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A Supreme Court building and a voting ballot rest under the words “Look Both Ways” and the topic of the week: Trump on the primary ballot. Was the Supreme Court right to overrule Colorado’s expulsion of Trump from the state’s primary ballot? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)

Look Both Ways: Trump on the primary ballot

By Camilla Dziadosz and Will Thiel | March 7, 2024

Despite facing legal challenges in Colorado and Illinois based on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment – which bars anyone who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion from holding public office – Donald Trump won a Supreme Court case March 4 that...

Rapper Kanye West met with then President Donald Trump at the Oval Office in October 2018. His open support stirred up a lot of controversy among his fans.

Art cannot be separated from the artist

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | January 20, 2022
Because of the past problematic actions of some celebrities, separating the art from the artist becomes a murky impossibility. 
Partisan politics make America too divided

Partisan politics make America too divided

By Jack Baudoin, Lifestyle writer | January 29, 2020
Government shut down shows the presidents true priorities

Government shut down shows the president’s true priorities

By Ali Qazi | January 6, 2019

"I would build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I'll build them very inexpensively; I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Donald Trump said in 2015 during...

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...

President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Open Letter to News Consumers

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 14, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.In a Nov. 7 news conference, Acosta, CNN Chief White House correspondent, asked the president questions about the immigrants...

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...

Transgender rights should not be erased

By Lisa Lillianstrom | November 7, 2018

The Trump administration has announced on Oct. 22 that they are looking to rollback an Obama administration decision and define gender as a biological immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, and this announcement is cause for alarm among...

Migrant caravan stirs politics

Migrant caravan stirs politics

By Chris Grask | November 4, 2018

A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media...

Cropped shot of an unrecognizable male police officer using his cellphone while out on patrol

FEMA Presidential Alerts are in a flawed state

By Lucas Skye | October 14, 2018

Federal Emergence Management Agency’s Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) is vital to the safety of the American people, despite being highly flawed in its current state.The issues with IPAWS are threefold. The alert system is deceptive in...

President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

Donald Trump gives State of the Union address

By Associated Press | February 1, 2018

WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration...

Fill in the Blank: The idea WWIII is on the way ________?

By Northern Star Staff | May 4, 2017

Recent missile tests conducted by North Korea have put the idea of World War III in the heads of many Americans. ... should concern people.Faith Mellenthin | ColumnistJust as the travel ban affected students at NIU, we should realize that the potential...