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HSA hosts comedy fundraiser to provides laughs, stress relief

By Joe Palmer | December 4, 2012

Laughter may be the best medicine, but it’s also a great fundraiser, as the Honors Student Association (HSA) hosted the “Last Laugh Comedy Show” to raise student morale and provide some jokes before finals week Tuesday night. The show featured comedians...

Northern Star wins awards at ICPA convention

By Northern Star Staff | February 19, 2012

The Northern Star took home 16 individual awards and an honorable mention in general excellence Sunday at the Illinois College Press Association convention.Several current and former staff members won individual awards for their contributions to the paper....

How would you grade NIU this year?

By Northern Star columnists | December 4, 2011

  Aaron Brooks An upgrade to the residence halls is something that NIU really needed, and it is good to see progress in that area. In other areas, however, the administration's priorities seem misplaced. Giving a facelift to the aging Holmes Student...

In Focus: Tips for getting through finals week

By Colin Remes | December 1, 2011

Colin Remes Columnist Study early and often, but study just a little bit at a time. Instead of going home and watching TV during your free time, pick up a review sheet or write a few words in that paper you've been putting off. There will always be another...

Mullen-Moore should be allowed to ‘eat more kale’

By Jack Baker | November 29, 2011

Chick-fil-A is suing a Vermont man for infringing on the company's trademarked slogan, "eat mor chikin." The company claims that the silk screened t-shirts and other items made by Bo Muller-Moore with the words "eat more kale" could hurt its business....

Classes should be research-based

By Jack Baker | November 16, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I took a test in my Psychopathology class. I got an A on it, but if I had to take it again, I might fail. Not that much time has passed, but I've already forgotten most, if not all, of the information that was on the test. This is...

In Focus: What does Veterans Day mean to you?

By Alyssa Pracz | November 10, 2011

Parker Happ Columnist Veterans Day is getting better. One of my friends, a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, has return home and earned a job working on Marine One. Another one of my friends who came home this past year was able to see his son born...

Registering for classes has become inconvenient

By Jack Baker | November 8, 2011

Registration for the spring 2012 semester has begun and, once again, it is a frustrating process. The Northern Star Editorial Board already wrote about the huge problem of departments only offering some of the courses in the course catalogue; however,...

In Focus: What’s the most under-utilized resource in DeKalb?

By Jack Baker | November 3, 2011

Jack Baker Columnist It's kind of amazing how many people don't take advantage of all of the scholarships offered through the scholarship office. There are hundreds of them for just about every major and activity offered at NIU. However, so few people...

In Focus: What’s the best and worst things about Halloween?

October 27, 2011

Martha Lueck Columnist Best: Dressing up. It's a chance to be fun in how you present yourself. Even if people judge you for dressing in a bizarre fashion, this is the one day of the year when you can go all out and not care if people think you look like...

Some NIU departments need more variety

By Jack Baker | October 23, 2011

Sometimes, I feel like I'm paying to take the same class twice, and it sucks. Last year, I took Media Management (JOUR 449) where we talked a great deal about media convergence and media conglomeration and the effects they have had on media and society....

In Focus: Why is our government broken?

By Aaron Brooks | October 20, 2011

Aaron Brooks Columnist Our government is broken because it does not work for the 99 percent of Americans but for corporations and the wealthy. As reported by CBS News in November 2009, a report by The Center for Responsible Politics found 44 percent of...