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Fill in the blank: A public figure who inspires me is…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | September 27, 2019

Jameela JamilNina Kasman | ContributorA celebrity that inspires me is Jameela Jamil because I really admire the way that she spreads positivity and self-love. Jamil uses her platform to fight against companies that profit from selling weight-loss solutions...

NIU President Lisa Freeman was in attendance Friday during the 25th Annual Pride Dinner in the Chandelier Room of Adams Hall. 

Annual Pride Dinner honors and awards LGBTQ+ advocates

By Kierra Frazier | April 14, 2019

DeKALB — Associate professor Katy Jaekel and senior Ronan Kaiser were presented with the Howard and Millie Eychaner Award during the 25th Annual Pride Dinner and Awards Banquet for their advocacy on LGBTQ+ issues on campus.The event is sponsored by...

Survivors of sexual assault are not alone

By Haley Galvin | March 28, 2019

Every 92 seconds, a person experiences sexual assault, according to according to Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network statistics.Sexual assault is more common than people realize, and it is even more prevalent on college campuses. Compared to 18 percent...

NIU President Lisa Freeman sits with students to get acquainted with them Monday during Pizza with the Presidents in the Holmes Student Center.

Freeman and SA President get to know student needs

By Kierra Frazier | November 7, 2018

DeKALB — NIU President Lisa Freeman and Student Association President Khiree Cross joined students for lunch Monday to become better acquainted with one another and the student body.Pizza with the Presidents was held in the Regency Room of the Holmes...

Point/Counterpoint: Age to buy tobacco products

By Lucas Skye | June 25, 2018

Point/Counterpoint: Age to buy tobacco products  Keep the age at 18Lucas SkyeThe Illinois State Senate’s proposal to raise the purchasing age for tobacco products to 21 is a prime example of our government overstepping its boundaries. It is a no-brainer...

Letter to the editor: Lawmakers need to fix DACA now

Letter to the editor: Lawmakers need to fix DACA now

By Laura Vivaldo Cholula | March 8, 2018

On Sept. 5, 2017, attorney general Jeff Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protected about 800,000 undocumented youth from deportation. Our organization recognizes the political, social and historical...