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NIU should not be taking a stance on abortion

By Letter Writer | March 1, 2011

Dear President Peters, I am writing you regarding the Northern Illinois University website. NIU is a great institution and going here has been a great experience. I have no doubt that the investment I made by coming to the university will more than pay...

Taxing marijuana is the solution to Ill financial problems

By Letter Writer | February 24, 2011

Illinois’ executive branch is currently not pleasing anyone. After a raise in income tax, we still see cuts in public interest spending. Our state must be in a really sticky situation if the executive branch has decided to turn to such an unpleasant...

Letter to the editor: New semester gives the SA a chance to learn from past mistakes

By Letter writer | January 24, 2011

Looking back on the last semester of student politics, there is no doubt that the SSDP [Students for Sensible Drug Policy] fiasco was the biggest issue that confronted the Student Association. I can only hope that Student Affairs and Enrollment Management's...

Letter to the Editor: Chami an easy decision for DeKalb State’s Attorney

By Letter Writer | October 27, 2010

We have an easy decision on Nov. 2when it comes to selecting DeKalb County's next State's Attorney.Sarah Gallagher Chamihas the experience, expertise and community commitment necessaryfor the job.Her opponent, on the other hand, doesnot have the experience...

Medical marijuana can only benefit patients

By Letter Writer | August 30, 2010

As someone who has seen the benefits of medical cannabis personally, it is unconscionable for the lawmakers in the state to withhold vital treatment to patients. After open heart surgery with lots of complications, one of which left me blind, I was seen...