March 8, 2018
Volume 114, Issue 43
Opinion 3 Campus Life 4 Sports 6 Games 7 Classifieds 8
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Bookstore reopens 2
Oscars reactions 3
‘Riverdance’ review 4
Women’s basketball finishes season 6
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On Wednesday, March 7, a crowd of nearly 100 people gathered in Maucker Union, eagerly awaiting the results of the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) presidential election after last week’s voting resulted in a runoff. At around 7:10 p.m., election commissioner Ben Dzaboff announced that Drew Stensland and Kristen Ahart had won the 2018 NISG presidential race over opposing candidates Tristan Bernhard and Cole Malcolm. “We couldn’t have have done it without our awesome team; the awesome people who spent countless hours contacting people,” Stensland said. “I’m pretty sure we contacted half the campus by the end of the [campaign]. I think it was the right message at the right time. Students wanted to see common sense come back to their student
Drew Stensland & Kristen Ahart win runoff
government — making sure that we’re working on student priorities and listening to students, and we were able to show that tonight. It truly is a new day for NISG.”
“I’m overwhelmed with the amount of support we’ve received in the past three weeks,” Ahart said. “It obviously means the world for Drew and I for people to
believe in our vision for UNI.” Stensland and Ahart received 1,272 votes, 54.10 percent of the total vote, according to Dzaboff. Meanwhile, the opposing
ticket, Tristan Bernhard and Cole Malcolm, garnered 1,079 votes, 45.90 percent of the total vote.
22, with sneak peeks to come beforehand for local businesses, friends and family, student groups and the general public. The independent restaurant will feature a menu full of burritos, wraps, salads and grain bowls with a variety of options and sauces. There will be a preset menu, but customers will also have the option to create their own meal. Options for every diet will be available, with a focus on nutritious and protein-filled gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant will press their own flour, wheat and gluten-free tortillas as well as offer 17 chef-curated, original sauces, including a vegan avocado mayonnaise. “It started with a burrito place, and the more we sat down and [...] talked there [were] different opportuni-
ties than just burritos,” said Ryan Derwes, operations manager. “And the fresh aspect is kind of what a lot of people are looking for right now.” One of the goals of the business is to be as green as they can be. They plan to recycle and compost in order to reduce waste, and the to-go containers will be recyclable and compostable. Another goal is to support local food producers by bringing in as much local produce as possible. “We try to get as much fresh, local produce as we can bring [in] Iowa,” Derwes said. “We can’t get a lot of fresh produce in the middle of winter, so we do work with a local greenhouse outside of town where we get some of our mixed greens from.” Kyle Dehmlow, another instrumental figure in the
restaurant’s creation, said he hopes to catch the attention of even more local producers than they already have after opening. “We are hoping after this opens that we can market enough to catch the attention of some of the other local producers to get those options, as well, in here,” Dehmlow said. When the restaurant first opens, it will be in operation from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day. On April 6, they will begin staying open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Dehmlow explained that the restaurant would unfold in stages, beginning with opening and then staying open later on weekends, and then working on establishing delivery and catering as well.
Greenhouse Kitchen comes to the Hill
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College Hill will be adding several new businesses, including Greenhouse Kitchen, ICON Donuts and Sweetery and The Shakery Smoothie Bar.
SYDNEY HAUER Staff Writer
A “f lavor-focused and healthy” change is coming to
College Hill this month with the addition of Greenhouse Kitchen, located in the retail space below Urban Flats. It is set to open on March
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Bookstore reopens under UNI ownership KOREE DEERING
f inance and operations, spoke about the acquisition to the Des Moines Register. “Online competition has cut into the business, but it can still be a profitable business if it’s run right,” Hager said. The National Association of College Stores estimates that students spend an average of $600 a year on college materials alone, mainly in textbooks. “I think that UNI buying the bookstore was an awesome decision because, as a student, books can be such a burden because they’re so expensive,” said Riley Clark, a sophomore biology major. “It will be much less overwhelming for students to get books when they don’t have to worry about buying super expensive ones. It will help all students succeed more because they can afford to buy the necessary books rather than choosing not to because of the price.
