic climate and how it can impact the way people discuss their political views, urging people to be more open-minded; photos.
30 Politics aren't black and white
Bennethum--Abigail (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.03
4/18/2019 Bennethum argues that political opinions are not black and white and that citizens should be more accepting of one another's political views; photo.
31 Camp Kamala launches across Iowa
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:46, p.02
4/4/2019 U.S. senator Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for president, and her staff will be hosting Camp Kamala organizing training programs across the state. UNI's will take place on April 18; photo.
32 On Christchurch & stochastic terrorism
Rawwas--Mohammed (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.03
4/1/2019 In the author's opinion, free speech should be curbed when it amounts to stochastic terrorism - where a political commentator uses mass media to urge their followers to act on a certain ideology, and a small percentage do - resulting in violence. Rawwas writes in response to the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand; photo.
33 College Republican revived at UNI
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:43, p.01
3/14/2019 The College Republicans club resumes meetings on March 5 after their previous head graduated during the fall semester. Nicholas Schindler is now club president; photo.
34 Giddens will fight student voter suppression
Giddens--Eric (District 30 Senator)
Northern Iowan 115:43, p.03
3/14/2019 Eric Giddens, Democratic candidate for Iowa Senate District 30, pens a letter to the editor denouncing voter suppression and says he will work to increase voter participation.
35 Border security is common sense
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:42, p.03
3/11/2019 In the author's opinion, construction of a border wall should garner bipartisan support based upon past comments by both Democrats and Republicans and the security risk an unsecured border poses. Instead, Horning argues, Democrats have withdrawn support in order to see President Trump fail; photos.
36 Tale of two YouTubes: A spectrum
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 115:41, p.03
3/7/2019 In the author's opinion, YouTube has provided opportunities for young people to be aware of the world and engaged with politics more than ever before; photos.
37 Dance Marathon must get political
Stekl--Caleb (Student--2017), NI Archives
Northern Iowan 115:36, p.03
2/18/2019 In Stekl's opinion, Dance Marathon should advocate to change the healthcare system instead of raising money without interrogating the structures necessitating fundraising; photos.
38 Fraternities have unfair power advantages
Gregor--Hannah (Class of 2019)
Northern Iowan 115:36, p.03
2/18/2019 In the author's opinion, members of fraternities benefit from a disproportional advantage, particularly in politics and wealth. The generational advantage has grown from their founding in the early 1900s, when many Americans were still fighting for their rights to be recognized. Gregor focuses particularly on the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon and its power in UNI's student government.
39 Political polarization needs to be fixed
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:35, p.03
2/14/2019 In the author's opinion, American society has grown increasingly politically polarized, due in part to the rise in digital media, lack of objective journalism, and increase in information bias. Horning argues that citizens should make mindful attempts to seek out all sides of an issue; photos.
40 In Defense: Hands off Venezuela
Stelk--Caleb (Student--2018), Olmstead--Cade (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:33, p.03
2/7/2019 Caleb Stekl and Cade Olmstead write a letter to the editor in response to Colin Horning's January 28 Northern Iowan opinion piece "Socialism causes economic peril." They disagree with Horning's claim that socialism is to blame for Venezuela's political and economic turmoil, instead blaming capitalism and military intervention, particularly from the United States; photo.
41 'Trumping' Trump was hard to do in 2018
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 115:31, p.03
1/31/2019 Professor emeritus of marketing, Steve Corbin, writes a letter to the editor about holding President Trump accountable.
42 Ernst visits UNI for town hall
Baxter--Nicole (Class of 2019), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:29, p.02
1/24/2019 Senator Joni Ernst held a town hall to answer questions, which mostly centered around the government shutdown, now in its fifth week; photo.
43 True way to honor MLK's legacy
Stelk--Caleb (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:29, p.03
1/24/2019 In the author's opinion, tolerance does not equate to freedom. Stekl discusses the current political climate and Martin Luther King Junior's legacy; photo.
44 Trump criticism is disproportionate
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:26, p.03
12/3/2018 In the author's opinion, the media has overemphasized negative aspects of Trump's presidency and downplayed his accomplishments. Horning supports freedom of the press but is concerned about obvious bias; photo.
45 3 key points from climate report
Ave--Jack (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:25, p.03
11/29/2018 In the author's opinion, the recent National Climate Assessment released by the government shows major detrimental effects from climate change. Ave also discusses the political response to the report; photo.
46 Grassley to become President Pro Tempore
Wauters--Joel (Class of 2018)
Northern Iowan 115:25, p.02
11/29/2018 Iowa senator Chuck Grassley is expected to become the president pro tempore of the Senate. Upon election, Grassley would become the first Iowan since Senator Albert Cummins in 1919 to be elected as president pro tempore, and the highest-ranking Iowa in the federal government. Senator Joni Ernst will become vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference; photo.
47 We must count every ballot
Ave--Jack (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:24, p.03
11/15/2018 In the author's opinion, it is important to count every ballot during an election, especially due to the controversy in Georgia and Florida; photo.
48 Overcoming unconscious biases is crucial
Corbin--Steven B. (Class of 1970; Marketing Faculty)
Northern Iowan 115:22, p.03
11/8/2018 Professor emeritus of marketing Steve Corbin discusses unconscious bias. In the author's opinion, Iowa can become a better place to live only when citizens reflect on divisiveness, overcome biases, and act with civility; photo.
49 The importance of Iowa politics
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:22, p.03
11/8/2018 Horning discusses the importance of Iowa politics and their impact on a national level; photo.
50 Voters sound off on 2018 midterm
Northern Iowan 115:22, p.01
11/8/2018 The 2018 midterm election results are in. Kim Reynolds won the gubernatorial election, the first time a female governor had been elected in Iowa. Abby Finkenauer defeated Rod Blum in Iowa House district one; Dave Loebsack won in district two; Cindy Axne won in district three; Steve King won in district four. Black Hawk County saw record voter turnout. Nationwide, Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives; photos.

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