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Kahlil Kambui

Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter

Kahlil Kambui is a sophomore English major and Senior News Reporter for the Northern Star. He joined the Northern Star as an Opinion Columnist in the fall of 2023. Outside of the Northern Star some activities he likes to participate in are playing chess, watching movies and skateboarding.

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Chris English, president of NIU’s Mars Rover club, spoke to a group of students during a Rover club meeting. The NIU Mars Rover Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays in the Engineering building, Room 254. (Courtesy of Chris English)

Rover Club tinkers for a tussle

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 29, 2024
Students crowd around a campfire at the East Lagoon. On Tuesday, the Recreation Center hosted an outdoor celebration for students which included kayaking, canoeing and s’mores. ( Zahra Yousif | Northern Star)

Full moon brings games and snacks

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 24, 2024
The entrance of the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway sits empty. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Safe Passage will host their annual Walk a Mile event for Sexual Assault Awareness month. (Northern Star file photo)

Walk A Mile to happen Saturday

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 19, 2024
A group of people practice Kung Fu moves on each other during a Kung Fu club meeting. The Chinese Kung Fu club meets from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Anderson Hall Room 135. (Kahlil Kambui | Northern Star)

Kung Fu Club aims to teach self-discipline

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 16, 2024
A pug looks up sadly beside the words “this man cannot breathe, society has wronged him.” As pet-owners, it’s our responsibility to adopt ethically. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Adopt dogs responsibly

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 9, 2024
Laurie Elish-Piper stands smiling. Elish-Piper has taken on the role of Executive Vice President and Provost at NIU. (Courtesy of Mia Hannon)

Laurie Elish-Piper aims for student success

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
April 2, 2024
Luna Lloyd, a first-year kinesiology major, responds to a street interview prompt. What is the best sign of spring? (Northern Star Graphic)

Street Interviews: Signs of spring

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 29, 2024
Courtney Hughes, associate professor and faculty athletics representative, stands and smiles in front of a tree. Hughes won the 2024 Mid-American Conference Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. (Courtesy of Courtney Hughes)

Courtney Hughes wins MAC faculty award

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 28, 2024
The DeKalb Public Library sign sits outside at night with lights shining on it. At 6 p.m. on April 22, City Council will hold a public hearing for the 2024 Second Draft Annual Action Plan. (Northern Star file photo)

City Council to hold a public hearing

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 26, 2024
A figure in a pink shirt that reads “Love U 4 Ever” begs from their knees for another figure, who wears a green sweater that reads “Move On,” to take them back. Don’t take back cheaters; they aren’t worth it. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Don’t take cheaters back

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 26, 2024
The Stevenson Retail Dining Center stands with its doors open. Stevenson’s dining needs an upgrade. (Kahlil Kambui | Northern Star)

Make Stevenson dining buffet style

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 18, 2024
A sketched figured whistles and tunes their guitar. Country music is often hated on, but the classic genre deserves your support. (Gabriel Fiorini | Northern Star)

Give country music a chance

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
March 4, 2024
A person stares in horror and humiliation at something on their screen, whispering: No, that cant be me. Deepfake pornography must be outlawed at a federal level to protect citizens from emotional trauma. (Mary Ngo | Northern Star)

Outlaw deepfake pornography

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 27, 2024
A gray cup pours water into a sink. DeKalb should not have won the award for Best Tasting Water on Jan 26. (Olivia Zapf| Northern Star)

DeKalb’s water isn’t best tasting

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 20, 2024
Paris Martin, sophomore political science major, responds to a street interviews prompt. What is the best Girl Scout Cookie? (Northern Star Graphic)

Street Interviews: Girl Scout Cookies

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 16, 2024
Two figures discuss transracial adoption at a desk, clarifying the needs of children will differ by race. Parents adopting children of different races must educate themselves on the unique challenges their child will face. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)

Transracial adoption requires education

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 12, 2024
A figure wearing a shirt with a peach icon sneers at the figure next to them, who hums happily and plays with their phone. IPhone users, stop discriminating against Android phone users. (Mary Ngo | Northern Star)

Stop Android discrimination

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
February 4, 2024
A Black woman accepts an Academy Award in front of a microphone.  Underrepresentation has long been a major issue at the Academy Awards. (Daniela Barajas | Northern Star)

Academy Awards lack diversity

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
January 31, 2024
Gilbert Hall (top) and Neptune West stand under an overcast sky. Gilbert Hall is a residence hall for upperclassmen, while Neptune is a common housing choice for freshmen. Which year in college is best? (Northern Star Graphic)

Poll: What’s the best year in college?

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
January 30, 2024
The Springfield Capitol Building stands under a partly cloudy sky. A multi-party system could improve representation of the American public. (Anna Scanlan | Northern Star)

America needs a multi-party system

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
January 23, 2024
A hummingbird, two bees and a bees’ nest hanging from a tree branch emerge from a television screen. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes sex in movies and TV shows is overrated. (Gabriel Fiorini | Northern Star)

Dial down sex on TV

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
December 4, 2023
An illustrated hand types on a smartphone as social media likes, comments and other alerts emerge from the screen. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes people should avoid oversharing online. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Don’t overshare online

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
November 29, 2023
A microphone and a set of headphones hang among recording equipment in the Northern Star’s recording studio. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes shorter albums are more meaningful. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

Long albums ruin music

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
November 20, 2023
A purple-colored person obsesses over a famous person depicted on either side of a veiny heart. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes parasocial relationships can become dangerous and creepy. (Jesus Blanco | Northern Star)

Parasocial relationships can be dangerous

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
November 12, 2023
A family sits around a table at a Thanksgiving meal. Americans should be aware of the dark past Thanksgiving has. (Getty Images)

The dark past of Thanksgiving

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
November 11, 2023
Neptune bathroom stalls stand against a blue-green wall. NIU student needs to take better care of their bathrooms. (Sarah Rose | Northern Star)

Keep our bathrooms clean

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
November 6, 2023

Narcan distribution is lifesaving

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
October 31, 2023
A girl sleeps in her dorm room. Getting good sleep in college is important. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Getting good sleep in college

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
October 24, 2023
A student experiences an educational epiphany while receiving math tutoring. NIU students shouldn’t be anxious to get tutoring. (Daniela Barajas | Northern Star)

Don’t shy away from tutoring

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
October 12, 2023
A robot composed of brightly colored wiring sings into a microphone. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes AI generated music is unethical and shouldn’t be considered for Grammys. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

AI is not the new wave of music

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
October 9, 2023
A judge holds a gavel in a courtroom. Opinion Columnist Kahlil Kambui believes the death penalty is wrong and should be abolished. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Death to the death penalty

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
October 6, 2023
California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to fast food workers. Newsom is in the process of selecting a replacement for Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Newson must pick the right Senate replacement

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
September 29, 2023
A tattered and worn shoe sits on the ground. Fast fashion is produced quick and cheap, and it is not meant to last. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Fight back against fast fashion

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
September 26, 2023
A window sill with spikes to discourage homeless individuals from using the space to rest. Homeless architecture might seem like it is easy to spot but can be difficult to find, and these strange designs might be there for inhumane reasons. (Maddie Rock | Northern Star)

Anti-homeless architecture is inhumane

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
September 25, 2023
A poster that says Shoplifters will be handed to the Police is taped to a wall. Shoplifting can be a way for poor people to access necessities that they couldnt get otherwise. (Katangais | CCA 2.5)

People shoplift to attain basic needs

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
September 18, 2023
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