Overall, this decision will help students immensely and as a student myself I’m very appreciative.” Before the purchase, UNI was the only school of the three major state schools in Iowa that did not own a campus bookstore. That changed when the university asked the Board of Regents’ for permission to purchase the privately-owned bookstore for $2.4 million when the former owners were nearing retirement and were looking for buyers. The cost of purchasing the business does not include all of the merchandise that the store sells to consumers. “I think that UNI buying the bookstore is a smart choice financially for students,” said Emma Graen, a sophomore ultrasonography major. “I do, however, believe that based on what I have heard, many people working for the original company who owned it lost their jobs.
luck on their process. I think we’re both excited to be here to advise them should they need anything along the way, too.” “Drew and Kristen ran a great campaign, and we’re looking forward to helping them to expand their vision for UNI moving forward,” Malcolm said. Stensland reciprocated the positivity of Bernhard and Malcolm. “They ran an awesome campaign,” Stensland said. “They really did a nice job of keeping it about students and keeping it about the issues. I’m sure either way, we both look forward to work i ng with them in the next term.” “ W e c ou ld n’t have asked for a better group to run a g a i n st ,” A h a r t added. Current
NISG President Jamal White, who was in attendance during yesterday’s election announcement, expressed excitement for Stensland and Ahart, speaking positively of the upcoming transition. “I’m extremely excited for them,” White said. “I’m excited for what they’ll bring to the table. I’m excited to see the new initiatives they have going, but I’m most excited to see the things that they continue within NISG that have been brought about this year.” Stensland and Ahart said that their first priority after taking office will be scheduling meetings with student organizations. This is in line with their platform, which listed meeting with every student organization as a primary goal. “280 [student organizations] is a lot to get through in an entire term,” Stensland said. “But, we plan on making sure we hit the ground running.”
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University Book & Supply has been a cornerstone business to College Hill and the UNI community for the last 80 years. From its location on 23rd Street, it provides the UNI and the neighboring community with school supplies, textbooks, UNI apparel and plenty more. Recently, UNI purchased University Book & Supply and reopened it as the UNI Bookstore. The purchase was finalized on Tuesday, Feb. 27. The address of the bookstore will remain the same, but other changes will be made to the business in hopes of lowering costs to benefit its customers. UNI students will now be able to charge purchases to their U-Bill and use financial aid to cover it. Michael Hager, UNI senior vice president for
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According to Dzaboff, the total vote count was higher for this week’s runoff election than for last week’s initial round of voting that resulted in the elimination of candidates Seán Dugan and Chad Schafer. Bernhard and Malcolm congratulated Stensland and Ahart, while also commenting on the campaign process. “They put an enormous amount of effort in, as did their team,” Bernhard said. “So, we really want to congratulate them and wish them good JACOB MADDEN/Northern Iowan
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University Book and Supply was acquired by UNI and recently reopened under the new ownership, bringing some new options for students.
When a university sets forth the arrangements to buy out someone’s business, they should think of the people that have made that business successful from the start. I believe that is the main downfall.” According to Hager, money for the purchase of the bookstore will not include any general educa-
tion funds. The money will come from a loan that will be paid back from the bookstore’s profits. “I am excited, as a student, to see prices drop and more options to be available because the university now owns the bookstore,” Graen said. “Overall, it was a smart choice for the future of UNI.”
