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Save money by preparing cars for winter

By Jessi Haish | December 4, 2012

As another northern Illinois winter approaches, it is important to “winterize” automobiles. Winterizing an automobile saves money, time and stress down the line. Without a good set of tires, most cars are dangerous to drive on slick and slippery winter...

Cold weather makes for a crowded bus

By Juliana Leprich | November 29, 2011

While many NIU students already take advantage of the Huskie Bus Line, even more are expected to use the buses this winter. "Usually we get a higher ridership in the colder weather," said Al Davis, General Manager of the Huskie Bus Line. The colder weather...

NIU closes most facilities for Thanksgiving

By Hailey Kurth & Juliana Leprich | November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving break starts Wednesday, which means many students will leave DeKalb for the holiday. With a majority of its population gone, NIU shuts down a lot of its facilities. This may leave some students who decide to stay in DeKalb for the holiday...

The Rant: Al Davis used to be cool

By Andrew Singer | January 19, 2011

Anyone who thinks Al Davis has no place in the NFL knows absolutely nothing about football. With the hiring of Hue Jackson as the Oakland Raiders new head coach, people are back using Davis as just another punch line. It's true the Raiders owner has made...