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Pitcher Johnny Cueto speaks with the news media after signing a contract with the Miami Marlins baseball team, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Miami. Cueto signed a one-year contract with the Marlins with a club option for 2024. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

COLUMN: MLB teams should have a salary cap

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | January 20, 2023

A few of the many reasons why people enjoy sports are because of the parity and unpredictability that sports bring us. Because of this, I believe that there should be a salary cap for all 30 teams around Major League Baseball. Of the four major American...

The implementation of Microsoft Teams Voice at NIU aims to resolve the issue of the antiquated legacy phone system by promoting efficiency and convenience for the faculty and students.

Goodbye telephones, hello Microsoft Teams Voice

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | October 11, 2022

NIU will be replacing the legacy phone system on campus with Microsoft Teams Voice later this year. The legacy phone system, which was installed over 35 years ago, has supported NIU’s communication needs for decades. However, the current phone switch...

Support your Huskie teams

By Matt Hopkinson | August 27, 2012

There is something special about a new semester at NIU. First, my favorite: seeing actual people in DeKalb. And second: three sport teams with national level potential. Yes, amazingly enough, outside of football, two NIU teams have amassed the players...