Arrest made in Masala robbery case JACOB MADDEN News Editor
On March 5, the Cedar Falls Police Department arrested Mujo Avdic, 21, of Waterloo, for burglarizing Mirch Masala Grill on 23rd Street. Avdic was reportedly inside Masala Grill after it had closed. The burglary was reported to Cedar Falls Police on Feb. 22. According to a release from Cedar Falls Police, an employee had returned to the business after it had closed and allegedly found Avdic. Avdic then reportedly f led on foot with an undetermined amount of cash from the cash drawer. Avdic is being held at Black Hawk County Jail and The Northern Iowan is published semi-weekly on Monday and Thursday during the academic year, except for holidays and examination periods, by the University of Northern Iowa, L011 Maucker Union, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0166 under the auspices of the Board of Student Publications. Advertising errors that are the fault of the Northern Iowan will be corrected at no cost to the advertiser only if the Northern Iowan office is notified within seven days of the original publication. Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertisement at any time. The Northern Iowan is funded in part with student activity fees. A copy of the Northern Iowan grievance procedure is available at the Northern Iowan office, located at L011 Maucker Union. All material is © 2018 by the Northern Iowan and may not be used without permission.
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Mujo Avdic, 21, of Waterloo, was allegedly found inside Masala Grill after the restaurant closed, with an undetermined amount of cash from the cash drawer.
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Columnists react to Oscars This past Sunday, the 90th Academy Awards were held in the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. Millions of people watched as creatives from the film industry were awarded with the prestigious Oscar statuette. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and passion to win an Oscar, and it was an amazing sight to see all the heartfelt speeches as these artists thanked their loved ones and mentors and spoke on issues they were extremely passionate about — all as they held their shiny new accolades. There weren’t any really big surprises or disappointments for me when the names of Oscar winners were called by the presenters. The only real upset was that Jonny Greenwood’s magical score for “Phantom Thread” didn’t take home the Best Original Score Oscar. Since this is the case, let’s jump into some of my favorite moments from film’s biggest night. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show and gave a really tasteful and funny monologue to get things rolling. It had the right amount of humor while also touching on the important topics that have been in discussion recently. There was even a recurring gag in many of the winners’ speeches that involved a Jet Ski because at the beginning of the show Kimmel announced, in the style of “The Price is Right,” that the person who delivers the shortest speech will win the prize. Moments later, Viola Davis came to the stage to present the winner for Actor in a Supporting Role. It went to the clear favorite, Sam Rockwell, for his brilliant performance in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” He was also my choice to win in this category, which
was also filled with other very strong performances by Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Richard Jenkins and Christopher Plummer. Actress in a Supporting Role went to Allison Janney for her turn as Tonya Harding’s cruel and abusive mother in “I, Tonya.” Janney was also the favorite for the category and my number one choice, as well. She beat out Mary J. Blige, Lesley Manville, Laurie Metcalf and Octavia Spencer in this category, which was one of the strongest categories this year. Then it was time for the biggest awards of the night to be given out. Jordan Peele, who was also nominated for Directing and Best Picture, won best Original Screenplay for his film “Get Out,” which was in one of the strongest categories of the year, with other films like “The Big Sick,” “Lady Bird,” “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” This was the category I had a tough time picking a winner, but I’m glad Jordan won for his spectacular work. I’m also glad Roger Deakins finally won an Oscar for Cinematography for “Blade Runner 2049,” which has been long awaited. Guillermo Del Toro took home two wins for Best Picture and Directing for “The Shape of Water.” Gary Oldman won Actor in a Leading Role for “Darkest Hour.” My favorite speech of the night was Frances McDormand’s address after winning for Actress in a Leading Role for “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” in which she asked all of the other female nominees to stand. There are so many other awesome moments from film’s biggest night. I, for one, can’t wait for this year’s films that will bring up conversation and open dialogue. I hope there is true, lasting change not only in the industry, but in the rest of the world.
