Pass/Fail: BSU helps out Flint victims, unlawful assembly ordinance draws small crowd

By Kara Mercer


The Flint water crisis has been on the forefront of the news as residents of Flint wait for the problem to be resolved. It is a crisis that would not seem to directly affect students at NIU, but there are those choosing to make a difference. The Black Student Union is holding a water drop-off for the crisis victims in Flint, MI. Students can bring in cases of water to Neptune Central from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Thursday and Monday in the Diversions Lounge in the HSC, and noon to 9 p.m. everyday at the Center for Black Studies. The truck leaves for Flint on March 1. It is time for NIU to help those who really need it.


DeKalb held another meeting on the new drafts of the unlawful assembly ordinances and there were only 15 community members in attendance according to a Northern Star article. The Feb. 2 meeting had a very large turn out, so it is shocking that this meeting had so few people. Students should want to have their voices heard. I hope there is more of a turn out at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on March 1.