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There are other options for students having trouble parking

By Alyssa Pracz | January 24, 2011

It is never fun driving around the parking lot for a half hour looking for a parking spot in the winter. If you are lucky enough to even get a spot, that does not guarantee that it will be plowed or free of ice. Since parking is limited and can be a nuisance...

NIU will host Bridal Expo in January

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2010

NIU will host the 4th annual Bridal Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Holmes Student Center. The show features over 40 exhibitors. The event will feature a free taste testing of the Holmes Student Center's catering department as well as a...

Sycamore reminds residents of winter parking ordinance

By Northern Star staff | December 1, 2010

A Sycamore press release is asking citizens for cooperation in removing their vehicles from the road during a snowfall. According to the press release, the Sycamore snow ordinance states "It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or...

Student upset over football parking rules

By Letter Writer | November 11, 2010

Dear NIU Parking Services,I am a senior living in Lincoln Hall.As you can see, I have not been disappointed with Housing andDining or Parking Services in the past (I’m still living in thedorms, after all). However, I have to say that yourfootball game...

NIU parking system works…compared to other schools

By Aaron Brooks | October 10, 2010

Bill Vaughan, a former columnist for the Kansas City Star, once wrote, "A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." While I see the logic in his statement, I, for one, did not. For the past two and a half...

Middlewest Fest to bring large crowds

By Joe Olmo | September 9, 2010

In anticipation of larger crowds, owners and law enforcement look forward to a better than average weekend downtown. This weekend will feature various events for patrons around the area. The weekend kicks off with the DeKalb vs. Sycamore high school game...

Bike rentals a convenient way to travel around campus

By Ryan Chambers | August 25, 2010

Buses, scooters and roller blades are all options for getting around campus, but many students still travel on two wheels. "I think the bikes are great because I can get a nice workout while on my way to class," said Marcus Kincaid, freshman civil engineering...