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Mock Trial uses classroom experience

By Parker Otto | January 13, 2020

DeKALB — Mock Trial takes students from the classroom to competitions, allowing them to compete in real-world law scenarios.Members of Mock Trial begin their journey in POLS 419. This course determines who will compete in the mock trial club competitions,...

Video Game companies pledge to combat climate change

By Jacob Roushia | October 1, 2019

21 video game companies have committed to fight climate change. This news comes after the UN Climate Change Summit from Sept. 21 to 23.The 21 companies include Microsoft, PlayStation and Google. Each company has made a pledge to fight climate change in...

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, right, Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, second right, and Bahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, second left, attend the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Salman addressed the summit on Wednesday, his first such comments since the killing earlier this month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

Point/ Counterpoint: WWE

By James Krause | October 31, 2018

WWE needs to cancel Crown JewelJames Krause | Sports Contributor After the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, several prominent business figures pulled out of a Saudi Arabian investment conference.If Saudi Arabia is too unsettled...

Journalists need reader support, end of violence: 1 lesson from “Charlie Hebdo” attacks

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 12, 2015

Journalists need the support of readers, and everyone needs to support freedom of expression — that’s a lesson everyone must be reminded of in light of the Wednesday attack on the “Charlie Hebdo” satirical magazine.The massacre was insane —...

Top 5: Random October ‘holidays’

By Holly New | October 1, 2013

No. 5: National Cat DayBreak out your kitty litter and cough up your fur balls: Oct. 29 is the day to celebrate National Cat Day.This day, founded in 2005 by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige, is designed to raise awareness about the millions of cats...

NIU Reacts to Libya

By Dan Martynowicz | October 23, 2011

After Muammar Gadhafi's death Thursday, NIU students and faculty spoke about what the future holds for Libya. Gadhafi's death brings in a new era of uncertainty for Libya, said Christopher Jones, political science professor and associate vice provost...

Hopes for treaty on climate begin to wither

October 26, 2009

International climate negotiations for a global climate treatyare not producing the required results in the given amount of timeleft before the Copenhagen conference in December, diminishing thehopes for a resolution at this conference. Major polluters...