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Room 405 of the Holmes Student Center in the Holmes Tower. The SGAs past Public Affairs meetings have been canelled or moved online. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

SGA violates OMA, promises better fall semester

By Rachel Cormier and Bridgette Fox | April 24, 2023

DeKALB – The Student Government Association has continuously failed to upload minutes and agendas for every SGA meeting online to Huskie Hub, violating the Open Meetings Act. The Northern Star became aware of this on April 11 and April 18 when attempting...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Government officials should reflect the US demographic

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 17, 2018

With midterm elections approaching and recent polarizing activity in government, the Northern Star Editorial Board implores readers to begin educating themselves on the current composition of those in elected bodies.Midterm election voting is held Nov....

Kavanaugh’s appointment instigates rape culture

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 10, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board feels the hearings and election of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court perpetuate rape culture, the belittling of sex crimes as a result of societal attitudes about gender and sexuality.President Donald Trump...

Obama’s final speech instills ideas of change

By Clarissa Hinshaw | January 18, 2017

DeKALB — With President Barack Obama’s term coming to an end, students and faculty interested in leadership and activism are paying attention to his final words.Obama delivered his farewell address at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago....

Opinion: Election leads younger generation to distrust

By Brooklynn Harper | November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed all along that this election is rigged, and in a way, he’s right. Though I wouldn’t call our system rigged, I do agree that Americans don’t have as much of a say as we tend to think we do, which leads to...

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein takes questions from reporters during a campaign stop Oct. 6 at Humanist Hall in Oakland, California. Stein hopes to woo disaffected Democrats, according to her campaign website.

Election: Students shift to Clinton

By Clarissa Hinshaw | October 17, 2016

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein takes questions from reporters during a campaign stop Oct. 6 at Humanist Hall in Oakland, California. Stein hopes to woo disaffected Democrats, according to her campaign website.

Students, faculty promote early voting, many candidates

By Julia Martinez | March 10, 2016

Editor's Note: The original article misspelled Jennifer Calderon's name.Freshman communication major Jennifer Calderon said students have the power to influence the election and should vote for whomever helps express them best.Early voting for primary...

Enrollment for the computer science graduate program has increased from 112 in 2012 to 260 in 2015.

Budget impasse affecting NIU staff, student ratio

By Leah Nicolini | February 29, 2016

Correction: This Northern Star article incorrectly spelled the name of Chris McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.Scot Schraufnagel, director of Graduate Studies for the Political Science Department, said the political science graduate...

Gerrymandering should be on November ballot

By Jeremiah Caterina | April 28, 2014

Your vote has little sway in some Illinois elections because district lines are drawn with a political bias.Under law, the Illinois General Assembly is responsible for the redistricting process after each federal decennial census. I think it’s time...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday in Springfield

Gov. race worth your time

By Matthew Flores | March 26, 2014

Come November, Illinois will decide if Gov. Pat Quinn will stay in office or if the torch will pass to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.Whatever your political affiliation, the opportunity to vote is a right many in the world do not possess and not...

A female ROTC cadet crouches during a ROTC field exercise.

No ROTC spending during shutdown

By James Green | October 7, 2013

NIU’s Reserve Officers Training Corps has not seen drastic challenges yet, but may face complications as the government shutdown continues.The shutdown entered its second week Monday with negotiations for a resolution ongoing. While students may not...