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Movie critic Katherine Jamtgaard gives one star to the new movie “Divergent.”

Columnist O’Brink responds to a letter to the editor about newsworthiness.

Three wrestlers achieved All-American status, breaking UNI’s record.


Mar. 27, 2014 Volume 110, Issue 45

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Ukraine’s effect on UNI analyzed CORREY PRIGEON

Associate News Editor

In 2013, 25 years after the 1989 revolutions in Europe, Ukraine began a year of protests and tumultuous international relations. Given the recent events involving Ukraine and Russia, three UNI professors found it fitting to host a panel discussion on the issues facing Ukraine and the ways the issues affect events on both a global and local scale. Held in Room 115 of Seerley Hall, Konrad Sadkowski and Gregory Bruess, associate professors of history, and Ken Basom, associate professor of political science, spoke with roughly 90 attendees, nearly filling the room’s capacity. Sadkowski believes that while students may think events like these don’t affect them, they should follow them because of the manner in which the world is connected. “Events such as this do affect everybody. For example, if the global financial markets go down because of a crisis overseas, that directly affects students,” Sadkowski said. “They may not see it, but it may have an impact on financial aid or their parents’ savings and, consequently, their ability to go to college.”  See UKRAINE, page 2

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Parking insufficient at UNI CASSIDY NOBLE

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For the 13,978 students, faculty and staff at UNI, there are about 9,200 parking spots available on campus, according to the UNI Department of Public Safety. For some, finding a spot near their destination is out of the question. A and B lots, which tend to be located right next to campus buildings, are oversold for faculty and staff, so pass holders are not guaranteed a parking spot, according to public safety’s website. “I know there are always complaints about parking. I realize that and that is pretty consistent regardless of where you are,” said Helen Haire, UNI’s chief of police and director of Public Safety. “You know, we try our best, we do the best that we can in understanding the limitations of what we can do.” Public Safety has issued 9,401 permits since August 2013. They have sold just over 200 more passes than there are spots available. However, that number does include passes that have been returned due to stu-


dents, staff and faculty leaving at semester, as well as passes that have been purchased at the start of the spring semester. There are now also fewer parking spaces available, as

Baker Hall’s parking lot is closed because of the demolition of the building. That forces the individuals that currently park there to park elsewhere, which in turn displaces students and fac-

ulty in other lots. “That is the dynamic ‘ebb and flow’ of UNI’s parking,” Haire said.  See PARKING, page 3

Sparkles shimmer in the cheer spotlight JACOB SHULTZ

Staff Writer

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UNI’s Sparkle Squad creates an inclusive environment for those with disabilities.

A new cheer squad is bringing smiles to the faces of Panther fans. Made of 11 mentors and 11 students with disabilities, the UNI Sparkle Squad is the first of its kind among Division 1 schools. “Everybody on your feet! The UNI Sparkles can’t be beat!” cheers the UNI Sparkle Squad. Formed in the fall of 2013, this student-led organization operates through “The Sparkle Effect,” a national nonprofit organization. “The Sparkle Effect is an innovative program that helps stu-

dents across the country create inclusive cheerleading and dance teams in middle schools, high schools and colleges that bring together students with and without disabilities,” according to the national website. The idea for UNI Sparkles originated from Samantha Swanson’s high school experience. Swanson, sophomore elementary education major and cheerleader at UNI, was part of the first all-inclusive high school cheerleading squad. Her high school squad was recognized on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2009.  See SPARKLES, page 7



