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Nix the tailgating fee

August 29, 2004

If you’re one of NIU’s 25,000-plus students who makes a tradition of tailgating with your vehicle outside Huskie Stadium before home football games, you better be willing to fork over $50 - and fast. Otherwise, your tailgating vehicle won’t be allowed...

Rewards have never been sweeter

August 26, 2004

In Palm Beach County, the smart kids better watch out. The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reports that Krispy Kreme plans to reward students in kindergarten through sixth grade with a free doughnut for every A on their report card. One other program has children...

Malpractice bill is what the doctor ordered

August 25, 2004

Unless Illinois legislators take action to restrict the skyrocketing costs of medical malpractice suits, Illinois residents will be forced to take a cue from their doctors and move to Wisconsin for adequate health care. A bill in the Illinois House of...

NIU exercises futility with fieldhouse

August 24, 2004

Although NIU has spent money in worse ways (the desperately unnecessary Convocation Center, for example), renovating the Chick Evans Field House is yet another decision that works out better for students on paper than it does in practice. The purpose...

Parking on campus: Not an easy task

August 23, 2004

Monday’s front-page story in the Northern Star about parking should have had a different headline: “No parking anywhere, anytime, anymore.” If you haven’t noticed, there have been big changes to parking on campus, including the removal of 152...

Star charts course for NIU community

August 22, 2004

Congratulations on finding the editorial page of the Northern Star. This space represents the majority opinion of the editorial board, which includes the Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Editorial Editor, Campus Editor and Metro Editor of the Star. Throughout...

Caller ID guards receiver

December 7, 1990

Caller ID does not infringe upon a caller's right to privacy. Instead it gives the call recipient a chance to preserve a right to privacy in his own home. The proposed program is sponsored by Illinois Bell and would cost a subscriber $6.50 per month,...