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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 12:52 AM)niuguy Wrote:  
(02-14-2012 11:00 PM)cagy cager Wrote:  you cannot simply spout such ridiculous gibberish as "writers from the NS have already admitted this." Cite where this was written? what are the exact quotes? Are you paranoid about other things? Did the U.S. really go to the moon? Did the mob kill JFK? Did the U.S. government mastermind the 911 destruction of the twin trade towers? What other wild, almost psychotic conspircies do you buy into?

I can't remember his name but a writer (former?) from the NS recently wrote on these boards that there was NO anti athletics bias.

This is MD being a crazy "with us or against us" type guy. If the NS doesn't ****** **** to the gods of NIU athletics every issue MD thinks there is some conspiracy against the Huskies. Last time I checked, this was a student news paper which, generally, has huge support for NIU athletics and on occasion has some often legit opinions that might not completely jive with what we believe here.

It is not, and never will be, the job of the NS to be the mouth piece of the NIU athletics department. NS is independent and believe it or not, not everyone at NIU thinks they are there to support the athletics.

I could not agree with you more that the NS is not there to support NIU athletics which is why I have always said, just drop the sports section instead of turning it into a crusade. It is a waste of their effort to try and convert people, who does it really benefit to get people opposed to NIU athletics? I know those at the NS feel athletics takes away from other areas, and Im sure there is a jealousy factor involved, but if they sat down objectively at looked at it, they would realize everyone benefits from athletics. Hopefully this latest trend noted by rabid of lesser coverage is finally a movement away from "covering" sports. Like I have also always said, spend time in something you are passionate about and not just trying to destroy something else.
02-15-2012 01:02 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-14-2012 06:58 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  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
I don't know what you are talking about. I watch the english version on occasion and it isn't all that bad. Not sure the times(I have caught it flipping through the channels) but you can catch it on Channel 20. :)
02-15-2012 01:13 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 12:52 AM)niuguy Wrote:  I can't remember his name but a writer (former?) from the NS recently wrote on these boards that there was NO anti athletics bias.
Ben Gross posted here for a while. Is he the one?
02-15-2012 09:20 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
Be careful of Ben Gross, he has some friends in high places.
02-15-2012 09:42 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
I think we're being positive about Ben, save for Mad Dog.
02-15-2012 09:49 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 09:49 AM)sarasotahuskie Wrote:  I think we're being positive about Ben, save for Mad Dog.

I just don't want to see anybody "vanish". Why do you think WD is gone?
02-15-2012 10:20 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
the northern star was garbage when i was attending school there... it has always been bad.
02-15-2012 10:57 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
saying it is "garbage" is a matter of opinion and that is fine....although which other STUDENT run newspapers are you comparing it to? However, ranting about some wild conspiracy theory is a whole other level of crazyspeak.
02-15-2012 11:42 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
Wow it must be the off season!

Only 42 days till spring ball!
02-15-2012 11:56 AM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-14-2012 08:13 PM)cagy cager Wrote:  We need to change Maddawg's name to Taxi driver.....where does such delusional thinking originate? I cannot fathom where, in the recesses and bowels of the NS the powers that be sit around and conspire against NIU athletics. Paranoia aside, is there any other reason to believe there is truly an "agenda" against NIU athletics? Apathy, sure, but actually working to end athletics? wow!

Well, it's a well known fact, cagy cager, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows. They also hate the Huskies.


True story.
02-15-2012 12:28 PM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 12:28 PM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(02-14-2012 08:13 PM)cagy cager Wrote:  We need to change Maddawg's name to Taxi driver.....where does such delusional thinking originate? I cannot fathom where, in the recesses and bowels of the NS the powers that be sit around and conspire against NIU athletics. Paranoia aside, is there any other reason to believe there is truly an "agenda" against NIU athletics? Apathy, sure, but actually working to end athletics? wow!

Well, it's a well known fact, cagy cager, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows. They also hate the Huskies.


