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The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA accounts for senators changing majors, new bill

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 23, 2022

The Student Government Association has approved a bill that amends their constitution to account for a senator switching their major. Before the amendment, there were no clear rules as to what would happen if a senator changed majors while in office,...

A classroom in the Center for Black Studies, which offers different programs for Black students to encourage success and help them make connections.

Black Studies minor promotes understanding

By Julio Ceja | February 10, 2022

DeKALB — Students who are looking to change minors or learn about different options can look into the Black Studies minor offered by the Center for Black Studies.  The minor requires students to take 18 credit hours within the required courses,...

Five-minute penalty cripples Huskies in hockey’s loss to Illinois State

By Matt Boecker | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — Hockey was unable to complete the two-game sweep Saturday against Midwest College Hockey rival Illinois State University.After taking game one on Friday, the Huskies weren’t able to keep their foot on the gas to win consecutive games for...

In the age of social media, rumors of alleged threats can spread in seconds and be blown out of proportion.

Students on social media should verify information before sharing

By Jordan Radloff | November 20, 2019

Any possible threat to campus should be taken seriously, but spreading rumors on social media about threats that aren’t proven to be true does more harm than good in making the student population feel safe. Students should have waited for the university...

Advisers provide crucial resources

Advisers provide crucial resources

By Jordan Radloff | November 10, 2019

Academic advisers are the most important source of assistance for choosing classes. Without proper guidance, picking classes that fulfill general education and degree requirements can be a confusing process. There are many useful resources students should...

Hong Kong strife hits close to home

By Anthony Parlogean | October 15, 2019

Students on campus should be empathetic toward the plight of Hong Kong protesters because government interference in individual liberties is a growing concern for Americans as well.The demonstrations among Hong Kong citizens that started back in April...

Fill in the blank: If I could study abroad anywhere, I would go to…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | October 11, 2019

NorwayHunter Weston | Contributor I’ve been to Norway before. The summer after my senior year of high school, I was taken to Norway as a graduation present and we stayed in Oslo for two weeks. My family has a strong Norwegian heritage that we are very...

Sleep deprivation could have scary consequences

By Anthony Parlogean | October 9, 2019

Crazy schedules and heavy workloads for college students make the infamous all-nighter inevitable, but a lack of sleep has detrimental effects, both physically and mentally, and may be literally killing you.Americans spend about 36 years of their life...

False fire alarms can be prevented

By Jordan Radloff | October 9, 2019

The fire alarms have gone off three times at Neptune Residence Hall in two weeks, according to residents, resulting in mandatory evacuations of the building. It can be frustrating for students to have to wait outside their residence halls at inconvenient...

Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

Expanding the engineering parking lot is a needed upgrade for students

By Anthony Parlogean | October 4, 2019

Across from the Engineering building and Anderson Hall are Lots V and A. Lot V is a normal, paved parking lot, however Lot A looks anything but normal with its loose gravel and old western atmosphere. Lot A needs an update mostly because there is not...

In this February file photo, Senator James Holmes grips a microphone during an SA senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA fills supreme court, senator posts

By Kierra Frazier | September 23, 2019

The Student Association Senate voted to fill the last SA supreme court associate justice seat and three senator seats at Sunday night’s Senate meeting.All four supreme court associate justice positions have been filled, while the SA supreme court chief...

Fitness classes at the Recreation Center include dance fitness, indoor cycling and more.

Student Recreation Center locker rooms to get remodel

By Ashley Dwy | September 23, 2019

The Recreation and Wellness Center locker rooms are undergoing a remodel to enhance privacy and inclusivity, with the project expected to be finished by the fall 2020 semester.The budget for the remodel is $1.1 million, and funding is from the auxiliary...