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When feminist author Daisy Hernández was 10 years old, she convinced her classmates there were aliens on Neptune, because her uncle was an “alien” to the United States. She joked, “If I could convince these fools, then I could take over the world!” And at her lecture, “Feminists, Comrades, and Maybe Beyoncé: Models CASSIDY NOBLE/NORTHERN IOWAN of Leadership Today,” Daisy Hernández addresses her audience in the John Deere Auditorium of Hernández shared more the Curris Business Building, Monday night. stories about empowered women with the crowd of rest, what else can I do?” in feminism,” said Allissa about 75 students and fac- Hernández said. Buelow, junior English ulty John Deere Auditorium Throughout her lecture, major. “That can really creof the Curris Business she referred to the word ate the opportunities for Building on Monday. comrades — ­ the Spanish changes on campus.” Hernández, who identi- word that means best With Hernández’s family fies as Cuban-Columbian friends, community and coming from both Columbia and bisexual, later referred feminism. She then drew a and Cuba, she talked quite a to her women and gender line defining feminism with bit about the struggles of studies social experiment, community. U.S. immigrants, comparwhich consisted of claim“You need comrades in ing it to slavery. ing the arm rest on a bus your community to help “They are not the same and fighting in the “physi- back you up,” Hernández thing, but the comparical and mental space” to said. sons are eerily similar,” maintain it with a male sit“I really liked how her Hernández said. ting next to her. presentation included the  See FEMINISM, page 3 “If I can get the arm importance of community


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The three professors emphasized how little leverage the U.S. has in the situation. However, Basom believes it is important to keep up with this because of the country’s trade relationship with the European Union. “The U.S. is very intimately connected with everything going on in Europe,” Basom said. “I think that’s a large part of the reason why Americans do need to keep themselves informed about what’s going on here.”

Bruess began the presentation with the history of Ukraine leading up to its independence in 1991, followed by Basom, who explained reasons behind the 2013 protests. Sadkowski finished the presentation with Russia’s push into Crimea and its possible implications. The presentations were followed by questions from the audience. While Bruess felt that the panel went well, he would’ve liked more time for discussion. “I would’ve liked to have kept my own statements

shorter so we could have more questions,” Bruess said. “It’s more enjoyable to have more questions because so much more comes out, but that happens on every panel.” As director of the global studies major, Sadkowski hopes to put together more panels and activities to bring global issues to the student body, including another panel in the fall.


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A and B lots are the only lots that are officially oversold. However, finding a spot next to a residence hall may be difficult as well, particularly for the close-to-dorm parking in the C Preferred lots. “I enjoy being close to my building,” said Christina Mitchell, junior accounting major. “I live in Rider. However, it is inconvenient when I get off work. I can’t usually find a spot in Rider and I usually have to park in Hagemann and Noehren’s lots. It is either that or move to C.” Some students believe it is not fair that CP lots are open from 4 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday, as they are not receiving their money’s worth if they pay a higher price for a CP pass but have to park in C. “Having it open on weekends messes up CP because if you go somewhere, somebody can just steal your spot and you have to go all the way over to C after you have paid for CP,” said Derek Richter, junior accounting major. There are some students who do not mind having to

move for other students, but would like to change the rules in future semesters to better accommodate higher- level pass holders. “I don’t mind when it is free on the weekends, but 9 p.m. on Sundays is too late,” said Tanner Lascheid, junior public administration major. Lascheid said that with the current time frame CP lots are open, a bulk of the passes can park wherever they please without fear of being ticketed, and many students, staff and faculty take advantage of this. To better assess the parking situation, Public Safety has undertaken parking lot surveys, identifying how many students park in different lots at different points in the day, as well as during the week. The information they hope to gain would allow a more accurate representation of how full lots are, as well as if there are changes that need to be made for who can park where and if certain lots need to be made bigger or smaller. The surveys should start in the next few months. “We want everyone to be happy and we try our best,” Haire said.


The UNI Multimodal Transportation Center, located on the corner of 23rd treet and Merner Ave. It consists of mostly of A and B parking, as well as park-and-pay spaces.


