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Dress like a Gladiator, Work like a Warrior

By Rachel Sanchez | February 15, 2018

Most college students don’t have to negotiate deals with congressmen or be the president’s first responder like fierce Olivia Pope of ABC’s hit series “Scandal.” With our weekly demanding workload, our style is usually our last priority. The...

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” is promising and captivating

By Lauren Clohessy | October 8, 2017

American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is known for a variety of TV shows near and dear to Americans’ hearts. We get excited for TGIT, a night full of “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Mondays especially hold...

Television’s odd couples ease doubt

By Aymie Telinski | February 12, 2014

Television’s most dysfunctional couples can help your Valentine’s Day insecurities.5. Fitz, Olivia Pope and Mellie Grant of “Scandal”President Fitzgerald Grant or Fitz, has a lot of nerve cheating on the First Lady with Olivia Pope. Mellie Grant...

‘Buckwild’ show halts production amid scandals

By Kevin Bartelt | April 3, 2013

Students’ new favorite reality show, “Buckwild,” has had to halt production for the second season after one of its stars was found dead on Monday. Shain Gandee, 21, died of carbon monoxide poisoning with his uncle and another man. Officials reported...

New president has a lot of work ahead

By The Editorial Board | April 3, 2013

Doug Baker, former provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho, was appointed NIU’s 12th president during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees’ meeting. The Editorial Board got the opportunity to speak with Baker and open a dialogue we...

Second NIU employee sees charges dropped in coffee fund case

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2013

For the second time, charges have been dropped in a “Coffee Fund” case. Susan Zahm, property control inventory specialist, had been charged with theft (Class 2 Felony), theft (class 3 Felony), official misconduct (Class 3 Felony), and violation of...

Albanese accepts plea deal

By Jessi Haish | March 19, 2013

Robert Albanese, former associate vice president of Finance and Facilities, accepted a plea deal Tuesday in regard to the “Coffee Fund” case. “Basically, what I would like to do is apologize to the NIU community for not being a better steward,”...

NIU needs a clean slate

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2013

Now, more than ever before, NIU and DeKalb are in a position to change. NIU President John Peters, Athletics Director Jeff Compher, NIU Police Chief Don Grady, Mayor Kris Povlsen and City Manager Mark Biernacki are on their way out—or, in the case of...