Northern Star

Why you should work for the Northern Star, as told by the cast of “Riverdale”

Why you should work for the Northern Star, as told by the cast of

Tatianna Salisbury

December 18, 2017

We are a workplace where creativity and quirks are celebrated, not stifled. via GIPHYWe give you a platform to show off your many talents. via GIPHYWe have a ton of fun. No really, we do. via GIPHYProduction nights can sometimes include pizza, especially when the Digital Editor is in the office....

What to Get the Signs For Christmas

What to Get the Signs For Christmas

Ginger Simons

December 18, 2017

You told yourself you weren’t going to let it happen this year, and yet, here you are. Christmas is next week, and you haven’t made it through your whole Christmas shopping list. (Have you even started?) Surely there has to be an easier way to know what to get your friends and family for Christm...

So… Now What?: Thoughts on Recent Sexual Assault Allegations

So... Now What?: Thoughts on Recent Sexual Assault Allegations

Ginger Simons

December 13, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely aware of the massive influx of sexual assault allegations that have been hitting news outlets over the course of the past month or so. As of Nov. 29, the latest big story was at the expense of Matt Lauer, who was fired from the Today Show as a...

Things Not To Forget To Do During Finals

Eve Grunauer

December 12, 2017

It’s the final countdown. Finals are here whether you like it or not, so sit down, buckle up and enjoy the ride. While cruising through this week full of stress, anxiety and tears, there are simple things you should not forget to do.1.Brush your teethMorning breath can last till your 2 p.m. final, s...

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Surprises

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification Surprises

Roland Hacker

December 12, 2017

The magnitude of two major countries failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 is historically relevant. Both the United States and Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in a combined 92 years.For the United States, 32 years had passed since the last time they failed to q...

Thoughts going through your head during finals

Sara Rasmussen

December 12, 2017

The most stressful time of the semester: finals. When you can't quite understand what's going on or what day it is, one of these might be going through your head. Yes! School is almost over!via GIPHYThere's just too much work. Why didn't any of this get assigned during the semester?via GIPHYBelieve in yourself!...

Keep Calm and Destress Playlist

Sara Rasmussen

December 12, 2017

Stressed over homework and upcoming finals? No worries. Keep calm and listen to this playlist.“Sirens” -Fleurie“Bridges” -Broods“Save Me” -Muse“Oh Melancholy Hill” -Gorillaz“Right Here” -Chasing Atlantic“Home” -Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros“Mt. Washington” -Local Native...

“Lady Bird” : A Film Review

Ginger Simons

December 7, 2017

People are talking about “Lady Bird," and it’s with good reason.“Lady Bird” is the first feature film independently directed by actress/writer Greta Gerwig. The story follows a teenage girl, Christine (who has renamed herself “Lady Bird”) living in Sacramento as she finishes out the final ...

Don’t Miss Tomlinson’s New Defining Single

Lauren Clohessy

December 6, 2017

A little over a year ago, former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson performed for the first time since the band’s hiatus with the song, “Just Hold On.”Since then, Tomlinson has released collaborations with Digital Farm Animals and Bebe Rexha, along with a true solo song.His newest release, “M...

Lies We Believed As Kids

Lies We Believed As Kids

Eve Grunauer

December 5, 2017

You’ve been pranked… or you're just gullible. There are so many tales that made sense as a kid; however, since getting older we have realized the truth. While finding out Santa wasn't real, many other lies have been more traumatic in my life- here are just a few. 1. The moon is made of cheeseI w...

Coping Mechanisms for Finals

Ginger Simons

December 5, 2017

It’s the final push. The long stretch. Once your finals are over, you can finally take a deep breath and enjoy a much needed winter break. However, it’s going to take blood, sweat and tears to get there, so you’re going to need some healthy coping mechanisms to get through this trying time.Snacks...

Jawuan Johnson: Player of the Week

Julian Nunnery

November 29, 2017

NIU linebacker Jawuan Johnson was named Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. In the team’s last game against Central Michigan, Johnson recorded a quarterback sack, forced fumble and an interception he successfully returned for a touchdow...