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Frances McDormand won the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night for her role in “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
As it so happens, the Oscars came and went this year without much of a bang. With host Jimmy Kimmel keeping to a safely scripted monologue, there were virtually no monumental moments during the 2018 Academy Awards beyond a few notable speeches from the winners. Although the Oscars has often served as an outlet for politically charged diatribes, Hollywood jabs and wry banter, it was clear that those in the spotlight on Sunday night were playing it safe. With all the sensitive issues surfacing in the media regarding celebrities, it came as no surprise that the evening’s discourse steered clear of “the unmentionables.” However satisfying and entertaining the bashing of deplorables may be — whether it be on matters relating to climate change, like Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech at the Oscars two years ago, or denouncing sexual misconduct, like speeches from every other awards show this year — the Academy was not taking any chances this time. The PC (politically correct) addresses skirted the issues we all knew were brimming in the minds of everyone watching, which left us feeling not only unsatisfied, but cheated. The obvious avoidance of remarks about race and sex were reminiscent of a time when media was censored and the press sanitized. Apart from the neutrality depicted by those at the microphone, most of the announcers’ bits were staged, awkward and underwhelming. The only comedy of the night came from Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish, as they exchanged compliments and complaints about each other’s
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Guillermo del Toro took home two Academy Awards for his film “The Shape of Water,” which earned Oscars for both Best Director and Best Picture.
mutual hate for high heels and praise for the other’s latest role. Of the few standout acts from the night, the most unusual was by far the interruption and shameful promotional gag including hot dog cannons, candy and confused moviegoers. For the audience of an advanced screening of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” it was a magical and unforgettable night. But for those watching at home (and probably in the Dolby Theatre, too) it was unamusing and ridiculous. The interlude was surely an attempt by Disney (who, by the way, owns ABC) to promote their own franchise. One of the few highlights of the night was not a beloved actor announcing the honorable nominees, nor a musical performance, but a shiny, limegreen Jet Ski. Promised to the Oscar recipient who delivered the shortest speech, the toy was jokingly given away as an incentive for speechmakers to “wrap it up.” Being one of the funnier elements of the evening, the Jet Ski, presented by none other than the magnificent Helen Mirren, made a closing send-off with the winner aboard. The culmination of anticipation to find out what film would receive the award for Best Picture of 2017 was humorously met with two
familiar figures emerging from backstage. The returning appearance from last year’s slip-up announcers Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway capped off the night with a chance at redemption. Although widely predicted to be the winner, the announcement of Guillermo del Toro’s, “The Shape of Water” as the winner for Best Picture became a landmark victory, not only for the Mexican director, but also for Hollywood. It was a particularly competitive year for cinema, as all of the films in major categories were defining in their own salient way. Naturally, picking a winner casts a shadow over those not chosen, but each of the nominees were deserving of the recognition they received and should be remembered for their artistry and insightful depiction of humanity. In the end, the essence of the messages shared Sunday evening spoke of unity, appreciation and progression. Of course, we will remember the films and the stars, but the most memorable element from this year’s show was the eagerness to stand in solidarity with one another in a notoriously homogenous industry. Lastly, let us not forget the sellout, Hans Zimmer, who was featured in a musically incongruous Walmart commercial that aired during the program.
confused me; and not one speaker, from that moment on, connected the dots between the United States’ campaign of global violence and the violence we experience here at home. In the past 50 years alone, untold millions of civilians have fallen victim to American weaponry and America’s obsession with militarism. So as the ovation to American warriors echoed through Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, I found myself wondering: if Nikolas Cruz had enlisted in the military,
and had he killed 17 Iraqis, or Vietnamese, or Afghanis, would we see him differently? Was his crime not so much killing people, as killing the wrong people? When U.S. history embraces the incomprehensible violence of war as a glorious and heroic solution to our nation’s problems, why are we shocked when our children see violence as the answer to their own problems?
