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Migrant caravan stirs politics

Migrant caravan stirs politics

By Chris Grask | November 4, 2018

A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media...

Inclusive language inspires equality

By MacKenzie Meadows | November 4, 2018

Person-first language is important to the identity of those who have a physical or mental disability. Person-first language is the philosophy of putting the person before their disability in conversation, according to North Shore Pediatric Therapy. The...

Lecture series prompts discussion about Cambodian religious monument

By Taher Zeitoun | October 29, 2018

DeKALB — As part of its Southeast Asia Lecture Series, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies hosted Mitch Hendrickson to present his lecture ”Steely Places and Angkorian Spaces.”Hendrickson has been teaching Anthropology at the University of Illinois...

Government officials should reflect the US demographic

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 17, 2018

With midterm elections approaching and recent polarizing activity in government, the Northern Star Editorial Board implores readers to begin educating themselves on the current composition of those in elected bodies.Midterm election voting is held Nov....

Students need to take action and register to vote

Students need to take action and register to vote

By Lisa Lillianstrom | October 17, 2018

It is important to register to vote and head to the polls on election day. Midterm elections are coming up Nov. 6, and the number of registered voted has increased in the past few years. A record 800,000 people registered to vote on National Voter Registration...

Plain White T’s reveal stylistic direction for ‘Parallel Universe’

By Sam Malone | October 1, 2018

Tom Higgenson, lead singer and founder of the Plain White T’s, sat with a smile in his tattered Converse beside his bandmates as they talked about their new album, old memories and mechanical habits of the group before taking the stage Sunday at the...

Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

By Lisa Lillianstrom | September 26, 2018

Being a mother and a student can be challenging, but NIU has resources to help student parents succeed in reaching their goals.One resource available to all mothers is lactation stations. These stations are located around the campus and are private rooms...

Students must remain hopeful for Freeman’s presidency

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 19, 2018

Lisa Freeman was approved for contract negotiations Thursday as NIU’s first female president, and the Northern Star Editorial Board would like to express a cautiously optimistic attitude.Despite disagreeing with the override, the Editorial Board recognizes...

Holmes Student Center construction is an inconvenience to students

By Chris Grask | September 12, 2018

The Holmes Student Center renovations are underway, and the construction could not have happened at a worse time. NIU is moving the bookstore experience into more of an online pickup experience, and it’s a nightmare.Due to construction in HSC, students...

Barb City Bagels transitions locations as part of Cornerstone project

By Jessie Kern | September 3, 2018

Barb City Bagels moved locations as a result of the city of DeKalb’s Cornerstone project.The $7.5 million project created a four-story building, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, now housing Barb City Bagels on the first floor and 51 apartments on floors two...

Title IX and AlcoholEdu needs to be taken serious by all students

Title IX and AlcoholEdu needs to be taken serious by all students

By Haley Galvin | September 2, 2018

Title IX and AlcoholEdu training is required for NIU students to take at the start of their first semester at NIU, and rightfully so; students need to take the training seriously.Illinois requires all students in their first year at college to participate...

Head brewer John Sanderson shows some of the various instruments used to create microbrew craft beers.

Sycamore brewery opens downtown

By Jessie Kern | July 23, 2018

DeKALB — A Sycamore business has relocated to downtown DeKalb after transitioning from a brew pub to a microbrewery.Forge Brew House, 216 N. 6 St., had a soft opening March 17 and grand opening March 24. The Sycamore location, previously on Airport...