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Tim Miller entrances his audience at UNI with “Performance! Body! Self!”
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Shot UNI professor will return Monday JONATHAN HAUSLER
While traveling to New York via the Ohio Turnpike to visit family
over Thanksgiving break, a 12-gauge shotgun bullet passed through the passenger side window of Julie Husband’s car and struck her in the jaw.
“I remember it very clearly, like any moment when you have a huge adrenaline rush,” emailed Husband, the interim department head and professor of languages
and literatures. “It was surreal.” Her husband, Jim O’Loughlin, was driving at the time. He is also an English professor at UNI.
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A Chihuahua statue, coconut bowl and musk ox mask are on display until Feb. 28, 2014, on the first floor of Rod Library as part of the “Treasures: A sampling of the UNI Museums Collection” exhibit.
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The bullet was lodged in Husband’s right jaw and she was rushed to Toledo Hospital for surgery.
he University of Northern Iowa community can delve and learn about different parts of the world, thanks to a collection of artifacts that Rod Library is displaying on the first floor. The exhibit, “Treasures: A Sampling of the UNI Museums Collection” includes jewelry, a yearbook from 1905, pottery and a Chihuahua statue. Artifacts come from places such as Morocco, Indonesia, Egypt and Peru. “Our initial message with the current display is to underscore the variety of the collections and the usefulness they may have to
students as they engage in class assignments and presentations,” said Katherine Martin, head of collections and museums. The pieces in these exhibits used to be on display at the UNI Museums, located on Hudson Road. However, the museum closed in June 2012, due to the building’s maintenance and as an effect of the other reductions and cuts UNI made in that year, said Martin. Since the museum’s closure, Rod Library has taken over management of the museum’s collections. The current exhibit is only a small peek into what the UNI Museums collection has to offer. Martin said there about 110,000 artifacts the museum has col-
lected since 1892. “There was a small scientific collection, sometimes referred to as the ‘cabinet of curiosities,’ that supported largely biology and geology, and it grew from there,” Martin said. “Many of the early additions were objects collected by or otherwise obtained by university faculty who were instrumental in developing and leading the museum.” Martin said there are now artifacts from four different fields, including anthropology/ world cultures, history, geology and biology. The exhibits are a way to display some of these artifacts to the public.
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Shelley Mathews informs students about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday.
To help students and community members understand the Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014, the University of Northern Iowa held information sessions in Maucker Union on Tuesday. “It’s the uninsured people that need to pay attention (to the ACA),” said Stephene Moore, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “If you are already covered, you’re fine.” Moore noted that the ACA isn’t government insurance. It is the government helping uninsured Americans receive insurance they can afford.
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Policy changes for pregnant and parenting students IRIS FRASHER
Faculty Senate proposed a policy change at the University of Northern Iowa that will prevent pregnant students from being penalized for turning in late work or missing class due to medical reasons. A “Dear Colleague” letter that was sent out in June to education institutions by the U.S. Department of Education motivated the policy. The letter required them to make adjustments for pregnant and parenting students. The change proposed by Faculty Senate will become official once President William Ruud approves it. Jerry Smith, president of the Faculty Senate, said
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Bitcoins bring plenty of change to the digital age of currency IRIS FRASHER
Figuring out currency conversions can be confusing and at times surprising. The British pound is worth $1.64, the euro is $1.38 and the Japanese yen is $.0098. But bitcoins, digital currency used to buy things online, don’t have a set value. At the beginning of 2013, one bitcoin was worth roughly $13. In November, that value rose to about $900. According to bitcoin.org, bitcoins stem from a concept called cryptocurrency, or a form of currency that uses cryptography to control its creation and transactions. In this case, the peer-to-peer Bitcoin network utilizes a public ledger called a “block chain” that contains a digitally encrypted record of every Bitcoin transaction that has ever been processed. In addition to records of previous transactions, each block in the chain also carries the answer to an extremely difficult mathematical puzzle. By finding the answer to these puz-
zles, which are unique to every block, users can add blocks to the block chain and are rewarded with bitcoins. This process is known as “mining.” Mining is not easy. Miners must have the correct hardware and software to attempt to solve the current block’s puzzle at a rate of around one million possible solutions per second, according to the Bitcoin website. New transactions are also added to the block by the miners, who receive a small fee from the transaction’s originator. Since mining for bitcoins is relatively difficult, the most common way to get them is through various online exchange programs. These work in the same way that a bank would exchange a currency for another nation’s currency. The creator of bitcoins is unknown, and they are mostly exchanged anonymously. The idea behind them is to make it easier to buy and sell online among different countries without any oversight from controlling banks or the government.
