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An individual struggles against restraints while a syringe labeled Vaccines points at him and a mad scientist smiles to the right. Deciding to be vaccinated should be an individual decision, not a compulsory one. (Aidan Renteria | Northern Star)

Vaccines shouldn’t be mandatory

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor | February 21, 2024

Vaccinations, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been a major point of debate. Individuals should not be required to get any vaccine; the decision should be left up to the individual. Vaccine mandates could be considered an infringement...

A performance by Neil Young on October 8, 2016

from the music festival Desert Trip, held at the Empire Polo Club.

OPINION: Neil Young is justified in removing his music from Spotify

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | February 3, 2022
Neil Young is justified in taking a stand against Spotify for continuing to endorse and host content with unverified information about COVID-19.  

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...

SPAY offers cheap pet vaccines

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2013

DeKalb | SPAY Illinois is hosting a low-cost pet vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter, 16173 Base Line Road in Genoa.Call 877-475-7729 to set up an appointment. Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted,...

Hospital crack down on flu vaccinations for employees is unethical

By Holly New | January 22, 2013

It may be cold and flu season, but more than fevers are rising. Tempers flare as hospitals are cracking down on the percentage of employees who are vaccinated from the flu virus, and some are starting to mandate the vaccine. Some hospitals, like those...

Spay Illinois offers discounts to pet owners

By Danny Ciamprone | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Somewhere in the world Bob Barker is giving a big thumbs up to DeKalb. On March 5, the organization Spay Illinois, 1007 North 1st Street, will be offering low-cost pet vaccinations and discounts for owners who wish to have their pets spayed or...

Students consider getting flu shots

By Ryan Chambers | October 20, 2010

With colder months quickly approaching, students grapple with the decision on whether or not to get a flu shot. "Honestly, I don't know if I even want to get the flu shot," said Kenneth Stratton, freshman child psychology major. "I've heard too many bad...