Northern Star

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Finding cure for racism not the simplest of jobs

March 3, 1987

On a campus of more than 20,000 students, tension is bound to arise for certain reasons and at various times. It's inevitable. After all, when there are 20,000 people in an area, there also are as many opinions on any given issue. Lately, there is one issue that has been particularly frightening—a...

Baker appointment means opportunity

March 3, 1987

When a scandal occurs, sooner or later the axe is going to fall on someone—but hopefully the cut will be clean and the survivors can pick up the pieces and get back to business. In the wake of the Tower Report that resulted from an investigation into the Iran-contra affair, White House Chief of Staf...

Raising the speed limit could be deadly move

February 23, 1987

Between classes I sometimes turn on my television set just to relieve boredom or clear my head. I can't watch for five minutes, however, without some type of public service announcement trying to scare the daylights out of me. One thing troubles me, though. In an age where there is so much concern with e...

Asbestos situation an avoidable hazard

February 23, 1987

When a potentially dangerous situation develops, the natural reaction is to take action that will reduce the danger. And the sooner it can be quelled, the better. A situation involving danger is developing at the University Health Center, but NIU might not be doing all it can to avoid a potential health risk...

Jackson a ‘racist’

February 23, 1987

Why did the well-known racist the Rev. Jesse Jackson appear here at the request of the SA Minority Relations and the Minority Graduate Student Association? Couldn't they find another person, someone with a little bit more moderate views? What does Jackson know about minority relations anyway? The only...

Let Guard train

February 18, 1987

More on the National Guard going to Honduras. I have been in the Illinois National Guard for a little over a year. During the year I spent 14 weeks at Fort Benning, Georgia. There I went through training in warfare of all sorts. My job in the National Guard is infrantryman. I am the one that will be on ...

Drug issue requires prime consideration

February 18, 1987

When tackling a complex problem, it is wise to examine all aspects before deciding what action to take. This method results in the most favorable of solutions. Drug abuse in this country has become a problem that merits this type of attention. Drugs have become a pervasive element in our society, esp...

Guilt felt in killing mice more applicable to men

February 18, 1987

When the wind storm last week blew everything alive into a frenzied attempt to stay that way, my apartment was visited by a pair of mice. I like to think they were a couple, although I have no proof. Together they menaced the kitchen after dark, rattling the pots and pans, pitter-pattering across the cookie she...

This is reporting?

February 18, 1987

What's going on here? Has the award-winning Northern Star commenced a policy of non-reporting? Thursday, Feb. 5, over 120 people gathered in Kings Commons to rally against the testing of nuclear weapons in Nevada. The Northern Star covered the event with a front page photo captioned, "Liz Johnson ... spea...

Act professionally

February 17, 1987

In reference to your article regarding the incident at Grant Towers North on Feb. 7, it makes me furious to hear what Alvin P. Davis was quoted as saying. As a Graduate Student Adviser who gets paid by NIU, has his room and board fee waived, and receives financial aid to pay for his tuition, the lea...

Typical red tape

February 17, 1987

A simple incident happened to me recently that inspired me to write. It's rather a silly incident, but to me it symbolizes the University as a whole. While walking to the ride board in the student center, a lady behind the desk near me asked if I could answer an "aerobics question of the day" for a ...

RA denies report

February 16, 1987

This letter comes with lamentable regret and with the concomitant aim of clarifying the misunderstanding regarding the assertions made in the Northern Star. As you are well aware, the Northern Star purportedly reports that my response to a question regarding the clean up of broken glass in the Grant ...