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Robin Gamboa

Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist

Robin Gamboa is a first-year student majoring in Time Arts and minoring in entrepreneurship. Robin joined the Northern Star in the fall of 2023 as a cartoonist. He will graduate in May 2027 and hopes to pursue a future career in 3D design. Robin was born in Rockford, Illinois, and enjoys art, video games, music, reading and horror-related things. Some of his favorite video games are “Phasmophobia,” “Dead by Daylight” and “Terraria.”

All content by Robin Gamboa
A huskie prances down a wooded, cobble-stone path surrounded by floating hearts. Valentines Day is just around the corner, NIU; its time to spread the Huskie love! (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Puppy Love

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
February 8, 2024
A figure slumps over on a table in front of three shots of alcohol, one labeled with a skull and bones. Refraining from drinking alcohol is a lifestyle more people should practice. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

[Photo] Send alcohol down the drain

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor
January 31, 2024
A figure clutches their wallet with tear-filled eyes as negative money signs float from it. All internships should be paid internships to support students. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

[Photo] All internships should be paid

By Alberto Briones, Opinion Columnist
January 28, 2024
A person in green winter clothing is frozen in ice. A common enemy between students is the coming and going of winter. Remember to bundle up everyone! (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

CARTOON: Colder than cold

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
December 7, 2023
A woman in a yellow jacket touches her mask. We want a world with clean oxygen, so we need to take care of the planet. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Toxic

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
November 20, 2023
A student holds up their final grades. Students, you can pull through the last bit of the semester, you got this! (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Finals

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
November 9, 2023
A student sits bundled up in the cold. As the climate starts to change, it is important to protect our bodies from the cold winter air. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Beginnings of winter

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
November 2, 2023
A boy sits at a table and eats a single slice of bread with a tiny glass of water. Impulsive spending is a dangerous habit that can lead to long-term consequences. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

[Photo] Gen Z needs to save money

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor
October 19, 2023
A biker rides their bike with figures on the ground behind them. Students who walk around campus must be aware of those who bike, and vice versa. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

[Photo] End NIU sidewalk wars

By Olivia Zapf, Editor in Chief
October 9, 2023
An adult with a TV for a head talks to a child. As technology advances, media has begun to replace various roles of parenting. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Robot parenting

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
October 5, 2023
A shoe reflects on water. Regardless of what others think, reflecting on your trueself is important. Embrace your true colors. (Robin Gamboa | Northern Star)

Cartoon: Embracing self-reflection

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
September 28, 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)

[Photo] Fight back against fast fashion

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter
September 26, 2023

Cartoon: Work-life

By Robin Gamboa, Cartoonist
September 5, 2023
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