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China is not really a threat to America

China is not really a threat to America

By Aaron Brooks | February 1, 2011

You likely have heard it every day. You have watched it on television, or read it in newspapers. You have talked about it with friends and family. You might have even had nightmares about it. However, all you have heard, read, talked or dreamt is a lie....

Ex-military women speak about gender roles, equality in US service

By Alex Fiore | January 27, 2011

The role of women in the in the military was discussed Wednesday evening by a duo of former and current military members who are part of the NIU community. The discussion, titled "Man Up: Rethinking Masculinity in the Military" was held in the Illinois...

Is the DREAM Act good for America? Yes.

Is the DREAM Act good for America? Yes.

By Aaron Brooks | December 1, 2010

Maybe it is because my ancestors immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1840 that I support the DREAM Act. Maybe it is because I am a progressive and believe that all humans should be treated with equality and dignity that I am against keeping...

Sacrifice is why we honor veterans

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

Mr. Brooks, I am unclear as to the remarkably condescending piece written in regards to your thoughts on Veterans Day. I assume you were attempting to be edgy or creative within the confines of 100 words. My hope is that you were attempting to show how...

There is a difference between an education and military service

By Letter Writer | November 14, 2010

Thank you to the people of NIU and DeKalb. Last Thursday there were numerous Veterans Day ceremonies locally, such as free dinner for veterans at Applebee's (the steak was great) and numerous free oil change locations throughout DeKalb and Sycamore (which...

Comments that honor for veterans is ‘sufficient’ are misleading

By Letter Writer | October 11, 2010

As a proud NIU veteran student I am pleased to see the In Focus section of "Honoring the Military." However I do take issue with one of the columnists. America does indeed honor its servicemembers well, but to say that it is sufficient is missing the...

You can’t express everything in 100 words

By Aaron Brooks | October 10, 2010

Editor's Note: The following blog post was published in response to a comment that was posted on the story: "In Focus: What is the best way to honor the military?", which was published Friday. The original story and comment can be read here. Reader:...