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Men's soccer downed by Broncos to open league play
A wild mushroom is uprooted in the grass of the main pathway through the woods on campus, just beyond the west lagoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Corner to Corner: Into the woods

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The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.
Campus
SGA appoints new public affairs director, senator

DeKALB — NIU’s Student Government Association voted this Friday to appoint a new senator and director of public affairs in...

 

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Sophomore defenseman Brandon Peters and sophomore goaltender Grant Goodson battle for possession of the puck in front of NIUs goal during a matchup against the John Carroll University on Sept. 16. The Huskies allowed seven shots into their net in a 7-1 loss to open their 2022 campaign. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)
Sports
NIU hockey sets sights on battle with Blue Demons
By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter

DeKALB – The Huskies hockey team (0-2, 0-0 MCH) look to bounce back from their season-opening series loss to John Carroll University when they...

Barstool Sports launches their new platform, TwoYay.
Sports
Barstool Sports launches new website, TwoYay
Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors
Sports
Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors
Sports
Michael O'Neill builds new culture at NIU women's soccer
Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci awaits an upcoming rally during NIUs match against the University of Southern Indiana on Sept. 17 at Victor E. Court (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Sports
Bertucci earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

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

 
News Reporter Zachary Bertram explores the effectiveness and importance of college rankings.
News
Students doubt importance of college rankings
By Zachary Bertram, News Reporter

DeKALB — College rankings have been around since 1987, according to collegerank.net. They are intended to make the decision of choosing what...

Attendees surrounding the piñata at El Grito as one participant attempts to break it open. The celebration of Latino Heritage Month will continue through mid-October, with events planned over the next month by the Latino Resource Center.
News
'Identities Beyond Borders' explained in Latino studies lecture
Burning Cicada, Ltd. will be hosting their Arts and Music Picnic Festival on Sept. 24 at Hopkins Park.
News
Burning Cicada to host Arts and Music Picnic Festival
NIU has been named an LGBT friendly school in recent years.
News
NIU continues to foster safety for LGBTQ students
Huskie Stadium awaits the first home game of the season in the last week of August (Sean Reed | Northern Star).
News
IN PICTURES: Highlights from the first month of the semester

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Columnist Abhishek Poddar writes about his love of movie theaters.
Opinion
Fill in the blank: Movie theaters are...
By Abhishek Poddar, Opinion Columnist

... nostalgic. Sitting in a theater, popping popcorn, sipping up sodas, waiting for the lights to dim, being presented with trailers of future...

Columnist Lloyd joined after-school reading programs when he was was in seventh grade.
Opinion
That Time I.... was suspected of cheating on a reading quiz
Cheating during an over-the-board game of chess is difficult and rare.
Opinion
Checkmate: Did a rook beat a king?
Columnist Arduini believes monetary bail only furthers the gap between the rich and poor as low-income individuals are less likely to be able to afford bail.
Opinion
Unpopular Opinion: Ending cash bail will benefit Illinoisans
Mission II sitting before NIUs game against Maine last September.
Opinion
NIU... It's time for a new mascot name
A view of the balcony seating mural in the Egyptian Theatre.
Lifestyle
Tickets now available for Egyptian Theatre's 'BOO'ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour'
By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an event called the “BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour” this fall. The theater will share...

Social media has become a defining feature of our culture and developed beyond simply sharing photos and memories.
Opinion
Poll: How large of a role does social media play in your life?
5 fiction novels by Black authors
Lifestyle
5 fiction novels by Black authors
The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.
Lifestyle
What I'm watching this weekend: Sarah Rose
Young people recording podcast in studio. Selective focus of microphone used by young man and woman while recording podcast in studio.
Lifestyle
Center for Black Studies introduces Podcast Club