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Currently, there are about 11 million bitcoins in circulation. They will stop being created when there are around 21 million of them in circulation, although the blocks that make up the block chain will never stop being created since transactions will continue to occur. This, coupled with the transaction fees, will sustain the ability to use bitcoins and the Bitcoin network even after bitcoins stop being created, according to the Bitcoin website.
Because their value fluctuates so often, bitcoins are kind of like stocks in the stock market — people should invest in them when they are at a low value and spend them when they are worth more to get the most for their money. However, bitcoins don’t come without drawbacks. Computer hackers can steal bitcoins, like the ones who reportedly stole over $1 million worth of them from the payment processor site Inputs.
There also are some illicit uses of the currency. Bitcoins can be used to purchase controversial goods and services over the internet, such as firearms, pornography and hitmen. For example, a popular black market website known as Silk Road relied on bitcoins for all of it’s transactions. According to USA Today, the website was shut down by the FBI in October for its sale of drugs, fake passports and illegal service providers like forgers and hackers. In November, bitcoins were brought up during a Senate committee hearing. The reactions to bitcoins were mostly positive. “We are attuned to the criminal use,” said Mythili Raman, member of the U.S. Justice Department. “(But) there are many legitimate uses. These virtual currencies are not in and of themselves illegal.” While government officials are concerned that bitcoins are used in illegal activities, they emphasized that the virtual currency could have great uses in the future.
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Adderall things considered COREY COOLING
Last week, the Northern Iowan’s own Jacinda Ruggles penned a damning report concerning Adderall. In it, Adderall and related drugs are painted as addictive, dangerous substances abused by lazy college students that “will do anything for an A.” In addition to this, the article offers some “alternatives for Adderall,” including getting 7-8 hours of sleep, exercising and leading a more organized life. While on the surface, noting the rise in Adderall use may seem like a random phenomenon, in reality, the rise of Adderall abuse is a response to deep-seated problems plaguing America’s youth. It’s time we had a serious discussion about Adderall and what is behind its skyrocketing use and abuse. It’s true that prescriptions for Adderall among college students have almost tripled in the last six years, but that number is blurred considering the number of high school students already prescribed Adderall has been on the rise for years. Something Ruggles’s article fails to mention is that Adderall is a widely accepted medication for several disorders and it vastly improves the quality of life for many Americans. Adderall is primarily prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and while ADHD occurs in adults, it is prescribed to high school students and young children by the millions. I’ll leave the debate regard-
ing misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis to the medical community, but there is no question that the recent surge of Adderall abuse is fueled by an abundant supply. In light of this, we must face the realities of Adderall abuse. Chances are, you or somebody you know has, or will, use Adderall without a prescription. Not only does this undermine the legitimate use of Adderall for people who need it, it’s illegal and dangerous. As an amphetamine, the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies Adderall as a Schedule II substance with “high potential for abuse” that can “lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.” If you get caught buying or selling Adderall, you’re in for some serious time. Despite all of this, we see the reported rates of abuse increase every year. A heartbreaking report by the New York Times last February told the story of an extremely successful college student who committed suicide after being cut off from his Adderall prescription. Let me be crystal clear: people who have disorders like ADHD do not react to Adderall like people without ADHD do. Clearly, what is driving this behavior is more than something that can be fixed with some more exercise or a regular sleep schedule. If we can address what is driving this behavior, we can reduce abuse. Let’s be honest, telling college students something is illegal and dangerous will not deter their behavior. A study done in 2007 by U.S. Health and Human Services found that nonmedical use of Adderall by col-
