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College Newspaper First On The Scene In Northern Illinois University Shooting

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When news breaks on college campuses -- as it did when a gunman killed five students at Northern Illinois University last week -- reporters from the college paper are often the first journalists on the scene. For reporters at The Northern Star, the student newspaper, the incident became far more personal when they learned that one of their own staff members was among those killed.

Daniel Parmenter, a sophomore, worked as a sales representative for the Northern Star, selling advertising on commission. He had joined the newspaper last semester.

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