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She also talked about Beyoncé, an American artist and actress, who released a new feminist album that many critics “ripped apart.” “Women cannot win; no matter what they do their message gets ripped apart,” Hernández said. “They cannot win when it comes to race and gender.” After her presentation, there was a question and answer session followed by a reception where she signed copies of her book, “A Cup of Water Under My Bed.” Amandajean FrekingNolte, communications instructor and director of Students Against a Violent Environment For um Actors, said she loved the presentation. “I think that one of the great things about being on a college campus like this is being able to bring in speakers and authors — people who are out there in the world that can help inspire students,” she said.



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Discrimination is no small matter Stormy O’Brink obrinks

Near the end of February, Keegan Strabala wrote a letter to the editor titled “Breaking Out of Small Matters” about how opinion columns “no longer bring to light valid opinions and research on topics affecting our nation and world.” Strabala also wrote, “As far as I am aware, there is no large-scale, blatant discrimination of gays, women or any other categorization of people in Cedar Falls.” Some of his opinions echo that of the ignorant majority. Many people fail to see discrimination because it doesn’t happen to them. It’s time people started putting themselves in others’ shoes. Discrimination is no small matter to those who experience it. It becomes fairly blatant when you can’t access accommodations you need based on your disability. Racism becomes obvious if you experience it on a daily basis. Misogyny becomes apparent when you find you are one of every five women in the U.S. who has reported being the victim of a completed or attempted rape. It becomes more apparent when you are one out of every four women who has been beaten by an intimate partner. Genderneutral restrooms become very important to you when

It becomes fairly blatant when you can’t access accommodations you need based on your disability. you have urinated blood from a severe urinary tract infection, aggravated by avoiding public restrooms. While Iowa has some very progressive moments, there is still a great deal of work to be done, and Cedar Falls is not exempt from this. One group being discriminated against is the transgender population. I have transgender friends who were denied proper health care because doctors could not understand their bodies and refused to listen to them. At one point, I seriously worried that one of those friends was going to die. Though he lived, he now has permanent damage to his body because he was forced to go around the Midwest attempting to seek proper health care. His experience is actually pretty widespread, considering that 50 percent of respondents in the 2013 National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported having to teach their health care providers about transgender care. In that same survey, 19 percent reported being refused medical care because


Students walking out of school. Columnist Stormy O’Brink states the importance of recognizing discrimination.

of their gender identity. Do not tell minorities that their opinions are not valid because you have failed to see how the discrimination affects them. Discrimination is never a small matter. Yes, the world has some very large problems that deserve attention as well. However, that does not mean

Cedar Falls’ problems do not need attention. Cedar Falls may not be overrun with violent warfare or be the site of governmentinitiated mass killings, but it still has its problems. When we tell a group that their problems are too small to need attention, we are refus-

ing to better ourselves as a community. I encourage those who believe local discrimination is a small matter to talk to those who have experienced it. Through talking about these issues, we can start to combat discrimination effectively.




Challenging university costs

The University of Northern Iowa loves promoting the Two-Year Advantage plan on its website. Flashy titles on the Department of Residence website promise that this offers three main benefits that are listed below. It appears to be a great deal with easy website selection, conveniently displayed without any price breakdown. But with phrases like “Get the 2-Year Advantage plan and save!” what first year student wouldn’t select that option? Here are the facts. You decide.

locations and a variety of fresh food. But what are you really paying for your meals? o According to some correspondence I had in fall 2013 with the DOR, a meal in the dining center runs $9.95. The Panther Block plan includes 200 meals ($1,990), 25 Flex Meals ($248.75) and $250 dining dollars each semester. That’s $2,488.75 a semester, which over the 16 weeks of classes breaks down to $155.55 per week. o Did you know, according to www.personalfinanceanalyst. com, the average off-campus college student spends $200.00 on groceries per month? So students on the Panther Block meal plan are spending almost a month’s worth of groceries to eat at the dinning center for one week.

