Northern Star

  • Sep 18, 7:31 pm

Did Star do the right thing?

Greg Feltes

September 28, 2004

The Northern Star got more than a few angry phone calls and e-mails due to a decision to run a certain controversial news story last week. No, not the “Love 101” Weekender cover. Last Thursday, the Star reported that Jay-Z and R. Kelly were staging a series of run-throughs at the Convocation Center for t...

Redline rides lonely route

Casey Toner

September 27, 2004

Editor’s note: Sweeps sent staff reporter Casey Toner to ride the so-called “drunk bus,” aka “Redline,” on its first Saturday night in operation. The brand-spanking-new Redline went into effect Thursday night. On Saturday, the night was as dead as I was bored. But what did I expect, hoppin...

Husky sweats loss to falcon

Mark Pietrowski

September 24, 2004

Editor’s Note: Every week before NIU football games, Sweeps will bring you the real matchups that matter, like which team mascot would win in a street fight. Bowling Green State University will come to NIU tonight for a game that will be broadcast all over the country on ESPN2, for what is turning ou...

The Donald trumpets NIU

Greg Feltes

September 23, 2004

Donald Trump has a message for NIU: You’re not fired. The questionably-coiffed successful businessman and reality TV star used his nationally-syndicated daily radio show to shower praise on NIU for offering a course based on “The Apprentice.” “I want to hand it to Northern Illinois University...

Playback takes musical trip

Jessica Coello

September 22, 2004

This week’s CD comes from Jeanine Storbeck, a freshman accounting major. She was secretly obsessed with the Spice Girls when she was younger and still has a special place in her heart for them today. If she were to bust out a mix CD of her favorite songs today, these are the tracks that would make th...

Dust settles outside Convo

Casey Toner

September 20, 2004

Editor’s note: Sweeps sent staff reporter Casey Toner to Central Park Saturday afternoon to give us a first-hand account on the protests against U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. I left the protest to the protesters, the Cheney to the Convocation Center and the vast buffalo-wing conspiracy to the Rep...

Husky tangoes with a bird

Mark Pietrowski

September 17, 2004

Editors Note: Every Friday before NIU football games, Sweeps will bring you the real matchups that matter, like which team mascot would win in a street fight. This Saturday, NIU travels to Iowa, the state where entertainment abounds, to face-off against the Iowa State Cyclones. People might ask thems...

Freshmen brave cafeteria

Casey Toner

September 16, 2004

As the school year slowly wittles away, the residents of Grant North 4A find their own college experiences reflecting those of other incoming college students. Indigestion and other gross cafeteria stories with Raya. Cafeteria food performs a certain illustrious magic; it looks so different and appeti...

Friends inspire selections

Jessica Coello

September 15, 2004

This week’s Playback comes from sophomore marketing major Ana Flieller. These are her favorite songs that would make her compilation CD. 1. “Gone Away” - The Offspring. “They’ve been my favorite band since I was little and in grammar school. This is a pretty good CD with a lot of my favorite songs...

Why freshman really choose NIU

Greg Feltes

September 14, 2004

Sweeps went all USA Today and polled 100 freshmen to find out why they came to NIU. The answers prove quite illuminating. 22 percent of respondents accidentally read U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges in America” list backwards. 21 percent found that local community college standards ...

Hemphill’s first few weeks

Greg Feltes

September 13, 2004

Editor’s Note: From time to time, Sweeps will be introducing you to the vibrant personalities that embody the 60115. These people truly are DeKalb characters ... Brian Hemphill is joining thousands of new freshmen in acclimating to the NIU campus this fall. The difference is, Hemphill is overseeing ...

Husky romps in doggy duel

Mark Pietrowski

September 10, 2004

Editors Note: Every Friday before NIU football games, Sweeps will bring you the real match ups that matter, like which team mascot would win in a street fight. This Saturday, SIU will travel up to NIU for a battle on the football field. Sweeps isn’t interested in that particular showdown - we’re al...