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NIU baseball tabs Kunigonis as head coach

By Frank Gogola | January 5, 2015

Baseball has tabbed Mike Kunigonis (KOON-uh-GOHN-iss) as the Huskies’ fifth head coach since the program was reintroduced in 1991, according to a news release. This is Kunigonis’ first head coaching job at the Division I level.Kunigonis, 34, comes...

Pass/Fail: Obama supports net neutrality; Bottled water not poor choice

By Taylor Reese | November 13, 2014

Pass: Obama supports net neutralityNet neutrality is an issue every student should support because it keeps big businesses from taking over the speed of the Internet.Private companies wish to restrict Internet speed for financial gain and make customers...

Concealed carry shouldnt apply to teachers

Concealed carry shouldn’t apply to teachers

By Aj Edwards | February 10, 2013

Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School and NIU. All of these schools are connected in the most tragic of ways. At each of these schools, and sadly many others, student lives were tragically ended through a senseless act of...

Virginia Tech shooting survivor’s documentary has positive message

By Felix Sarver | April 20, 2011

Even though Colin Goddard experienced the worst school shooting in U.S. history, he did not let the tragedy overtake his life. Goddard, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings, came to NIU Wednesday night to present a documentary he made about his harrowing...

Recent study regarding NIUs safety is not credible

Recent study regarding NIU’s safety is not credible

By Dave Thomas | April 20, 2011

"Did you hear that NIU is one of the 10 most dangerous schools in the country?" I've had a few people ask me this over the past couple of weeks. In light of the April 5 shooting of NIU linebacker Devon Butler, I can see how this designation stands out....

MAC West breakdown

By Jimmy Johnson | October 12, 2010

Home-field advantage wasn't a factor for Ball State as they fell to Western Michigan 45-16. It was all but over at the conclusion of the first half as the Broncos would put the Cardinals in a 31-6 hole. Ball State's only touchdown on the day came from...