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Obama’s final speech instills ideas of change

By Clarissa Hinshaw | January 18, 2017

DeKALB — With President Barack Obama’s term coming to an end, students and faculty interested in leadership and activism are paying attention to his final words.Obama delivered his farewell address at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago....

Washington state presidential elector Levi Guerra, center, announces that shes asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican consensus candidate rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Wednesday in Olympia, Wash.

Students call for reform of Electoral College

By Lindsey Salvatelli | December 5, 2016

DeKALB | Some students are calling for the reformation of the Electoral College following the results of the presidential election.“[The Electoral College] doesn’t make sense in terms of nationalism,” said junior Spanish major Brandon Blade. “It...

Opinion: Election leads younger generation to distrust

By Brooklynn Harper | November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed all along that this election is rigged, and in a way, he’s right. Though I wouldn’t call our system rigged, I do agree that Americans don’t have as much of a say as we tend to think we do, which leads to...

High School students from Salt Lake City who are afraid, upset and discouraged due to last nights election results held a sit-in at the Utah Capitol to show solidarity for their immigrant and LGBTQ peers Wednesday in Salt Lake City. A day after Donald Trump’s election as president, the divisions he exposed only showed signs of widening as many thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to condemn him.

Opinion: Trump’s victory brings confusion

By Nick Bosshart | November 10, 2016

For most of Tuesday evening and Wednesday, I attempted to rationalize the decisions of some of my fellow Americans.As a white, middle-class male, I cannot even begin to place myself in the shoes of any individual that belongs to a minority. I have never...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis. 

Campus respond’s to Trump’s victory

By Julia Martinez, Sam Malone, and Madison Kacer | November 10, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump beat out Secretary Hillary Clinton with polls showing 279 electoral votes to her 228 electoral votes, according to the New York Times. Students reacted across campus to Trump’s victory following Election...

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

DeKALB | President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were declared the winners in the battle for the White House.The presidential candidates needed 270 electoral votes to win the election Tuesday. Trump won the presidency with 279...

InFocus: What is your reaction to the presidential election results?

By Perspective Staff | November 10, 2016

Kristen ArmsColumnistIf this election has taught the American people anything, it’s that expectations do not always equal reality. Senator Bernie Sanders seemed to have a large presence in the primaries but was uprooted by Secretary Hillary Clinton....

Photo poll: Who did you vote for?

Photo poll: Who did you vote for?

By Yeon Woo Kim | November 9, 2016

Q: Which candidate did you vote for?A: "I voted for Hillary Clinton," said senior English major Gabriel Smith. "She most aligns with the issues that I am concerned with, and she seems like the most experienced candidate. Donald Trump has no political...

Clinton concedes to Trump, reminds supporters to fight for rights

Clinton concedes to Trump, reminds supporters to fight for rights

By Associated Press | November 9, 2016

Correction: The Northern Star mistakenly reported Hillary Clinton's running mate as Mike Pence. Her running mate was Tim Kaine.Secretary Hillary Clinton delivered a concession speech to formally end her campaign this morning, congratulate President-elect...

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Northern Star post-election guide

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Follow the Northern Star's election coverage:Pre-Election DaySA Vice President Rachel Jacob says voteSA President Giuseppe LaGioia says voteNIU President Doug Baker says votePhoto poll: Who are you voting for?Viewing party to be held in Huskie DenMillenials...

Election: Trump needs more than Florida to win

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Political Science Professor Matthew Streb thinks Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton doesn't need to worry if she doesn't get Florida's electoral votes."Everyone is focused on Florida, and Florida's great; Florida's important, but Hillary...

Election: Millennials matter

Election: Millennials matter

By Northern Star staff | November 7, 2016
Q: Who are you voting for?A: "Actually I've decided to not vote this year," said Marckus Vazquez, sophomore computer and electrical engineering major. "Usually I participate in the elections like everyone else but this year I just don't see a better candidate. I mean, I really don't. I was going to vote Third Party, but I figured there's very little point to that too."Q: If you did vote for someone, then what would the deciding factor be for you?A: "Honestly, it would probably just be keeping the jobs in America. We are outsourcing everything. I mean, when I was seven or eight, there were so many jobs in every field, but now I have to pick my major on what's left. There are so many jobs that are now overseas. Whereas they weren't years ago," said Vazquez.Q: Who are you voting for?A: "I've decided not to vote this year," said junior marketing major Maria Fracassi.Q: If you did vote, what would be the deciding factors for you?A: "I think where they stand on where they put their money on war, schools and definitely taxing. I know that's a lot, but it's kind of important since we're students. We've seen money go into the Middle East, but not for much good," said Fracassi.Q: Who are you voting for?A: "I'm a very liberal person, so I will be voting for -- I already did vote for Hillary Clinton," said junior accounting major Adolfo Sto Domingo. Q: What were the deciding factors for you?A: For me, it's more of party affiliation. I line up more with the Liberal side. Originally, I was a Bernie Sanders supporter but HIllary represents me the most rather than Donald Trump or just the Republicans in general. So that's the main reason," said Domingo.