Northern Star

Top 5: Improve commuter parking, WiFi over break

Jeremiah Caterina

April 17, 2014

NIU’s administration will be hard at work over summer improving our university. Here is what changes I want before the fall semester.No. 5: Sell beer at Huskie StadiumI don’t really understand why we don’t sell beer at the stadium.The university recently allowed the sale of alcohol at the Convo for ...

Editorial: Master Plan’s goals too idealistic

Northern Star Editorial Board

April 7, 2014

NIU’s ambitions are more than its means when it comes to the Master Plan Thesis.The Master Plan Thesis is a series of objectives — remove Stevenson and Douglas, close Normal Road to car traffic, have food trucks visit every Friday in the fall, etc. — to redefine the campus and surrounding comm...

Editorial: Prioritize needs of commuters

Northern Star Editorial Board

April 1, 2014

With commuter students a significant part of NIU’s population, issues pertaining to commuting should be among the university’s top priorities.Commuter students often have problems parking with the limited amount of parking lots on campus. Commuters — especially the ones that leave right after their...

Winter weather tough on commuter students

Pete Fraser, senior communications major and commuter student,
gets into his Jeep in the parking lot by DuSable to head home
Thursday afternoon.

Hailey Kurth

January 29, 2012

Allison East, freshman special education major, commutes 45 minutes to DeKalb to attend her classes.To save money, East said she opted out of living on campus; instead she departs from Naperville at 7 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and stays on campus until 4 p.m.However, winter weather can cause pro...

Gas prices put financial burden on commuter students

Shirley Floreani, senior commuter student from Westchester, fills up her Nissan Murano Monday night at Road Ranger, 125 N. Annie Glidden Rd. Gas prices put a financial strain on commuter students.

Danny Cozzi & Dave Gong

May 3, 2011

DeKALB | Though students from out of town do not pay for room and board or dining plans, many do have to spend more of their money on one thing the rest of the student body does not – gasoline. Gas prices have been skyrocketing over the past months and they show no signs of stopping, students who fil...