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U.S Customs and Border Patrol arrested 376 Central Americans Jan. 14 in southwest Arizona, after they dug underneath barriers to the U.S.

U.S. Border situation is far from a crisis

By Noah Thornburgh | January 21, 2019

The government shutdown continues into its fourth week, caused by a so-called “crisis” at the border that is neither new nor dire.Border apprehensions have been on a stark downward trend since the early 2000s, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center...

NIU alum takes on Broadway

By Michael Malaychuk | October 29, 2015

NIU Alumnus and Chicago native Lamar Barnes graduated from NIU in 2005 and has since been featured on television shows such as “Chicago P.D.,” “Crisis” and “Empire.”Barnes will debut in “Unspeakable,” a play that will run now through Nov....

Pass/Fail: Troops to receive holiday surprise, Cullerton says no pension crisis

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: Troops to receive holiday surpriseThe ROTC program is set to send soldiers in eastern Afghanistan care packages for Thanksgiving, according to today’s Northern Star article.I’ve had relatives overseas during holidays in the past, and holidays...

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

Thorium is a great alternative energy source

By Chris Dertz | April 4, 2011

Crisis begets change. At least, that's the way it should be. With last month's horrible tsunami and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan, it should be evident, now more than ever, that there needs to be a shift in the status quo of global energy policy....