Northern Star

2020-2021 Staff

Abigail Lamoreaux

Abigail Lamoreaux

Abigail is a sophomore pursuing a BFA in acting. She was previously in the copy desk position during her second semester of freshman year. One of Abigail's favorite activities is volunteering at her hometown's community theater,...

Zulfiqar Ahmed

Zulfiqar Ahmed

Zulfiqar is a Senior at NIU, majoring in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics). He previously worked as a Photo Journalist for the Northern Star and is the current the Media Editor. Zulfiqar is constant learner in hopes of finding new ways of expr...

Yari Tapia

Yari Tapia

Yari is a senior at NIU, majoring in English with minor in history. Yari began her time at The Northern Star as a news reporter in Fall 2020, becoming assistant news editor the following spring. Yari took over to opinion ...

Wes Sanderson is the Editor-in-Chief for the Northern Star.

Wes Sanderson

Wes Sanderson is the Editor-in-Chief at the Northern Star. He is a junior majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Sport Management. Wes joined the Northern Star in the fall of 2020 as a sports reporter moving to Assistant Spor...

Ashley Dwy

Ashley Dwy

Ashley is a third year double major in journalism and political science with a minor in French. She first joined the Star in 2019 as a news reporter, where she worked on the SGA beat until being promoted in Spring 2021. Ashley's...

James Krause

James Krause

James Krause is a senior at NIU majoring in Journalism and minoring in History. Krause has been on the sports staff since early 2018, covering football, wrestling and baseball among others. Krause also previously was a Star news...

Jacob Baker

Jacob Baker

Jacob is a Senior majoring in Journalism with a minor in Communication Studies. He began his tenure at the Star as a staff writer in the Lifestyle section; covering local events and reviewing film and music releases. In Sprin...

Kierra Frazier

Kierra Frazier

Kierra Frazier is a senior studying journalism and political science. She has previously covered the DeKalb City Council, the Student Government Association and more. She was a news reporter from 2018 to 2020. Kierra is also the...