lege students is around 6.7 percent. What happened in 2008 was the beginning of a massive economic downturn, which created a bleak outlook for the next generation of college graduates. Millennials now find themselves embroiled in a sea of improbable career and personal pressures from family and society. They are a generation who witness people do things “just for the résumé.” The New York Times interviewed high school students who abused Adderall, many of who were top students. They cited pressure from parents and teachers as reasons for taking it, as well as being able to fool doctors to receive
a prescription. At the root of Adderall abuse is a toxic mix: the pressure to succeed combined with the pursuit of the “quick-fix” embodied in a magic pill. We live in an era of instant gratification, and Adderall is a tempting crutch to rely on the night before an exam. For the overworked and/or highly involved college student, it is easy to be tempted. Add to the mix that it’s cheap and you know somebody who knows somebody who has it, and let’s not be surprised to see record rates of abuse. To address the abuse of Adderall, we must also address the very notion of a magic pill that will solve all your problems. This abusive
behavior developed partly in response to the current academic environment. I can assure you the pressure is at its highest right now, right around finals week. What better method to ace a threehour final than by popping a pill that lasts for six? We need to get our priorities straight regarding the aim of a public and university education. While there is much to be said about the legitimate use of Adderall, the DEA is correct in classifying it as a substance with a “high potential for abuse.” If we actually want to address the rising abuse of Adderall, we need to address the underlying causes that make abuse such an attractive option.
Step back and stop obsessing over body image LAURA HEBBELN hebbelnl @uni.edu
Media portrayal of women has been a hot topic for many years now, but actress Jennifer Lawrence, star of “Catching Fire,” the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, has revisited the issue lately. Even though Lawrence’s character, Katniss Everdeen, is sup-
posed to look impoverished, Lawrence refused to lose weight for her role because she believes young girls already have enough female role models in Hollywood who are too skinny. “You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb,” she said in conversation with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. I don’t think there is any-
As a skinny girl, the quote that bothers me the most is ‘real women have curves.’ body who would argue against Jennifer Lawrence urging young girls and women to stop idealizing and mimicking actresses and models who starve themselves to be
skinny. However, there is a problem with people who have become so obsessed with bashing the skinny ideal that they become hypocritical in their quest for accepting all body types. Hypothetically, they will accept and love all body types, except for girls who are naturally skinny. As a skinny girl, the quote that bothers me the most is “real women have curves.” It implies that women who are slender are somehow less feminine, or not feminine at
all. I completely agree that we need to change our way of thinking about beauty, but using quotes like this is not the way to do it. By bashing skinny girls, we are doing the same thing society has been doing to heavier girls for so long: telling them they are not beautiful and need to change. Also, most people I know would not tell an overweight friend they should stop eating so much. See BODY, page 5
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So why is it ok for people to tell me to eat a sandwich? So many people make comments on my size. Would they be commenting on my body if I was overweight? People seem to believe that just because my body type is seen as “ideal,” it is ok for them to blatantly analyze it. But it’s not ok. I feel extremely self-conscious when people make comments about my weight, and it makes me angry when
people try to tell me that I should eat more. The most effective way to change our flawed thinking about body image is not to bash the current ideal, but to simply stop obsessing over what the ideal should be. As some people are trying to do today, we should teach young girls that whatever their body type is, they should feel comfortable with who they are and what they look like and know that their appearance is not as important as the media tries to make us believe.
