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UK censorship laws alter free speech

UK censorship laws alter free speech

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 25, 2019

Recently, the U.K. proposed laws that would strictly regulate social media content. The Northern Star Editorial Board asserts that while hate has no place on social media, restricting the capacity of social media is not the solution.A proposal for a set...

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...

University shows care after tragedy

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 28, 2019

In wake of the tragic loss of human resource management student Trevor Wehner and College of Business alumnus Clayton Parks, the university reacted in a way that allowed students to feel safe and come together rather than growing divisive in fear.Wehner...

Website revamp brings new culture

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 18, 2018

The Northern Star has relaunched its site and would like readers to understand how the impact of this change goes beyond aesthetics.While the Editorial Board is proud of the new look of the website, the relaunch also marks a change in our newsroom culture....

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Granted fee will save student newspaper

By Northern Star Editorial Board | December 11, 2017

The Northern Star Editorial Board has chosen to be part of student fees beginning in the fall semester and would like readers to know that doing so is the most viable option for the publication to continue producing news.The Board of Trustees approved...

Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Alcohol in Huskies Den brings opportunities

By Northern Star Editorial Board | December 7, 2017

Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Students are not to blame for recent gun violence

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 12, 2017

Whether tragedy strikes in a location across the country or a few blocks from campus, the root of gun control issues needs to be identified and remedied. The Editorial Board would like to clarify that as these issues exist in the DeKalb community, it...

NIU must promote Lynda.com

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 21, 2016

NIU faculty and administration need to do more to promote Lynda.com as a learning tool that can be used by students and faculty in and outside of the classroom.The Division of Information Technology signed a 3-year, $218,700 contract with Lynda.com in...

Mission 6 initiative misleading to students

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 8, 2016

NIU Athletics should look at its free tuition initiative failure as an example of what needs to be improved rather than put the blame on students.No student could be awarded the free tuition waiver promised by NIU Athletics’ Mission 6 initiative because...

SA needs to prep new trustee

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 4, 2016

The Student Association must prepare student trustee candidates as they wait for the Board of Trustees to adapt a policy for filling the student trustee vacancy.Raquel Chavez resigned from her position as student trustee to focus on her role as a law...

Safety Bulletins send wrong message

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 16, 2015

The NIU Police Department should place greater accountability on those who are accused of sexually assaulting others by examining the Safety Tips and Resources section in its safety bulletins.There was a reported attempted sexual assault Sept. 5 on West...