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BattleBobs cast pop-culture ballots

Greg Feltes

November 2, 2004

Bob Pritchard, R-Hinckley and Democratic challenger Bob Brown will learn of their political destinies tonight, but what have we, the voter, learned about them as regular people? Sure, the two distinguished candidates for the 70th District state representative seat have made their own views on taxes,...

Freshman ride bench to kiss NIU goodbye

Jessica Coello

November 1, 2004

The Freshman Bench, also known as the “Kissing Bench,” has been on campus for more than a century but still sees action today. Located behind Davis Hall, the multi-stoned bench was the premier hook-up site for past NIU students. The Freshman Bench was completed and dedicated by the freshman clas...

Husky easily downs cardinal

Mark Pietrowski

October 29, 2004

Ball State University better be prepared to roll out the red carpet 4 p.m. Saturday in Muncie, Ind. because No. 26 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll is coming to town to clip the Cardinals’ wings. NIU is coming off of a big win against Western Michigan 59 to 38, in which quarterback Josh Haldi threw a c...

Small numbers add up to large film success

Marcus Leshock

October 28, 2004

In case you’re one of the many individuals developing a table-size levitation machine in a two-car garage, Shane Caruth has just created the story of your dreams. For the rest of us, this first-time director has just given the movie-going public a ticket into another world. “Primer,” Caruth’s $7...

The A-maize-ing Race

Matt Knutson

October 28, 2004

Last week, Weekender asked students to volunteer teams of two to four students for a race through Jonamac Orchard’s corn maze. The response was overwhelming, with more than 30 groups replying in the first two days. With bragging rights at stake, as well as a hefty amount of Halloween candy awaitin...

O’Ryan: O’Ryan

Lady C

October 28, 2004

This 16-year-old heartthrob O’Ryan sets out on his self-titled album to prove his skills. Attracting the ladies is his forte with the ballads and songs like “Anything” saying, “You could be wifey material/Baby I’m not mad at you/Girl you get me high/See, I’ve been jonesin’/Got a crush o...

What would you do with a piece of wood?

Jessica Coello

October 28, 2004

What would you do with a piece of wood? Would you paint it, draw on it, film it or dress it up? Ars Nova, an NIU art group, is posing that same question in an ongoing project this semester. The club is handing out pieces of wood to students and asking them to modify them in some way. The results of ...

Movie Glance

Derek Wright

October 28, 2004

Weekend box office summary 1. “The Grudge” $39.1M 2. “Shark Tale” $14.3M 3. “Shall We Dance?” $8.59M 4. “Friday Night Lights” $6.95M 5. “Team America: World Police” $6.39M 6. “Ladder 49” $5.32M 7. “Surviving Christmas” $4.44M 8. “Taxi” $4.12M 9. “The Forgotten” $3.28M...

“Fahrenhype 9/11”

Marcus Leshock

October 28, 2004

Just when you thought we couldn’t get enough of the documentary, on comes a documentary ABOUT a documentary. “Fahrenhype 9/11,” a film about the film “Fahrenheit 9/11,” attacks Michael Moore’s credibility, patriotism and his lack of discussing all things great about America. The documentary has ...

Thief to honest in 10 Qs or less

Greg Feltes

October 28, 2004

I have come to accept life as a series of hoops to jump through. Want to post a flier? Get it stamped. Want to register for classes? Find a way to register during NIU WebConnect’s hours of operation from 7:19 a.m. PST to 8:52 p.m. EST Zulu time on the night Daylight Saving Time expires. But none of th...

Chattin’ it up with Howie Day

Matt Knutson

October 28, 2004

Weekender chatted with Howie Day on the phone last week before he rolls into town for a show Friday at the Duke Ellington Ballroom. Weekender: Where are you guys right now? Howie Day: We’re in Philly … One of the 15 straight stops we are making. WE: Do you get sick of being on the road? HD: You get used to t...

Crafting music from the soul

Erin Weinke

October 28, 2004

Uphill Ski Team, a quirky band from DeKalb, views its music in a lighthearted manner. Members include Tony Donzelli, an OMIS graduate student; Colin McCarthy, a senior psychology major; Juan “Guido” Martinez, a sociology graduate student; Al Aldworth, a finance graduate student and William “Bill” ...