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1 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.
2 Should video games be allowed in the classroom?
Slomka--Emerson (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:28, p.03
1/16/2020 When you first step into an elementary classroom, one of the first things to catch your eye is usually a list of rules. Most of what you see is expected. However, there is one rule you can't help but question: written in bold lettering as though it were the golden rule itself is: "NO ELECTRONICS." The columnist argues that electronics and video games in the classroom can be beneficial to children's learning. School can be a place where children are able to learn through engaging experiences that turn learning into a lifelong desire.
3 Weekly club unites anime fans
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:19, p.04
11/4/2019 The UNI Anime Club meets every Wednesday from 6-8 pm to watch and discuss anime and anime-related topics. Anime is Japanese animated TV shows and movies that have a variety of genres from horror to romance. The Anime Club launched in 2016 and has steadily grown.
4 Overwatch hero changes seen as improvement
Madden--Jacob (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:42, p.06
3/5/2018 News Editor Jacob Madden gives his take on the recent changes to video game, Overwatch.
5 Overwatch League enters week five of stage one
Pady--Dylan (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 114:35, p.06
2/8/2018 The Overwatch League just began it's fifth week of competitive play and will finish the first stage of match ups; photo.
6 Facebook to push video game streaming
King--Sam John (Student--2017)
Northern Iowan 114:32, p.03
1/29/2018 Columnist Sam King discusses the news that Facebook is planning to launch a video game streaming service to compete with services provided by YouTube and Twitch; photo.
7 Video games: a new stage for competition, but is it a real sport?
Herring--Ryan (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:10, p.6
10/1/2015 Columnist Ryan Herring discusses the newly popular "pro gaming" scene and questions whether or not it is a real sport; photo.
8 UNI students sound off on the nature of violent video games
Cosgrove--Thaddeus Riley (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:16, p.4
10/22/2013 Many college students play violent video games such as the newly released "Grand Theft Auto V". Studies have shown that violence in video games does cause criminal or aggressive behavior in young adults; photo.
9 Gooris brings humor and honor to UNI track and field
Allen--Justin Dale (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:50, p.8
4/13/2012 Daniel Gooris competes in the decathlon, a two day event consisting of ten parts. His specialties are pole vault and javelin. He has qualified for nationals this year; photo.
10 Courts vs. legislation against violent video games
Dippold--Michael Steven (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:21, p.12
11/9/2010 U. S. Supreme Court is hearing an appeal of a California ruling banning the sale of video games to children. Other similar laws have been overturned as against freedom of speech; photo.
11 Ryan's Rants
Friederich--Ryan Leo (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 107:19, p.14
11/2/2010 Fantasy sports allows anyone to put together a roster of players and manage a team. Getting involved can be overwhelming and time consuming.
12 College athletes sue NCAA for profiting off of athletes' names, images
Jorgensen--Dru (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:39, p.1
2/26/2010 Ed O'Bannon and Sam Keller, former college athletes, are challenging the NCAA concerning the use of images used in sports games by EA Sports. The NCAA has responded that no such use has occurred. This will be decided in a court of law.
13 Interview with a "Call of Duty" addict
Krueger--Jeffrey Allen (Student--2009)
Northern Iowan 106:33, p.4
2/5/2010 Fictional interview showing the lengths a person can go to play video games. Discusses potential effects on the person and relationships.
14 Panther Portraits; playing with history
Bardsley--Laura Lee (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 106:16, p.9
10/23/2009 Professor Vanderwall tries a video game; photo.
15 Gamer girls in hiding
Gitchell--Erin Elizabeth (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:55, p.2
6/12/2009 Recent survey notes that women outnumber men in the 25-34 year age group of those who play video games. Women seem not to share with others their love of playing video games.
16 Your kid might like a stick
Landhuis--Travis John (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:23, p.7
11/18/2008 Does not want to get rid of technology completely, but considers that something simple might allow children to develop their creative sides more completely.
17 Video games vs. sports; why is only one OK?
Grayson--Adam Michael (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 105:21, p.8
11/11/2008 Believes that playing video games to excess can hurt relationships; does not understand why this should happen, when other activities, such as football, do not seem to be relationship breakers.
18 For the uninitiated
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:8, p.5
9/26/2008 A quick guide to video game lingo presented.
19 Dark days for parenting
Donisi--Samantha T. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:59, p.2
7/25/2008 Believes that parents should take responsibility for their children and not expose them to things meant for adults.
20 Video games cure boredom in our lives
Busch--Michael E. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 104:42, p.7
3/11/2008 Pros and cons of video games.
21 Culture Corner: Murdergames
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 104:37, p.7
2/22/2008 The popularity of violent video games is questioned as being somewhat responsible for an increasingly violent society.
22 Video game law aims responsibility at parents
Conaway--Brandon U. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 104:3, p.2
8/31/2007 California judge rules that a law that would have criminalized the selling of violent video games to minors unconstitutional; photo.
