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Two images show President Joe Biden (left) speaking on May 2 and former president Donald Trump speaking on May 1. Generation Z shouldn’t be distracted by outrageous personalities, such as on social media and at rallies, in the upcoming general election. (Alex Brandon, Morry Gash | AP Photo)

Outrageous personalities don’t equate good presidents

By Sofia Didenko, Lifestyle Writer | May 5, 2024

Amidst the buzz of For You pages, X notifications, Instagram discovery pages and political headlines, political conversations and memes are rising around the presidential rematch taking place this fall. However, it's crucial to remember that the entertainment...

Donald Trump raises two fists at a campaign rally Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. Opinion Columnist Will Thiel is voting for Trump in the 2024 presidential election. (AP Photo | Steve Helber)

I’m voting for Trump, here’s why

By Will Thiel, Opinion Columnist | March 3, 2024

With his strong leadership and unique vision, Donald Trump is the candidate who can unify the fractured GOP and secure the future of America. Voting is especially hard when the age-old debate about presidential term limits is in the headlines for the...

Former president Donald Trump raises a fist on Feb. 24 at a primary election night party in Columbia, South Carolina. Opinion Columnist Will Thiel believes Trump’s recent controversial statements about NATO were justified. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)

Trump’s NATO remarks benefit America

By Will Thiel, Opinion Columnist | February 27, 2024

Donald Trump is the only viable presidential candidate who can say what he wants on TV because he is not afraid to challenge the status quo and expose the political left's hypocrisy.  Holding a minority lead in the polls, Trump manages to capture...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right), tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Trump’s State of the Union address doesn’t unify

By Jack Baudoin | February 5, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (right), tears her copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Trevor Noah talks politics at the Convocation Center

By Nina Kasman | October 13, 2019

DeKALB – Trevor Noah blew the crowd away during his Saturday performance at the Convocation Center with well-done political commentary and crowd interaction. Noah, stand up comedian and host of The Daily Show, was originally scheduled to perform at...

Kanye West delays album release

By Jacob Utterback | October 9, 2019

Kanye West’s upcoming album, “Jesus Is King,” has received several delays. West’s wife, reality television star Kim Kardashian, posted a picture on Aug. 29 of a notebook page previewing the tracklist and the name of the project on her Twitter...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Vape users should take caution

Vape users should take caution

By Jordan Radloff | September 16, 2019

Vaping is a trend that has grown since 2011, according to Euromonitor International. What started as a method of assisting people to quit smoking cigarettes, as marketed by Juul and other vape manufacturers, has become a new way for non-smokers to be...

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...

Chicago mayoral election signifies diversity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 11, 2019

Chicago made two progressive leaps in last week’s mayoral election: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s first black female, openly lesbian mayor. The Editorial Board congratulates Chicago on this forward-thinking move and expresses hope for...

Government shut down shows the presidents true priorities

Government shut down shows the president’s true priorities

By Ali Qazi | January 6, 2019

"I would build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I'll build them very inexpensively; I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Donald Trump said in 2015 during...