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Miller presents “Self!” to UNI Artist gives intimate performance about identity CORREY PRIGEON Staff Writer
An eager audience of about 110 took their seats in the Bertha Martin Theatre, awaiting the beginning of performer Tim Miller’s event “Performance! Body! Self !” “All of my work has really been about inscribing the topographies of my identity as a gay man,” Miller said. The artist staged three performances and introduced them all by giving a small anecdote for each one. In his rhetoric and performances, Miller covered personal topics, including his start as a performing activist, the legal battles he and colleagues of queer artists have faced and the scars people gain, both metaphorically and physically. Despite the heavy topics, Miller injected comedy into his stories, garnering chuckles and laughter from the audience.
“In a way, (the comedy) is placating to kind of seduce the audience. The humor is a way to get the audience comfortable with the performance,” Miller said. Miller’s first performance was an artistic description of his life, beginning when he was sperm. Miller also shared the lessons he learned when performing in a punk band with only two guitar chords and when starting out as a performer. His second and favorite performance was inspired by his work with elementary schools, which he believes is a formative time in children’s understanding of social justice. When he was 9 years old, Miller had a childhood friend whom he wanted to marry. When Miller expressed this interest, his friend held him down and forced him to take it back by giving him an Indian burn. Unbeknownst to Miller’s friend, Miller had crossed his fingers and promised to never take it
back. “I have a special fondness for that 9-year-old boy story. Kids’ ability to survive always impresses me. It’s quite a hopeful piece,” Miller said. Miller’s last performance was inspired by the stories a body’s scars tell and the many times his hands have been slapped. It ended up being a crowd favorite. “I think it really embodies his life journey and how far we’ve come, but also why social justice is important in general,” said Hunter Thompson, junior philosophy and communications double major. Though the crowd was smaller than expected, Karen Mitchell, communications professor, was satisfied with the group. “I thought this was a good crowd, especially considering it’s the last week of classes, so close to finals and cold,” Mitchell said. See PERFORMANCE, page 7
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Performance artist Tim Miller encompasses the stage with his high-energy storytelling. Miller’s performance at UNI addressed his work in social justice and events in his life.
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Beetle wings and toucan feathers make up earrings from Peru dating to 1970. The “Treasures” collection from the UNI Museums stand on display in Rod Library until Feb. 28.
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“We ... thought that to both remind those who were familiar with the museum, or to introduce those who were not to the depth and breadth of our collections, that we would do the first exhibit on the treasures, ... a sample of the museum collections,” Martin said. As of now, Martin said, many of the artifacts are still stored at the museum, and there is no set move-out date. She said the library is trying to get other departments
involved in planning future exhibits. Currently, it is working with the Department of Earth Science on a display involving mammoths and mastodons. There has also been talk about a World War I exhibit. “We do want to involve faculty in the planning of the exhibits and the mounting of the exhibits as much as possible,” Martin said. “And I hope that in the spring and after that we can begin to involve students more in the museum.” The current exhibit will close Feb. 28.
Professor of mathematics
Math courses tend to be problem-based and the goal is to be able to do any of the problems thrown at you in the subject. Students, make sure you understand the reasoning behind the solutions in order to apply those techniques to new problems. Also, do things like get plenty of sleep and stay healthy. One thing that helps me is visualizing the reward you’ll give yourself after the final, like seeing a movie, hanging out with your friends, etc.
I think preparing for finals begins the first day of the semester. You have to make a plan in what you’re going to invest in emotionally because people learn emotionally. You will not make all the deadlines, but you have to accept that and keep your pace. As a student you have to decide whether getting a high mark or actually understanding the material is more important.
Junior psychology and sociology double major
Graduate student public policy major
Just figuring out when your finals are and what they entail and then sectioning off time for studying before and even during finals week. And definitely getting enough sleep.
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Studying the material and going through the notes. This point in the semester is the final leg of the race and students just have to sprint to the finish line.
They (students) should start reviewing notes weeks before the final so they don’t have to cram during the end. Like me, I don’t do well with cramming.
