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Asking students about their interest in Donald Trump impeachment trial

By Kennedy Jones | January 24, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has now entered its fifth day according National Public Radio. Several students in DuSable Hall were asked if they had been following the impeachment trial and what their thoughts are on the subject....

Congress should be mindful of anti-Semitic bill proposals

By Ali Qazi | January 13, 2019

Majority of Americans are focusing on the shutdown while majority of Republican senators are focusing on foreign policy. Israel’s sharp eye on Capitol Hill is not anything new. History tells us Israel has always wanted one thing: the rights of Americans...

Government shut down shows the presidents true priorities

Government shut down shows the president’s true priorities

By Ali Qazi | January 6, 2019

"I would build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me—and I'll build them very inexpensively; I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall," Donald Trump said in 2015 during...

Michael Cohen should have received a longer sentence

By Ali Qazi | December 17, 2018

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance violations on Dec. 12th. In other words, Cohen got a slap on the wrist with three years when, in all honesty, he should have gotten a longer...

President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Open Letter to News Consumers

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 14, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.In a Nov. 7 news conference, Acosta, CNN Chief White House correspondent, asked the president questions about the immigrants...

Zendaya sporting a pearl white dress with frill sleeves by Reem Acra at the Glamour: Women of the Year Awards.

2016: A year for fashion

By Danielle Keys | January 5, 2017

Zendaya sporting a pearl white dress with frill sleeves by Reem Acra at the Glamour: Women of the Year Awards.

NIU’s College of Education dean to talk about education at White House

By Kristin Maglabe | February 6, 2015

The dean of the College of Education will speak at the White House on Feb. 11.La Vonne Neal will speak about issues for K-20 education for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Neal will discuss the initiatives the Obama...

President Barack Obama takes the podium to give his State of the Union address Jan. 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. This year, Obama will discuss higher education tax reform, including a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit and a tax exemption for Pay-As-You-Earn participants.

Obama to talk higher education tax reform in State of the Union

By Jackie Nevarez | January 20, 2015

President Barack Obama is set to present higher education tax reform in today’s State of the Union Address, according to a White House news release.American Opportunity Tax CreditObama’s plan would establish a permanent American Opportunity Tax Credit,...

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

By Jackie Nevarez | November 4, 2014

Community, university and student leaders gathered Monday to brainstorm ways to promote the It’s On Us sexual prevention campaign in time for the Week of Action, which starts Nov. 17.The Student Association announced its involvement with It’s On Us,...

VP Chavez helps lead It’s On Us campaign

By Jackie Nevarez | September 30, 2014

Raquel Chavez, Student Association vice president, is spearheading a sexual assault prevention campaign using her research and experience in the area.The SA announced its involvement with It’s On Us, a presidential task force that aims to work with...

President Obama should address Marijuana petition

By Parker Happ | October 16, 2011

Sept. 1, the Obama Administration unveiled a new addition to whitehouse.gov titled "We the People."The site is aimed at "giving Americans a direct line to the White House on the issues and concerns that matter most to them," President Obama said. When...