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Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - rabidawg900 - 02-14-2012 04:16 PM
It never was that great, but now I don't even look at the articles anymore. I used to open them up in my rss feed, now I just skip them.
Don't really know what is going on over there. Most of the stuff is like a touched up press release. Haven't seen actual reporting done there in a year or two. Miss you Ben Gross!
It used to be a race b/w the Daily Chronicle and the Northern Star for best sports coverage, but NS has fallen by the wayside.
This is without even talking about the negative articles regarding NIU Athletics. Sorry if I am offending anybody here, just seeing if anybody else feels the same way.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - HuskieJohn - 02-14-2012 04:29 PM
They should cut back to 2 papers a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - Dog Fan - 02-14-2012 04:45 PM
There is no better coverage of Huskie sports than the Daily Chronicle. The great magazine of our MAC Championship season they published last month is but one testament to this.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - 7 - 02-14-2012 04:55 PM
John Sahly is amazing, we're really spoiled with the coverage.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - NIU007 - 02-14-2012 06:08 PM
The last time I said something like that I was accused of being on the staff. But anyway, I agree, it's nice to have somebody that consistently reports on NIU and does so in a professional and positive manner.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - rabidawg900 - 02-14-2012 06:17 PM
We're really lucky. Most Chicago sportswriters are hacks. But then I have nothing to make fun of, which kind of makes me sad.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - MaddDawgz02 - 02-14-2012 06:58 PM
This is a great time for NIU football with incredible success last year and a bright future. You are going to get a naturally low coverage from the Northern Star which does not want NIU to be successful. Its much like Al Jezeera. They are not going to give great intense coverage of a war in which Americans are winning. It would be counter productive. I am suprised though we have not seen the annual "why are funds going to support an NIU bowl game and not going to the Poetry Club" story. They are slipping. Ben Gross was a big part of the problem too, coverage has not dropped off since he left, it was always god awful
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - niuguy - 02-14-2012 06:59 PM
You guys are knuckleheads.
Its a paper thats a nice way for students to catch up on the happenings around campus, Dekalb, some national stories, and NIU sports between breaks from class. Students can also see what kind of events are going on around campus.
Don't over think it!
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - MaddDawgz02 - 02-14-2012 07:01 PM
(02-14-2012 06:59 PM)niuguy Wrote: You guys are knuckleheads.
I think most realize the agenda of the NS now. It is good people are more aware now, because it lessens their power to turn people away from athletics if the motives are so transparent. I think that was their biggest mistake is going from a subtle anti-athletics view that was usually cleverly hidden and subliminally presented to a more aggressive combatitive, and obvious agenda. They lost their power of influence by doing that.
RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore? - PeoriaHuskie11 - 02-14-2012 07:06 PM
everyone knows people pick up a copy of the northern star to do the crossword puzzle and the sudoku