Senior earth science and anthropology double major
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“I thought maybe we’d have a few more, but I also thought that everyone that was here wanted to be here,” she said. Miller shared the sentiment, believing that the audience was heavily invest-
“The first two days in the hospital were very difficult for many reasons — pain, shock and uncertainty about the future,” Husband wrote. “I had wonderful care at Toledo Hospital and will always be grateful to the nurses there.” Doctors had to wire Husband’s jaw shut, and since returning to Iowa, Husband has been unable to teach her classes. O’Loughlin has taken over the instruction, but she still does all the grading at home. Husband said she will return to campus Monday. “Although I do not know Dr. Husband, my thoughts
and prayers are with her and her family during this time of recovery,” said sophomore English major Molly White. Although the source of the stray bullet is still unknown, O’Loughlin suggested it could have something to do with Ohio’s youth hunting season, which was going on the weekend the family was driving through Ohio. While Husband said her accident may have been a fluke, she discovered there have been quite a few accidental shootings in the last couple of years. “Two days after my shooting (Nov. 26), USA Today reported that between 2007 and 2012, ‘159 children were severely injured by acciden-
tal shootings,’” Husband said. She said it would be irresponsible of people to not look for reasons and for ways to prevent these shootings. “Requiring registration and insurance for firearms, as we do cars, and letting the marketplace assess risk would be a start,” she said. For Scott Bredman, senior English major, Husband’s accident was a wake-up call. “Hearing about an accident like that is shocking, especially when it is within your own school, in your department,” Bredman said. “It’s just good to hear that she is okay, and makes you really reconsider the brevity of life.”
Freshman elementary education major
I always avoid cramming. Take a few weeks in advance to look over stuff and study a bit every day until then.
ed in his performances. After the event, Miller hosted a question-andanswer session followed by a reception outside of the auditorium, where he sold a few copies of his books, “1,001 Beds: Performances, Essays, and Travels” and “Body Blows: Six Performances.”
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UNI squeaks by Savannah Tigers COLE BAIR
The University of Northern Iowa defeated the Savannah State University Tigers 55-50 in an unexpectedly competitive game. Ted Friedman, Wes Washpun, Matt Bohannon and Chip Rank combined for seven points on 3-14 shooting on a night the Panther offense was largely in neutral. Friedman, who started the season in the starting lineup, played just two minutes Tuesday. “Defensively, Ted is ahead of most of the freshmen we’ve had,” said head coach Ben Jacobson. “He really understands defense. As we went through those (six) weeks of preseason, he was improving offensively — so we really felt good about the way he was playing. I like him in that starting lineup with Seth (Tuttle). The change was as much to get Seth over to that five as it was the way in which Ted was playing.” The Panthers shot 20-47 from the field and an astonishing 3-20 from beyond the arc. UNI’s designated sharpshoot-
er Matt Bohannon is three for his last 38 from the 3-point line. “When it comes to our guys that shoot the basketball for us, they have to be in the gym getting extra shots. (Bohannon) does that every day,” Jacobson said. “For (Bohannon), it’s a matter of moving ahead from a mentality standpoint.” At halftime, the Panthers were clinging to a one-point lead against the nation’s 168th team, according to their rating percentage index, mainly due to the Tigers’ full-court defense combined with a halfcourt 2-3 zone. “It slowed us down in the open floor,” said Deon Mitchell. “They went back to a 2-3 zone and it made us shoot more jump shots than we wanted to. We couldn’t get (the ball) in the post like we wanted to.” With just 1 minute, 53 seconds remaining in the game, UNI led by seven points, but the Tigers clawed the deficit to three points after a 3-pointer and a Stephen Wilson dunk See BASKETBALL, page 9
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Heisman doesn’t mean success Panthers lose by 20 NICK ALVARADO
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Heisman front-runner Jameis Winston (5) was recently aquitted of sexual assault. Winston and 5 others will gather in New York Saturday for the presentation of the award.