1. Freeze your housing and dining rates for two years. • Is it really worth it? If you do the math, the price jump across the plans comes to a whopping $221.50 from the 2013-14 plan to the 2014-15 plan. • Meal plans boast time saving, convenience, easily accessible

2. Move to campus Thursday before classes begin – at NO CHARGE! • Early arrivals this year will pay $36.00 a day, as compared to last year when they spent $30 a day. Unless you’re have a scheduling conflict, this is easy to avoid anyway — the university provides students



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Students and staff members fill their plates with fresh fruit at the Piazza Dining Center. Beard argues it is better to not sign the Department of Resident’s 2-Year Advantage plan, as it is cheaper to live off campus.

with plenty of time to move in before classes start. • Don’t forget your other campus expenses. According to UNI Public Safety and the 2013-14 UNI Factbook, there are only 9,200 parking spots for the 13,978 students, faculty and staff that are on campus daily. I guess you need to pay that $52.50 for a C Parking pass to walk a half mile every time

you need your car, as compared to off-campus housing with free parking, door-side. 3. Avoid the $200 prepayment for the second year of the contract. • Awesome. Who doesn’t like saving money? But what if you get to the end of your first year and decide you’d like to live off campus with

some friends? You’re going to have to pay 40 percent of the value of the remainder of your contract. If you decide to leave a year early, that’s going to cost you $3,284.80. • Currently I live in an apartment for $250 per month. I get 365 days for $3,000 while on campus students are getting approximately 200 days for $3,234.50.


Future president and vice president push involvement Hello Fellow Panthers, Paul Andersen and I, Kevin Gartman, were recently elected to serve as your next student body president and vice president. We would like to recognize those who have supported us over the past few weeks and everyone who participated in the 2014 NISG elections. With voter participation being low, we would like to take this opportunity to reintroduce ourselves. I am a junior business teaching major from Waukee. From being a Resident Assistant in Dancer Hall, to serving in my current positions as a Student Admissions Ambassador and Interfraternity Council President, I have enjoyed my involvement with students at UNI. This summer, I will serve as a member of Summer Orientation Staff. I am looking forward to increasing my involvement with prospective students, both freshmen and transfer, for the coming fall semester. Paul is a sophomore public administration major from Pella. His main goal, as my vice president, is to increase involvement within NISG by working with university committees, establishing active communication with the student body and seeing


2014-15 Northern Iowa Student Government President Kevin Gartmann (left) and Vice President Paul Anderson (right) discuss problems facing UNI at the NISG debate Feb. 18. Gartman and Anderson will take office at the end of the spring semester.

that all 21 senate seats are filled, of which five are currently empty (CBA, COE, Graduate, Interdisciplinary/ Deciding). Paul and I ran on “Your Experience, Your UNI.” We encourage any student that wants to have an impact on our university to apply for

an open upper cabinet position within our administration. To apply, see the open positions listed on the NISG government page located here: studentorgs/nisg/gover nment/nisg-open-positions. We may not accomplish everything in our platform in

our year of service, but with your support and involvement we will continue to improve your experience at your UNI. Sincerely, Kevin Gartman and Paul Andersen President and Vice President-Elect


Stop by the NISG office located by the student involvement center and get involved, Don’t forget to follow NISG on Twitter @NIonNISG

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Unpaid interns still gain experience RILEY COSGROVE Staff Writer

Internships often provide a student with a preview of their career after college, but getting the internship may be half of the battle, especially if you expect to be paid. “About 80 percent of the internships I help coordinate for students in the communication department are unpaid,” said Nichole Zumbach-Harken, instructor of communications. “But students should never be discouraged from participating in an internship just because it is unpaid. An unpaid internship can lead to invaluable connections and often a paid position.” Zumbach-Harken serves as the internship coordinator for the communications department at UNI. As a former UNI student who has completed unpaid internships, Harken understands the benefits that come with partaking in an internship, even if payment is not an option. “Many companies consider unpaid internships as ‘putting in your dues,’” Zumbach-Harken. “This often shows employers that you are willing to work hard and you are in it for the benefit of the organization, not simply your own benefit.” For Maddie Conley, being a full-time student and completing internships have seemed to coincide. The sophomore management information systems major

