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A new year calls for new resolutions

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Editor | February 1, 2023

Over the past few weeks, most of us have probably been asked what our new year's resolutions are. With the right mindset and attitude, new year’s goals can be achieved. All they take is deliberation, commitment and interest. Here are a few steps that...

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....

Administration plans to combat falling enrollment with branding, targeted recruitment, equity

By Noah Thornburgh | July 12, 2019

The administration responded to falling higher education enrollment in Illinois with a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan, a five-year, three-goal plan laying out a timeline to bolster enrollment.Sol Jensen, vice president of enrollment management,...

Letter from the editor: student voices are heard at the Northern Star

By Haley Galvin | August 28, 2018

Beginning this fall, I will be taking over as perspective editor and plan to improve the quality of the section with fresh ideas and style.I want to provide head-turning content to peek the interests of each reader as well as evoking thoughts and debate...

Top Editor sets goals

By Maddie Steen | August 28, 2017

As the new managing editor of the Northern Star, I can honestly say that I am pumped for this upcoming year. Not only am I excited about school starting back up, but I have so many ideas and hopes for the paper.I previously wrote for the perspective section,...

In Focus: What are your plans, goals and advice for winter break?

In Focus: What are your plans, goals and advice for winter break?

By Perspective Staff | December 7, 2014

Blake GlossonOver break, I will do job shadowing, prepare to lead a young adult’s ministry at my church and I might even do some laundry once or twice.But, let’s be honest, what would I actually accomplish by describing my winter plans to you? Unless...

Use break to pursue new goals

By Patrick Pastrana | June 19, 2013

Many students spend their summers relaxing and enjoying their free time while others try to accomplish goals before the fall semester. In my case, I’m trying my best to keep myself busy. Even if I occasionally slip and get nothing finished for one...

Create your own college busket list

By Patrick Pastrana | May 6, 2013

When I started college, I felt the need to set goals for myself. I wanted to put effort into something like changing myself in some way or accomplishing something that would take lots of work, so I created my college bucket list. The name speaks for itself:...

Holding onto your goals can be the path to success

By Kayla Nebel | October 31, 2012

Here is your sign. It’s time to wake up. We all have our own reasons for being in college. The reasons are as diverse as the individuals here at the university, and I’m not telling you the right reason for being here. But for whatever ambition that...