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Take Earth Day to reflect on how our actions affect the planet

Take Earth Day to reflect on how our actions affect the planet

Jordan Radloff, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2020

Wednesday marks the 50th year Earth Day is being celebrated in the U.S. since its creation in 1970. During the current health crisis, however, the holiday that celebrates the great outdoors of our planet will occur while people stay indoors during a global pandemic. There have been some improvements...

BSU remains ‘powerful’

BSU remains ‘powerful’

Mikah Walker

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — The Black Student Union declares in its mission statement that it seeks to recognize and pursue social and cultural heritage awareness. It aims to represent black students at NIU — a predominantly white institution with white non-Hispanic students making up about 53% of Fall 2018’s...

Local antique stores carry unique treasures

Local antique stores carry unique treasures

Parker Otto

February 11, 2020

The smell of incense and the sight of clothing from previous generations and artifacts of the past greet anyone who enters an antique store. Collecting antiques has become more popular in the last few years, Antique Treasures owner Mara Metzger said. With multiple stores with different specialties, ...