LTE: Oscars embrace violence Watching the 90th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the determination of participants to shed light on social issues, including gender discrimination, immigration, systemic racism and school shootings — all of which entail violence against fellow human beings. Imagine my surprise, then, when the Academy chose to glorify mega-violence by devoting a segment to honor and applaud the U.S. military. The cheers from the crowd
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‘Riverdance’ is ‘brilliantly ravishing’ SHELBY WELSCH Staff Writer
“Riverdance” is a theatrical show consisting of traditional Irish music and dance. Since its debut on a Dublin stage back in 1995, the traveling group has performed at hundreds of venues across the world for over 25 million people, making it one of the most successful dance productions in the world. “Riverdance” is currently touring in the United States. The Gallagher Bluedorn hosted the group for three performances, which took place on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, and was put on by Abhann Productions. The performance, all in all, was a dazzling work of art. While it can be expected before even walking through the theatre’s doors that a dance company would deliver
top tier dancing, I was not expecting there to also be stunning singing and harmonious musicianship alongside such refined and rhythmic Irish dance. The show told a beautiful story through music and dance. It told the heartbreaking story of being forced to immigrate during the Irish Potatoe famine. It told the story of how dance became a staple of communion and ritual among the Irish. And, most importantly, it told the story that even dance which seems so traditional like the Irish jig can be modernized and altered to a dancer’s liking. The show was divided up into many different “scenes” of Irish dancing with little sprinkles of delightful vocal solos or battles between musicians playing their traditional Irish instruments, such as the fiddle, percussion, uilleann
pipes and saxophone. The dancing was phenomenal. The fast pace and steady click of the dancers’ heels excited me so much and made me feel giddy like a little girl. I appreciated the traditional sense of many of the dancing scenes, but also enjoyed the taste of modernization that the production implemented. An example of this was in a scene where two groups of men had an exuberant jig battle — but their styles of dance were very different from one another. One group danced traditionally, with quick steps that tapped as evenly as clockwork. The other group’s style was more eclectic and preferred to tap at an irregular rhythm, adding hip-hop and jazz-like swinging feel into their jig. It was a fun dynamic, and the two parties got so into their dancing that the speed
of their heels clacking on the wooden stage resembled a galloping horse. I also cannot commend the musicians enough. This production was just as much instrumentally oriented as it was dance oriented. Not only did they all have extremely fast and difficult parts; they played it all for memory without one glance at their sheet music. I was particularly flabbergasted at the violinist and percussionist. The violinist, Ceilidh Briscoe, played in nearly every single song, some of her parts being so wildly fast that her fingers were flying around like a mad woman on the fiddle. Nonetheless, she was able to produce nothing but excellence throughout the show. The percussionist, Mark Alfred, also doubled as the musical director. His ability
to get every cymbal crash and snare run just right was truly amazing. Judging by the variety of percussion instruments that were used throughout the duration of the production, there probably should have been two or three people back there on the percussion set, but Alfred managed to bounce around from drum to drum and nail every beat to every song. “Riverdance” was a brilliantly ravishing show that displayed some good old fashioned Irish fun for the whole family. With a perfect balance between shining dance performances and brilliant musicianship, this show offered a little something for everybody to appreciate. It truly captured the Irish essence at its roots and was a treat to watch the jig dancers fly around on stage and swiftly move their feet to a brisk beat.
The show “Riverdance” came to the Gallagher Bluedorn for three performances this past weekend. NI reviewer Shelby Welsch said the dancing was phenomenal throughout the show.
