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1 Student-athletes to hold "UNIty" march
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:15, p.06
10/8/2023 MSALT holds the UNIty March to protest racism and police brutality; photo.
2 Black women vs the world
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Roundtree--Diamond (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:33, p.03
2/2/2023 Nkasa Bolumbu writes an opinion piece on the stereotypes and misogynoir that happens against Black women in the United States. Bolumbu focuses on Jezebel stereotype, angry black women/ Sapphire, the strong black women/ Superwoman schema, Colorism, featurism, and texturism; photo.
3 Don't touch my crown
Bolumbu--Nkasa (Student--2021), Stevens--Anna (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.8
3/10/2022 Nkasa Bolumbu discusses the CROWN Act that was denied in Iowa. The bill prohibits race-based discrimination against natural hair; photo.
4 The continuation of sports protest
Springfield--Eboni (Student--2021), Ruiz--Ashlyn (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:41, p.11
3/10/2022 The use of protests by black athletes throughout athletics history shows the racism embedded within it; photo.
5 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.
6 Black Lives Matter: group vs. phrase
Richards--Tanner (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:50, p.03
4/15/2021 The author questions the motives of the "Black Lives Matter" group and believes they are spreading lies and promoting violence against police officers and white people.
7 Letter to the Editor: Stand with your APPI Panthers
Panther Initiative For Environmental Equity and Resilience (PIEER)
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 The author believes that the recent hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are unacceptable. They believe people must become educated in racism, stereotypes, racial bias, and xenophobia to help ensure a safe environment for the AAPI community. The UNI administration and community show their support and solidarity with the Asian community and take protective measures for its students' safety and well-being; photo.
8 March 16 was not just a "bad day"
Maier--Al (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 117:44, p.03
3/25/2021 The author believes that there has been a growing trend of discrimination against Asian Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic as seen in Atlanta, Georgia leaving six Asian-Americans and two others dead in their place of employment. The author believes that the ones who have lost their lives should be remembered and others who are not experiencing discrimination should stand up and reach out; photo.
9 Hate crimes won't stop until we stop its source
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:43, p.03
3/22/2021 The author argues that hate crimes against racially diverse groups has grown recently due to the easy access to guns, not holding white males accountable, and banning teachings on diverse concepts; photo.
10 Dr. Seuss isn't "cancelled"
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:38, p.03
3/4/2021 Emerson Slomka writes about six Dr. Seuss books being pulled from publication due to their portrayal of racial caricatures; photo.
11 REC talks activism on Purple Couch
Maas--Emma'le (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.02
11/16/2020 Students Mohammad Rawwas and Laura Roman Jimenez talked about student activism and the Racial and Ethnic Coalition as part of the Purple Couch Courageous Conversations series; photo.
12 Don't stop fighting, keep pushing
Seybert--Addi (Student--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 win; photo.
13 Show your support in protests
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019), Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.03
10/5/2020 Tyler Montgomery, as well as many members of the Cedar Valley community, attended a Black Lives Matter rally on Main Street. Montgomery calls out the campus for ignoring racial issues and miscommunication.
14 UNI community marches for justice
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:14, p.01
10/5/2020 A UNI student, Max Tensen, organized a Black Live Matter protest in response to the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Protestors marched from UNI central campus to Cedar Falls City Hall.
15 BLM march draws crowd on campus
Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018), Lawrence--Kayla (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:3, p.01
8/27/2020 Over one hundred panthers joined in the first Black Lives Matter (BLM) march of the fall semester. Students listened to a speaker during the BLM march and protested outside Maucker Union; photos.
16 'Burnt City' comments on U.S.-Iran relations
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:43, p.05
3/12/2020 The Interpreters Theatre presents three performances of "Burnt City; A one Persian show about U.S.-Iran Relations" by Josh Hamzehee. Anna Alldredge tells readers the year is 2032 in a dystopian reality following xenophobic and anti immigrant sentiments in current (2020) problems in to U.S. Show is derived from Hamzehee's personal experience growing up as the son of an Iranian military immigrant in the late 1970s after the Iranian civil war; photo.
17 'Black and Educated' calls for change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:37, p.01
2/20/2020 Professors and Staff members come together in the Maucker Union Ballroom discussing their experience in academia. Dr. Robert Welch exclaims that there are less people of color on campus then there were in the 1970s and that racism is still a work in progress to battle. Students attending this meeting included Sydney Foster and Patten Tody, both sharing their opinions on representation needed for students of color to advance forward; photo.