Try to avoid Google for a second and ask yourself if you know the answer to this question: Who was the last Heisman winner to win the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player award? It hasn’t happened since 1997 when Barry Sanders won the MVP award. He hoisted the Heisman trophy in 1988.
The reality is that one phenomenal college year does not necessarily translate to a phenomenal professional football career. What about Eric Crouch, Troy Smith, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow and Jason White? Did you forget about these former winners of the Heisman as well? I’m not saying that these athletes didn’t earn an award for their play as collegiate athletes, but it should be noted
that this will not instantly transform them as great overall athletes once their professional careers are over. This Saturday marks the 79th time that a collegiate football player will receive the socalled highest honor a football player can receive, but shouldn’t these athletes create more of a splash once they turn pro? It is time to consider the See HEISMAN, page 9
The University of Northern Iowa women’s basketball team was unable to pick up where they left off against Saint Louis University, as they suffered a loss Tuesday to the University of South Dakota. UNI was within single digits of the Coyotes for a good portion of the first half until USD went on a 15-2 scoring run with only 5 minutes, 53 seconds left in the half. USD led 35-22 at halftime. UNI’s season-long struggle beyond the arc continued as the Panthers missed all eight of their 3-point attempts in the first half. The Panthers shot 5-15 from the line in the second half to finish with a 21.7 3-point percentage. UNI came as close as 11 points in the second half, but ultimately never came within single digits of USD again. The Panthers fell 87-67. Forward Jen Keitel led the team in scoring with 16 points and recorded a career-high five blocks on
the night. Guard Madison Weekly was the only other Panther to score in double digits, ending her night with 11 points. It was the third game in a row that Weekly managed to score 10 or more points. Forward Hannah Schonhardt flirted with a double-double on Tuesday as well, recording eight points and a team-high six rebounds for the game. UNI is now 3-7 on the season. The Panthers will square off against Northern Illinois University Dec. 21 with hopes of turning their season around before the new calendar year. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.
J. Keitel................11.1 ppg M. Weekly............10.5 ppg S. Davison............ 9.4 ppg H. Schonhardt.......6.6 ppg B. Brown...............5.4 ppg
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However, a late foul drawn by Tuttle was the dagger and two Panther free throws provided the 55-50 final score. The Panthers forced 21 turnovers in the win. With Shaka Smart, head coach of Virginia Commonwealth University, whose full-court defense is nicknamed “havoc,” scheduled for an appearance at the McLeod Center at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mitchell made it clear what the game plan must be. “We got to play more upand-down, we can’t go sideto-side,” Mitchell said.
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Cam Newton (2) won the Heisman trophy after being accused of receiving impermissible benefits at Auburn University.
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It is time to consider the notion that winning the Heisman could be equal to being put on the cover of a Madden NFL football video game: a possible burden. Like the curse of the Madden cover being related to injuries in recent years, you could make an argument that most of the Heisman winners’ NFL careers have been less than stellar. This trophy has also lost its status as an honorable award for its relation to scandals in recent years. On www.heisman.com, the Heisman Trust’s mission statement says, “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the
pursuit of excellence with integrity.” Integrity, as in the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and moral uprightness. Previous winners like Cam Newton, Reggie Bush and Troy Smith were all linked to different scandals throughout their Heisman year campaigns. Even last year’s winner, Johnny Manziel, was accused earlier this season of selling autographs for profit. This year’s frontrunner, Jameis Winston, was recently acquitted of possible charges of rape. These violations really make you wonder how seriously we should take this trophy ceremony that people consider to be so coveted. It is time to consider making less of a spectacle of the Heisman.
CASSIDY NOBLE/Northern Iowan
The Men’s basketball team went up against the Savannah Tigers on Tuesday. The Panthers won, 55-50.
UNI (4-5) vs. VCU (8-2) 11 a.m. @ McLeod Center
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