Northern Star




Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student media since 1899


Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Students encouraged to attend spring Bold Futures Workshops

Students encouraged to attend spring Bold Futures Workshops

By Carlos Galvez | March 18, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker is urging students to attend a new batch of Bold Futures Workshops this spring to create a plan for improving student enrollment and retention.With Illinois funding not being distributed appropriately to education and going to...

Speaker: Remember black feminists

Speaker: Remember black feminists

By Carlos Galvez | March 4, 2014

Students and faculty learned the importance of women of color in history rather than the typical approach to the feminist movement Tuesday.Katrina Caldwell, Student Affairs assistant vice president, presented a PowerPoint on black women from the past...

Grievance policy going to UC

By Carlos Galvez | March 3, 2014

Student Association leaders warned senators a student grievance policy may face a challenge at University Council at the SA Senate meeting Sunday.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke addressed the grievance policy, which is meant to target students who feel...

Freshman sociology major Jacklyn Wimmer donates blood during a blood drive hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Monday in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. With blood banks being low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the Heartland Blood Center is in need of blood donors.

Cold keeping blood donors away

By Carlos Galvez | February 27, 2014

Multiple blood drives have been held at NIU recently, but only a small amount of students are showing up to donate.With blood banks being dangerously low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the Heartland Blood Center is in need of blood donors....

Centers expose ‘down-low’ culture

By Carlos Galvez | February 25, 2014

The LGBT and Women’s Resource Center hosted The Down Low Dirty Shame, an event meant to educate students on black men’s sexual relationships with other men, Monday night.Samantha Newman, graduate assistant for the LGBT and Women’s Resource Center,...

Attendance at Internship Fair declines

By Carlos Galvez | February 19, 2014

Clarification: An earlier draft of this story reported that 200 fewer students attended the Internship Fair on Tuesday than last year. That number came from an early estimate before the event ended. The story has been amended to reflect the final attendance.Fewer...

First-gen. students connect with campus

By Carlos Galvez | February 17, 2014

Students who need financial and scholarly assistance need look no further: National TRiO Day is coming up.Universities across the state will attend National TRiO Day, where students will be able to participate in programs that will help them develop education...

Students learn interview apparel

By Carlos Galvez | February 13, 2014

From bow ties to blazers, students learned how to dress for success from LGBT and Women’s Resource Center volunteers.A Dress for Success presentation Wednesday taught attendees how to dress appropriately for job interviews.This semester, the LGBT and...

Author talks famous battle

By Carlos Galvez | February 11, 2014

Local residents learned about the effects of the Battle of Gettysburg at a speech from a Chicago historian Monday.Chicago historian and speaker Robert Girardi discussed the details of the Battle of Gettsyburg and how it inspires people today to keep the...

Playful advice for making a res hall room your own

By Hayley Devitt | August 27, 2013

Students this week have been settling in to their new class schedules, making friends and buying school supplies. In the midst of all this excitement, one must not neglect one’s living quarters.In other words, I would advise NIU’s young adults living...