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It can be difficult to understand and fight against inflation. Heres a breakdown of the issue as well as resources for NIU students.

College students vs. inflation: What to know, steps to take

By Joey Trella, Opinion Editor | August 20, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been adjusted to reflect the fact that tuition at NIU has not increased. The previous version of this article was ambiguous about NIU's tuition rate, which might have been misleading. DeKALB — Inflation has been affecting...

Serial killer films need to end

By Ashley Hines | February 14, 2019

The past few months have birthed a new wave of series surrounding the personal lives of serial killers. While this trend certainly garners views, its depiction of gruesome criminals as misunderstood victims of society promotes a dangerous narrative empathizing...

Cyntoia Brown finally receives clemency after harsh sentence sent her to prison for 15 years

By Alana Peoples | January 13, 2019

Cyntoia Brown, who was an inmate at the age of 16-years-old, will be released from prison Aug. 7 after serving nearly 15 years behind bars as a result of a life sentence she received as a juvenile. Being sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 is...

Your voice matters: Get to the polls!

By Maddie Barrett | November 5, 2018

Checking your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook is something you routinely do, and voting should be too.On Nov. 6, Illinois is holding general elections for a range of races at the federal, state and local levels. All of Illinois' executive officers are...

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...

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

Congress rightly defends school funding from DeVos

By Editorial Board | April 12, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board applauds the decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a proposal for educational funding made by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.On March 21, DeVos and President Donald Trump proposed the most recent...

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 3: Examples of poor judgment

Top 3: Examples of poor judgment

By Holly New | September 22, 2013

No. 3: Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign is pointlessFirst lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier children released an initiative in connection with Partnership for a Healthier America to get Americans to drink more water.There are three...