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1 UNI SHAC presents "The Jean Project"
Grove--Meg (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:40, p.04
3/2/2023 The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is displaying "The Jean Project" in Maucker Union from February 27 to March 3, 2023. The purpose of this project is to promote body acceptance by displaying jeans of every size with body positive sayings written on the jeans; photo.
2 Vox Pop: What would you say in today's society is the biggest factor on college students' mental health?
Simon--Jordan (Student--2022)
Northern Iowan 119:18, p.05
10/27/2022 Jordan Simon asks students "What would you say in today's society is the biggest factor on college students' mental health?" Caylee Hermsen, Grant Rickertsen, Danielle Goedken, Caden Easter, and Maya McDermott give their opinions on the matter; photo.
3 Restricting misinformation
Hill--Drew (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:37, p.03
2/24/2022 Drew Hill gives their opinion on social media platforms taking action against misinformation, citing the first amendment; photo.
4 Facebook missed the 'Mark' on their rebranding
Solorio--Diego (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.03
11/4/2021 Diego Solorio discusses Facebook's rebranding as Meta, stating that most do not favor the name change; photo.
5 True identities on social media
Christensen--Sierra (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:20, p.03
11/4/2021 Sierra Christensen discusses the impact of social media; photo.
6 Taking down Big Tech: a cross-party issue
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:49, p.03
4/12/2021 In the author's opinion, "Big Tech" companies should be broken up and that the government should intervene. Horning points out that it is an issue that garners bipartisan support but few concrete actions; photo.
7 Be social, get off of handheld media
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:40, p.03
3/11/2021 In the author's opinion, people should be more conscious of the time they spend on social media and its potential adverse effects; photo.
8 Detox your news and social media feed
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:35, p.03
2/22/2021 In the author's opinion, it is better for your mental health to limit time checking the news and social media.
9 Help keep free speech free
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 117:32, p.03
2/11/2021 Horning discusses free speech. In the author's opinion, it should be concerning that a handful of Silicon Valley technology companies have the power to determine who and who does not get a voice; photo.
10 Illuminate Dance Troupe has final fall show
Gordon--Darien (Student--2020), Magnificat--Gelase (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:25, p.01
11/12/2020 The Illuminate Dance Troupe held their second show of 2020 and performed several styles of dance such as folk, ballroom, and studio styles; photos.
11 Take away Trump's Twitter
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 117:18, p.03
10/19/2020 Slomka argues in favor of Trump's Twitter account being suspended; photo.
12 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 Lives Matter protest in response to the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Protestors marched from UNI central campus to Cedar Falls City Hall; photo.
13 IDT presents "spring" production
Gordon--Darien (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:8, p.02
9/14/2020 Members of the Illuminated Dance Troupe (IDT) perform a country barn dance during a performance. The show featured pieces from the group's spring 2020 show, due to it being postponed during COVID-19; photo.
14 Montgomery: Go to therapy
Montgomery--Tyler (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:8, p.03
9/14/2020 Tyler Montgomery urges students to take advantage of the five free sessions offered by Student Health Services. Montgomery gives his views on the stigmas of therapy and the self improvement it can have; photo.
15 UNI continues adapting to COVID-19
Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021), Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:3, p.01
8/27/2020 UNI will begin releasing university data related to Covid-19, after the state's two other Regents universities. Students, faculty, and staff are asked to complete a Panther Health Check survey. University President Mark Nook emailed students concerning crowds of students visiting off-campus areas and not following Covid protocols, actions which could be subject to discipline on campus. The university began contact tracing and quarantine for students who have been exposed to or tested positive for Covid-19. An anonymous student shares her experience of quarantine after being exposed to someone who tested positive; photo.
16 Students flock to bars amid COVID-19
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Swank--Taylor (Student--2020), Witherow--Anthony (Student--2020), Thessen--Ben (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:2, p.01
8/24/2020 Bars on College Hill have received criticism on social media due to the appearance of not following COVID-19 guidelines. Some UNI students posted photos of long lines outside of College Hill bars where people are packed tightly together and not wearing masks; photo.
17 NBC's 'Zoey' fails to find its tune
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:38, p.05
2/24/2020 The author gives the NBC musical television show "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" an unfavorable review; photo.
