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President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Open Letter to News Consumers

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 14, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.In a Nov. 7 news conference, Acosta, CNN Chief White House correspondent, asked the president questions about the immigrants...

InFocus: Where do you get election news?

By Perspective Staff | October 6, 2016

Kristen AdamsColumnistI watched the presidential debate on Sept. 26 and tried my best not to be swayed by the immediate media backlash. I watched the debate live on Fox News in order to get first-hand information. Once the debate ended, I looked at news...

Top 3: Examples of poor judgment

Top 3: Examples of poor judgment

By Holly New | September 22, 2013

No. 3: Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign is pointlessFirst lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier children released an initiative in connection with Partnership for a Healthier America to get Americans to drink more water.There are three...

Pass/Fail: Dogs rescued, former college football player shot

By Danny Cozzi | September 15, 2013

Pass: Dogs rescued from fight circuit; shelter teaches loveAs an animal lover, I am sickened when I hear about any form of animal abuse.But now, 371 dogs federal and state authorities rescued late last month are being trained to love rather than fight.Authorities...

Dress for success if you want it

Dress for success if you want it

By Kim Randall | February 17, 2013

You know that old cliché about how you should dress for success if you want to get a job? That very well may be more true than not. Dressing for success is essentially adjusting your physical appearance (as it relates to grooming or clothing) to make...

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By Cody Laplante | January 14, 2013

Often I write columns about world issues, politics or something else that you might hear about on CNN. While these issues are important, they are very big. What I mean by this is that unless you are a U.S. senator or a CEO of a large corporation, there...

Discovery space shuttle should not retire to museum

By Dan Martynowicz | April 22, 2012

Tuesday, the space shuttle Discovery took to the air for the last time. It was one of the most demoralizing things I’ve ever seen. According to NASA, Discovery’s career spanned 26 years. The shuttle successfully completed 39 missions in space; more...

Generation ruining romance

By Parker Happ | February 15, 2012

"Look me in the eyes and tell me you didn't break that lamp," said my parents when I denied any wrongdoing. It pained me as a child, but looking people in the eyes may be more important than we may think.In the 2003 movie Paycheck with Ben Affleck and...

Digital music sales surpass physical counterparts

By Jerene-Elise Nall | January 29, 2012

While it has arguably been a long time coming, digital music sales have officially surpassed physical media music sales, according to a CNN report.Students feel the benefits of MP3s far outweigh any costs that digitalization may have on music."It's just...

Journalism is becoming less and less respectable

By Aaron Brooks | March 7, 2011

When people ask me what I do, I tell them I sell crack. I tell them this not because I deal crack, but because it is much better to be thought of as a crack dealer than a journalist. As a crack dealer, my only clients are addicts; whereas being a journalist,...