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Lexi Nebel

Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist

All content by Lexi Nebel
A hand drops a coin in a blue piggybank next to a graduation cap. Opinion Columnist Lexi Nebel believes NIU’s request for $116.4 million in state funding is reasonable. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Illinois universities deserve better funding

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
December 1, 2023
Aaron from accounting, a black cat, looks around the cat play area with a curious face at Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road. At this time, Aaron from accounting has been adopted into his forever home. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Black cats are not bad luck

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 28, 2023
A man shows off his mullet from the side. Opinion Columnist Lexi Nebel believes a mullet can be a charming haircut on the right person. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Few people can sport a mullet

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 25, 2023
A woman grabs at her torso with the female symbol around her. Some might be surprised to learn that women experience internalized misogyny. (Eleanor Gentry | Northern Star)

Check your internalized misogyny

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 18, 2023
Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy talks to reporters Tuesday at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Opinion Columnist Lexi Nebel believes McCarthy should never have been appointed as Speaker of the House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McCarthy’s ousting was ironic and deserved

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 11, 2023
A young woman listens to music through white headphones. What has been your favorite album of 2023? (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Poll: What’s your favorite album of 2023?

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 3, 2023
The cartoon for this column has been banned. In a country that supposedly values free speech, books should not be banned so easily. (Nick Glover | Northern Star)

Book bans harm students

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
September 28, 2023
A user’s log-in information hangs from a fishing hook under the sea. Students should utilize NIU’s online phishing training and stay educated on cybercrime. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Stay educated about online phishing

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
September 19, 2023
The woman in purple has a self defense weapon with her and she looks worried. The purple symbolizes her fear and anxiety as there is a figure watching her on the path. The other side of the composition focuses on a man in orange. Orange is a color of ignorance and greed. He is looking the opposite way and ignoring his surroundings, including the path. (Daniela Barajas | Northern Star)

Women’s safety on campus needs our attention

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
September 12, 2023
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