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An NIU student takes a break from homework to watch some TikTok videos.

OPINION: TikTok is overrated

By Parker Otto, Columnist | February 4, 2022
Tiktok is a new sensational app, but it is bound to go out of style.
It’s important to set boundaries with social media to protect mental health.

Responsible social media use can benefit mental health

By Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor | January 28, 2022
We need to regulate our use of social media to protect our mental health.
The Fujifilm Quicksnap is a very popular disposable camera among college students. They come with 27 exposures and a built-in flash.

Disposable cameras make the perfect comeback

By Summer Fitzgerald | January 20, 2022
Disposable cameras are helping to truly capture memories without the stress of social media.

German far-right party laments isolation by rivals, media

February 24, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany called Monday for rivals to scale back their criticism of the party, saying the blackballing it is being subjected to could harm democracy in the country.The party, known by its German acronym AfD,...

Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

By JILL LAWLESS | February 24, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Truth-telling journalist or reckless criminal: A British judge was given two conflicting portraits of Julian Assange as the WikiLeaks founder's long-awaited extradition hearing began Monday in a London court.A lawyer for the U.S. authorities,...

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

February 23, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.The man was...

Israel strikes Gaza, Syria after Palestinian rockets attacks

By JOSEF FEDERMAN | February 23, 2020

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military said early Monday that it struck Palestinian militants targets in Gaza and Syria in response to rockets fired toward southern Israel on Sunday evening, hours after Israel said it killed a Palestinian militant who...

TSA halts employees from using TikTok for social media posts

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said Sunday it has stopped allowing employees to use the China-owned video app TikTok to create social media posts for the agency after the Senate’s top Democrat raised concerns about potential...

US to lay out case against Assange at extradition hearing

By JILL LAWLESS | February 23, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. government and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face off Monday in a high-security London courthouse, a decade after WikiLeaks infuriated American officials by publishing a trove of classified military documents.A judge at...

Nevada Democrats skirt chaos that plagued Iowa caucuses

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHELLE L. PRICE | February 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After the chaos of the Iowa caucuses, Democrats were desperate to avoid another fiasco in Nevada. And early indications Saturday were that they succeeded. Enough preliminary results came in to allow The Associated Press and other...

Looking to Nevada, will Dems avoid mistakes of Iowa?

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | February 22, 2020

Nevada Democrats are hoping to avoid a repeat of the chaos that ensnared the Iowa caucuses, as voters gather across the Silver State on Saturday to make their presidential preferences known. Iowa's process cratered this month following a rushed effort...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:ABC's “This Week" — National security adviser Robert O'Brien; Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.———NBC's “Meet the Press" — Clyburn; Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence———CBS'...

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