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College students try to beat the heat on campus

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The heat wave continues Tuesday in eastern Iowa and everyone is feeling the effects... including college students.

The University of Northern Iowa campus is bustling as its the first week of classes. Students are in a hurry with water bottles and backpacks in tow under the sun's beating rays.

It doesn't help that some buildings on campus lack air conditioning.

"Math class gets kind of hard to concentrate after a while because it's hot," said student Nick Riley.

Classrooms are getting hot and humid leaving little relief, as teachers say they are propping open doors and windows to stay cool.

The residence halls on the UNI campus also are not air conditioned. Students say the past few days have been awful with the near record-breaking temperatures.

"I don't even know how to explain it, like, it was so hard to go to sleep last night, we were sweating," said sophomore Hannah Wilkerson.

With no air conditioning in the dorms, the Department of Residence offers help to students to stay safe in the heat. Executive Director Glenn Gray said UNI has air conditioned student lounges that provide relief as well as the dining halls. He also recommends students put fans in their dorm rooms.

The heat advisory is still in effect Tuesday. UNI asks students to limit outdoor exercise and take frequent breaks as they walk to and from class.

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