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Chinas video game law is too strict

China’s video game law is too strict

By Jacob Roushia | December 2, 2019

On Nov. 5, China announced regulations for minors playing video games. This is part of a series of regulations released by the National Press and Publication Administration, according to the Guardian. These stipulations include only being able to play...

Pay tribute to Dr. King’s message with pride and justice

By Ashley Hines | January 21, 2019

As Americans celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it’s important to pay tribute to his stances on social issues in a manner that does the whole of his advocacy justice. In addition to strides made during the Civil Rights Movement, King’s...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

By Editorial Board | March 22, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board stands beside the brave individuals who spoke up against gun violence and agrees student participation in walkouts is essential in continuing the dialogue. We stand with students who choose to participate in the national...

Fees for athletics should be optional

By Hayley Devitt | October 9, 2013

Much of NIU’s meaty price tag is owed to various student fees, but do you wonder where that money goes?It seems like getting an education is more expensive every year, and much to my chagrin, an athletic fee is assessed every semester among a long list...

Social networking site gives ‘up-to-the-minute’ news

By Leah Spagnoli | September 17, 2012

How do you use your 140 characters when writing a tweet? For most, Twitter—a San Francisco-based information network—is a way to socialize with friends, share photos and read celebrity gossip. The real time network “connects you to the latest stories,...

Old man winter loses his snowballs

By Dan Martynowicz | February 26, 2012

Friends, the unthinkable has happened. Old man winter finally lost his snowballs. According to the National Climate Data Center, January temperatures nationwide were 5.5 degrees Fahrenheit above the national average from 1901 to 2000. The 2000-2009 decade...

President Barack Obama speaks about jobs, Wednesday, Nov. 2,
2011, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington. Obama is urging
Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama’s loan plan may help NIU students

By Faith Healy | November 3, 2011

President Barack Obama's plan to help college students repay their loans may benefit some NIU students.Obama announced a new plan on Oct. 26 that will help college students with the repayment of their loans with no additional cost to taxpayers.According...

WANTED: Professional Hair stylist for NFL Players

By Kathryn Minniti | October 31, 2010

What do the NFL players, Clay Matthews, Troy Polamalu, Devin Hester and BenJarvus Green-Ellis have in common? They have never heard of a haircut before.From USA Today, the team with the highest payroll for the 2009 season was the New York Giants at $137...