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University shows care after tragedy

By Northern Star Editorial Board | February 28, 2019

In wake of the tragic loss of human resource management student Trevor Wehner and College of Business alumnus Clayton Parks, the university reacted in a way that allowed students to feel safe and come together rather than growing divisive in fear.Wehner...

The Forward, Together Forward memorial outside Cole Hall honors the lives of the five students lost in the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting.

Open Letter: To the NIU community

By Northern Star Staff | February 18, 2019

It is with heavy hearts we mourn the loss of two members of the NIU family: student Trevor Wehner and alumnus Clayton Parks.One day following the anniversary of the shooting that took place on our own campus Valentine’s Day of 2008, the lives of two...

Trevor Wehners memorial cross sits outside in Aurora.

Wehner honored for his humor and heart | Friends and peers reflect on life lost

By Jessie Kern | February 17, 2019

DeKALB — Friends and peers of Trevor Wehner remember him with a smile on his face and as a driven individual who was never afraid to let his goofball side shine.Wehner, 21, was a senior management major who had a drive for success in the College of...