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Northern Star

Social stigmas around mental health need to stop

By Anthony Parlogean | December 1, 2019

Words like crazy, mad, insane and feeble-minded may come up when thinking about mental illness. Whether they are antiquated or in present-day vernacular, negative sounding words like these are linked to the social stigma surrounding mental health. To...

President Donald Trump speaks about H. R. 5682, the First Step Act in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform Americas prison system. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump’s Twitter reflects poorly as a leader

By Ali Qazi | April 29, 2019

People in office are held to a higher standard than other individuals of the general public. As a result, those who have a public forum should think twice about how they use it.President Donald Trump has shared more than a few claims about individuals...

Campus meets community vendors and resources

Campus meets community vendors and resources

By Sophia Mullowney | September 13, 2018

Students line up to discover the plethora of activities available at the NIU Recreation center last Tuesday during the Campus Meets Community event in the MLK Commons.