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Steven Jamrog, 21, faces the camera. Jamrog, a Sycamore CUSD staff member, was arrested Tuesday on six counts of aggravated battery. (Courtesy of the Sycamore Police Department)
City
Sycamore School District employee arrested for battery
Junior guard David Coit (11) shoots a three-pointer over Ball State junior guard Jalin Anderson (1) on Feb. 20. Coit led the Huskies in scoring with 27 points in a 75-72 upset win over the University of Toledo on Tuesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
Unsung heroes lift Huskies to upset win over Toledo

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Senior catcher/outfielder Collin Summerhill eyes a pitch in an NIU baseball game against Louisiana State University Saturday. Summerhill recorded two hits against the University of Iowa on Tuesday, including an RBI triple in the eighth inning. (Courtesy of LSU Athletics)
Sports
Baseball falls to Iowa, leave 11 runners on base
By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter

NIU baseball (2-7) dropped its mid-week showdown versus the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (4-4) by a score of 14-6.  The Hawkeyes used a total...

NIU freshman gymnast Isabella Ross places a crown upon freshman Dawsyn Sallee’s head during the Huskies’ home quad-meet Sunday at the Convocation Center. Sallee received MAC Specialist of the Week honors Tuesday after posting NIU’s highest scores on vault and beam at the meet. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Sports
Sallee named MAC Specialist of the Week
Redshirt freshman Jacob Brya celebrates a victory in an NIU wrestling home dual against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friday. Brya was named the MAC West Wrestler of the Week on Monday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
Sports
Brya secures MAC West Wrestler of the Week honors
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 7. The Bears fanbase is torn between keeping Fields or trading him and selecting quarterback Caleb Williams with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. (AP File Photo)
Sports
Look Both Ways: the Justin Fields debate
Sports
Spring 2024 intramural standings, schedule

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▸ More Coverage:  Football  |  Volleyball  |  Men's Soccer  |  Women's Soccer

 
The Alebrije Mykel, a toad, butterfly and alien chimera stands above library-goers on the first floor of Founders Memorial Library. Twenty-two pieces from the “Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World” will be showcased in the Founders Memorial Library until Nov. 8. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)
News
Mexican folkloric creatures, “Alebrijes,” roam the library
By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter

DeKALB – Mythical spirit animals are giving library-goers a scare, but unlike Disney’s “Coco,” nobody has to go to the Land of the Dead...

The Amazon Hub sits on the ground floor of the Holmes Student Center around the corner from Huskie Books & Gear and the Depot C-store. The locker can be added to your address book on Amazon by selecting the aventura locker and opened with a unique code once delivered instead of shipping to your home or dorm. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)
News
Amazon Hub comes to Holmes
NIU student Liam Kantzler inserts his ballot into the tabulation machine on Nov. 7, 2022 after going through the voting process on Election Day at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. The U.S. Department of Education released a Toolkit for the Promotion of Voter Participation for Students on Monday. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
News
Department of Education releases voter participation toolkit
Mayor Cohen Barnes (from left), 5th Ward Alderman Scott McAdams, 6th Ward Alderman Mike Verbic and 7th Ward Alderman John Walker sit and debate the possible implications of the nuisance gathering ordinances passing. The City Council on Monday centered around amendments to an ordinance adding offenses committed by an increase in nuisance gatherings in DeKalb. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)
News
City Council fights over enforcements to nuisance gatherings
Junru Bian, a doctoral student from the University of Ottawa’s School of Political Studies, gestures with his hands while he is talking. Bian spoke at a Real Talk and Big Ideas event focusing on racism in humanitarian jobs. (Victoria Wakeford | Northern Star)
News
NIU hosts presentation to promote racial equality

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A figure dressed in black, white, yellow and red regalia spreads their arms beneath a yellow wolf head inspired by the First Nations Native Alliance’s artwork. NIU should implement an Indigenous Resource Center as petitioned by the First Nations Native Alliance. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)
Opinion
NIU should approve Indigenous Resource Center
By Alberto Briones, Opinion Columnist

To embrace diversity, NIU must understand the needs of student groups and provide for them. An Indigenous Resource Center is necessary to foster...

Music notes, a leapfrog, a birthday cake and an engagement ring surround the words: Leap Year. Do you enjoy Leap Day? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)
Opinion
Poll: Do you enjoy Leap Day?
Former president Donald Trump raises a fist on Feb. 24 at a primary election night party in Columbia, South Carolina. Opinion Columnist Will Thiel believes Trump’s recent controversial statements about NATO were justified. (AP Photo | Andrew Harnik)
Opinion
Trump's NATO remarks benefit America
A person stares in horror and humiliation at something on their screen, whispering: No, that cant be me. Deepfake pornography must be outlawed at a federal level to protect citizens from emotional trauma. (Mary Ngo | Northern Star)
Opinion
Outlaw deepfake pornography
A red embryo is linked to the adoption symbol. Biological connection is not necessary to establish a loving bond between parent and child. (Camilla Dziadosz | Northern Star)
Opinion
Consider adoption over procreation
The Flame, 209 East Lincoln Highway, stands next to two hair salons in downtown DeKalb. The Flame opened its doors Jan. 15 and has extended to carry-outs during open hours, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and closes an hour later Friday and Saturday. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)
Lifestyle
New Greek restaurant brings good food, great times
By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer

As you approach the front of a restaurant, the sound of Greek music fills the air.  You open the door and the aromas hit your nostrils, transporting...

A mouse peers outward beneath the words “Look Both Ways” and the topic of the week: Animal testing. Is animal testing justified? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)
Opinion
Look Both Ways: Animal Testing
A screenshot depicts the Peanuts character Franklin reaching out a hand to Charlie Brown. Welcome Home Franklin is Franklins first special since his 1968 debut. (Courtesy of YouTube)
Lifestyle
New ‘Peanuts’ special is heartfelt
A screenshot depicts Mario looking shocked at Donkey Kong in the new game Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The new Nintendo Switch game contains over 100 puzzles for players to complete. (Courtesy of YouTube)
Lifestyle
Join Mario’s puzzle adventure against Donkey Kong
A woman poses wearing a black Stryke hoodie. Stryke is a new website, similar to LinkedIn, that networks students. (Courtesy of Crystal Kendzior)
Lifestyle
Stryke, a new way to network