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Mix strikes eclectic chord

Jessica Coello

October 13, 2004

Welcome back to another fresh edition of Playback, yo! This week’s compilation comes from Sumiko Keay, receptionist for University Programming and Activities. DeKalb resident Keay’s most recent concert experience was Saturday at The Lord of the Rings Symphony at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. If K...

Gymnasts flip for pink and purple Douglas room

Rachel Gorr

October 12, 2004

From MTV to NIU, Cribs is in the house ... well, residence hall. Throughout the semester, Sweeps will delve into the dopest domiciles NIU students inhabit. This week, we visit the pretty in pink ... and purple pad of NIU students Amanda Johnson and Allison Holysz. Amanda Johnson and Allison Holysz...

Dating dilemma: Who pays?

Rachel Gorr

October 11, 2004

You are out on a date. You have had a wonderful evening. You really like this person. You would like to go out again. And then it happens. WHAM! You are now face-to-face with a little white slip of paper that says it’s time for you to fork over a dead president, or two, or three. What is a college ...

Husky loses not-so-epic battle

Mark Pietrowski

October 8, 2004

Florida was just hit with more bad news: A new hurricane has formed and is scheduled to arrive at 5 p.m. Saturday. Its name is NIU. The University of Central Florida Golden Knights will play host to the NIU football team in Orlando, Florida. The hopping-mad kangaroo had no chance last week against the...

Kingly aspirations produce life lessons

Greg Feltes

October 7, 2004

Editor’s note: First person is a recurring feature that finds Northern Star reporters relaying their first-hand observations of happenings around campus. In this edition, Sweeps Editor Greg Feltes shares the story of the most important election of our lifetime ... So, I suppose more than a few peop...

Playback gets a little groovy

Jessica Coello

October 6, 2004

Welcome to the biggest, baddest edition of Playback yet, playa! This week’s dream CD comes from senior nursing major Aisha Brownlee. The Chicago native has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta for two years. Her sorority sisters describe her as a versatile person, nicknaming her “the thinker.” If...

Residence halls can be dope, too

Rachel Gorr

October 5, 2004

From MTV to NIU, Cribs is in the house ... well, residence hall. Throughout the semester, Sweeps will delve into the dopest domiciles NIU students inhabit. This week, we visit the phat pad of NIU student Matt Taillon. The first thing you notice as you walk into Matt Taillon’s oh so spacious room o...

Cubs fans accept reality

Greg Feltes

October 4, 2004

A loud, widespread shattering sound echoed throughout Illinois at 3:43 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The cause? The obliteration of the heart of every warm-blooded Cubs fan who was watching his or her beloved team’s post-season dreams turn into a nightmare as they lost to the Atlanta Braves. Sweeps polle...

Shallow Thoughs

Greg Feltes

October 1, 2004

Editor’s Note: Shallow Thoughts is exactly what it sounds like. Every day Sweeps will feature musings and rants about anything and everything. You are invited to send your own anonymous shallow thoughts to Like, who really cares about the Jay-Z and R. Kelly fiasco and whether they were at the Convocation Center and/or were going to perform or not? Yadi yadi yadi bla bla. I’ll get my panties in a bunch only when I hear a similar situation about, say AC/DC, Priest, or Sabbath. You know, REAL groups. Jeff George Watch Day No. 3: Alright, quit fooling around Jerry Angelo. We all know that the Jeff George era is about to begin in Chicago. Lance Armstrong bracelets rule. Who could have guessed that yellow wrist bands would become a national phenomenon? The first person to make a master-debater joke Thursday night will die a slow and painful death. Isn’t government accountability an oxymoron? The Cubs are killing me, but things could be worse. I could be a White Sox fan. Had my dream again where I’m making love, and the Olympic judges are watching. I’d nailed the compulsories, so this is it, the finals. I got a 9.8 from the Canadians, a perfect 10 from the Americans, and my mother, disguised as an East German judge, gave me a 5.6. Must have been the dismount. You are invited to send your own shallow thoughts to

Husky chases kangaroo’s tail

Mark Pietrowski

October 1, 2004

NIU showed the part of the world that watches ESPN2 last Friday that they can dominate a MAC rival even without their starting quarterback in the lineup. NIU’s football team exhibited the characteristics of its mascot, showing much endurance in the 34 -17 victory over Bowling Green. This is a new week, how...

4A heads to Huskie Stadium

Casey Toner

September 30, 2004

Editor’s Note: Sweeps has been following Grant Tower North Floor 4A every other Thursday since the beginning of the year. This week’s adventure takes place last Friday, on a day of Huskie triumph. Face paint, hairspray, T-shirts - you name it and the denizens of GTN 4A wore it - as they cheered the Hu...

Metal, rock and a little Jacko

Jessica Coello

September 29, 2004

Welcome to another tight edition of Playback, yo! This week’s mighty mix comes from freshman undecided major Jason Hoye. Hoye hails from Chicago and is pumped to go see Slayer in concert at the Aragon Ballroom in November. He also enjoys playing guitar on the side but isn’t in a band. If Hoye wer...