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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right), tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump’s State of the Union address doesn’t unify

By Jack Baudoin | February 5, 2020

President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union address Tuesday. Meant to show the country that it is in a good state, the address showed that there is a huge divide between the political parties. While the address is given every year, this year’s...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

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...

Students should support Violence Against Women Act reauthorization

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 26, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board urges students to contact their legislators immediately to ensure the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which will expire Sept. 30 without action.VAWA, passed in 1994 by Bill Clinton, aims to support abused women...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 4, 2017

DeKALB — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be on campus Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Quilts and Human Rights, a traveling exhibit, and deliver a keynote speech.Quilts and Human Rights opened in 2008 at Michigan State University and focuses on social...

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

By Kelly Bauer & Anthony Szudarski | October 2, 2013

A government shutdown may not have an immediate impact on students, but it could affect them as it continues.The government’s failure to meet a budget deadline Monday night meant some departments would not be funded and hundreds of thousands of federal...

Fey, Poehler brought comedy to Golden Globes

By Sarah Contreras | January 13, 2013

What happens when actual funny people host an awards show? The 70th annual Golden Globes answered that question this weekend. On air live 7 p.m. CST Sunday from The Beverly Hills Hilton, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, longtime friends and collaborators,...

Elections are more important than you may think

By Anthony Szudarski | October 14, 2012

Advertisements have a profound effect on any campaign, especially presidential elections. Campaigning with TV advertisements is nothing new in politics. We’ve all seen commercials saying something about how their opponent wants to, has done or will...