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The data from the annual Clery Report shows a decline in drug arrests since 2014. Services on campus offer support to student drug users.

NIU and community join to battle substance use

By Lindsey Salvatelli | April 20, 2017

DeKALB — Programs within NIU and the local community have joined to offer counseling options for students who are dealing with substance use or addiction.Students who receive referrals from housing or student conduct and those who have concerns about...

Dont be afraid to wrap it up

Don’t be afraid to wrap it up

By Editorial Board | February 20, 2017

College students should have access to sexual health information and resources, something that the Northern Star Editorial Board believes NIU excels at.“Consistently, the county’s [chlamydia] rates have exceeded the state except Chicago rates and,...

Students must change the binge drinking culture and be more responsible

By Maddie Steen | October 13, 2016

Students must change the culture of college drinking before binge drinking becomes accepted as normal.After tailgating Sept. 17, I witnessed multiple students unable to walk on their own and others in much worse conditions. A crowd of people gathered...

Organizations to hold events for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2016

A group of organizations at NIU will hold a series of events in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week today through Thursday to promote body positivity, according to an NIU news release.Organizations participating will be the Counseling &...

Not all compliant in sex assault education

By Jackie Nevarez | October 19, 2015

More than 25 percent of first-year students have not completed required sexual assault education programs.First-year students are required to complete two online programs: AlcoholEdu for College and Haven ­— Understanding Sexual Assault, to create...

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