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Northern Star contributor Jack Baudoin (back) stands in front of the Washington Monument with his grandfather, James Hill, April 20 in Washington D.C.

That time I was my grandfather’s guardian for a veteran’s honors flight

By Jack Baudoin | January 22, 2020

My grandfather, James Hill, is one of the greatest men that I know. Above all else, he loves his family, friends and country. His love for his country was evident when he served in the Korean War.He never talked about it much, but when I was chosen to...

That time I ... lived in four different time zones

That time I … lived in four different time zones

By Anthony Parlogean | October 27, 2019

Nevada; Michigan; Texas; Arizona; Maryland; Illinois. These are all the states I have lived in throughout my 26 years of existence. Each state had its pros and cons, but the overall experience of living around the country has shaped who I am as a person:...

Missionary holding book of mormon

That time I… served a two-year religious mission

By Anthony Parlogean | September 9, 2019

Apprehension filled my mind as I walked up the porch steps of the house. After I knocked on the door, I stepped back and shot a glance at the 19-year-old who stood by my side. He was the missionary companion I’d been assigned to; he was wearing a white...

History made by number of women sworn into congress

By Lisa Lillianstrom | January 13, 2019

A total of 127 women were sworn into Congress Jan. 3 as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, marking the largest number of women ever elected and proving the future is, in fact, female.Not only is there a large number of women in Congress, there are...

Fill in the Blank: Send Silence Packing was…

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2018

Fill in the Blank…”Send Silence Packing was”Haley Galvin | Perspective Editor “Important and emotional” This movement is a very important message that really affected me. It was an abrupt wake up call for me about how many students have been...

NIU continues to advocate for undocumented students

By James Krause | February 5, 2018

DeKALB — NIU is working to assist students that are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a month remaining before its expiration deadline.The deadline for legislation that would continue to allow renewals of legal status for...

Dean seeks program expansion

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 17, 2017

­DeKALB — Eric Dannenmaier, College of Law dean, is no stranger to experiential learning.While teaching in the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University, he created a two-credit summer course that replaced the classroom with a canoe ride...

Pass/Fail: ‘Paperless classrooms’ set for school district, Opposing same-sex marriage is outdated

By Danny Cozzi | October 23, 2013

Pass: 'Paperless classrooms' set for school districtDeKalb School District 428 is planning to have electronic devices available to every student by 2016, according to the Daily Chronicle.Students in elementary school will likely use iPads, while high...

NIU professors, students to explore politics in D.C.

By Logan Love | February 10, 2013

The registration for the Explore Government & Politics in Washington, D.C. is coming to an end on Feb. 18. Political science professors Artemus Ward and Matthew Streb will lead a spring break seminar in Washington, D.C., to study politics and network...

Hultgren to accept applications for political internships

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2012

Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Geneva, is accepting internship applications for spring and summer 2013. According to a Friday news release, the congressman will accepting both full- and part-time applicants for spring internships, and full-time applicants for...

The Duke’s bittersweet final night

By Alex Fiore | May 2, 2012

Sometimes he coughed up blood. Sometimes his knees ached and his back strained when sitting down. When Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington took the stage inside NIU’s University Center on March 20, 1974, the cancer that destroyed his lungs had turned...

Third Ward Alderwoman Kristen Lash voted against a recent measure to hire mCapital, a federal lobbying firm, to represent DeKalb in Washington, D.C.

mCapital to provide representation for DeKalb at federal level

By Jordan Birchfield | March 19, 2012

DeKalb City Council hopes a federal lobbying firm will bring help big money to DeKalb. The decision was made to hire mCapital during a city council meeting last month. DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen said that the city approved $88,000 to try to bring federal...