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A Mississippi clinic security officer (right) attempts to keep anti-abortion activist Doug Lane (left) from a physical confrontation with sign carrying abortion rights supporters. The clinic will close after the state law banning abortions take effect Thursday. (Rogelio V. Solis | Associated Press)

NIU community: Overturn of Roe v. Wade is a step backward

By Elisa Reamer and Joey Trella | July 6, 2022
NIU Professors and students speak out about how the overturn of Roe v. Wade affects people with uteruses going forward.
RBGs memorial

The notorious RBG’s life and legacy is a great inspiration

By Danielle Elliott | September 30, 2020

On Sept. 18 I was on a Zoom call when my phone lit up with a notification. It read, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion of Gender Equality, Dies At 87.” My heart collapsed. As a woman interested in academia, RBG’s work is why I get to pursue...

Attendees listen as Trevada Redmond, of DeKalb, asks police leadership how they plan to hold themselves and their officers accountable.

Police chief promises daily updates on arrest statistics at community meeting

By Noah Thornburgh | September 5, 2019

At a community meeting Wednesday night, DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo agreed to post a daily breakdown of arrests by race and economic status to the department’s social media, following a demand by a resident.DeKalb community members filled New...

Cassandra Kamp, Deputy Speaker of the Senate, (left), Brandon Lesnicki, Election Commissioner, and Ian Pearson, Speaker-elect, listen to prospective executive cabinet members at the Saturday night Senate meeting.

SA updates policy following proposed censures

By Noah Thornburgh | May 1, 2019

DeKALB — The SA Senate has been updating its finance policy and has recognized its outdatedness since at least January.“Some parts of the finance policy are out of date, out of practice, or warrant reconsideration,” according to a Jan. 25 memorandum...

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

SA looks forward to revise Election Policy before spring elections

By Kierra Frazier | January 28, 2019

DeKALB — SA voted to re-establish an ad-hoc committee Sunday to revise and reevaluate the Election Policy as a result of the discrepancies last election season.An ad-hoc committee is a temporary committee voted upon by the senate to serve a particular...

Michael Cohen should have received a longer sentence

By Ali Qazi | December 17, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations on Dec. 12th. In other words, Cohen got a slap on the wrist with three years when, in all honesty, he should have gotten a longer...

The Student Association Senate elected Jesslyn Truesdale, NIU graduated sociology major, as a a supreme court justice during its meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room

SA plans to fill supreme court vacancies

By Tom Burton | November 12, 2018

DeKALB — Significant bills and resolutions were approved, along with the appointment of s Supreme Court Justice during the weekly Student Association Senate meeting Sunday.Tristan Martin, Speaker of the Senate, led parliamentary procedure in electing...

President Trumps plan to alter amendment is unconstitutional

President Trump’s plan to alter amendment is unconstitutional

By Lucas Skye | November 11, 2018

The Rule of Law seems to be under fire yet again as President Trump announces his plan to alter the 14th Amendment of the Constitution through executive order, effectively changing what it means to be an American citizen.“All persons born or naturalized...

Women rise in primary elections

Women rise in primary elections

By Ginger Simons | October 28, 2018

More women than ever are running for office this midterm season, and this “Pink Wave” is an encouraging sign women may be one step closer to achieving equal representation in Congress, regardless of political party.In 2017 a number of women’s issues...

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...

Carlos McKnight, 17, of Washington (left) and Katherine Nicole Struck, 25, of Frederick, Md., hold flags in support of gay marriage as security walks behind outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on Friday. 

Storify: People react to gay marriage ruling

By Northern Star staff | June 26, 2015

Here are some of the best tweets in the Northern Star's timeline about the legalization of gay marriage. It's about time. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "People react to gay marriage becoming legal " on Storify]

Letter to the Editor: Decisions made by SA Supreme Court troubling

By Chris Michels | April 26, 2015

The recent decisions by the NIU Student Association Supreme Court are troubling and set a dangerous precedent.In its third opinion, regarding improper adhesives, the court in a 5-0 decision ruled that they will look at whether there is sufficient grounds...