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Northern Star

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief

Angelina Padilla-Tompkins is a senior majoring in communication minoring in journalism. Originally from Washington, Illinois, Angelina joined the Northern Star in January 2022 as an opinion columnist. She hopes to move south, to a warmer climate, after graduating in the spring of 2024. Angelina's favorite films include Pride and Prejudice (2006), Footloose and Titanic.

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A DeKalb police car sits parked on NIUs campus. Crimes such as stalking and battery were reported in March 2024 on NIUs campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU crime log, March 2024

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
April 9, 2024
Stacks of romance books with cartoon covers are displayed at the Peoria Barnes and Nobel location. Books with smut should not be marketed toward minors. (Angelina Padilla-Tompkins | Northern Star)

[Photo] Stop giving kids smut

By Olivia Zapf, Editor in Chief
February 19, 2024
An NIU Police car sits empty in front of the on-campus department. Crimes including mob action and aggravated battery were reported in Jan. 2024 on NIUs campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU crime log, January 2024

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
February 6, 2024
An NIU Police car sits empty Monday in front of the on-campus department. In December, NIU Police Department responded to multiple crimes. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU crime log, December 2023

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
January 16, 2024
A woman dressed as a green witch holds a jack-o’-lantern. A person is never too old to celebrate Halloween. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Never too old for Halloween

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
October 30, 2023
A tattoo of a lion and various geometric shapes rests on the arm of Michal Brylinski, a senior business marketing major. Employers should not discriminate against a person with tattoos and/or piercings. (Angelina Padilla - Tompkins | Northern Star)

[Photo] Employers need to embrace individuality

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor
October 18, 2023
A map of Latin America countries represented by their flag. Senior columnist Angelina Padilla-Tompkins believes Latinx doesnt accomplish what was it intended to.

‘Latinx’ is unnecessary

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2023
In a homage to the Boy Meets World theme song, a paper plane behind a man speaking on the podium.

Boy meets… Congress?

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief
February 8, 2023
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