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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...

How do you remember 9/11?

Greg Feltes

September 9, 2004

Saturday marks the three-year anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history. Roger Biles, a visiting professor of history, said Sept. 11 is one of the few days in modern history that can define a generation. “People of my generation always remember where they were when they heard of the ...

Twang mixes with bit of thang

Jessica Coello

September 8, 2004

Welcome back to Playback! This week’s CD comes from senior media studies major Laura Houston. Houston is from Belleville and likes to party in St. Louis. Houston interned at a radio station this summer, where she got to meet Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, among other celebrities. Country is Houston...

Hot tub and volleyball make crib cool

Matt Knutson

September 7, 2004

From MTV to NIU, Cribs is in the house... literally. Throughout the semester Sweeps will delve into the dopest domiciles that NIU students inhabit. This week we visited the home of NIU students Adam Stavros, Jason Wheeler, Dave Janczewski and James Grahovac and found that it housed some phat features. T...

Floor hits the party scene

Casey Toner

September 2, 2004

Cara’s Big Game Big game for NIU Sept. 11. Bigger game for Cara Zamora, a freshman special education major. The fight between two Illinois slacker schools, NIU and Southern Illinois University, kicks off the Huskies’ home schedule. Three weeks or so before game time, Zamora started practicing tr...

Variety key to a good mix

Jessica Coello

September 1, 2004

It’s time again for playback. This week’s playback comes courtesy of Chris McBride, a junior music education major from Homewood. McBride, a musician himself, performs at various clubs in Homewood and downtown Chicago, including the Velvet Lounge. The last concert Chris attended was a free showing ...

Wink and nudge required?

Greg Feltes

August 31, 2004

Last week’s photo poll on liberal bias in the media provoked quite a response from readers and polarized the entire campus. In case you missed it, I randomly polled five people to find out if they thought the media was liberally biased. None saw any problem with the “fourth estate.” It should ha...

Models assist with dating

Matt Knutson

August 30, 2004

Editor’s Note: From time to time, Sweeps will be introducing you to the vibrant personalities that embody 60115. These people are truly DeKalb characters... Three NIU students blessed with an entrepreneurial spirit parlayed their summer experience into a well-selling calendar featuring the sexiest ma...

Sociological meaning of Sox vs. Cubs

Mark Pietrowski

August 27, 2004

Chicago has its own version of the Civil War every baseball season as the south side “good guys in black” and the north side “losers deemed lovable” struggle to make the playoffs and satisfy their rabid fan bases. Editor’s Note: The White Sox don’t actually have a rabid fan base if you l...