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Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces...

Fill In the Blank: My unconventional study habit is …

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 29, 2019

Haley Galvin | Perspective EditorMy weird study habit is listening to music I do not know or instrumental music. I have a hard time staying focused on studying and sometimes find it hard not to get distracted. I have found listening to music helps me...

Hate crimes cannot be masked by the police and media

By Ashley Hines | February 11, 2019

The softened language used by the media when discussing hate crimes dilutes the discriminatory motivation behind the injury.To recognize the true heinousness behind hate crimes, they must be addressed as such. Calling hate crimes what they are will open...

Manage Your Stress this Semester

By Sarah Lalond | October 22, 2018

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 61 percent of college students report feeling anxious. The percentage is likely higher, as these are the students who sought counseling and were able to report their feelings.Stress is building...

Research Rookies look at social ties

By Lauren Dielman | February 7, 2012

Our social ties as human beings affect our behavior and emotions, but freshman psychology major Rachel Murphy will look at the extent to which this occurs through her Research Rookies project with her mentor, Angela Grippo, assistant professor in the...

Texting and Facebook do not lead to risky behaviors

By Kathryn Minniti | November 28, 2010

Warning: Facebook users and texters are in danger. According to a study done at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, people who use Facebook often or text are at a higher risk for "worrisome behaviors." These behaviors include smoking, risky...