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Students should check out these community service events around DeKalb

Kyle Mathas

November 13, 2019

DeKALB — Students will have many opportunities to do community service work around DeKalb in the coming weeks. Here's a list of some upcoming service opportunities.Prairie WorkdayStudents can participate in the Prairie Workday on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is hosted by the DeKalb Park Distr...

Vaping companies need to inform consumers of chemicals in their products

Vaping companies need to inform consumers of chemicals in their products

Jordan Radloff I Contributor

November 13, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported new research relating to illnesses linked with vaping products on Nov. 8. New information shows that the substance vitamin E acetate was found in lung fluids of all 29 patients who were tested, and suggests that it could be the cause for the illne...

Streaming services have become too abundant

Streaming services have become too abundant

Jordan Radloff I Contributor

November 13, 2019

In recent years, big entertainment companies have introduced alternative ways to access content found in cable services from companies such as Xfinity and DirectTV. Netflix, Hulu and other streaming subscription services let users watch an unlimited amount of titles from their vast catalogs with a mo...

Union members work towards better teaching conditions

Northern Star Editorial Board

November 13, 2019

For two years, the United Faculty Alliance has been working on a contract with the hopes of improving teaching conditions for tenured and tenure-track faculty at NIU. The Board of Trustees will vote Thursday on whether or not the contract will go into effect.“The UFA is a group of faculty committe...

Thanksgiving in DeKalb

Thanksgiving in DeKalb

Quentin Wilson

November 13, 2019

DeKALB — Thanksgiving break is quickly approaching, but many college students may not return home or have a function to attend. Don't worry, there is still plenty to do to celebrate the holiday in the city of DeKalb. Westminster Presbyterian Church dinnerThe Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Anni...

Students should listen to The Ron Burgundy Podcast

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Hunter Weston

November 12, 2019

Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell in Anchorman franchise, is a real gentleman, scholar and overall man's man. He has a genuine curiosity in people, literature and scotch.iHeartRadio has given Burgundy his very own podcast which has accrued many fans. "The Ron Burgundy Podcast" focuses on Burgundy...

That time I… got lost in the woods in the middle of the winter

Kyle Mathas

November 12, 2019

When I was 11 years old, I was sledding down a hill with my friends in the middle of a snow-filled field. There were kids playing and parents watching as far as the eye could see. My friends and I decided that sledding down the hill wasn’t enough adventure and excitement for us and we wanted something be...

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Jordan Radloff

November 10, 2019

Academic advisers are the most important source of assistance for choosing classes. Without proper guidance, picking classes that fulfill general education and degree requirements can be a confusing process. There are many useful resources students should be aware of before finalizing their course sche...

Veterans deserve incredible honor

Haley Galvin

November 10, 2019

Growing up, I had a few veterans in my immediate family, as well as a several others spread throughout my family tree. Having veterans in my family means that I take a great deal of pride in their service and in observance of Veterans Day on Monday.This day means more than just saying thank you. It i...

The arson, murder charges against a 9-year-old boy are more complicated than they seem

Kennedy Jones

November 8, 2019

Kyle Alwood, a 9-year-old boy from Eureka, Illinois, is being charged with five counts of first-degree murder and various counts of arson after intentionally setting his family home on fire and killing five people in April. The fire started at approximately 11 p.m., and by the time firefighters arrive...

That time I…was a videographer for a high school rapper

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Anthony Parlogean

November 6, 2019

I thoroughly enjoy hip hop music and the culture that follows this genre. Unfortunately, I have not been endowed with the necessary rhythmic abilities and mic skills needed to succeed in the rap game. I understood this in high school, and compensated these deficits with my innate filmmaking skills; I c...

2 Degree in 3 years program saves time and money

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Jordan Radliff

November 6, 2019

NIU has partnered with Kishwaukee College to create a program that will allow students from certain high schools to get associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in three years. This can be beneficial to students trying to save time and limit tuition costs. The initiation of this program is a positive decisi...