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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...

Fill in the Blank: Huskie football this season was…

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 28, 2018

Sam Malone | Managing Editor... accidentally impressive.The football season has been full of wins, and no one can deny that, but some of those victories weren’t as clean as they should have been. The defense played a strong game throughout the season,...

Tiny hero delivers big laughs

By Michael Urbanec | July 9, 2018

Following “Avengers: Infinity War” was not an easy task, but “Ant-Man and the Wasp” stayed in line with the quality expected from the Marvel cinematic universe.Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, remains under house arrest after the events of “Avengers:...

“Roseanne” without the Barr

By Michael Urbanec | June 25, 2018

The cast of “Roseanne” is no longer out of work after the show’s cancellation May 29 at the hands of its star Roseanne Barr’s outrageous Twitter attacks.ABC announced Friday the decision to create a spinoff of “Roseanne called “The Conners.”...

Mr. John Howell speaks about the tragic plane crash he was in and also about his book on Wednesday inside of Barsema Hall.

Guest speaker talks about inspiration, surviving Hudson River plane crash

By Michael Urbanec | March 30, 2018

Mr. John Howell speaks about the tragic plane crash he was in and also about his book on Wednesday inside of Barsema Hall.

James Marter challenges 16th Congressional Districts incumbent Republican

James Marter challenges 16th Congressional District’s incumbent Republican

John McCain (R-AZ) speaks during a press conference held by the US congressional delegation at the Halifax International Security Forum 2014. He is joined (left to right) by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator-elect Tom Cotton (R-AR), Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).

Members of the Latino Student Alliance and DREAM Action NIU march from MLK Commons toward Wirtz Hall Thursday. 

Students ask for diverse faculty

By Michael Urbanec | February 26, 2018

Members of the Latino Student Alliance and DREAM Action NIU march from MLK Commons toward Wirtz Hall Thursday. 

President Donald Trump claps during his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington D.C.

Students weigh in on Trump’s performance

By Michael Urbanec | February 8, 2018

President Donald Trump claps during his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington D.C.

Program prioritization continues

By Michael Urbanec | January 25, 2018

DeKALB — The Faculty Senate met Wednesday to discuss topics including program prioritization, school pride and the usage of Lynda.com.Acting Provost Chris McCord presented data from the program prioritization process the school started in fall 2015.“The...

Students walk to class during a winter snow storm.

New year; same below-zero weather

By Michael Urbanec | January 18, 2018

Students walk to class during a winter snow shower in 2016.

Haji-Sheikh wins board lawsuit; trustees violated Open Meeting Act

By Michael Urbanec | November 27, 2017

SYCAMORE — DeKalb County Judge Bradley Waller ruled during a summary judgment Wednesday in favor of Misty Haji-Sheikh, graduate student at large, finding the Board of Trustees in violation of the Illinois Open Meeting Act and voiding the unpaid portion...

Acting President Lisa Freeman delivered her State of the University address 3 p.m. Sept 20 in Altgeld.

Union staff negotiate wage raise

By Michael Urbanec | November 17, 2017

Acting President Lisa Freeman delivered her State of the University address 3 p.m. Sept 20 in Altgeld.