TheatreUNI lets the sunshine in with ‘Hair’ CLINTON OLSASKY
This past weekend, TheatreUNI wrapped up their two-week long production of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Hair” at Strayer-Wood Theatre. “Hair” first premiered on Broadway in 1968 50 years later its thematic ties to race, pacifism, religion and freedom feel more relevant than ever. This production of “Hair” was directed by Amy Osatinski, a new faculty member in UNI’s Theatre Department this year, who wisely chose to highlight the musical’s socially pervasive — and often uncomfortable — issues through its proper historical lens. That meant that scenes featuring content that may be seen as lewd or problematic by contemporary standards (such as nudity, racial
slurs and even gunfire) were presented without sanitization or censorship — resulting in a wholly authentic work that was both timely and thought provoking. Now, that’s not to say that Osatinski didn’t take care to relate the issues of late 1960s counterculture to the modern day. On the contrary, Osatinski chose to start her production with a prelude scene in which a girl points a remote control at a projected image of contemporary news clips that progressively move back in time. Eventually, the troubling images of war, violence and social unrest reach the Vietnam War era in which “Hair” takes place — all the while drawing striking parallels between the issues of today and the events that shaped America 50 years ago. From there, Osatinski
crafts a thoroughly entertaining, shocking and inventive musical adaptation that is aided by a terrific cast of committed actors and singers. Simply put, the entire cast was excellent, and their passion for the music and the themes therein was apparent, with iconic songs like “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In” bouncing off the walls of Strayer-Wood Theatre with a youthful verve and vivacity that all but transported the audience back into the late 1960s. Although this production of “Hair” featured countless remarkable performances, there were a few notable standouts that deserve to be highlighted. Among them was Erika Bailey as Sheila, a political activist and member of the “tribe” of hippies around which the musical revolves. Bailey, a senior criminolo-
TheatreUNI had its last performance of “Hair” this past weekend. “Hair” first premiered on Broadway in 1968.
gy and theatre performance double major, was a vocal tour de force, bringing raw power and emotional vulnerability to each and every song in which she performed. Michael Oasheim was also terrific as Claude, a reluctant draftee to the Vietnam War and the de facto lead-
er of the “tribe.” Oasheim, a junior digital media production major, displayed a considerable range as both a vocalist and an actor, matching his strong singing voice with an equally impressive, albeit quirky, British accent. See HAIR, page 5
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Why I relay
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A collection of stories of why students decide to relay for life
Like many, I have been greatly affected by cancer. Cancer isn’t something that just a single race or a specific age has to go through. Cancer has no preference. I Relay so families do not have to go through the pain and suffering involved with cancer. My family has dealt with this pain and suffering personally. The summer before my freshman year of high school, my grandmother was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. At this time, my grandmother was 86 years old. She went through a strenuous amount of treatment and her symptoms stopped while I was a sophomore. At this time, my grandmother was feeling better. This is because her cancer was not progressing. Everything took a turn for the worse when she fell and broke her hip my junior year of high school. At this time, the cancer started attacking her hip, making her weaker, which caused her to be checked into a nursing home. She never made it back home after she checked in. My grandmother was literally my best friend, so losing her was heartbreaking. Even though I was destroyed emotionally, I GABBRIELLE LEITNER/Northern Iowan could not grasp how my mom was feeling. I remember looking over her at the funeral and just seeing so much sadness in her eyes. I cannot imagine how much pain she was going through and is still going through. This year, I am personally Relaying for my grandma and for others who lost their battle. — Katrina Ganschow, senior elementary education major Relay for Life takes place Friday, April 6, from 6 p.m. till 1 a.m. in the McLeod Center HAIR
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Other standouts include Jakob Reha as the charismatic and drugged out Berger, Michael Alexander as the fearless black activist Hud and Zoe Sneed as the soulful and commanding Aaliyah. All told, you could tell that the cast was having an immense amount of fun performing in this production of “Hair,” which certainly helped bring their respective characters to life — resulting in more authentic and emotionally resonant interactions on stage. As for the stage itself, particular recognition should be paid to the wonderful set design. Featuring a spinning center platform flanked by firemen poles and imposing scaffolding, Osatinski and crew constructed a proverbial playground on which her actors could explore and develop their characters with childlike wonder and innocence against the harrowing backdrop of the Vietnam War. Additionally, praise should be directed towards the accompanying band, who provided the musical’s
backing tracks with a lively energy and near perfect technical expertise. If there is any criticism at all to be made with TheatreUNI’s production of “Hair,” however, it is that there were a few scattered instances of minor audio technical difficulties — namely, low microphones and overly loud bass. Still, these instances were few and far between. In short, the UNI Theatre Department’s vision of “Hair” was a total experience — one of aural and aesthetic pleasure, as well as of biting social and political commentary. Thanks to Osatinski’s assured direction and a cast
of extremely talented and committed student performers, this adaptation of “Hair” felt just as alive and as poignant as it did 50 years ago when the youth of America decided to turn their backs on war and, instead, simply let the sunshine in.
