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We Care is a pregnancy clinic in downtown DeKalb. The clinic offers various services for interested residents. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

WeCare4NIU, anti-abortion student outreach

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – A normal day at the We Care Pregnancy Clinic, located in downtown DeKalb, begins with prayer in the building’s breakroom. The microwave in the breakroom has a sticker that says “love every heartbeat” in cursive, and the whiteboard...

Lincoln Hall sits in front of New Hall and will be torn down to be turned into a Health Informatics Technology Center.

Health Center to replace Lincoln Hall

By Ally Formeller | March 10, 2022
Health Informatics Technology Center will promote collaboration and will include students within all disciplines.

Representative Underwood talks gun control, healthcare at town hall

By Kierra Frazier | September 5, 2019

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood held a town hall for students on Tuesday and discussed how Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this fall.The town hall meeting was the first one Underwood held specifically for college students....

History made by number of women sworn into congress

By Lisa Lillianstrom | January 13, 2019

A total of 127 women were sworn into Congress Jan. 3 as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, marking the largest number of women ever elected and proving the future is, in fact, female.Not only is there a large number of women in Congress, there are...

High stress jobs need mental health breaks breaks

By Roxanne H. | March 26, 2018

Professionals in careers that demand over 55 working hours in a week deserve mandatory benefits such as more paid vacation days and monthly mental health checkups.Last fall semester there were a total of 3388 students enrolled in the College of Health...

Mental healthcare is the key to gun control

Mental healthcare is the key to gun control

By Holly New | March 26, 2013

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. This is the message that some are finally getting. On March 12, state officials put aside $20 million to revamp Colorado’s mental-health system as part of a plan introduced by Gov. John Hickenlooper in January,...

Mandate says healthcare requirement a tax

By Felix Sarver | July 9, 2012

One of the more contested provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was the individual mandate. The mandate requires every American to get health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a “crucial”...

Health care system ranked 37 worldwide

By Colin Remes | April 10, 2012

Part 2 of 2 We are facing gridlock in Washington, but parliamentary systems rarely see a lack of movement like we are experiencing. The main reason for this is that parliamentary systems are significantly more unified in their political views, ideas and...

A response to my critics

By Aaron Brooks | March 30, 2011

Mr. Fribert: First, in regards to your letter let me say how happy I am that you wrote. Admittedly, I read comments to my writings all the time at, but when someone takes the time to write a 242-word response, I get all a-flutter. Everything...