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Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

Marcel Carrasco

November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race, knowing I can still do something at nationals...

Pass/Fail: First 5,000 gun licenses sent out, Teachers assign work over break

Blake Glosson

March 6, 2014

Pass: First 5,000 gun licenses sent outThe first 5,000 licenses from more than 50,000 Illinois applicants for concealed carry were approved and mailed on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune.This marks a long-anticipated moment following a December 2012 federal appeals court decision invalidatin...

Student Association’s constitution is discussed in SA senate meeting

Erin Kolb

April 7, 2013

The Student Association (SA) Senate met Sunday night to discuss changes to the SA constitution. During Sunday’s meeting, a resolution was proposed to amend the SA constitution to require a minimum GPA of 2.5 to serve on the SA Senate, up from the previous requirement of 2.0. After significant debate...

First Amendment still applies today

Holly New

December 2, 2012

Even baby Jesus can’t come without controversy. For the 17th time, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has placed its “Natural Nativity Scene” in the first-floor rotunda in the Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison. This scene depicts not a Biblical nativity scene, but a pagan counte...

Groups gather at The House Cafe to petition against recent Supreme Court ruling

Linze Griebenow

November 18, 2011

"This is like velociraptor capitalism, like ‘eat-everything-in-your-path capitalism,'" said Sycamore resident Hannah Dwyer.Local economic justice activist groups gathered Thursday at The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, in hopes of obtaining petition signatures and uniting NIU students with the ...

Should corporations be protected under the constitution? Yes.

Parker Happ

September 28, 2011

Having benefitted from the Bush tax cuts, and roughly 10 years of derailing government oversight, the American corporate world as it exists today would make Gordon Gekko blush. Certainly, American corporations proved growth is possible in even today's questionable economy. Consider the fact that Apple cur...

Should corporations be protected under the constitution? No.

Aaron Brooks

September 28, 2011

The focus of today's debate rests in the Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In that decision, the court overturned a century of precedent excluding corporations from "free" speech and legislation setting limits on the maximum amount of money citizens can ...

Ill. legislators remain split on concealed carry

Brittany Swinton

September 14, 2011

The May defeat of concealed carry legislation left some Illinois residents upset. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren released a press statement addressing a letter he recently sent to Illinois lawmakers regarding concealed carry legislation. In the letter, Hultgren pointed out that the Supreme Court has made it cle...

The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Westboro Baptist case was correct

Aaron Brooks

March 23, 2011

I have no right to say that my editor, Philip Case, has sex with goats. First, his sexual preference has no substantial political, social or community concern. Second, if this was true, it would not affect the operation or functioning of the Northern Star. I can, however, stand in front of the Campus ...

Hateful rhetoric should not be considered free speech

Kathryn Minniti

March 23, 2011

Apparently the U.S. Supreme Court believes our Constitution allows the members of the Westboro Baptist Church to spew their hateful, homophobic slurs at military funerals. Their signs say things like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "No Tears for Queers." Considering their rhetoric is so hateful, was the ...