is currently an intern for ASPIRE Therapeutic Riding Program in Waterloo. She said this is her second unpaid internship and she has not received any academic credit. She said she chose to complete internships in order to gain experience “within the business world” and further her knowledge in the field of her choice. “As a public relations intern, my communication skills are tested almost daily,” Conley said. “When I began my internship I hoped to gain confidence when working with businesses, and I feel like I have done this. I am much more comfortable with new people and professional situations.” After completing two unpaid internships, Conley’s hard work has paid off. “After two unpaid internships I am very happy to say that I have recently accepted a paid internship position over the summer,” Conley said. “I will be an IT intern with HNI Corporation in Muscatine for 10 weeks this summer.” Other students have just begun the process of completing an unpaid internship. Maria Mickelson, junior marketing digital advertising major, has found a way to merge her professional career and a passion for music with an internship for Creation Music Festivals. The internship will require her to travel to Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Minnesota for various music festivals over the summer.

However, she said funds may be an issue. “I love music festivals and have been wanting to do something like this for years,” Mickleson said. “I knew my experiences would definitely outweigh any costs, but since this internship is unpaid, I was worried about the costs of my travel and personal expenses.” However, she discovered she will be able to keep her paying job throughout the summer. As far as the future in concerned, Mickelson feels she could participate in another internship. “If this summer goes well, I’d love to do it again in either a paid or unpaid setting. I love the environment and the people involved in this industry,” Mickelson said. “I hope to network enough through this internship to gain the possibility of future internships and/ or jobs in the same line of work.” For students considering an unpaid internship, Conley and Mickelson had a few suggestions. “Contact various nonprofit organizations and businesses and ask about their opportunities,” Conley said. “Do not be discouraged from taking an unpaid internship just because you do not get paid. The skills I have gained in these unpaid experiences are a large part in why I was offered my paid position this coming summer.”  See INTERNSHIPS, page 7

Standing up for women’s rights KAYLA KROGMAN Staff Writer

Before leaving for spring break, UNI students could hear a call to action for women’s rights. Two new student organizations, Students Together for the Advancement of Reproductive Rights and the Organizing for Action, hosted two guest speakers March 13 in Maucker Union to complement Women’s History Month. “Don’t regulate my body,” said Dan Merwin, president and co-founder of STARR. “I know it sounds funny to say, but for some reason a woman can’t say that.”

Merwin introduced the first speaker for the evening, Erin Cubit, public policy graduate student and co-founder of STARR. The second speaker for the evening was Anesa Kajtazovic, Iowa State Representative. Cubit reported numerous statistics concerning health care coverage for women. “Due to the recent extension of the age limit to 26 for health care, 1 million women have gained coverage,” Cubit said. “Thirteen million are projected to gain coverage by 2016.” “We no longer have to worry about pre-existing conditions or lifetime limits,” Cubit said. Lifetime limits, referring to

the Affordable Care Act, prohibit health plans from putting a lifetime dollar limit on benefits a person receives, according to “Having health care for everyone is a basic human right,” Kajtazovic said. Cubit reported that as a nation, $75 million is spent on sexual health education. She stated that with the new health care plan in effect, women gain better maternal care, family planning and prevention services. Kajtazovic gave examples of women’s inequality in the work force, such as the difference in pay.  See WOMEN, page 7



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Shailene Woodley and Theo James star as Tris and Four, respectively, in the new film “Divergent.” The film is based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

