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Tom Diaz, the original lead singer of The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, passed away on Nov. 3rd. Diaz was with the band from 2009-2013 and was an instrumental part of their first major label album, 2013’s “Whenever, If Ever.”

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In the world of EDM, or electronic dance music, it can be hard for an artist to distinguish oneself from the horde of helmet-brandishing DJs. Steve Aoki has separated himself from the rest with his enthusiastic personality, energetic live shows and boundary-pushing genre of music. Aoki conti…

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Jeff Goldblum, an actor who has starred in many fan favorite movies, such as “Jurassic Park” and “Independence Day,” has released a debut jazz album with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, in which he plays piano.

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Millions of Marvel fans heard the sad news Monday that comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee died at the age of 95. He will forever be remembered as a creative genius who contrived amazing characters and a guardian angel who made numerous cameos in Marvel films.

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“Overlord,” released Nov. 9, creates a fantastic action experience with likeable characters and heart-pounding action.

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The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.

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The Rule of Law seems to be under fire yet again as President Trump announces his plan to alter the 14th Amendment of the Constitution through executive order, effectively changing what it means to be an American citizen.

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The Trump administration has announced on Oct. 22 that they are looking to rollback an Obama administration decision and define gender as a biological immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, and this announcement is cause for alarm among students.

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The Northern Star Editorial Board believes Sean T. Frazier, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, should not be allowed to sign off on contract negotiations without the consent of the Board of Trustees.

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A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media ploy to drive up interest in the midterm…

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Person-first language is important to the identity of those who have a physical or mental disability. Person-first language is the philosophy of putting the person before their disability in conversation, according to North Shore Pediatric Therapy. The language used by society and the labels…

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WWE needs to cancel Crown Jewel

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A 2018 NCAA audit revealed NIU Athletics bought back 56,345 football tickets totalling $273,619 for the 2017 season to comply with NCAA attendance requirements. While the Northern Star Editorial Board realizes NIU Athletics is at the mercy of the NCAA attendance requirements to maintain Divi…

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We are in the final weeks of the 2018 election. I’ve had the chance to make the educated decision to support Carolyn Morris in her run for DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder. I had seen her many yard signs and carded fliers in various places in town, and decided to find out more about this e…

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More women than ever are running for office this midterm season, and this “Pink Wave” is an encouraging sign women may be one step closer to achieving equal representation in Congress, regardless of political party.

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Opioids are running roughshod over the American populace, and the cure grows from the ground in the form of cannabis. The plant fails to grow because the U.S. government refuses to utilize its full potential and would much rather stick to the same old over-the-counter drug medicine. The lega…

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