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Celebrities overstep into politics

By Chris Grask | October 21, 2018

Celebrities endorsing political candidates is like oil and water, and yet, in 2018 it is a rampant problem. It is the right of American citizens to support a political candidate, but supporting a candidate because a celebrity said so is ridiculous. Politics...

False claims of rape should be jailable

By Mackenzie Meadows | April 30, 2018

False rape accusations take away from valid cases where rapists should be tried and convicted. Those who falsely accuses another of rape, and later admit to lying, should serve time in jail.Rape cases can be difficult to prove since physical evidence...

Freshman Aaric Armstead (23) maneuvers toward the net Nov. 24 against St. Joseph. The men’s basketball team (7-7, 1-1 MAC) has won more than five games in a season for the first time during the Mark Montgomery coaching era, which Montgomery attributes to greater teamwork.

Brothers hope to revive team

By Brian Earle | January 21, 2014

A pleasant surprise for men’s basketball this season has been the play of the Armstead brothers: junior guard Aaron and freshman guard Aaric.Before Aaron graduated from high school, they both attended Hales Franciscan in Chicago, where they posted a...

California’s love is too good

By Dan Martynowicz | March 18, 2012

I’ve never had a real spring break vacation. At least, not the ones you see on MTV where everyone is topless and drunk on a beach. For my last semester of college, I decided to throw caution (and all my money) to the wind and spent a week on the beaches...

Huskies face their bigest challanges over break

By Andrew Singer | December 5, 2010

DeKALB | Much more will be known about the 2-4 NIU men's basketball team following a tough nine-game winter break schedule. Finishing up their non-conference schedule over break, the Huskies will also be three games deep into the MAC portion of their...

Greta Morgan and Gold Motel will play The House Cafe during Middlewest Fest Saturday. Morgan describes the title bands debut album Summer House as an analogy for her year in California after moving there from Chicago.

Gold Motel to bring retro-pop to DeKalb

By Troy Doetch | September 9, 2010

After the Chicago-based The Hush Sound announced their hiatus, singer/songwriter Greta Morgan took to the west coast. Leaving behind the Midwest, she spent a year and a half living out her dream: studying music and immersing herself in the California...