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(Students names from left to right on couch): Junior communications major Jordan Reed; Andy Vikre, junior political science major; and Delonte LeFlore, senior organizational and computer communications major, watch the first presidential debate from the New Orleans Room of Stevenson C Tower Wednesday night. The debate was between presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

Students divided over who ‘won’ presidential debate

By Alan Kozeluh | October 4, 2012

The first 2012 presidential debate triggered mixed reactions from members of student organizations. Members of the Black Student Union (BSU) gathered in Stevenson C Tower to watch the debate. Phillip Jones, College Democrats president, senior political...

Romney takes Illinois presidential primary

Romney takes Illinois presidential primary

By Joe Palmer | March 21, 2012

Romney’s campaign rolled through Illinois and took home the prize. The Illinois presidential primary took place Tuesday with Mitt Romney extending his delegate lead in a victory over challenger Rick Santorum. The two took home the majority of Illinois’...

GOP Presidential Candidates review, in Haiku

By Aaron Brooks | March 19, 2012

Mitt Romney   On cold snowy nights, your dad sat hungry sobbing. Romney got a raise.   Winter was pushed aside. The trees are just the right height, around Michigan.   A hot sweaty kiss. For everyone except the Mormon, no one wants Romney   On Halloween...

Super Tuesday holds surprises for Santorum

By Joe Palmer | March 6, 2012

Santorum fights back and Romney widens the gap after Super Tuesday’s primaries. Nine states held Republican primary elections Tuesday, with seven states hosting primary votes, and two holding caucus votes. 410 total delegates for the Republican National...


Election profile: Republican presidential primary

By Joe Palmer | February 29, 2012

Name: Newton Leroy “Newt” GingrichAge: 68Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pa.Education: B.A. in history from Emory University; M.A. and Ph.D. in modern European history from Tulane University.Notable Career History: Assistant professor at West Georgia College...

Students petition for Ron Paul appearance

By Jordan Birchfield | February 28, 2012

Youth For Ron Paul NIU is attempting to have the Republican primary candidate appear in DeKalb during his Illinois visit next week. The group hopes to persuade Ron Paul to add a DeKalb county stop. “We hope to get Ron Paul to stop by either March 6...

Republican GOP Debate: Winners and Losers

By Parker Happ | October 12, 2011

Tuesday, The Washington Post and Bloomberg sponsored the third Republican Presidential Debate at Dartmouth College. Columnist Parker Happ weighs in on the winners, losers, and surprise finisher at the debate. Losers Rick Perry Perry was not the cool,...