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Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller (middle), Thursday arrives at The Supreme Court in London, Thursday. The Supreme Court is set to decide whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson broke the law when he suspended Parliament Sept. 9, sending lawmakers home until Oct. 14 — just over two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union.

A no-deal Brexit would be detrimental to the U.S.

By Anthony Parlogean | September 24, 2019

A no-deal Brexit would be bad for the U.S.If the United Kingdom chooses a no-deal Brexit, then there will be major economic and political implications. Not only will the UK be negatively affected by a no-deal, but the United States will feel the rippling...

Library exhibits world cultures with 8 Countries in 1 Day

By Noah Johnson | September 9, 2019

The DeKalb Public Library held 8 Countries in 1 Day Saturday, an annual sponsored event which aimed to celebrate culture.The countries presented to attendees were Norway, South Korea, Zimbabwe, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Italy and Canada.Stations representing...

Geese lay in the grass April 18 at the lagoon by the NIU enterance.

Interactions with geese can be peaceful

By Veronica McCulloh | April 25, 2019

Every spring, campus shares its grounds with Canada geese at the height of their mating season. Despite constant battles over turf, it is no secret the geese do not plan on giving up their territories. Many students can attest to the presence of aggressive,...

Miss Universe Pageant makes history with first transgender contestant

Miss Universe Pageant makes history with first transgender contestant

By Alana Peoples | December 27, 2018

On Dec. 16 history was made when Angela Ponce made her debut to represent as Miss Spain in Miss Universe 2018 as the first transgender woman to participate.   Although she did not win the title, Ponce is the first transgender woman to have competed...

the cannabis leaf and judge gavel

US drug laws are far too strict on marijuana

By Chris Grask | October 28, 2018

Opioids are running roughshod over the American populace, and the cure grows from the ground in the form of cannabis. The plant fails to grow because the U.S. government refuses to utilize its full potential and would much rather stick to the same old...

An NIU Police officer stands with Kazan, one of the oldest members of the NIU Police K-9 Unit.

K-9 Unit provides a ‘peace of mind’ to NIU

By Amy Kreeger | November 9, 2010

A big German Shepherd is chasing a tennis ball thrown by his owner. This dog walks along side the police everyday, sniffing out law violations and danger. Watching him play fetch, one wouldn't think he's one of the top NIU Police dogs. "Good boy," NIU...

For me, US health care is great

By Logan Short | September 6, 2010

Almost every summer I visit Canada to go camping in Quetico Provincial Park.This past summer, on my way home after the wilderness adventure, we decided to get some authentic Canadian cuisine at a restaurant called Boston Pizza. We got to talking with...