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Street interviews: Thoughts on NIU naming new mascot Mission III?

By Lucy Atkinson, Opinion Columnist | January 27, 2023

NIU introduced Mission III, the new Siberian Husky live mascot, to replace Mission II, whose time frolicking in NIU spirit was spectacularly done, but who will step down due to allergy complications. The new mascot being named Mission III continues the...

Street Interviews: Should NIU have a fall break?

By Lucy Atkinson, Opinion Columnist | January 22, 2023

DeKALB –While NIU engages in a Thanksgiving break every November, the university does not have fall break, as some other schools do. Whether or not to implement one is a debate that continues, but the issue is tricky. While an extra day to sleep...

Street Interviews: Where do you get your news?

By Lucy Atkinson, Opinion Columnist | November 16, 2022

DeKALB – Through the Northern Star, students may sign up to receive the daily TLDR newsletter. However there is a long list of press available to the public, from The New York Times to CNN to BBC, and there is an equally long list of platforms on...

Street Interviews: Do you believe the midterm elections are important?

By Philip Arduini, Opinion Columnist | October 29, 2022

  DeKALB – Tuesday, Nov. 8 is election day for the midterm elections. This means Illinoisans will be able to cast their votes for governor, congress and local positions regarding Illinois politics. NIU students discuss the importance of midterm...

Street Interviews: Is the voting process easy?

By Lucy Atkinson, Opinion Columnist | October 28, 2022

  Editor's note: Online voter registration for the 2022 midterm election in Illinois is closed, but voters can still register or update their registration using grace period registration through election day at select locations, according to the...

Street Interviews: Are you voting?

By Philip Arduini, Opinion Columnist | October 27, 2022