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Editor-in-Chief Angelina Padilla-Tompkins looks over her shoulder beneath colorful trees in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Padilla-Tompkins joined the Northern Star two years ago as an opinion columnist and will graduate from NIU on Saturday. (Courtesy of Thalia Padilla-Tompkins)
Opinion
Editor-in-Chief Angelina Padilla-Tompkins says goodbye
Two images show President Joe Biden (left) speaking on May 2 and former president Donald Trump speaking on May 1. Generation Z shouldn’t be distracted by outrageous personalities, such as on social media and at rallies, in the upcoming general election. (Alex Brandon, Morry Gash | AP Photo)
Opinion
Outrageous personalities don't equate good presidents
Nicole Zurita, a senior child development major, responds to a street interviews prompt. Do your goals align with what you wanted when you were younger? (Northern Star Graphic)
Opinion
Street Interviews: Changing goals
Two students with pensive expressions study a professor with three stars above his head but only one star filled in. Students should consider Rate My Professor reviews when registering for new classes and contribute to the website to benefit future students. (Aidan Renteria | Northern Star)
Opinion
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A figure sweats in front of a computer screen that reads “TW” for “trigger warning.” Trigger warnings are critical in media for protecting audiences who may be affected by the representation or discussion of certain subjects. (Mary Ngo | Northern Star)
Media must utilize trigger warnings

It is important that movies and other media cover intense issues....

The “no internet connection dinosaur” runs in his desert landscape alongside the “no internet connection” robot underneath a “no internet connection globe” sun. Internet is a necessity to everyday life in the modern world, and there must be federally-funded programs to support internet accessibility. (Gabriel Fiorini | Northern Star)
Editorial: Internet needs federal funding in modern world

Many of the pandemic social service programs are coming to a...

Various pills are scattered on the table. May will begin National Mental Health Awareness Month, and its important to discuss the benefits of mental health medication as a form of treatment. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)
Normalize mental health medication
A little personified brain experiences different types of finals across four quadrants: final exams, final presentations, final projects and final papers. As you conquer these final hurdles before summer, which type of final do you prefer? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)
Poll: Which type of final do students prefer?
A student munches on pizza from a pizza truck in front of the Holmes Student Center. Food Truck Wednesdays are an example of an NIU “tradition” that unites students, but NIU needs to create more meaningful traditions to improve campus life. (Daniela Barajas | Northern Star)
Editorial: Expand NIU's traditions
A figure in high school graduation wear kicks a computer that reads FAFSA. The FAFSA backlog may have long term consequences, specifically affecting incoming NIU students. (Mary Ngo | Northern Star)
Editorial: Consider FAFSA backlog, long-term consequences
 

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