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Protesters gather at a climate strike May 5 in Chicago to advocate for the federal government to focus on solving the climate change issue.

Youth need to be more involved in political advocacy

By Jordan Radloff, Sports Editor | January 30, 2020

Local climate activist group 350Kishwaukee partnered Wednesday with Sunrise Movement to host a meeting at 1121 Loren Drive, urging local youth and college students to be more active in advocating for the Green New Deal. Events such as these are a reminder...

LGBTQ student attributes bullying to election

By Sam Malone | November 28, 2016

DeKALB | On Nov. 9, the day after the presidential election, a senior transgender student was threatened by two boys who pretended to point a gun at him on his way home from class.After the incident, Sam, who didn’t want to disclose his last name and...

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis. 

Campus respond’s to Trump’s victory

By Julia Martinez, Sam Malone, and Madison Kacer | November 10, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump beat out Secretary Hillary Clinton with polls showing 279 electoral votes to her 228 electoral votes, according to the New York Times. Students reacted across campus to Trump’s victory following Election...

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Northern Star post-election guide

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Follow the Northern Star's election coverage:Pre-Election DaySA Vice President Rachel Jacob says voteSA President Giuseppe LaGioia says voteNIU President Doug Baker says votePhoto poll: Who are you voting for?Viewing party to be held in Huskie DenMillenials...

Voter turnout is consistent

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 31, 2016

DeKALB | Voter turnout has been similar to the 2012 presidential election on campus at early voting locations.Early voting in DeKalb County began Oct. 17 but did not open on campus until Oct. 24 in the Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex. Early voting...

Election: Students vote for honesty

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 20, 2016

DeKALB | Some students have decided to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to keep Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton out of office, even though they do not completely agree with Trump’s platforms.Students who plan to vote for...

Get involved during election season

By Joe Palmer | September 16, 2012

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the September Slump. It’s that special time of an election year when everyone who isn’t a diehard politico or wannabe correspondent tunes out all things politics. The primaries came and went and the conventions fizzled...

United States treasurer speaks to NIU Tuesday on Latino leadership

By Candice Beasley | March 9, 2011

DeKALB | About 200 people came to hear U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios talk about her life and her influence on the Latino community. Rios is the first Latina treasurer to be appointed by a Democratic president, and the sixth Latina to have served in the position....

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