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Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

Kennedy Jones

January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject. Here are some of their responses:“I like to ...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

Jordan Radloff

September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented by a whistle-blower to Congress, pertaining t...

Representative Underwood talks gun control, healthcare at town hall

Kierra Frazier

September 5, 2019

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood held a town hall for students on Tuesday and discussed how Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this fall.The town hall meeting was the first one Underwood held specifically for college students. Topics such as strategies on how to enforce gun control ...

History made by number of women sworn into congress

Lisa Lillianstrom

January 13, 2019

A total of 127 women were sworn into Congress Jan. 3 as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, marking the largest number of women ever elected and proving the future is, in fact, female.Not only is there a large number of women in Congress, there are also quite a few firsts: the first Muslim women R...

Congress should be mindful of anti-Semitic bill proposals

Ali Qazi

January 13, 2019

Majority of Americans are focusing on the shutdown while majority of Republican senators are focusing on foreign policy. Israel’s sharp eye on Capitol Hill is not anything new. History tells us Israel has always wanted one thing: the rights of Americans taken away. However this time the request was...

Michael Cohen should have received a longer sentence

Ali Qazi

December 17, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations on Dec. 12th. In other words, Cohen got a slap on the wrist with three years when, in all honesty, he should have gotten a longer sentence for not coming forward earlier.“I have...

President Trump’s plan to alter amendment is unconstitutional

President Trump's plan to alter amendment is unconstitutional

Lucas Skye

November 11, 2018

The Rule of Law seems to be under fire yet again as President Trump announces his plan to alter the 14th Amendment of the Constitution through executive order, effectively changing what it means to be an American citizen.“All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisd...

Women rise in primary elections

Women rise in primary elections

Ginger Simons

October 28, 2018

More women than ever are running for office this midterm season, and this “Pink Wave” is an encouraging sign women may be one step closer to achieving equal representation in Congress, regardless of political party.In 2017 a number of women’s issues were brought to  the surface, forcing the Ameri...

Government officials should reflect the US demographic

Northern Star Editorial Board

October 17, 2018

With midterm elections approaching and recent polarizing activity in government, the Northern Star Editorial Board implores readers to begin educating themselves on the current composition of those in elected bodies.Midterm election voting is held Nov. 6, contesting all 435 seats in the United States...

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

Editorial Board

April 12, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board applauds the decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a proposal for educational funding made by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.On March 21, DeVos and President Donald Trump proposed the most recent federal spending bill with many financial cu...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

Editorial Board

March 22, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board stands beside the brave individuals who spoke up against gun violence and agrees student participation in walkouts is essential in continuing the dialogue. We stand with students who choose to participate in the national walkouts and consider walkouts a proper form of...

War in Syria: repeating past mistakes

AJ Edwards

September 10, 2013

Congress remains split on a vote to authorize President Barack Obama with the use of military force to intervene in Syria.Despite strong opposition, Obama has asked Congress to consider military strikes against Syria after its president, Bashar al-Assad, allegedly used chemical weapons on innocent Syrians....