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News Editor Elisa Reamer hosts the weekly budget meeting for the news section on Tuesday, January 18th. Staffers gather in these meetings to pitch ideas and assign stories.

Fill in the blank: I love working at the Northern Star because . . .

By Zulfiqar Ahmed, Elisa Reamer, and Madelaine Vikse | January 23, 2022

The Northern Star is a second home to a variety of students at NIU. Located in the Campus Life Building, we have given students a platform to exercise free speech and keep the NIU community informed since 1899. We serve as a space for students to transition...

Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

By Parker Otto | January 7, 2020

After 42 years, the “Skywalker Saga” of episodic “Star Wars” films comes to an end with the recent release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While the film has flaws, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a satisfying film that ends...

Video Editor Brandon Giesey, (from left), Editor in Chief Sam Malone and Sports Editor Marcel Carrasco laugh together Oct. 12 at the Northern Star office. Giesey and Carrasco will graduate Sunday.

Editors graduate and say farewell

By Northern Star Editors | December 8, 2019

Despite obstacles, make the most out of collegeBrandon Giesey | Video EditorMy college career is one that has experienced many ups and downs. I started my time in community college, transferred to a school in the Southeastern Conference and then ended...

Graduating editors say goodbye to the Star

By Michael Urbanec & Tom Burton | December 9, 2018

Always be willing to learnMichael Urbanec | Sports EditorI wasn’t well prepared when Madison Kacer hired me as a news reporter for the Northern Star in fall 2017. I came in with the same story many of our writers have: We were all told we were good...

Fill in the Blank: This semester has been…

By Northern Star Staff | December 9, 2018

Haley Galvin | Perspective Editor "... stressful but worthwhile." This semester was anything but easy. It was filled with assignment after assignment and a new job that threw a lot at me. However, I really believe it worked out for the best.With every...

Fill in the blank: My year at NIU will be…..

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2018

Tatianna Salisbury | Editor-in-ChiefSeniorWhen you work for the Northern Star, your life becomes the Northern Star, and that’s just the way I like it. I love being glued to my desk, working on multiple stories at a time and constantly searching for...