18 Meghan Markle and Unethical Journalism Practices
Bennethum--Abigail (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.03
1/27/2020 Abigail Bennethum writes about the double standards for British Royals, comparing Kate Middleton's pregnancy to Meghan Markle as well as insensitive racial remarks. Bennet hum claims not to be an expert on the topics but is an avid reader of various tabloids and twitter threads. Bennethum leaves readers with the intent to change media to be less biased.
19 LTE: Board of Regents must listen to its students
iowa Student Action
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.3
12/12/2019 The Iowa Student Action organization sends an open letter to the Board of Regents in regards to the rise of tuition and its effects on minority communities.
20 U.S. needs a pro-Latin America president
Rawwas--Mohammad (Marketing Faculty), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:27, p.03
12/12/2019 On November 12, 2019, Evo Morale was deposed in a right-wing military coup that saw the fascist Jeanine Anez rise to power as the "interim president." The military coup was triggered by a report from the Organization of American States, which questioned the integrity of the recent election. No evidence was provided in the report to substantiate the claims made, and even those claims do not implicate the validity of the election. Morales was clearly the favorable option, and in any democracy, that should be honored.
21 UNI community packs REC town hall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Fortmann--Toni (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 116:22, p.01
11/14/2019 More than 200 students, faculty, and community members attended a town hall hosted by the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC) at Maucker Union. The REC started with a summary of the REC, actions UNI has taken, and inaction that UNI has failed to meet. It was also a way for the REC to get their message out into the community and to tell their stories and to have audience members tell their stories. The meeting called for everyone in attendance to take action. Related to this article was REC, students from Iowa, and ISU attend the Board of Regents Meeting. In coordination with similar student organizations from Universities across Iowa, members of REC attended the public comment portion of the Board of Regents committee meeting. REC member Gisselle Hererra delivered a statement on behalf of the REC, addressing the Board of Regents executives and representatives from Iowa's public universities. She ended her speech by asking if the executives and representatives would be willing to meet twice and both times she was met with silence; photo.
22 REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019), Cummings--Gabriella (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.01
11/4/2019 Following President Nook's October 30th email to campus regarding the concerns of the UNI Racial and Ethnic Coalition (REC), members of the REC have launched their #UNIisnotanAlly campaign across campus and social media. The campaign was launched on November 1, 2019, and it shared videos of student's personal accounts and testimonies of experiencing racism at UNI. The REC members also passed out fliers and hung them around campus. The article continues to tell the back story on why the REC was founded and what lead up to the launch; photo.
23 New Political ideology is needed
Rawwas--Mohammad (Student--2018)
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. He believes that fight for climate change and the actions needed to combat it will not be fully met with our current liberal dogma. Rawwas explores the current political climate and climate change policies currently in place and/or how to make better policies.
24 TheatreUNI to present 'Hair' for 50th aniversary
Hofmeyer--Sarah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:39, p.04
2/22/2018 Sarah Hofmeyer reports on TheatreUNI's production of 'Hair' that is showing at Strayer Wood Theatre. TheatreUNI and the School of Music worked together to make the musical possible.
25 Darby discusses racism in Iowa schools
Baxter--Nicole (Student--2017), Olsasky--Clinton (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:16, p.03
10/19/2017 Derrick Darby, a professor from the University of Michigan, gives a talk about racism in the education system as a part of the Hearst Lecture Series; photo.
26 Much work remains for racial equality
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 114:5, p.03
9/11/2017 Columnist Abbi Cobb discusses racism. She says more progress needs to be made before society can begin to celebrate.
27 NISG responds to Charlottesville
Bernhard--Tristan (Student--2017), White--Jamal (Student--2014), Givens--Darvel (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 114:1, p.6
8/24/2017 Representatives from the Northern Iowa Student Government give their response to the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
28 Administration faces diversity concerns
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:25, p.02
12/3/2015 UNI administration faces concerns about diversity and discrimination; photo.
29 Diversity forum excluded whites
Slaughter--Reid (Student--2015), Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:25, p.03
12/3/2015 Guest Columnist Reid Slaughter argues that a recent open forum about diversity and discrimination on campus excluded the opinions and testimonies of white students; photo.
30 Dear future panthers...
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:21, p.1
11/9/2015 A forum was held to discuss students issues on campus related to racism and sexuality; photo.
