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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

John Howell, survivor of the 2009 Hudson River plane landing in New York City, spoke to accountancy students Wednesday evening.The department of accountancy and Beta Alpha Psi hosted Howell, who is also the managing director at Grant Thornton, an audit,...

James Marter challenges 16th Congressional Districts incumbent Republican

James Marter challenges 16th Congressional District’s incumbent Republican

DeKALB — James Marter thinks the 16th Congressional District needs a Republican candidate who can follow through with their promises.The elections will take place March 20, and incumbent Adam Kinzinger will be challenged for the Republican nomination...

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

DeKALB — About 25 students from Latino Student Alliance and Dream Action NIU gathered to rally for better representation on campus.The students said they want a higher concentration of non-white faculty on campus; Hispanics and African-Americans make...

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

In the year after President Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, the high-office has had numerous controversies and oddities.Trump’s current approval rating is 40 percent, the highest rating for Trump seen since May,...

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 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

DeKALB — Whether students walk or drive to class, the low temperatures brought on by La Nina will force them to take extra precautions.The weather in northern Illinois has taken its annual winter turn toward a deep freeze.“We’re not even close to...

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

Dekalb- While some unionized employees will see a 3 percent wage increase in their upcoming paychecks, others are still in the midst of negotiations with university officials.Acting President Lisa Freeman announced the 3 percent wage increase Sept. 21,...

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