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Weekly Gripe: Campus Internet in city overdue

By Carl Nadig | October 23, 2014

NIU should’ve started expanding its wireless network to the downtown DeKalb area years ago to strengthen the relationship between the campus and city, establishing a “communiversity” with the campus Internet as the link.The Division of Information...

Weekly Gripe: Checkpoint traffic video is misleading

By Carl Nadig | September 23, 2014

A controversial video showing a DeKalb resident being pulled over for a weekend traffic checkpoint doesn’t provide the evidence of unlawful seizure it claims to.DeKalb resident Ryan Taylor’s video shows his interaction at a safety traffic checkpoint...

Weekly Gripe: Professor reviews feel useless

By Danny Cozzi | April 30, 2014

I fill out professor reviews diligently, but I shrug my shoulders after I hand them in.This week I’ve heard rumors ranging from every single evaluation is read to reviews with all poor or all positive marks are thrown away.I don’t know who or what...

Weekly Gripe: NIU no good with graduation

By Danny Cozzi | April 24, 2014

I’ll be among the many to admit I rarely check my student email account.I don’t bother because I rarely get anything worth reading: Student Health 101, Blackboard announcements I see when I log in to Blackboard and endless English major scholarship...

Weekly Gripe: 2,018 trees goal met on accident

By Danny Cozzi | April 17, 2014

The Master Plan Thesis has yet another reason to drop its plan to plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester.DeKalb was dubbed a 2013 Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.The Tree City award is given to cities that take good care of their trees. Evidently,...