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A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Chicago mayoral election signifies diversity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 11, 2019

Chicago made two progressive leaps in last week’s mayoral election: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s first black female, openly lesbian mayor. The Editorial Board congratulates Chicago on this forward-thinking move and expresses hope for...

President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Open Letter to News Consumers

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 14, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.In a Nov. 7 news conference, Acosta, CNN Chief White House correspondent, asked the president questions about the immigrants...

Migrant caravan stirs politics

Migrant caravan stirs politics

By Chris Grask | November 4, 2018

A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media...

Columnist takes a stand to live longer (possibly)

By Troy Doetch | May 3, 2012

If you’re sitting down to read this, you’re going to die. I, on the other hand, am typing this standing up; therefore, I am going to live forever. I don’t mean to alarm you, but it’s science. Cold, hard, paraphrased science. In a storm of articles...

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin vigil planned

By Northern Star Staff | March 28, 2012

A vigil for Trayvon Martin will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the MLK Commons. Senior Farouk Olayiwola will speak at the event, as will Derrick Smith, the academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies. Martin was a 17-year-old killed Feb. 26 while...

Sexual orientation still prevents blood donation

By Faith Healy & Ross Hettel | September 19, 2011

With several blood drives planned this month, the issue of banning homosexual men from donating blood will again come to light. For 28 years, according to a New York Times article, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned homosexual men, or "males...