18 NISG holds presidential elections: Boeding and Greene
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:35, p.01
2/13/2020 Elle Boeding and Rachel Greene are running, currently unopposed, for Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) student body president and vice president. They discuss their backgrounds and platform. NISCO elections will be held February 25-26; photos.
19 An ode to NBC's 'The Good Place'
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.03
2/3/2020 In the author's opinion, NBC's "The Good Place" is a very important and meaningful show. Lien discusses the series and its ending; photo.
20 Black History Month with BSU
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020), Johnson--Alex (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.04
2/3/2020 UNI's Black Student Union (BSU) has prepared events honoring Black History Month in February. The include the BSU Kickoff, Poetic Justice, Skate Party, a panel of black and educated (BAE) professionals, exhibit Tunnels of Oppression, Soul Food Dinner in conjunction with Waterloo's Gift of Life Church, and Toast for Change; photo.
21 Is gamification the future of productivity?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:32, p.03
2/3/2020 In the author's opinion, gamification - combining work and play for a more satisfying daily life - is a valuable philosophy and can add elements of fun to work otherwise thought of as a necessary evil; photo.
22 Meghan Markle and Unethical Journalism Practices
Bennethum--Abigail (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:30, p.03
1/27/2020 In the author's opinion, the press coverage surrounding British royal Meghan Markle, especially in comparison to Kate Middleton, has been racist and unethical. Bennethum urges readers to analyze news stories critically and future journalists to report honestly.
23 Maximize your time over break
Bradford--Megan (Student--2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:25, p.03
12/5/2019 In the author's opinion, students should take advantage of the time away from school to truly take a break. Bradford discusses examples and ideas on how students can make the most of their time; photo.
24 Mental health needs to be talked about
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.03
11/21/2019 In the author's opinion, the prevalence of lyrics about mental illness such as anxiety and depression in the music industry reflects its increase in society beginning near the turn of the century. Horning believes both spreading awareness and questioning the causes are necessary; photo.
25 We are still losing with steaming services
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:23, p.03
11/18/2019 Lien discusses streaming platforms, particularly in relation to the newly released Disney+ service. In the author's opinion, the purpose of streaming services is not to archive and release content in its original form, and it is important to keep in mind that corporations prioritize profit over transparency; photos.
26 UNI community packs REC town hall
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Fortmann--Toni (Class of 2022)
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 on November 11. REC summarized their formation and launch of the #UNIisnotanAlly campaign, directed at what they viewed as a failure of UNI's administration to act on goals to combat racism. REC took questions and invited students of color to share their experiences. An addition to the article titled "Related: REC, students from Iowa and ISU attend Board of Regents meeting" covers the Board of Regents November 13 meeting that REC and representatives from Iowa and Iowa State attended to call for a town hall meeting with the regents; photos.
27 Streaming wars make for tough decisions
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:20, p.03
11/7/2019 In the author's opinion, the content "streaming wars" are just beginning. Lien discusses the upcoming launches of Disney Plus and HBO Max as well as Netflix and Filmstruck; photos.
28 'Dickinson' brings poet to life
Lien--Taylor (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.03
11/4/2019 Lien gives "Dickinson" on Apple TV+ a favorable review; photo.
29 REC launches #UNIisnotanAlly campaign
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.01
11/4/2019 Following President Nook's October 30 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 on November 1. It shares videos of student's personal accounts and testimonies of experiencing racism at UNI. The REC members also distributed fliers. The article covers the communication and goal-setting initiatives between REC and the Senior Leadership Team and that the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG), UNI Faculty Senate, and United Faculty support REC; photo.
30 Barn Happy Business built from faith
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.04
10/31/2019 Barn Happy is a lunch spot, coffee bar, and gift shop five minutes from UNI. It has won the Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Retail Experience. Legaspi interviews owner Kris Boettger; photo.
31 Fast Forward trains in digital media
Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.04
10/28/2019 UNI's digital media program hosted its 15th annual Fast Forward Digital Media Workshop on October 25th. College and high school students from across the state heard from nearly 30 industry experts, including keynote speaker and UNI alum Ben Hagarty; photos.
