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Sleep deprivation could have scary consequences

By Anthony Parlogean | October 9, 2019

Crazy schedules and heavy workloads for college students make the infamous all-nighter inevitable, but a lack of sleep has detrimental effects, both physically and mentally, and may be literally killing you.Americans spend about 36 years of their life...

Migrants should receive vaccines

By Alicia LaRouech | September 2, 2019

Denying people access to vaccinations is insensitive and unjustifiable, as well as dangerous.Migrant children detained at the border will not be receiving vaccinations, according to an August 2019 statement from Customs and Border Protection.During the...

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...

the cannabis leaf and judge gavel

US drug laws are far too strict on marijuana

By Chris Grask | October 28, 2018

Opioids are running roughshod over the American populace, and the cure grows from the ground in the form of cannabis. The plant fails to grow because the U.S. government refuses to utilize its full potential and would much rather stick to the same old...

Safe Passage reaches to those in need

Safe Passage reaches to those in need

By Kyra Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 25, 2018

DeKALB — Lynnea Erickson Laskowski, director of prevention in communication and Kendal Baker, marketing and communication specialist of Safe Passage held Got a Minute?, which was a community services for dating violence event held Oct. 24 in Founders...

‘Afflicted’: Misunderstood Netflix Show

By Maddie Barrett | September 29, 2018

Having a chronic illness can be an arduous journey, but imagine having an illness that can’t be cured. The seven people that “Afflicted” profiles know that feeling very well. Their chronic problems cause them pain and suffering that everyday people...

Don’t go to class if you have a cold

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 5, 2013

It looks like the cold has set in for good, as have sniffles and sore throats in classrooms.Students, take these symptoms as a warning sign: When you get sick, stay home from class.​ Not only is it important to get your rest as soon and often as possible,...