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Lecture highlights Latino voting base in 2018 Midterm Elections

Lecture highlights Latino voting base in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Sophia Mullowney | February 25, 2019

DeKALB — The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies hosted a discussion on the intersection of ethnicity and political engagement Thursday in the Latino Center, 121.The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies hosted "A Mobilized Electorate:...

Students cast their votes on Election Day with a few hours to spare in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex.

Lines to vote keep students waiting

By Sam Malone | November 14, 2016

Students cast their votes on Election Day with a few hours to spare in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex.

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Northern Star post-election guide

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday in Springfield

Gov. race worth your time

By Matthew Flores | March 26, 2014

Come November, Illinois will decide if Gov. Pat Quinn will stay in office or if the torch will pass to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.Whatever your political affiliation, the opportunity to vote is a right many in the world do not possess and not...

Get your empty chairs ready

Get your empty chairs ready

By Holly New | September 6, 2012

“Do you feel lucky, punk?” Well, I do. While you were out celebrating Labor Day, I was celebrating a unique and thought-provoking new holiday: the first annual National Empty Chair Day. That’s right, I put an empty chair in my front lawn. Now, for...

Low expectations for voter turnout in aldermen elections

By Meaghen Harms | April 4, 2011

Students and citizens have the opportunity to have their voice heard today through local elections. Polls in DeKalb County open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Several positions are up for election in DeKalb and Sycamore including aldermen, park district...

Campaign ads catch attention, annoy others

By Leah Spagnoli | November 2, 2010

With all the buzz for elections, what is students' main source for information? Between radio and television advertisements playing constantly, student voters have a plethora of ways to choose who they're voting for. The Associated Press reported that...

118 students cast ballots at Rec

By Jack Baker | November 2, 2010

One hundred and eighteen NIU students voted in the Campus Recreation Center on Tuesday. Senior journalism major Christopher Gibbs was one of the students who voted Tuesday in the Rec Center. He said that he voted because it is important. "I'm voting to...

The student’s vote?

By James Maahs | October 31, 2010

The general election is only one day away and some NIU students have already decided not to vote. Rebecca Hannagan, assistant political science professor, said she believes voter apathy among college students is due to a lack of information. She doesn't...

DMV closed for Election Day

By Northern Star Staff | October 27, 2010

According to a press release from Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State, all offices and facilities will be closed on Nov. 2, for Election Day.The release stated driver service facilities that are normally open Monday through Friday will reopen for...