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A look into a community bathroom inside Neptune West.

OPINION: Dorm bathrooms are atrocious

By Parker Otto | February 10, 2022
Experiencing community bathrooms at college is a wild adventure.
Thank you, Karens.

Thank you, Karens

By Parker Otto | December 28, 2021
Thank you for being the reason why retail workers dread their jobs and for being the reason food service workers hate making your meal.
Associated Press File Photo: Actor Alec Baldwin, who is known for his mocking impersonations of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, speaks November 2017 at the Iowa Democratic Partys fall gala, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Political satire is an important form of media to understand

By Hunter Weston | October 27, 2019

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night Live!” This phrase has been said so many times by so many different people. It’s undisputedly a trademarked saying of our culture, and it’s almost instantly recognizable. “Saturday Night Live is more...

Halloween sends mixed messages to children

By Hayley Devitt | October 30, 2012

The word “Halloween” usually conjures up images of mischief and merriment both for kids and college students, right? Well, looking back on all the things children typically experience on and just before Oct. 31, it seems abundantly clear to me now...

Spelling, grammar important to professionalism

By Kayla Nebel | October 9, 2012

Professionalism is held in the highest regard by any institution that considers itself a credible source. An easy way for professionalism to be represented across the planes of white paper or through a computer screen is by using correct spelling and...

Secrets give great speeches

Secrets give great speeches

By Joe Palmer | September 13, 2012

Ask any graduate what their least favorite course was at NIU and you’ll often hear the same name repeated: COMS 100. The same, however, can be said of their favorite course. COMS 100 is the most universal of general education courses, and it is usually...