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Sets of dice which spell out the words I Love You and I Hate You being balanced between the words love and hate.

Fill in the Blank: Valentine’s Day is…

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief | February 14, 2023

… Special Valentine’s Day is a day of love. As cringeworthy as that sounds, it’s the truth. The holiday is dedicated to expressing your love and appreciation for others. A common misconception about Valentine’s Day is that it's only for...

With the transition to in-person learning on the horizon, continuing to provide virtual classes will make learning more accessible for students.

Fill in the blank: Best online class platform

The best platform or app for online classes and meetings is... Jack Baudoin: Microsoft Teams During this global pandemic, there are multiple platforms that I have been using to attend class. While they are all good and all attain the same goal,...

A desk with a 2020 Goals checklist

Fill in the blank: What I will do after quarantine ends

By Opinion Staff | June 17, 2020

Fill in the blank: Once the stay-at-home restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eased and Illinois moves into phase four of its reopening plan, I want to…   Jack Baudoin : Visit the people I care about I am a very social person....

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Fill in the blank: My advice for the end of the semester is…

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2019

Stay organizedKyle Mathas | ContributorWhen it comes to the end of the semester, students can lose the motivation to do the work their classes require. Although it can be very difficult to do the work that the teachers give out, it is very important to...

Fill in the blank: If I could study abroad anywhere, I would go to…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | October 11, 2019

NorwayHunter Weston | Contributor I’ve been to Norway before. The summer after my senior year of high school, I was taken to Norway as a graduation present and we stayed in Oslo for two weeks. My family has a strong Norwegian heritage that we are very...

Fill in the Blank: The first week of classes was…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | August 30, 2019

Ryan Wyrobek | Contributor“Anxiety Fueled” I’ve never been good at change, even in high school it took me about two weeks to stop freaking out about the AP classes I took. Moving from that to the rigorous workload of college was an expected change,...

Fill In the Blank: My unconventional study habit is …

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 29, 2019

Haley Galvin | Perspective EditorMy weird study habit is listening to music I do not know or instrumental music. I have a hard time staying focused on studying and sometimes find it hard not to get distracted. I have found listening to music helps me...

Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building....

Fill in the Blank: This semester has been…

By Northern Star Staff | December 9, 2018

Haley Galvin | Perspective Editor "... stressful but worthwhile." This semester was anything but easy. It was filled with assignment after assignment and a new job that threw a lot at me. However, I really believe it worked out for the best.With every...

Fill in the blank: My experience as a first generation student is….

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2018

Being a first generation student is....Josie Janicki | Perspective Contributor...lonesome, yet strengthening.I went to a community college before coming to NIU, and everything is different. That being said, I am experiencing everything by myself. As an...

Fill in the blank: NIU’s presidential choice is…

By Northern Star Perspective Staff | September 16, 2018

Chris Grask | Perspective Contributor   ...an acceptable choice.A new president is one of the most newsworthy events to happen on campus. Freeman has been the temporary president since Doug Baker resigned. Dr. Freeman being appointed as the first ever...