Northern Star

Congress can’t agree so students have to pay

Anthony Szudarski

July 9, 2013

I go into every semester of school much the same way: constantly worried about how I’m going to pay for my education.As of this month, the interest rates on Subsidized Stafford Loans have doubled for college students from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Like with many students at NIU, the Stafford Loan grea...

Point/Counterpoint: Congressional term limits

Cody Laplante & Danny Cozzi

December 5, 2012

Cody Laplante “In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns.” But this phrase of Benjamin Franklin’s has lost its meaning in government. It is true that we still determine the jobs of our leaders. Nonetheless, Capitol Hill has become flooded wit...

Anti-environmentalism is an indefensible position

Anti-environmentalism is an indefensible position

Nathan Fulkerson

February 7, 2011

We only have one Earth, one little habitable chunk of rock careening through space. It is hardly a controversial claim to make and, barring several groundbreaking scientific advancements, this little rock will have to do for some time yet. Some people have not figured that out. Certainly not those in C...

In Focus: What do you want to see Congress do?

In Focus: What do you want to see Congress do?

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

November 4, 2010

This Tuesday's election saw the Republican Party taking control of the House of Representatives, and a getting a bigger presence in the Senate. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists, and a guest commentator, will weigh in on this question: What legislation would you like to see pass...

Letter to the Editor: Vote Hultgren on Nov. 2

Letter Writer

October 27, 2010

I am a young small businessman, a multi-tour Iraq veteran, a brand new father and a commuting NIU student. I pay close attention to our elected leaders and the votes they take, and I have been getting very frustrated with Congressman Bill Foster. While in Iraq I e-mailed him several times. He is on the Ho...

Grace period and early voting come to NIU

Shaun Zinck

October 17, 2010

Starting today, the DeKalb County Clerk's Office will be on campus to register NIU students, faculty and DeKalb residents to vote in the county. Grace period and early voting will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the main level of the Holmes Student Center as part of a pilot program passed by the Illinoi...

Foster deserves the support of NIU students during early voting

Letter Writer

October 17, 2010

NIU students can early vote at Holmes Student Center Oct. 18 to 21. Two forms of ID required with current address. This is your opportunity to easily participate in the democratic process. Congressman Bill Foster deserves support from NIU students. Rep. Foster has worked on these items in support of stu...

Internships are too valuable to pass up, apply for them while you can

David Thomas

October 4, 2010

Do you dream of doing something so awesome that it will fundamentally alter your being for the rest of your life? If your answer is yes, please keep reading.It's one thing to get straight A's in the classes required for your desired degree. But hands-on experience will almost always win out over the cl...

Democrats are not to blame for country’s ills

Letter Writer

September 29, 2010

While all the facts that Mr. Ewing pointed out in his letter Tuesday detailing Democrats being in charge of Congress when the recession started are true, I believe that he has erred in his apparent conclusion that the Democrats are the ones solely responsible for our current financial difficulties....

Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia compromises American values

Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia compromises American values

Aaron Brooks

September 22, 2010

Going once, going twice, sold: the soul of America for Saudi gold. On Sept. 12, the Obama Administration announced that a $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia would be presented to Congress. The deal will increase tenfold the arms exports by the United States from 2009, making the sale the largest...