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DeKalb commission looks to keep the town clean

Ali Combs

February 10, 2013

Chapter 50 of the city of DeKalb’s municipal code established a Citizen Environmental Commission and with the help of the commission, the city of DeKalb has worked to be more environmentally aware and sustainable in a variety of ways. “We instituted a new ordinance allowing wind power in the communi...

Find alternative ways to stay clean

Hayley Devitt

January 14, 2013

Whether you are cheap, lazy, concerned about plastic bottles polluting the Earth or the chemicals that societal norms urge you to slather on yourself, there is a solution for you. I’m talking about the “no poo movement,” and no, it is not about bowel movements. Its about kicking the shampoo habit...

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

Chris Dertz

April 4, 2011

Crisis begets change. At least, that's the way it should be. With last month's horrible tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan, it should be evident, now more than ever, that there needs to be a shift in the status quo of global energy policy. The instability of nuclear power is being demonst...

If you clean your apartment, your roommates will like you

If you clean your apartment, your roommates will like you

Eric Titus

November 3, 2010

As I write this article late at night, I think to myself that I'm probably not the most dedicated person. In most instances, actually, I'm pretty lazy. I tend to let dirty clothes pile up until I have no clean clothes left to wear, and the same can be said for my dishes, or any other object around the a...

NIU needs a few minor adjustments

Portia Kerr-Newman

September 30, 2010

Every school has its flaws and things that need a little improvement. So I decided to write down all the things I do and don't like about NIU. Don't get me wrong: I believe NIU is a good school of higher learning, but there needs to be a few minor adjustments.The housing at Stevenson needs to be upgrad...