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Members of the Women and Gender Advocacy Alliance stand on stage in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The alliance hosted its annual event, Take Back the Night, on Wednesday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Take Back the Night rallies in spite of rain

By Victoria Wakeford, News Reporter | November 9, 2023

DeKALB – Survivors of sexual and domestic assault spoke out about their experiences during the annual Take Back the Night event in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.  The Take Back the Night protest, hosted by the Women and Gender Advocacy Alliance, rallied...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

Diversity talk sparks free speech, unlawful assembly ordinance conversation

By Satta Kendor | March 24, 2016

“We learn and grow from each other,” said Chief Diversity Officer Vernese Edghill-Walden. “I don’t think the world would be a good place if we all thought the same thing and did the same thing.”About 100 people attended NIU’s first monthly...

Students discuss NIU race issues

By Leah Nicolini | December 3, 2015

Ariel Owens, Student Association director of Public Affairs, stopped participating in class after she said her English teacher asked her to comment on a poem on behalf of her entire race.Instances of on-campus racism, like the one Owens said she experienced,...

SA Senate approves eight directors

By Ashley Morse | April 27, 2015

Correction: The Northern Star incorrectly reported the names of two Student Association director positions as the director of Student Affairs and director of Community Service. The correct titles are director of Student Life and director of Organizational...

NIU women, your mom rock

By Ariel Owens | March 30, 2014

It wouldn’t be right to end Women’s History Month without shining a light on a couple wonderful women on campus and reminding you your mom is awesome. Here are some women worthy of your appreciation.No. 1: Sabrina Hull, senior community leadership...

Society reinforces sexual assault

By Ariel Owens | March 16, 2014

Self-defense skills are good for women to have, but this would be better: Teaching men and boys not to attack, instead of teaching women and girls how not to be attacked.If you’ve never thought about sexual attacks in this way, you need to start. Sexual...

Issues in Focus: What will help enrollment?

By Ariel Owens, Danny Cozzi, Blake Glosson, and Kim Randall | March 4, 2014

Ariel OwensWhile NIU has endless opportunities for current students, the university needs to focus on its potential students.NIU provides many organizations and groups for students to be involved with; it’s one of my favorite things about being a student...

Art education needs more attention

By Ariel Owens | February 27, 2014

What would education be without the arts? Nothing.Visual and performing arts have the power to enhance student success and can unite a community like no other force, and NIU needs more leaders like graduate student Danielle Dobies — who leads Fertile...

Pass: Giving blood can save 3 lives

By Ariel Owens | February 12, 2014

Want to know what’s awesome? Saving lives. I’m not talking about rescuing someone out of a burning building or magically stopping a car crash. I’m talking about donating blood.How great is it to know a simple blood donation could save another human...