Northern Star

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Saving rec center not a student duty

February 16, 1987

Not too many people would be willing to pay for mistakes made by others. After all, individuals are responsible for their own actions and therefore should be held responsible when they err. But apparently, the President's Fee Study Committee doesn't think so. The committee wants to raise student fees between 4...

That ‘little voice’ knows, but no one ever listens

February 16, 1987

TV private investigator Thomas Magnum, so elegantly portrayed by housewife heartthrob Tom Selleck, often speaks of a "little voice" that warns him trouble is imminent or that he is doing the wrong thing. I too have a little voice. Its main job is to warn me that I am running on empty and that I'd better...

Mange fund a dog in sheep’s clothes

February 13, 1987

Normally, spending money on campus-related items is enough to make students cry. But the NIU Alumni Association is attempting to raise funds for a cause which is utterly laughable. The association has come to the conclusion our loveable mascot, Victor E. Huskie, is in need of a face lift. And they a...

Increase too risky

February 13, 1987

In response to the Star's Feb. 9, 1987, editorial: "Parking fee boost unwisely rejected," I feel it is important for all students who drive cars on campus to understand all the issues involved with a fee increase and why I, as a student representative on the committee, voted "no" to the proposed incre...

Politics plays part

February 11, 1987

A front page article in the Feb. 6 Northern Star gives the mistaken impression that the commissioning of the Byron nuclear reactor will be a strong factor in the site selection of the new particle accelerator, the Superconducting Super Collider. In reality, the relevant factors which make Illinois an a...

Students bypassing crucial opportunity

February 11, 1987

When in a group, some people complain and criticize to no end when they feel they've been slighted. But when those same individuals are presented with an opportunity to benefit by airing their grievances, many will succomb to the insecurity of individuality and pass up the golden opportunity. Last sprin...

Celebrate good times, but keep your pants on

February 6, 1987

We all know who Paul Hogan is by now. And thanks to Paul Hogan, we all know that the America's Cup is not the athletic protector sponsored by the Dallas Cowboys. ey, Paul—throw this on the barbie. The Cup is ours[[ex]] now. We're number one! Wheeee! Yabba dabba doo! You know you make me wanna SHOUT k...

Adoptees OK

February 6, 1987

In response to the Jan. 28th "Choosing freely" letter, I'd like to address a few points Ms. Kneeland made. First of all, referring to adopted homes as not being loving is inaccurate. Some of these adopted parents wait up to three years for a baby and are selected very carefully. They must prove they...

There’s no reason for sports fee hike

February 6, 1987

Students once again are being asked to dig deeper in their pockets to finance a program that doesn't deserve a reward. Once again, it's the student athletic fee. And that would be acceptable, if this school had an athletic program worth the kind of money the department is probably going to get. However, mo...

AIDS education

February 6, 1987

I want to personally thank you for your editorial "NIU can lend hand to AIDS education" which was printed Feb. 2, 1987. It was well written and sesitive to the problems which face many college campuses. Your point is well taken. We all need to be educated about AIDS and know the facts. A college campus...

Surviving the pain

February 5, 1987

In response to Adrienne's letter on abortion, "Choosing Freely," I do have some disagreement. I find certain things exaggerated. One would not die if one does not choose to abort. This is a free country. There are so many agencies and centers providing help. It is not true that the "unwanted" fetus, wh...

Antique outlook on sex needs major makeover

February 5, 1987

If you had a choice between this column, a stuffed pizza, or sex, what would you pick? As much as my ego would love to believe my columns rate way up there with what's said to be one of the top three pleasures of human existence, most of you probably would choose the latter. But that's okay, because mo...