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Pass/Fail: Autumn gardens give me fall fuzziness; Sleeved shirts inside Rec are ridiculous

By Angelina McNeela | September 15, 2014

Pass: Autumn gardens give me fall fuzzinessThere is no excuse for students to live off of Ramen noodles for their entire college careers.One of the best parts of the changing weather is waiting for fresh local produce to change from summer to fall selections....

Women’s golf sees improvement with new coach

By Sam Bauman | April 29, 2013

This season was one of transition for the women’s golf team. More than26 years the Huskies were coached by Pam Tyska, but this season it was Kim Kester’s turn to take over. While the season ended with a disappointing eighth place finish out of nine...

Women’s tennis close season with a loss

By Thomas Hiley III | April 22, 2013

The women’s tennis team’s season finally came to a close last weekend as it lost its eighth straight conference match. The Huskies finished the season 14-10 and 0-8 in conference play. At the beginning of the season the Huskies won three of their...

‘Doctor Who’ returns with a lackluster season opener

By Aymie Telinski | April 1, 2013

“Doctor Who” returned in an episode that may have had fans asking the question “When?” rather than “Who?” As in, when will the writers give a detailed explanation of the newest companion? A revamped TARDIS, Wi-Fi that steals souls and a new...

Urlacher’s release was good for the Bears

By Matt Hopkinson | March 26, 2013

The Chicago Bears have undergone a series of big time changes without really doing anything on a grand scale. In fact, it has been more what the Bears have not done that has made the bigger difference than what they have chosen to do thus far into the...

Members of the NIU gymnastics team congratulate each other after posting high scores at the meet against Eastern Michigan University on March 1.

Women’s gymnastics can continue success next season

By Matt Hopkinson | March 25, 2013

With the culmination of the gymnastics season Saturday at Western Michigan, there are factors that are good and bad for the future of the NIU squad. Obviously, the first problem is NIU losing two seniors. Marisa Liptak is one of the highest scoring members...

Sophomore Amanda Stepp strikes a pose during her floor routine at the meet against Eastern Michigan University on March 1.

Women’s gymnastics finish fourth at Western Michigan

By Matt Hopkinson | March 24, 2013

The women’s gymnastics team concluded its season in Western Michigan on a high note, but missed out on opportunities to walk away on top. The Huskies (4-5, 2-5 MAC) finished in fourth place out of seven at their conference championship event. Central...

RS Junior Antone Christian drives into the lane in the game on March 2 against Central Michigan University.

Men’s basketball season recap

By Brian Earle | March 19, 2013

Men’s basketball did not have the kind of season it would have liked to. The Huskies (5-25, 3-13 MAC) won the same number of games they did last season overall and in conference play. After managing to advance to the second round of the MAC tournament...

Women’s basketball season recap

By Jacob Onak | March 19, 2013

There is no question that it was a tough season for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, but the women’s basketball team really had its back against the wall at the end of the season. The Huskies ended the season with a 7-23 overall record...

Men’s basketball puts an end to a tough season

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2013

Year one of the Mark Montgomery era as NIU men’s basketball’s head coach didn’t get off to a good start, and year two was no different. The Huskies (5-25, 3-13 MAC) suffered their seventh consecutive 20-loss season. This is their second 20-loss...

Men’s wrestling reflects on season

By Ed Rietveld | March 18, 2013

The wrestling season for most of the NIU as a team is over, as only redshirt junior Matt Mougin will compete in the NCAA tournament this weekend. As a team, the Huskies finish with a record of (10-8, 1-4 MAC) during the regular season and finished in...