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Continuously leaving classes can have a number of impacts on a college students career.

Point/Counterpoint: Leaving class in the middle of a lecture

By Summer Fitzgerald and Zulfiqar Ahmed | January 19, 2022
The college experience consists of having total freedom, especially when it comes to attending classes.
A long horn cow grazes Saturday in the Christ Church Meadow.

Day 14 and 15 – Back to classes: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 16, 2019

Day 14: Enjoying the sceneryGood morning NIU! Today we had absolutely gorgeous weather here in Oxford, so after class a group of us decided to relax and enjoy it! Our first stop after class was to get lunch at The Bear, Oxford’s oldest pub. After a...

In Focus: What are you doing to prepare for your final exams next week?

By Perspective Staff | December 2, 2014

Blake GlossonFor the most part, my preparation for finals week is pretty typical.In terms of studying, I set aside time each morning to review my notes from lectures. I have also found it helpful in semesters past to create study guides from scratch to...

In Focus: What are your thoughts on campus printing?

By Perspective Staff | October 13, 2014

Marilou TerronesThe allocated amount of money for printing should be raised, especially because the amount of printing from students varies from major to major.I consider myself poor because I need to save money for food and bills, among other things....

Professors’ jobs not as easy as may seem

By Danny Cozzi | January 28, 2014

Starting off a semester right — and staying on track — is a struggle students and professors share.Professors, whose jobs students don’t often see beyond the lecture hall, have more to do than thump a textbook and talk at a sleep-deprived, coffee-fueled...

Campus sexual assault needs more discussion

By Northern Star Editorial board | January 27, 2014

As the number of sexual assault cases continues to rise, NIU must improve how it makes students aware of sexual assault prevention on campus.A Thursday address from President Barack Obama illustrated a White House task force that spreads awareness of...

Pass/Fail: Red Cross makes donating to the Philippines easy to do, Professors assigning term papers on top of final exams

By Danny Cozzi | November 19, 2013

Pass: Red Cross makes donating to the Philippines easy to doFollowing the brutal Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the American Red Cross and Facebook sprung into action by placing a donation link on Facebook home pages.The quick access for...

Superheroes can be teachers, too

By Jen Weddle | May 5, 2013

My classroom daydreams were never of the usual variety: I’d often imagine my professor wearing a cape and a utility belt. Instead of actually taking notes and paying attention, I’d create elaborate cartoon sketches. I think all of these things eventually...

Students showcase their work at Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day

By Mariah Stubbs-Johnson | April 23, 2013

Undergraduates addressed real world issues through research while presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry event Tuesday. Undergraduates who participated in a faculty-mentored research project were able to showcase their work at the...

Celebrities, teachers are people, too

By Kim Randall | April 23, 2013

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” These are the words of author Donald Miller, and they hold quite a bit of truth. Have you ever found yourself getting caught up more so in what a person is thought...

NIU professors form rock band

By Ericka Exton | February 13, 2013

They teach by day and rock by night. O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, is the repeated venue for the rock cover band Buffalo Jump. At first glance it would seem to be just another band paying tribute to some of classic rock favorites,...

NIU professors, students to explore politics in D.C.

By Logan Love | February 10, 2013

The registration for the Explore Government & Politics in Washington, D.C. is coming to an end on Feb. 18. Political science professors Artemus Ward and Matthew Streb will lead a spring break seminar in Washington, D.C., to study politics and network...