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Redshirt sophomore guard Zion Russell (10) attempts a free throw late in the second half of an NIU mens basketball home game. Russell announced Sunday that he will be transferring to Niagara University. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
Men's Basketball
Zion Russell commits to Niagara University
A graphic hangs over Angelina Padilla-Tompkins sitting at a desk in the Northern Star. The Northern Star Top Editors oversee all written and digital content published by the Northern Star. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)
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An NIU Police car sits parked on NIUs campus. Crimes such as burglary and theft were reported in April 2024 on NIUs campus. (Northern Star file photo)
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NIU crime log, April 2024

DeKALB – The information in this report is compiled from the NIU Police Department’s Daily Crime Log. Any case defined...

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Junior Felix Krammer lines up a shot at the Badger Invitational in October of 2023. Krammer, along with junior Ben Sluzas, was voted to the All-MAC Second Team for the 2023-24 season. (Northern Star File Photo)
Sports
Sluzas, Krammer earn All-MAC Second Team honors
By Eddie Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

After all nine coaches voted, the Mid-American Conference announced the All-MAC first and second team selections Friday. Two Huskies were awarded,...

A graphic displays 10 photos of NIU student-athletes from various athletic programs under a red box with white lettering. The Northern Star Sports Staff compiled its top-10 NIU Athletics programs of the academic year. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)
Sports
COLUMN: Ranking the Top-10 NIU Athletics programs of 2023-24
Chicago Bears wide receiver Rome Odunze and quarterback Caleb Williams hold their jerseys at a press conference in Lake Forest, Illinois on Friday. Odunze and Williams were both selected in the 2024 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Sports
COLUMN: Grading the Bears' 2024 draft class
NIU senior infielder Andre Demetral gets set to throw the ball to first base on April 24 at Curtis Granderson Stadium. Demetral scored two runs as NIU baseball fell 6-5 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Wednesday. (Northern Star File Photo)
Sports
Timely hitting evades NIU baseball in loss to Milwaukee
A graphic shows redshirt junior quarterback Ethan Hampton, redshirt junior quarterback Jalen Macon and redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Holst. Sports Reporter Skyler Kisellus believes the three have emerged as the top contenders to succeed Rocky Lombardi as NIU’s starting quarterback. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)
Sports
COLUMN: Evaluating NIU’s top quarterback options

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

 
An NIU Police car sits parked on NIUs campus. Crimes such as burglary and theft were reported in April 2024 on NIUs campus. (Northern Star file photo)
News
NIU crime log, April 2024
By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor

DeKALB – The information in this report is compiled from the NIU Police Department’s Daily Crime Log. Any case defined as “unfounded”...

Devante Lee, a first-year computer science major, rides the mechanical bull during the CAB Carnival event Friday. In addition to the mechanical bull, the carnival also consisted of outdoor games, rock climbing and food trucks. (Katherine Follmer | Northern Star)
News
Campus Activities Board hosts carnival event
NIUs Convocation Center, located at 1525 W. Lincoln Highway sits empty. Graduation will be held May 10 for graduate students and May 11 for undergraduates at the NIU Convocation Center. (Northern Star file photo)
News
NIU seniors compare high school graduations to senior ones
Rohan Francis sits at a table in the Neptune Lounge. Francis attended Plainfield North High School and will graduate with a bachelors degree in Business Administration. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)
News
Looking back at the class of 2020: Rohan Francis
Student Pro-Palestine protesters sit and shout “Free, Free, Free Palestine,” on Thursday. NIU students are protesting for the second day in a row. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)
News
Pro-Palestine Protesters enter Altgeld Hall

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Editor-in-Chief Angelina Padilla-Tompkins looks over her shoulder beneath colorful trees in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Padilla-Tompkins joined the Northern Star two years ago as an opinion columnist and will graduate from NIU on Saturday. (Courtesy of Thalia Padilla-Tompkins)
Opinion
Editor-in-Chief Angelina Padilla-Tompkins says goodbye
By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor in Chief

Dear reader, Two years ago, I joined the Northern Star as an opinion columnist. My first piece was basically a look both ways on in-person...

One “Just Well & Dandy” panel depict the brothers, Well and Dandy, and their uncle. In this comic, they find a moment to just slow down and relax. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)
Opinion
All is: Just Well and Dandy
Two students with pensive expressions study a professor with three stars above his head but only one star filled in. Students should consider Rate My Professor reviews when registering for new classes and contribute to the website to benefit future students. (Aidan Renteria | Northern Star)
Opinion
Rate your professors
One “Just Well & Dandy” panel depict the brothers, Well and Dandy, and their uncle. In this comic, they find a moment to just slow down and relax. (Christa Kim | Northern Star)
Opinion
All is: Just Well and Dandy
Two students with pensive expressions study a professor with three stars above his head but only one star filled in. Students should consider Rate My Professor reviews when registering for new classes and contribute to the website to benefit future students. (Aidan Renteria | Northern Star)
Opinion
Rate your professors
The Disney Launchpad logo sits in front of a black screen. Applications for the third season are now open. (Disney+ Press)
Lifestyle
Disney Launchpad opens new applications
By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer

For those anticipating the next season of the Disney shorts incubator, Launchpad, applications for the third season have now opened.   Disney...

A little personified brain experiences different types of finals across four quadrants: final exams, final presentations, final projects and final papers. As you conquer these final hurdles before summer, which type of final do you prefer? (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)
Opinion
Poll: Which type of final do students prefer?
Lifestyle
Cinco de Mayo, concert to occur this weekend
A photo illustration shows a picnic. Make sure you practice healthy habits this summer such as staying hydrated and spending time outdoors. (Brynn Krug | Northern Star)
Lifestyle
Enjoy summer, stay healthy
Lifestyle
Cinco de Mayo, concert to occur this weekend