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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is following through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally. Pai distributed his alternative plan to the net neutrality rules to other FCC commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in preparation for a Dec. 14 vote on the proposal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

In Focus: Net neutrality

By Perspective Staff | December 4, 2017

On Dec. 14 Congress will vote to repeal net neutrality, the principle that protects equal internet service.Rachel FraineyIt is unethical for the internet to be sold like cable packages. Repealing net neutrality restricts lower income citizens from free...

Point/Counterpoint: Tuition rates

By Perspective Staff | November 13, 2017

On Oct. 19, the Board of Trustees approved a domestic rate structure that will make out-of-state tuition equal to in-state starting fall 2018.Reduced tuition will not save enrollmentMaddi Smith To combat low enrollment, NIU matched the out-of-state tuition...

In Focus: How should NIU address off-campus crime?

In Focus: How should NIU address off-campus crime?

By Perspective Staff | November 6, 2017

Rachel FraineyIn the past month, students have received over six off-campus crime safety bulletins but not enough information regarding progress of investigations. This is frightening because most aren’t just petty crimes, they’re shootings. Even...

Trump continues to terrorize the twitter community from his tower.

In Focus: Was Trump’s reaction to Puerto Rico’s disaster acceptable?

October 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating is down 20 percent after responses to Hurricane Maria, according to a CNN poll. Trump gives himself a 10 out of 10 on federal effort, yet Puerto Rico’s mayor says more like 10 out of 100.Maddi SmithAs the representative...

Breaking Barriers rescues first-generation students from first-year difficulties

Breaking Barriers rescues first-generation students from first-year difficulties

By Maddi Smith | October 5, 2017

NIU needs to notice how well Breaking Barriers continues to break down the basics of going to college for first-generation students who might find acclimating tough and consider promoting the student organization.“First-generation” is a term that...

In Focus: Are Holmes Student Center renovations necessary?

By Perspective Staff | September 11, 2017

Faith MellenthinI think it could be a good change to campus, just badly timed.The renovation plans of the Holmes Student Center will provide a much needed space for all types of students to socialize. As a student who loves to stay on campus during the...

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