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A view of the Union Pacific owned train tracks looking southwest from the currently out-of-service DeKalb train station parking lot at the corner of East Locust Street and North 6th Street in downtown DeKalb. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
Campus
Metra rail is pushed for commuter students
Valentines Contest 2023: Best Meet-Cute Story
Valentine's Contest 2023: Best 'Meet-Cute' Story

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A view of the Union Pacific owned train tracks looking southwest from the currently out-of-service DeKalb train station parking lot at the corner of East Locust Street and North 6th Street in downtown DeKalb. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
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Metra rail is pushed for commuter students

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NIU redshirt senior guard Anthony Crump (50) drives against Ball State redshirt sophomore forward Mickey Pearson Jr. (3) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)
Sports
IN PICTURES: Cardinals corral Huskies in Convo clash
By Mingda Wu, Photographer

Sports
Beam team boosts NIU to second home win
NIU sophomore guard Jayden Marable maneuvers past EMU freshman guard Kyndal Lewis during Wednesdays conference matchup at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Marable finished the game with 12 points, the fourth-best scorer for the Huskies in the 72-65 victory over the Eagles. (Alexander Pyevich/Northern Star)
Sports
NIU dismantled by Bowling Green at home
NIU sophomore guard David Coit (11) steps back while being defended by two Ball State University players during Saturdays game at the Convocation Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)
Sports
Ball State buries Huskies thanks to three-point parade
Member of NIUs Division I hockey team celebrate during its season-opening match against John Carroll University on Sept. 16. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)
Sports
Evans, Huskies smother Drury on senior night

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Valentines Contest 2023: Best Meet-Cute Story
News
Valentine's Contest 2023: Best 'Meet-Cute' Story
By Northern Star Staff

In honor of Valentine's Day, we are asking couples to submit their "meet cute" story (how they first met before they started a romantic relationship)....

The Student Government Association Speaker of the Senate, Dallas Douglass (left), converses with newly appointed Clerk of the Senate, Chris English, near the end of Friday’s SGA meeting in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)
News
SGA appoints election commissioner, deputy speaker and clerk
A NaviLens accessible wayfinding QR code on a door at the Normal Road entrance of
Holmes Student Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)
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NIU introduces self-navigation system
One of two properties that the fraternity Sigma Alpha Mu, or Sammys, operates within on a snowy day on Greenbrier Road in the Greek Row neighborhood. Sammys has been in operation with support from the fraternity’s national chapter for the past five years, despite being unrecognized by NIU in 2018. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)
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'Sammys' fraternity seeks return to good standing
A child jumps into the busy pool during a summer day.
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Hopkins Pool to have flash sale on pool passes

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Elon Musk, you're in over your head
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