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Graduating editors say goodbye to the Star

By Michael Urbanec & Tom Burton | December 9, 2018

Always be willing to learnMichael Urbanec | Sports EditorI wasn’t well prepared when Madison Kacer hired me as a news reporter for the Northern Star in fall 2017. I came in with the same story many of our writers have: We were all told we were good...

Shooting survivors united during wreath laying ceremony

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 15, 2018
A flower laid on top of Ryanne Mace’s memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the Cole Hall shooting Wednesday Feb. 14.

DeKalb’s Public Works staff seeks increase of TIF funding for road construction

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 13, 2018

Public Works Director Tim Holderman presented the Committee of the Whole with his department’s road improvement plan for the next five years during Monday’s meeting.The five-year plan is estimated to cost $16. 5 million that would patch and repair...

Flu season hits hard

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 1, 2018

The 2017-2018 flu season has caused more Illinois residents to seek medical attention compared to the previous season.The Illinois Department of Public Health, which tracks the outbreaks of communicable diseases, has seen an increase in the number of...

Morgan Brickley, Fraternity and Sorority Live associate director, shows the certificate she received after graduating from the Citizen Police Academy 2017 spring program.

NIU Campus Police train residents

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 18, 2018

DeKALB — NIU Campus Police is preparing for its citizen police training academy.The 11-week Citizen Police Academy program is free and allows DeKalb residents and the campus community the opportunity to partake in a simulated training exercise to offer...

Under the lens: DeKalb residents try to stay safe

By Lindsey Salvatelli | November 20, 2017

Crime Under The Lens is a two-part series that investigates the recent increase of violence in DeKalb and its affect on residents. The first story identified the source of crime, and the second story focuses on residents living in the area with the highest...

Police awarded federal grant | Funding to support mental health study

By Lindsey Salvatelli | November 16, 2017

DeKALB — The DeKalb Police Department has been the recipient of a federal grant to provide a better response when dealing with people with mental illnesses.Police officials applied for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Police-Mental Health Collaboration...

Under the lens: A look at DeKalb crime

By Lindsey Salvatelli | November 16, 2017

Crime Under The Lens is a two-part series that investigates the recent increase of violence in DeKalb and its affect on residents.DEKALB - More than a week has passed since the sound of gunshots rang out on the northwest side of DeKalb, but the gun violence...

Support staff union files report; still no contract

By Lindsey Salvatelli | October 19, 2017

DeKALB — Members of the support staff union have filed a report with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board against the university for what spokeswoman Sarah Dorner said is a failure to bargain in good faith.The 700 administrative professionals,...

Two NIU students, Alicia Gonzalez, junior psychology and sociology major, and graduate student Christine Diaz, hold a banner next to three other demonstrators at the protest against President Donald Trumps decision Tuesday.

DACA students deal with repeal

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 11, 2017

An intensification of emotional and mental stress has gripped undocumented students since the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was announced Tuesday.That same day, acting President Lisa Freeman responded to President Donald...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

By Lindsey Salvatelli | September 5, 2017

DeKALB — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be on campus Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Quilts and Human Rights, a traveling exhibit, and deliver a keynote speech.Quilts and Human Rights opened in 2008 at Michigan State University and focuses on social...

1st female president shares journey to NIU

By Lindsey Salvatelli | August 28, 2017

DeKalb | Illinois higher education leadership has needed to answer difficult questions during the past few years; however, acting President Lisa Freeman has spent the majority of her life seeking answers to unsolved questions.Freeman is the first female...

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