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Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

By Marcel Carrasco | November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race,...

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

By Editorial Board | April 12, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board applauds the decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a proposal for educational funding made by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.On March 21, DeVos and President Donald Trump proposed the most recent...

Point/Counterpoint: Shooting prevention

By Mackenzie Meadows | February 26, 2018

Many Americans have strong opinions on school safety. On Feb. 23 President Donald Trump proposed we arm teachers to combat shootings.More armed security needed Mackenzie MeadowsPrincipals, deans and other office staff in every elementary, middle and...

NIU men’s golf: Huskies struggle at Liberty Spring Invitational

By Steve Shonder | April 13, 2015

Men’s golf once again ran into trouble in the third round, shooting 25 strokes higher than their tournament-best this weekend.The Huskies (287, 290, 312, 889) finished in eighth place Saturday at the Liberty Spring Invitational in Amherst, Va. The No....

Tails to adopt 200 new dogs

By Amelia Cruz | April 28, 2013

Tails Humane Society and Petco are working together to help overcrowded shelters from Oklahoma and Arkansas bring 200 dogs and puppies to DeKalb’s Tails. “We have partnered with three animal shelter groups from Oklahoma and Arkansas by taking the...

Students consider alternative spring break as viable option

By James Maahs | October 7, 2010

While spring break is a long way off, some students are already making plans. For those that are, they might want to consider getting involved in the Alternative Spring Break Program. The Alternative Spring Break Program is sponsored by Student Involvement...