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Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip classes at end of semester

By Marilou Terrones | November 16, 2014

Pass: NIU offers help for going smoke-freeThough the Smoke-Free Campus Act won’t be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.NIU administrators have proven they care about the well-being...

Reflect on reasons for school

By Ryan Pumroy & Nick Fleming | October 19, 2014

We would like to comment on the Pass/Fail column in the Oct. 16 edition of the Northern Star.“If I don’t go to class I won’t know what will be on the test,” according to the column. This is likely true; however, what if there were no tests or...

University: Advertise the Huskie Pups now

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 13, 2014

The Student Association and NIU need to create a more effective advertising plan for the recently unveiled Huskie Pup, an 11-passenger shuttle.Following last week’s debut of the about $40,000 Huskie Pup, signs were placed in Huskie Line buses No. 1...

Fit Facts: Keep test scores up with brain food

Fit Facts: Keep test scores up with brain food

By Blake Glosson | September 15, 2014

Although you didn’t have a say in the brain you were born with, you can certainly impact how well it functions.With exams kicking back into gear and midterms looming, maximizing your brainpower is a necessity. Unfortunately, medical professionals have...