In the March 1 issue of the Northern Iowan, Milica Njezic was misquoted in an article about her play “Live Thy Neighbor.” Njezic said, “I am a foreigner here, but I am a foreigner at home as well,” instead of “I am not a foreigner at home.” The NI deeply regrets the error.
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“First and foremost, before we do those things we need to make sure that we get the food out in a timely manner — training staff and all of those things first,” Dehmlow said. Before we can overpromise and [under]deliver we want to be able to overdeliver.” “It’s definitely something unique to this area, I think, with all of the fresh local options that we will have available,” Derwes said. In anticipation of Greenhouse Kitchen’s grand opening, there is a social media promotion being held on Facebook called “Find the
Green Spork.” Green sporks are being hidden around Cedar Falls once daily, with clues being offered to help find them. The person who finds each spork will receive one free meal a day at Greenhouse Kitchen for the month of April. Dehmlow expressed excitement for people to try the food. “I think there is going to be a lot of options here [...] with the kind of choices that we have,” Dehmlow said. “It’s really for anyone. That’s kind of really what we are focused on.” Greenhouse Kitchen is hiring, and open interviews are currently being held on location.
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Women’s basketball wins last two games JERRIUS CAMPBELL Sports Writer
On March 1, the women’s basketball team challenged Valparaiso on the road. After winning two straight games, the Panthers used their recent success to blow out the Vals, 76-53. The Panthers turned a 13-2 run into a 39-19 lead in the first. Kennedy Kirkpatrick and Megan Maahs led the team in scoring. Kirkpatrick had a big night with 15 points and three assists. Maahs recorded a 13 point double-double that fea-
tured 13 rebounds. In the third quarter the Panthers were up 38 points and continued to pour it on Valparaiso. At the beginning of the fourth, UNI led by more than 30 and would cruise to the win on the road. The UNI women’s basketball team capped off a great season with a blow out win over Loyola in Chicago on Mar. 3, after a final score of 64-39. Maahs led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Maahs also added another double double to her stat sheet. This makes 12 on the season. The last UNI player to
do so was Alex Cook in 2004 with 13 doubles in one season. Maahs moved up to third on the all time women’s rebound record. Her rebound stats are an outstanding 294 offensive rebounds and 208 defensive rebounds. Maahs was just named to the all Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) first team and all MVC defense team on March 7. The Panthers led by a large margin in the first half, ahead 28 points. The Ramblers did not score much in the first half, only shooting 28 percent from the field. Defense was on
point for the women’s team and held Loyola to 15 points in the first half of play. The women’s team currently sits at third in the conference behind Drake and Missouri State. With the win against Loyola, they advance to 13-4 in conference play and rank third in the MVC Tournament in Moline on March 9. The Panthers are looking to make their presence known against the sixth ranked Illinois state. They are also on a four game winning streak, winning four of their last eight.
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Karli Rucker takes the ball up top and sets up the offense.
Post combine report: Mayfield, Allen, Barkley WILLIAM RIEPE
The 2018 NFL scouting combine finished, and it was very underwhelming. Last year we saw huge records broken, as well as no major players skipping workouts. This year, however, was different. This year’s combine featured a lot of talent already securing their position in the draft. Quarterbacks such as Dam Darnold, Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield looked good in their combine debut and will surely be taken in the first round to a quarterback hungry top 10 pick team. Josh Allen exceeded already high expectations, showing off his range by dropping accurate 70-yard passes to his receivers. This was after Allen was criticized for lacking footwork and having “stiff legs.” However, this surely increase his already high draft stock, guaranteeing a pick in the top 10.
