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In Focus: Why should students be concerned about the FBI requesting access to Apple users’ data?

February 25, 2016

The FBI has requested Apple create software meant to help unlock an iPhone in connection with a terrorism attack that occurred in December in which 14 people were killed in San Bernadino, Calif. Apple refuses to create this software and the FBI plans to take the matter to court.Kara MercerColumnistSt...

Pass/Fail: Town hall meeting success for NIU; Campus sidewalks too icy for students

Kaylyn Zielinski

February 18, 2016

PassTown hall meeting success for NIUThe all-campus town hall meeting Tuesday had an awesome turn out of more than 200 attendees.This meeting covered a variety of topics, including the budget impasse and program prioritization. Meetings like these are important for students to attend; it is especially...

NIU should diversify job fairs for all student majors

Kara Mercer

February 18, 2016

While NIU offers an education in various majors, there is a lack of representation of some majors when it comes to career resources on campus. Career fairs in particular need to better represent different majors.NIU provides help on campus for finding potential jobs or internships. Seminars and resources that a...

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Perspective Staff

March 24, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist It's not often that I agree with Republicans, but I have to on this issue. Obamacare was never the correct answer. Forcing people to buy insurance was supposed to lower costs how? Congress needs to revisit the health care issue and create an entirely new system focused on making ...

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Perspective Staff

January 27, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist Last semester, I didn't really do those reading assignments for class. When a teacher would assign a chapter to read in the textbook, I would think to myself, "sweet, no homework." But that's going to change. I actually bought all of the books that were required for my classes a...

In Focus: What is your New Year’s Resolution?

In Focus: What is your New Year's Resolution?

Aaron Brooks, Phil Case, Jessica Jenks, Portia Kerr-Newman, Kathryn Minniti, Logan Short, and Taurean Small

December 2, 2010

As a culture, we like to think that every year is a new opportunity to start fresh. Whether it's trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or be better people overall, as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 2011, we make a resolution to improve our future. For this week's "In Focus," various Nor...

In Focus: What is the best/worst thing about Thanksgiving?

In Focus: What is the best/worst thing about Thanksgiving?

Aaron Brooks, Phil Case, Jessica Jenks, Kathryn Minniti, Logan Short, and Taurean Small

November 18, 2010

Aaron Brooks, columnist: By far the best thing about Thanksgiving is the food. I have an apartment so I can cook good meals, but ugh, November has been busy. Most of my meals this month have come from Subway, Big Rapp Daddy's and Taco Bell. Needless to say I am excited about enjoying a home cooked mea...

What’s the most important issue of this election?

What’s the most important issue of this election?

Aaron Brooks, Phil Case, Jessica Jenks, Portia Kerr-Newman, Kathryn Minniti, Logan Short, and Taurean Small

October 21, 2010

The political campaigns are ratcheting up in anticipation for the election, only a couple of weeks away. Every politician is trying their hardest to show why they are the better candidate for political office. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists will weigh in on this question: Wha...