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Letter to the editor: Placing blame on students bad marketing from NIU Athletics

By Michael Hollander | February 8, 2016

I was reading Thursday’s Northern Star article, “Free tuition initiative fails,” and felt disappointed about the cancellation of the free tuition raffle.I am a user of NIU’s Red-Black Rewards app and am currently listed number one on the app for...

Letter to the Editor: Star should focus on student issues

By Stephen Reid | January 21, 2016

Looking at the Star’s home page this morning one would think that the only news worth covering in DeKalb is of home invasions, shootings and NIU football. Has the Star become the Chicago Tribune? Why isn’t the Star covering the most important issues...

Letter to the Editor: Tar sands should concern students

By Meryl Domina | September 23, 2015

There is growing concern that the pipelines carrying Canadian tar sands across the Midwest are not as safe as their corporate owners claim.Since two of these lines owned by Enbridge Inc., Line 13 and Line 61, come within three miles of NIU’s west campus...

Letter to the Editor: City decisions need to be made swifty, correctly

By Bessie Chronopolous | September 13, 2015

Impropriety must be dealt with swiftly, and correct procedure should always be followed.Proper behavior and adhering to procedure are the foundation of good government. That is why a special meeting should be called immediately to clarify the events that...

Letter to the editor: Football player gets praise for kindness

I would like to take a minute to publicly thank Rasheen Lemon, from the NIU football team.I dropped my iPhone in the middle of a parking lot. Rasheen found my phone and took the time to call both my partner and my roommate in an effort to return my phone...

Letter to the Editor: Columns should be relevant to NIU readership

By Robin Anderson and graduate English student | July 20, 2015

I am very disappointed with the Pass/Fail from the July 13, 2015 edition.As a student, an employee, an alumna and a parent of a student, I am having trouble figuring out what audience the Pass/Fail was addressed to.How many of our students know anything...

Letter to the Editor: All animals deserve fair treatment

By Jordan Lombardo and DeKalb resident | June 27, 2015

For those of you who don’t know, the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which took place in Yulin, China, was a week-long celebration of the Summer Solstice in which participants cooked up and consumed large amounts of dog meat — an event that was started only...

Northern Star SA coverage lacking

By Leon Kincaid | April 29, 2015

The Student Association director of Public Affairs, Joe Palmer, stressed the importance of the Northern Star’s role during Senate’s meeting this Sunday and encouraged senators to read each paper and check daily for updates online.However, after a...

Letter to the Editor: Decisions made by SA Supreme Court troubling

By Chris Michels | April 26, 2015

The recent decisions by the NIU Student Association Supreme Court are troubling and set a dangerous precedent.In its third opinion, regarding improper adhesives, the court in a 5-0 decision ruled that they will look at whether there is sufficient grounds...

Letter to the Editor: NIU’s reckless spending concerns student

By Willie Carter | April 12, 2015

I have been at NIU for almost five years and have grown to love the NIU campus, students/staff and its community. I have always tried to do my best in my classes and treat others with the respect we all deserve. There are times when I can cheat, take...

Letter to the Editor: Transit director thanks students

By Brett Williams | April 8, 2015

In the four years I have been attending NIU, I’ve never been more proud of my fellow peers than during my time as your director of Mass Transit.The HUSKIELINE focus groups have been able to touch on something much deeper than just student transit. It’s...

Star’s pronoun policy shows responsibility, respect

By Lise Schlossser | March 29, 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the Editorial Board for their decision to ask anyone whom your reporters interview to provide a preferred pronoun. This gesture of responsibility and respect speaks well to your publication’s integrity...