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Haley Galvin

Haley’s story: Balancing school and work while fighting cancer

By Haley Galvin | November 12, 2020

Being a college student and working at a newspaper was really hard last semester in the midst of the pandemic. Now, this semester, I am helping manage that newspaper, and I am battling cancer, while still taking five college courses. To say that it’s...

Haley Galvin with her boyfriend Matt.

Haley’s story: Dating while being diagnosed with cancer

By Haley Galvin | November 5, 2020

This is dedicated to my amazing and wonderful boyfriend Matt who I would be lost without.  Let’s start this off light. Trying to date while going through chemotherapy is honestly super hard. I can’t go on a date just anywhere. I have a compromised...

Haley Galvin receives an IV infusion during her fourth round of chemotherapy Oct. 30.

Haley’s story: Going through chemotherapy treatments

By Haley Galvin | October 29, 2020

Chemotherapy: the singular word that I have come to dread the most out of this whole experience. While I did have tumors removed, I decided I was going to go through with the six rounds of chemo that my specialist suggested in order to decrease the likelihood...

Haley Galvin before and after beginning chemotherapy treatments to fight ovarian cancer.

Haley’s story: Being diagnosed with cancer at 21

By Haley Galvin | October 22, 2020

About four months ago, I sat talking to my best friend about how my worst nightmare would be if I wasn’t able to have kids one day. Little did I know, two days after that conversation my doctor would tell me there was a large mass on my abdomen that...

School of Theatre and Dance hosts 2019 Fall Dance Concert

By Haley Galvin | November 23, 2019

The School of Theater and Dance’s 2019 Fall Dance Concert is an enticing and spectacular performance no one should miss. The show took place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stevens Building...

Veterans deserve incredible honor

By Haley Galvin | November 10, 2019

Growing up, I had a few veterans in my immediate family, as well as a several others spread throughout my family tree. Having veterans in my family means that I take a great deal of pride in their service and in observance of Veterans Day on Monday.This...

100 word rant: telemarketers

100 word rant: telemarketers

By Haley Galvin | September 9, 2019

As college students, we unknowingly become victims to one of the most annoying aspects of life: telemarketers and scams. Everyone can relate to receiving mysterious calls from an 800 number. You finally get so fed up with it you answer, and it’s someone...

Third season of “13 Reasons Why” disappoints

By Haley Galvin | September 6, 2019
After the first season of "13 Reasons Why" spread so much controversy, Netflix has since premiered two additional seasons with the third season being released on Aug. 23.
The forest view surrounding the camper Haley Galvin stays at each summer at Lake Village Family Campground.

That time I…went without signal for a week

By Haley Galvin | August 26, 2019

Seven full days with zero cell service. I’m not sure how I managed to make it through. I am constantly on my phone, checking social media until I can’t refresh anymore. It is not something I am proud of, but I admit I should detach myself from it...

Fill in the Blank: Send Silence Packing was…

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2018

Fill in the Blank…”Send Silence Packing was”Haley Galvin | Perspective Editor “Important and emotional” This movement is a very important message that really affected me. It was an abrupt wake up call for me about how many students have been...

Suicide prevention must be taken seriously

Suicide prevention must be taken seriously

By Haley Galvin | October 3, 2018

Suicide and suicide prevention are hard things to talk about, and they often fall under the category of things that should not be talked about; however, that needs to change. Suicide is a real and present issue in society, and it is a topic many college...

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...

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