‘Divergent’ doesn’t diverge enough KATHERINE JAMTGAARD Film Critic

The much anticipated movie adaptation of Veronica Roth’s novel “Divergent” hit theaters Friday. In a futuristic post-war Chicago, people are split into five factions that are designed to keep the peace. These factions each hold one main ideal that defines how their portion of society functions. Erudite values knowledge, Abnegation values selflessness, Dauntless values courage, Amity values peace and Candor values truth. Everyone is supposed to be classified into one faction by a test, but those who aren’t are called Divergent and are considered highly dangerous. After taking her classification test, Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) discovers she is Divergent. The life she had known as an Abnegation swiftly changes as she becomes part of the Dauntless faction. She befriends fellow initiates Christina (Zoë Kravitz), Will (Ben LloydHughes), and Al (Christian Madsen), who encourage her to work hard to make the cut. With advice from one of the trainers, Four (Theo James), Tris tries to hide her Divergent status from the Erudite administering her final tests. My expectations for this movie were high considering the book easily held my attention. But as I sat in the theater for the two hour and 20-minute film, my hopes and expectations plummeted. Sure, the first instillation of Roth’s trilogy required a

significant amount of set up and backstory – most stories do – but did it all need to be included in the movie? Granted, it’s great that movies seem to be sticking more to their book’s storyline, but sometimes the movie doesn’t need every little detail. That’s why it’s an adaptation. Watching the backstory of “Divergent” unfold on the big screen pretty much bored me to tears. On the pages of the novel, this section of the story had been more exciting, perhaps because it was inviting the reader to engage their imagination. I also felt that the pace of the movie in setting up the story was slow, and this could be from the way the scenes were shot or how the actors portrayed their characters. The only actor I really had a problem with was Tris. Woodley didn’t capture the essence of someone who had left their family to join another faction and was fighting with everything she had to stay in that new faction. She wasn’t authentic. Her relationship with Four was also awkward on screen. Of course, there were some good one-liners scattered throughout the script that pulled my attention back to the movie, but it wasn’t enough to completely capture and hold it. As a novel in the growing distopian young adult genre, “Divergent” has certainly become well-liked. The story raises the question of whether individuals can be categorized as one thing, which is absurd.  See FILM, page 7




“I was shocked by some of the statistics, especially when Kajtazovic reported that for every dollar a man makes, a woman makes 77 cents,” said Emily Engle, freshman biology major. Kajtazovic also said 4 percent of all CEOs are women, according to Fortune 500. “You can’t be a competitive nation without 100 percent of your population,” said Aaron Friel, junior math and computer sciences double major. Kajtazovic also redefined Planned Parenthood. Though she said it is often negatively associated with abortion, it offers many other services. According to Planned Parenthood’s website, these services included breast cancer screenings, Pap tests, sexual education and sexually transmitted disease testing and treatments, with 3 percent of all services being abortion services. “The information was vital,” said Michael Kelly, junior philosophy major. “Human rights should be institutional and for everyone.” Merwin wrapped up the event by emphasizing activism through digital action. He explained how the tea party was so successful via social media outlets and encouraged attendees to do the same. “We have to stand up and say enough is enough,” Kajtazovic said.

“I decided to start the team here because I wanted students here to experience what I was fortunate enough to experience and learn in high school,” Swanson said. According to Swanson, there are over 100 inclusive cheerleading squads like the one at her high school. On a collegiate level, UNI is the third university to adopt an all-inclusive squad. Samantha’s twin sister Shelby Swanson started the first all-inclusive collegiate team at her school, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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We all have various combinations of courage, knowledge, truth, selflessness and peace. As individuals we can’t be labeled as

CAMPUS LIFE The mission of the UNI Sparkles program is to promote inclusion and friendships, Samantha said. The squad aims to show the pubic that anyone, regardless of any ability, can do anything they put their minds to. Mentors Ellen Jelinske and Olivia Acri, along with Samantha, coach students with disabilities ranging from Down syndrome and muscular dystrophy to autism. They all agree that the most rewarding experience of being a mentor is seeing the kids smile and make new friends. “We are more alike than different,” Swanson said. of the best and most genuine learning experiences, and you’ll truly learn whether or not this is the field for you. After all, if you love what you’re doing even when you’re not getting paid for it, how much more awesome would it be to have as a career?”


