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Devin Oommen

Devin Oommen, News Reporter

Devin Oommen is senior news reporter at the Northern Star. He is a political science major who transferred to NIU this year as a junior.

Devin's hobbies include exercising, yoga, lifting weights, and HIIT workouts and hopes to work in data science in politics in the future. Devin covers the Board of Trustees beat.

All content by Devin Oommen
Two gas nozzles sit on a gas pump. Gas has gone up an average of 3.8 cents in Illinois. (Getty Images | Iryna Melnyk)

Illinois gas prices rise

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter
November 17, 2023
John Acardo stands in front of Altgeld Hall. Acardo was recently hired as the senior associate vice president and chief Human Resource officer. (Courtesy of John Acardo)

John Acardo to ‘shape HR’ at NIU

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter
October 3, 2023
Patrick Sheridan, the president of AFSCME Local 963 labor union criticizes the universitys budget cuts for university staff and service workers on Sept. 21 at the Board of Trustees meeting. (Devin Oommen | Northern Star)

NIU board of trustees faces union backlash

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter
September 23, 2023
NIU union members and faculty attend the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday at Altgeld Hall. The board listened to public comment from union members about employee wages at NIU. (Devin Oommen | Northern Star)

[Photo] Bargain talks continue, unions feel upset

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor
September 22, 2023
A white SUV was part of a two-vehicle collision Friday. The area of the crash, the 1500 block of South Fourth Street, was reopened to the public at around 11:20 a.m. (Devin Oommen | Northern Star) (edited)

BREAKING: Car Crash on South 4th Street

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter
September 1, 2023
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