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Letter to the editor: Peaceful protesters

By Frank Beierlotzer | June 24, 2020

This letter is to all peaceful protesters. I believe there are probably a few bad apples in every profession of work and area of our society. Please, just look around and see if you agree with me. The First Amendment of our Constitution allows the...

Demonstrators participate in a march and rally to demand President Donald Trump release his tax returns, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in New York. Protesters took to the streets in dozens of cities nationwide Saturday to call on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, saying Americans deserve to know about his business ties and potential conflicts of interest. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Democrats need to fight for votes

By Ian Tancun | April 24, 2017

Despite recent competitive congressional races in solid Republican districts, Democrats need to improve their messaging and grassroots efforts if they hope to turn anti-Trump sentiments and protests into votes.There have been two congressional races in...

Pipeline endangers earth

By Maddie Steen | November 17, 2016

Before our planet’s natural resources begin to diminish, students need to turn their focus toward saving our environment and protecting our clean water by supporting the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.The 1,172-mile pipeline being built...

Protestors hold “12 years too long” signs, advocating for a better resource facility for the Asian American community Tuesday in the MLK Commons. NIU gave the resource center to students 12 years ago as “temporary” space. 

NIU officials rethink facility

By Leah Nicolini | October 27, 2016

DeKALB | About 35 students have or have almost fallen down the basement stairs of the Asian American Resource Center.The narrow staircase that fits one person at a time and is difficult to climb is among the list of issues the resource center has along...

Pass/Fail: National protests get local attention; Huskies should go to football games

By Angela Pagan | October 17, 2016

Pass: National protests get local attentionThe Black Student Union held multiple demonstrations on campus this past week in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. I applaud its efforts to bring attention to a national issue to NIU.The action of the...

In Focus: Should the unlawful assemblies ordinance be passed?

By Perspective Staff | February 1, 2016

Abby ZaccariaColumnistI think the unlawful assemblies ordinance should be passed in order to protect the community and encourage peaceful protests.The ordinance makes it a violation of city code for a person to fail to obey a command of a sworn peace...

Hateful rhetoric should not be considered free speech

By Kathryn Minniti | March 23, 2011

Apparently the U.S. Supreme Court believes our Constitution allows the members of the Westboro Baptist Church to spew their hateful, homophobic slurs at military funerals. Their signs say things like "Thank God for Dead Soldiers" and "No Tears for Queers."...

Americans need to support Egyptian protesters

Americans need to support Egyptian protesters

By Jessica Jenks | February 8, 2011

I always get concerned that Americans are ethnocentric. According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, 52 percent of Americans claimed to have heard little or nothing about the anti-government protests in Egypt. I absolutely think that Americans...