The biggest highlight of the combine was Penn State tight-end Mike Gesicki. Gesicki was within the top three for every single workout at the combine and had a great day catching the football. This performance is what the combine is all about, as this showcase can catapault some unknown players into the starlight. However, there were also losers in the combine. Quarterback Lamar Jackson decided not to run the 40-yard dash or compete in every event, minus a few throwing drills. The 2016 Heisman winner disappointed in his pass placement and mechanics, looking sloppy and inaccurate. This decision to forego the 40-yard dash, which is arguably the most enjoyable part to watch, upset many fans and scouts alike, as Lamar Jackson is deemed one of the best running quarterbacks the NCAA has seen. Jackson plans to run the 40-yard dash at his pro-
day showcase in a few weeks’ time and is predicted to run a high 4.3 or a low 4.4. One of the biggest highlights of this combine was Shaquem Griffith, a linebacker who had his left hand amputated as a child and was assumed to be disadvantaged. However, Griffith proved critics wrong, delivering what I can call the best combine performance I have ever seen from a defensive player running an astonishing 4.38 40-yard dash as a linebacker. Another huge area of the draft was the fate of Saquon Barkley. Barkley is often called a generational player and is honestly one of the best talents I have seen at the running back position at such a young age. Not only did his insane speed impress, but his ball handling ability, strength and agility all showed, easily making him a top 10 talent. This, on top of an amazing attitude, work ethic and a lack of off the field issues, makes Barkley a significant grab.
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (26) jets past a Maryland defender.
The next area is something especially interesting to Iowans, as Iowa star corner Josh Jackson earned himself a combine invite. Jackson was the number one cornerback in the draft before the combine began. This can still ring, as his numbers were great besides a subpar 40-yard dash time of 4.56. His bench press, vertical and broad jump numbers were all very good for a ball hawking corner; however, he may be placed at safety due to his poor speed, similar to that of Hawkeye teammate Desmond King.
The big winner of this combine were not the players or the scouts, but Penn State University, which managed to have two players on top of their respective positions by a long shot – Gesicki and Barkley. Both put up massive numbers in every category across the board. In conclusion, this combine did have its highlights, as well as its lows, such as Lamar Jackson deciding to forego the combine. But we still have pro day, which will showcase even more talent and lead us into the 2018 NFL draft.
NFL: four teams have a shot at landing Cousins JOSHUA DAUSENER Copy Editor
NFL free agency kicks off next week on March 14. The leading storyline in this year’s free agency period is the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes. A franchise quarterback hitting the open market is always bound to garner high attention and even higher paychecks. According to a tweet from NFL analyst Adam Schefter, four teams remain in the running for Cousins: the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals. Several reports have
stirred speculation that New York is willing to cash out the most to land Cousins. NBC reported that the Jets will pay “whatever it takes” to sign Cousins at the end of February. However, Cousins has suggested that he is willing to take less to win, and the Jets seem like their organization is at least several seasons away from being serious Super Bowl contenders. If winning is what Cousins prioritizes, Minnesota seems like the most likely destination. The Vikings are coming off of an NFC title game appearance and have a championship caliber roster that may be a quarterback away
from bringing Minnesota its first ever Lombardi trophy. Denver is another franchise that seems prime for a Super Bowl run if the team could at least get an above-average starter under center. The wild card here seems to be Arizona. They likely aren’t willing to pay as much as the Jets. The Cardinals are a playoff caliber team but aren’t as talented as Minnesota or Denver. The departure of head coach Bruce Arians likely dampens the Cardinals’ chances as well. That being said, other quarterback-needy teams, such as the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills,
aren’t on the final four, and Arizona is, so Cousins is clearly seriously considering the team. It’s tricky to confidently predict where Cousins will sign. If he chooses to prioritize money over winning, he’ll become a Jet. If he prioritizes winning, the contest will come down to whether Minnesota or Denver offers a better contract. Arizona is a wildcard. In the end, more cap space, fewer departing veterans, a better coaching staff and what seems like a longer championship window will give Minnesota the edge, and Kirk Cousins will become a Viking.
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Kirk Cousins throws against the New York Giants.
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