Northern Star

SA prepares for spring elections with Candidate Meetings

Sophia Mullowney

February 13, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Student Association [SA] held its first candidates’ informational meeting Monday in the Campus Life Building.No students were present at the meeting besides representatives from SA. Speaker Tristan Martin said the lack of attendees was likely due to the poor weather that evening. Ryan ...

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

Kierra Frazier

January 28, 2019

DeKALB — SA voted to re-establish an ad-hoc committee Sunday to revise and reevaluate the Election Policy as a result of the discrepancies last election season.An ad-hoc committee is a temporary committee voted upon by the senate to serve a particular purpose.The ad-hoc committee will be in use until...

Sports and politics shouldn’t mix

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, and teammate kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game.

Peter Zemeske

June 24, 2018

The NFL’s May 23 decision to prohibit kneeling during the national anthem comes on the heels of the divisiveness caused by players protesting oppression of minorities in America, however the rule isn’t unreasonable. The NFL wants to keep football as a recreational pastime; if players want to make politic...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

Editorial Board

February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans on the list that have broken out in a riot after winnin...