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Diverse writing center staff aids students

By Roxanne H. | April 19, 2018

 The writing center is well equipped to assist a unique student body because of their diverse staff.The writing center is a wonderful on-campus resource for those who need assistance writing. There are boot camps available all throughout the summer for...

Angela Dreessen is the subject after controversy after the director of student involvement and leadership development sent a group of NIU Cares Day volunteers to paint her house.

Dreessen: ‘poor judgment’ to have students paint her home

By Matt Liparota | May 9, 2011

DeKALB | Angela Dreessen, an NIU director who oversees NIU Cares Day, said it was “poor judgment” to have students paint her home, 918 Dawn Court, during last year’s event. Dreessen is the director of the department of Student Involvement and Leadership...

Mike Theodore explains the allegations against Josh Venaas, chief of staff for the Student Association.

SA Senators did the right thing by censuring directors

By Northern Star editorial board | March 27, 2011

Kudos, Student Association Senators. For as long as we can recall, SA directors and executives have been able to get by doing the bare minimum, skating by with little to no accountability whatsoever, and getting paid with student money to do it. This...

Dekalb Public Library goes digital

By Thomas Verschelde | February 28, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., has recently invested in a number of e-books that will be accessible to anyone with a library card. Dee Coover, DeKalb Public Library director, said the e-books can be downloaded to any computer for up...

Cast, director and audiences deserve credit for ‘The Memorandum’

By Letter Writer | February 23, 2011

The school of theatre and dance just had a two-week run of Vaclav Havel's "The Memorandum." As a cast member, I wanted to express my gratitude towards the cast, crew and the amazing audiences that we had. "The Memorandum" is a difficult show filled with...