CF Lions Pancake Breakfast

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one thing, for we are composed of many things and ideas. That’s what makes us all Divergent. There was a good lesson embedded in the story, but the story on screen just didn’t hold my attention.

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UNI crowns most All-Americans since 2002 NICK GARY

Sports Writer

The Northern Iowa wrestling team took to the mats a final time this season at the NCAA National Tournament in Oklahoma City. The season has seen the Panthers break numerous school records, but UNI was not done yet. At the end of the tournament, the Panthers totaled three All-Americans for the first time since 2002 and finished 15th in team scoring. Joe Colon, Joey Lazor and Dylan Peters all earned their first All-American titles. Colon led the team, finishing in third place at 133 pounds. Peters and Lazor both finished in 6th place at 125 and 141 pounds, respectively. Peters became the first UNI freshman All-American since 1996 and the highest placing freshman at nationals since assistant coach Mark Schwab in 1986. In the first round, Peters defeated Cory Clark of Iowa in a 9-3 decision before beating Nebraska’s Tim Lambert by another decision, 7-5. After defeating Earl Hall of Iowa State, Peters was defeated by top-ranked Jesse Delgado of Illinois to force him into wrestle backs. Peters lost his next two matches to fall to sixth place.

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UNI wrestlers Dylan Peters (top), Joey Lazor (left) and Joe Colon (right) reached All-American status after finishing in third, sixth and sixth, respectively, in their weight class at the NCAA National Tournament.

Entering as the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the nation at 133 pounds, Colon won his first three matches — two by major decision — to reach the semifinals.

Colon fell in a tight match to Tyler Graff of Wisconsin, forcing him to compete for third place. Colon won his next two matches, including a 1-0 decision over No. 2-ranked A.J.


Schoop of Edinboro to finish in third place. Lazor, who fell just short of earning All-American status last season, came back to finish the job in his senior season.

Lazor began the tournament with two victories, including a 10-8 decision over Chris Dardanes of Minnesota, using a late takedown to take the win. Lazor suffered an injury in his loss against Evan Henderson of North Carolina, forcing him to forfeit a chance at fifth place. Overall, UNI sent seven wrestlers to the tournament. After losing his first match of the tournament, Ryan Loder had to fight back for a chance to become a three-time AllAmerican, falling just one match short. At 285 pounds, Blaize Cabell nearly came away with an upset over No. 1 Anthony Nelson, falling in a 1-0 decision. Cabell was knocked out in the next round, falling to Joe Stolfi of Bucknell. After winning his first match over Daniel Zilverberg of Minnesota, Cooper Moore lost two consecutive matches to fall short of a chance at AllAmerican status. At 174 pounds, Cody Caldwell won a tight match over Cody Walters, 9-6, before falling to Elliot Reddick of Lehigh in a 12-9 match. Joe Latham of Oregon State sent Caldwell home in a 10-5 decision. The Panthers return Peters, Cabell, Moore and many other young wrestlers next season to replace one of UNI’s best senior wrestling classes.


UNI ends season with loss Panthers drop 2

games in Carbondale


Sports Writer

The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team lost their chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament or the Women’s National Iinvitational Tournament after dropping their first game of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to Illinois State. The game went right down to the wire, but UNI was unable to come out on top after ISU’s Chloe Nelson put her team up by 2 points with only 15 seconds left in the game. Nelson scored a game-high 25 points during the game, with the last two sealing UNI’s 65-63 loss and early tournament exit.


Sports Writer

ERIN KEISER/Northern Iowan

Brooke Brown (22) scored 13 points in UNI’s loss to Illionis State. The Panthers did not make a postseason tournament.