23 Wii will change everything
Roos--Nicholas Alexander (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 103:49, p.5
4/6/2007 Nintendo's latest video game console, Wii, has sold over six million units since hitting the shelves November 19, 2006. New games plus the ability to download older games is a hit.
24 American (video game) idol
Van Gelder--Jeffrey J. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:38, p.18
2/16/2007 Lack of role models in professional sports noted. Video game player, Fatal1ty, suggested as an alternative.
25 Video gamers should be hired to turn college football programs around
Van Gelder--Jeffrey J. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:4, p.18
9/8/2006 College football programs moving from losing records to winning records are examined.
26 Consider putting your brain on a diet
Nichols--Brent (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 102:35, p.9
2/7/2006 Thinks people should limit their exposure to violence and other negative images.
27 Makers of 'Grand Theft Auto' not to blame
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 102:33, p.5
1/31/2006 Parents and buyers should be aware of what the 'mature' rating on games means.
28 Violent videogames violating veterans
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:59, p.5
7/8/2005 Believes videogames simulating war, especially recent battles, show disrespect towards those who were really there.
29 Gaming: college paradise, booming business
Thomas--Chris (Student--2005)
Northern Iowan 101:57, p.7
6/17/2005 Video game industry continues to expand and offer more options.
30 Videogame mania; 'Halo 2' and 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' come out on top
Turnage--Mark A. (Class of 2008)
Northern Iowan 101:26, p.9
12/3/2004 Description of the popular video games Halo 2 and GTA: San Andreas; photo.
31 Ron Crasky's Wide World of Schmorts
Crasky--Ron (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 99:41, p.17
3/4/2003 Comments on the video game "Snood"; photo.
32 Coming to defense of violent video games
Umthun--Daniel T. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:38, p.7
2/21/2003 Claims that violent video games do not contribute to the rise of violence in our society.
33 Play your stress away in the Union game room
Bartness--Brooke (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 99:38, p.11
2/21/2003 Game room in Maucker Union provides several activities at low cost for students; photo.
34 Amusing one's self through the ages
Schmitz--Nich
Northern Iowan 99:6, p.11
9/20/2002 Compares entertainment in his younger days with his sources of entertainment now.
35 Conspiracy theory on gaming and TV
Blodgett--Clifford L. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 99:2, p.13
9/6/2002 Discusses his new conspiracy theory that includes university presidents teaming with television and video game producers; photo.
36 Tribute to Grandma takes bad turn
Schmitz--Nich
Northern Iowan 98:57, p.4
6/21/2002 Becomes obsessed with playing video games during a trip to the casino.
37 All I want for Christmas . . .: nationwide shortage of Playstation 2 causes concern this holiday season
Bryant--Joe
Northern Iowan 97:21, p.1
11/7/2000 Because of chip shortage, there will not be as many Playstation 2s available for Christmas as first expected; photo.
38 Untitled
Soukup--John
Northern Iowan 93:42, p.8
3/7/1997 Students play video games.
39 Untitled
Soukup--John
Northern Iowan 93:16, p.12
10/25/1996 Student plays video game, cheats on test.
40 Untitled
Soukup--John
Northern Iowan 92:14, p.5
10/13/1995 A boy tries to rent games for Atari 2600.
41 Saving the universe
Williams--Erin
Northern Iowan 91:31, p.1
1/20/1995 Student plays video game; photo.
42 Sega: America's new national pastime
Kauzlarich--Scott
Northern Iowan 90:44, p.16
3/11/1994 Enjoys sports video games.
43 Students need video game back
Bowersox--Chris
Northern Iowan 90:36, p.7
2/11/1994 Humorously mourns loss of video game.
44 Easy Does It; Electronic Influence
Musgrave--Jon (Class of 1995)
Old Gold 0:0, p.48
6/1/1993 Computers are becoming a part of every day life for students around campus; photo.
45 Game room opens for business; provides new social atmosphere
Fox--Kristin
Northern Iowan 89:1, p.5
8/28/1992 New room has thirty video games plus pool tables and bumper pool; photo.
46 Lower level of Maucker Union has a 'new attitude'
Allison--Jim
Northern Iowan 88:58, p.6
6/12/1992 Description of newly-renovated space; photo.
47 Students take out frustrations in basement of Union: Video game room popular hangout
Lindaman--Tom
Northern Iowan 88:13, p.6
10/15/1991 Students enjoy video games; photo.
48 Nintendo: the college student's new time killer (or GPA killer)
Newton--James
Northern Iowan 87:35, p.8
2/5/1991 Nintendo games are popular entertainment for college students; photo.
49 Videogames--Not just time-wasters says one educator
Public Relations News Release 1990:169, p.1
11/26/1990 UNI professor notes improved hand-eye coordination from playing video games. Many games require high level of thought.
50 The video game zombies--does Nintendo rot children's brains?
Public Relations News Release 1990:151, p.1
10/29/1990 Some video games found to have redeeming qualities.

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