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Parkland widow renovates home, preserves memories

By KELLI KENNEDY | February 14, 2020

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Debbi Hixon was a bundle of nerves waiting to see the 10-day makeover that had transformed her home. She wasn't concerned about the new kitchen counters or paint colors; the Parkland shooting widow was worried the fancy new decor...

Florida ‘red flag’ gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland

By TERRY SPENCER | February 14, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West Palm Beach couple who shot up their home while high on cocaine. A 31-year-old Gulf Coast man who pointed a semiautomatic...

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight common enemy with Boston College

Baseball team travels to Florida to fight “common enemy” with Boston College

By Jemea Green | February 12, 2020

DeKALB — The baseball team will travel to Winter Haven, Florida to face the Boston College University Eagles and raise awareness of ALS during this weekend’s matchup.Pete Frates, who promoted the ice bucket challenge, was a mutual friend of both head...

Parkland dad apologizes for State of the Union outburst

By TERRY SPENCER | February 5, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a student killed in the 2018 Florida high school massacre apologized Wednesday for disrupting President Donald Trump's State of the Union address by shouting as the president said the rights of gun owners are...

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local):11:25 p.m.Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class...

Common Core needs to be revamped

By Noah Thornburgh | February 14, 2019

If education is about raising humans, then the Common Core needs a revamp. Otherwise, the next generation may be more machine than man.The Common Core State Standards Initiative started in 2010 as a way to promote country-wide learning standards for K-12...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

By Editorial Board | March 22, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board stands beside the brave individuals who spoke up against gun violence and agrees student participation in walkouts is essential in continuing the dialogue. We stand with students who choose to participate in the national...

Point/Counterpoint: Shooting prevention

By Mackenzie Meadows | February 26, 2018

Many Americans have strong opinions on school safety. On Feb. 23 President Donald Trump proposed we arm teachers to combat shootings.More armed security needed Mackenzie MeadowsPrincipals, deans and other office staff in every elementary, middle and...

Men’s golf balancing books and hitting the links

By Dustin King | April 4, 2012

Over the past month, Kurtis Luedtke, NIU men’s golfer, had a conflicting schedule. “It’s really hard,” Luedtke said. “You have to learn how to compartmentalize your life. When you’re on the course, you can’t think about school, and when...

Mens golf to play in FAU Spring Break Championship, womens golf to play in SIU Invitational

Men’s golf to play in FAU Spring Break Championship, women’s golf to play in SIU Invitational

By Sean Anderson | March 21, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s golf will both be in action over the weekend. The women’s team will head south to Carbondale to play in the SIU Invitational. The Huskies are coming off a seventh place finish in the NIU Snowbird. “Well, it was great. We...

Delegal has Hurricane connection

By Jerry Burnes | November 27, 2011

It's all about "The U." Growing up in Carol City, Fla., about 20 miles north of the University of Miami, NIU linebacker Jordan Delegal's life has been influenced by a school he never attended, but one that surrounds him at every turn. On the field at...

First-year head coach Dave Doeren inked 22 new recruits to the NIU football team on Wednesday.

NIU inks 22 recruits

By Andrew Singer | February 3, 2011

DeKALB | Not even a blizzard was enough to derail National Signing Day for the NIU football team on Wednesday afternoon. First-year head coach Dave Doeren announced his first recruiting class as a head coach at the Yordon Center in DeKalb. The class of...