Earlier in the season, UNI had a propensity to live and die by the 3-pointer, which led to some poor shooting performances from long range. And though it appeared as

if they had kicked that habit, it reared its head against the Redbirds, as UNI went 4-18 from beyond the arc.  See BASKETBALL, page 8

The University of Northern Iowa softball team (15-8 overall, 3-2 MVC) traveled to Carbondale, Ill., with a Missouri Valley Conference record of 2-0, but they couldn’t keep up their winning ways after suffering two losses on their first of a twonight set with the Illinois State University Redbirds. The Panthers rebounded and found their form Saturday, salvaging a win and leaving Illinois on a high note. Friday, UNI fought back from being down 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning

to force extra innings with the Redbirds. Down to their final out, sophomore Caitlin Wnek stepped up to the plate with junior Julia Hunter on first base and senior Jamie Fisher on third base, looking to make something happen. She did just that by hitting a base-clearing triple to right-center field, tying the game up at three runs apiece. That was all the Panthers could come up with offensively for the rest of the night, as ISU scored the game-winning run off a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning.  See SOFTBALL, page 8


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Jen Keitel (42) scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in UNI’s loss to Illinois State at the MVC Tournament.


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This poor shooting combined with UNI committing twice as many turnovers as ISU and scoring only 3 points opposed to ISU’s 20 points off turnovers kept the Panthers from being able to get any kind of effective offense going. “I think if you look at the stats, the game was won off of points off turnovers,” UNI head coach Tanya Warren said. “They wanted it a little bit more than we did tonight.” Fir st-team AllConference selection Jen Keitel did her part by scoring 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds, which made this game the fifth straight game she has scored in double figures. Guard Brooke Brown followed her in the scoring column, tallying 13 points for the game. Madison Weekly and Stephanie Davison were the only other two players to score in double figures, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively. Hannah Schonhardt


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Fisher pitched all nine innings of the contest but was credited with her fifth loss of the season. In the second game of the double header, the Panthers knotted the game up at three runs in the third inning, but that was as close as they came to the Redbirds, who scored six more runs throughout the contest and swept the day with a final score of 9-4. Saturday, UNI took to the field to take on the Redbirds once more before ending their road trip. Fisher was back on the mound for UNI and found her stride in the third game, giving up one walk to the Redbirds while striking out four batters over her seven innings pitched. Offensively, it took the Panthers awhile to produce any runs to compliment Fisher’s performance,

didn’t score any points for the Panthers, but she did bring down a game-high 12 rebounds, which was a major factor in UNI winning the rebounding battle 40-28. ISU guard Katy Winge was Nelson’s sidekick offensively, as her 14 points made her the only other ISU player to reach double figures in scoring. She also played 40 minutes, which was more than any other player in the game for either team. Guard Lindsey Smith had herself a balanced game, racking up a team-high four assists, a team-high six rebounds and 6 points. Although the season ended unfavorably for the Panthers, they have plenty to build off going into the next season. Starters Keitel, Davison and Schonhardt are all sophomores, while Brown and guard Brittni Donaldson are both juniors. Weekly got a lot of playing time this season as a true freshman, so look for her to get even more time next year - possibly fighting for a starting spot. but they eventually did so in the sixth inning. Sophomore Chelsea Ross hit her sixth home run of the season, scoring two for UNI, followed by a solo home run from senior Nicole Fisher — her fourth of the year. UNI held off the Redbirds in the remaining inning, giving them a 3-1 win. UNI will now get set to make their first Cedar Falls performance of 2014 next weekend with a three-game series against the Purple Aces of the University of Evansville. The games will be played in the UNI-Dome.


Avg...... Rikki Alcaraz (.338) HR.......... Chelsea Ross (6) RBI........ Chelsea Ross (16) ERA..... Jamie Fisher (2.11) Str. Outs.. Jamie Fisher (81)





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The March 27, 2014 issue of the Northern Iowan, the University of Northern Iowa's independent, student-produced newspaper since 1892.