True story.

Ben Gross is their messenger. His hatred for NIU is unsurpassed.
02-15-2012 01:07 PM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
The Northern Star is an amateur paper for aspiring journalists to practice...I doubt the students/staff have the time or inclination to conspire against anything.

Take it for what it is....or pretend it's a secret cult that Mel Gibson and his SS need to destroy.
02-15-2012 01:22 PM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
Depite all its alleged flaws and shortcomings, it must be doing somethings well. It wins several journalistic awards year after year.

It can occasionally be a source of useful information not easly found elsewhere.

Student newspapers are often less a cheerleading squad for college teams and more the critical watchdog.

Yes it does annoy and disappoint me as well at times. You were expecting from rookie budding journalists the quality of the NYT or SI?
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 01:22 PM)The Frisky Biscuit Wrote:  The Northern Star is an amateur paper for aspiring journalists to practice...I doubt the students/staff have the time or inclination to conspire against anything.

Take it for what it is....or pretend it's a secret cult that Mel Gibson and his SS need to destroy.

Ding, ding, ding. This is correct. But don't tell MaddDawgz. He enjoys the conspiracy cult theories and you can't tell him otherwise.
02-15-2012 01:31 PM
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 10:20 AM)Big_Man Wrote:  
(02-15-2012 09:49 AM)sarasotahuskie Wrote:  I think we're being positive about Ben, save for Mad Dog.

I just don't want to see anybody "vanish". Why do you think WD is gone?
I don't know, why is WD gone?
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 01:22 PM)The Frisky Biscuit Wrote:  The Northern Star is an amateur paper for aspiring journalists to practice...I doubt the students/staff have the time or inclination to conspire against anything.

Take it for what it is....or pretend it's a secret cult that Mel Gibson and his SS need to destroy.

Thinking back- the only consistent value the Star ever provided was in the horoscopes, crossword, and if they had someone doing a good comic strip.

God help them if they don't have anyone doing a decent comic.

Everything else around that ebbed and flowed. They had a solid crew in the late 90s, including the Chronicle's current editor.
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 11:42 AM)cagy cager Wrote:  saying it is "garbage" is a matter of opinion and that is fine....although which other STUDENT run newspapers are you comparing it to? However, ranting about some wild conspiracy theory is a whole other level of crazyspeak.

There is not a conspiracy theory. The NS hates Athletics, its pretty simple and I would not really call it a theory.
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 03:45 PM)DogTracks Wrote:  
(02-15-2012 01:22 PM)The Frisky Biscuit Wrote:  The Northern Star is an amateur paper for aspiring journalists to practice...I doubt the students/staff have the time or inclination to conspire against anything.

Take it for what it is....or pretend it's a secret cult that Mel Gibson and his SS need to destroy.

Thinking back- the only consistent value the Star ever provided was in the horoscopes, crossword, and if they had someone doing a good comic strip.

God help them if they don't have anyone doing a decent comic.

Everything else around that ebbed and flowed. They had a solid crew in the late 90s, including the Chronicle's current editor.

I will admit I did read the Star but the only part I read as a student was the police beat to see who in my dorm got arrested that particular night.
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
(02-15-2012 06:16 PM)MaddDawgz02 Wrote:  
(02-15-2012 11:42 AM)cagy cager Wrote:  saying it is "garbage" is a matter of opinion and that is fine....although which other STUDENT run newspapers are you comparing it to? However, ranting about some wild conspiracy theory is a whole other level of crazyspeak.

There is not a conspiracy theory. The NS hates Athletics, its pretty simple and I would not really call it a theory.

03-lmfao I rest my case.
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RE: Northern Star not worth reading anymore?
again, MD, with the prounouncements and no facts...it is not "pretty simple" and it is certainly your wacko theory....there is NO evidence that NS hates athletics...except for the delusional thoughts banging around in your conspiratorial brain
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