Northern Star

Feminism piece lacks verification and logic

Kelly Bauer

October 12, 2017

An Oct. 9 column on “hypocritical feminists” was misogynistic, ill-informed and illogical. As alumni of the Northern Star, we are disappointed.At no point does the columnist, Mackenzie Meadows, actually write about feminism or address any point being made by her co-writer, Alyson Schott. Instead, M...

Appreciate time spent in college

Danny Cozzi

May 4, 2014

If I learned anything about life over the past four years, it’s that time escapes a lot easier than I expected.Time is this intangible but vital part of life we depend on so much, and yet it slips through our fingers like running water.When I leave Cole Hall Thursday morning after my last final as a ...

Weekly Gripe: Professor reviews feel useless

Danny Cozzi

April 30, 2014

I fill out professor reviews diligently, but I shrug my shoulders after I hand them in.This week I’ve heard rumors ranging from every single evaluation is read to reviews with all poor or all positive marks are thrown away.I don’t know who or what to believe, but I always give the faculty the benefit...

Pass/Fail: 2 Chainz concert proves Sunday performances fail, NIU expecting enrollment drop of 800 students

Danny Cozzi

April 28, 2014

Pass: 2 Chainz concert proves Sunday performances failIf we need indisputable evidence NIU should rethink how it books performances, 2 Chainz’s flop on Sunday is it.I’m not suggesting it was good for students to see a lame show. Well, actually, maybe I am. After all, sometimes it takes a big failure to ...

Weekly Gripe: NIU no good with graduation

Danny Cozzi

April 24, 2014

I’ll be among the many to admit I rarely check my student email account.I don’t bother because I rarely get anything worth reading: Student Health 101, Blackboard announcements I see when I log in to Blackboard and endless English major scholarship information or essay writing contests.What I re...

Weekly Gripe: 2,018 trees goal met on accident

Danny Cozzi

April 17, 2014

The Master Plan Thesis has yet another reason to drop its plan to plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester.DeKalb was dubbed a 2013 Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.The Tree City award is given to cities that take good care of their trees. Evidently, that’s exactly what DeKalb does.Mission acco...

Pass/Fail: Flash snowstorm gets its last laugh, Finals devilishly loom in distance

Danny Cozzi

April 15, 2014

Pass: Flash snowstorm gets its last laughYou all thought we had made it, didn’t you? So did I.But, in a sick way, I enjoyed Monday’s sudden snowfall. While cursing under my breath at the storm, I laughed at my naivety in thinking Chicago weather would behave any less erratically than it always does....

Weekly Gripe: About time for bus workshop

Danny Cozzi

April 10, 2014

I’m going to be honest: As much as I love the way the bus system has changed over the year, I hate the way the bus system has changed over the year.I’m still never really sure when my bus will round the corner to the stop I meticulously plan to be at exactly two minutes before it’s supposed to ar...

Pass/Fail: Only 4 weeks until spring classes end, Selectin res. hall stressul for students

Danny Cozzi

April 6, 2014

Pass: Only 4 weeks until spring classes endIt’s finally happening, folks: The days are getting longer and the sun’s warmth is reminiscent of a time when I could feel my fingers after going outside.This summer should come as a triumph over the most brutal winter in years — at least it felt that...

Weekly Gripe: Hours for Hub not followed

Danny Cozzi

April 3, 2014

I’m tired of trudging my way to night classes hoping to grab a cup of coffee only to see the Huskies Hub closed early. Again.This gripe is going to cause me a bit of awkwardness today as I pay for my breakfast this morning, but it’s time someone complains in an extremely passive-aggressive way.The Hub i...

Weekly Gripe: Shoo geese with parking lots, not robots

Danny Cozzi

March 26, 2014

I’m sure by now you’re familiar with the famed Goosinator NIU and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources unveiled.That’s about $3,500 worth of silly solutions to even sillier problems. Geese are as much a part of the NIU experience as is Corn Fest, squirrels and the Huskie Shuffle.As bitter...

InFocus: What should change in the SA?

Perspective Staff

March 23, 2014

Jeremiah CaterinaThe next Student Association leaders need to communicate more with the student body. I think this should be accomplished in two ways.First, our student leaders need to utilize more technology to reach out to students. Each executive position should have associated social media account...