32 The impact of the printing press
Wiggins--Kevin (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.03
10/28/2019 In the author's opinion, day-to-day technology is often taken for granted. Wiggins discusses technological advances and the evolution of information communication started by the Gutenberg Printing Press; photo.
33 The positive and negative effects of social media
Bennethum--Abigail (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:17, p.03
10/28/2019 In the author's opinion, the difference between positive and negative social media is how an individual uses it. Bennethum writes about prominent social media platforms and how they can amplify both encouragement and negativity, discussing in particular a recent interview with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, about motherhood, and encourages others to spread kindness; photo.
34 Late meals and weekend hours return
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:14, p.01
10/17/2019 Rialto dining center is once again offering late breakfast and lunch hours after eliminating late breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the beginning of the fall 2019 semester. In addition to the reinstated hours at Rialto, the UNI Dining Services reveled that they would open Piazza and Rialto all weekend long at the start of the spring 2020 semester this January; photo.
35 Companies need to distinguish between platform and publisher
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:13, p.03
10/14/2019 In the author's opinion, Silicon Valley companies need to decide whether they are platforms - for average people to freely express themselves - or publishers of content wherein they enforce more restrictions, an important distinction for modern society; photo.
36 Rose shares 'Tales from the Bayou'
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.05
10/7/2019 Spoken word poet, activist, and writer Donney Rose shared poetry and addressed racial inequality at UNI Interpreters Theatre on Friday, October 4.
37 Print news creates informed minds
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:6, p.03
9/19/2019 Horning discusses the decline of print newspapers and the rise of internet platforms. In the author's opinion, newspapers provide the highest-qualify journalism and are more valuable than other avenues of information. Free press is a Constitutional right, and college students should read articles from trustworthy news outlets to be informed; photo.
38 Social media has changed the world
Goodman--Samantha (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:4, p.03
9/12/2019 In the author's opinion, social media has changed social dynamics and how information received, highlighting how it is used to find jobs and research businesses. Goodman also briefly speculates about the future of social media; photo.
39 DIII athlete changes Instagram bio
Northern Iowan Staff
Northern Iowan 115:45, p.08
4/1/2019 Satire article for April Fool's Day about a fictional college athlete who planned on being DI athlete but became a DIII athlete.
40 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.
41 is YouTube a practical career?
Bennethum--Abigail (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 115:38, p.03
2/25/2019 In the author's opinion, having a career in social media comes with downsides such as impracticality, suffering relationships, and fleeting fame. Bennethum attempts to dissuade readers from making a living on social media, instead favoring education; photo.
42 Using snapchat as a tool to recruit voters
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:20, p.04
11/1/2018 The author discusses how social media, specifically Snapchat, has been encouraging voting and voter registration; photos.
43 Online echo chambers reinforce politics
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 115:13, p.04
10/8/2018 In the author's opinion, in order to be informed citizens, people need to be mindful of social media echo chambers and deliberately seek out other viewpoints; photo.
44 Spotify supporting indie artists
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:9, p.03
9/24/2018 In the author's opinion, Spotify's new beta software allowing small artists to release and manage their music for no cost is an important development for social media and the music industry; photo.
45 EU articles harm free speech
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 115:7, p.03
9/17/2018 In the author's opinion, two proposed articles relating to the internet, news, and social media in the European Union restrict creative freedom and the free press. King explains how the articles could affect not only Europe, but the United States; photos.
46 Is your phone your life support?
Miene--Adriana (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:7, p.03
9/17/2018 In the author's opinion, people can easily become addicted to their cell phones and other mobile devices, and Miene challenges readers to interact more with people around them.
47 UNI student arrested for extortion
Northern Iowan 115:4, p.02
9/6/2018 UNI student Christian Albert Gossweiler was arrested on August 22 on an account of extortion; he attempted to extort sex from a woman via Snapchat.
48 The pros and cons of social media
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:50, p.03
4/12/2018 Columnist Sam King gives his opinions on the Pros and Cons of social media and how people use it to communicate.
49 FB data breach impacts users
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:47, p.03
4/2/2018 The author gives a rundown of the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it impacted facebook users.
50 Snapchat update sees backlash
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:39, p.03
2/22/2018 Columnist Sam King discusses the recent Snapchat update and the response from users. He also discuses the app's rivalry with Instagram.


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