31 Racial hostility plagues CV
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:16, p.1
10/22/2015 Student Nick Fisher believes racial inequality is plaguing the Cedar Valley, and offers possible solutions to the issue; photo.
32 Why is Donald Trump 'inconvenienced' by political correctness?
Cobb--Abbi (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:9, p.3
9/28/2015 Columnist Abbi Cobb comments on Donald Trump's stance on political correctness, and shares why she believes he would not make a good President; photo.
33 Letter to the editor
Vogt--Megan (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 111:33, p.3
2/5/2015 Graduate assistant Megan Vogt thanks those who attended Tim Wise's speech on racial equality.
34 Moving forward: Apartheid 2.0
Fisher--Nicholas Allen (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:33, p.1
2/5/2015 The Center for Multicultural education hosted racism activist Tim Wise at the Gallagher-Bluedorn, Wise spoke about the current status of race in the United States; photo.
35 UNI to host internationally acclaimed author Tim Wise
Public Relations News Release 2014:155, p.1
1/15/2015 Tim Wise will be at UNI on February 2, in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. These events are free and open to the public.
36 UNI to host 2015 Town Hall on Diversity
Public Relations News Release 2014:152, p.1
1/14/2015 The seventh annual Town Hall Meeting hosted by UNI's Diversity Council will welcome Heather Hackman. The event will be held on January 21, in the Commons Ballroom.
37 Concerning Ferguson, MO
Borsay--Kyrie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:25, p.3
12/4/2014 Writer expresses their feelings about the events in Ferguson, MO and calls on the people of the university to help make a change in the racism in our world
38 Solidarity
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:21, p.2
11/10/2014 Students gathered outside the Mauker union to show support of those affected by the harmful social media posts.
39 United we stand
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:21, p.1
11/10/2014 A group of students gathered in the Maucker Union Plaza supporting those victimized by social media harassment.
40 Letter to the editor: A response to UNCF's partnership with Koch
Beckham--Alonzo Zeldene (Student 2014)
Northern Iowan 111:17, p.5
11/3/2014 Student Alonzo Beckham responds to the Northern Iowan's article about the United Negros College Fund receiving money from the Koch brothers.
41 Letter from the editor
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:16, p.4
10/23/2014 Amber Rouse, Executive Editor of the Northern Iowan, urges students to ignore the Yik-Yak posts that have been causing so much controversy and to not fuel the hate and make things worse; photo.
42 Student voices; Do you think the "It's On Us" campaign will help change the way UNI deals with assault cases?
Wagner--Amanda (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:16, p.1
10/23/2014 Students respond to the question "Will the It's On Us campaign work?"; photo.
43 Stop microaggress-ing around
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 111:6, p.3
9/18/2014 Student Ashley Davidson shares her opinion on "microaggress-ing" and how to prevent every day insults on campus; photo.
44 Lack of privacy becoming an issue in society
Lloyd--Benjamin Daniel (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:55, p.6
5/1/2014 Says that the privacy in today's society continues to decrease. The recent case of Donald Sterling is a prime example.
45 Avoiding cultural appropriation
Nelson--Nehemiah (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 110:49, p.4
4/10/2014 Defines the kind of discrimination known as "cultural appropriation." Says that cultural appropriation trivializes that culture.
46 Debunking reverse racism as America's hurtful myth
Daniel--Christopher (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:33, p.5
2/3/2014 Says the problem with reverse racism is that it assumes that something propagated by white people is now being turned against them.
47 Letter to the editor
Northern Iowan 110:25, p.3
11/22/2013 Says the Black Student Union felt strongly about the article written in the Northern Iowan titled "Segregation still prominent in modern times." Says the author of said article was racial profiling.
48 Segregation still prominent in modern times
Venuto--Kayla Jewel (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:13, p.4
10/11/2013 Says segregation still occurs on UNI's campus. Says the racial based organizations on campus divide the minorities from the rest of UNI's population.
49 Miss un-American: racism in the U.S.
Pope--David William (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:7, p.3
9/20/2013 Miss New York was crowned Miss America. Social media was outraged because she is Indian. She was born in the United States, but social media continues to call her an Arab. Racism is still relevant in today's society.
50 James Loewen gives lecture on diversity
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:41, p.5
3/8/2013 Mr. Loewen discussed sundown towns. Sundown towns are intentionally made up of white people and sometimes require all minorities to leave town by sundown.


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