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We Care is a pregnancy clinic in downtown DeKalb. The clinic offers various services for interested residents. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
WeCare4NIU, anti-abortion student outreach
Downtown DeKalb’s Frost Parking Lot rests empty on Friday at East Locust and Sixth Street. A new city ordinance will allow DeKalb commuters to park after 5 a.m. and take the 12 line bus to the Elburn train station. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Elburn bus route free for OneCard holders

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‘All-Star: A Huskie Sports Podcast,’ Episode 13: Chatting World Baseball Classic and March Madness
By Northern Star Sports Staff

On Episode 13 of All-Star, the crew of Ethan Gonzales, Alex Crowe, Zachary Bertram, and Joseph Segreti discuss the World Baseball Classic final...

Izzak Olejnik secures Huskie of the Week honor after a stellar performance at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)
Izzak Olejnik nets Huskie of the Week honor after eighth place performance
NIU redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik grapples with Kent State University sophomore Enrique Munguia during Sundays dual meet. The 165-pound wrestlers clashed in a battle of nationally-ranked opponents. Olejnik and Munguia were ranked No. 10 and No. 25 respectively in the Dec. 13 InterMat rankings for their weight class. (David Dermer)
Olejnik nabs All-American honors at NCAA championships
Softball opens conference play with doubleheader split
Dunsire, Huskies gearing up for spring season

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

Associate professor and head of the photography department at NIU, Jessica Labatte, standing in front of a vibrant wall mural. Labatte has been selected to be the next Director of the NIU School of Art and Design, beginning in July. (Courtesy of Amy Fleming)
New director announced for the NIU School of Art and Design
By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer

DeKalb - Starting July 1, Jessica Labatte will begin her new position as director of the NIU School of Art and Design.  Labatte is an associate...

DeKalb man charged in fatal shooting at University Village
SGA Senators Edwin Perez-Hernandez (left), Atlas Babcock, Princess Rogers, Arianna Ramos, Alexia Musgraves and Debbie Allen discussing the meaning of diversity. The senators were disappointed with the outcome of the SGA petition for Black students. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)
SGA's DEI comments on failed petition, discuss future
NIU receives $5.1 million to train K-12 school psychologists
An air filter in a Davis Hall classroom. The Husqvarna A2000 purifier was the first type of air filter that NIU purchased following the return to in-person classes. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)
What's Up With: Classroom air filters?

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▸ More Coverage:  Campus  |  City



Street Interviews: Who do you want to win March Madness?
By Nanette Nkolomoni, Opinion Writer

DeKALB – With the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) March Madness Basketball tournament taking place, many are tuning into...

Friends actors (left) Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc sitting in a park during Friends: The Reunion. The group was asked if Ross and Rachel were on a break during this conversation.
Poll: Were Ross and Rachel on a break?
The Patterson Hall East on an overcast Winter day. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)
NIU housing cost does not reflect dorm conditions
CARTOON: Spring Forth
A young woman scrolling through streaming options on her television. Each streaming service has its pros and cons, but which one is the best?
Poll: Which streaming service do you use most often?
The Egyptian Theatre is located downtown DeKalb at 135 N. 2nd Street.
Plan for a drag show and musical performance Saturday
By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer

Not guilty pleasures drag show From 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. NIU’s Holmes Student Center will host a drag show charity fundraiser that will take...

Two wooden figures with a heart shaped hole in between them. Columnist Nanette Nkolomoni expresses that friends growing apart is a natural process.
That Time I… realized outgrowing friendships is normal
The characters of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - To the Swordsmith Village” across an animated background. The film came out March 3 and features little new content
New 'Demon Slayer' movie isn't worth the watch
Chris Rock performing on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in 2017. When Chris Rock took the stage for his most recent special, Selective Outrage, he turned to punching down and stoking the flames of drama rather than actually telling jokes.
Chris Rock's 'Selective Outrage' rocks and tips the boat
Academy Award winners Ke Huy Quan (left), Michelle Yeoh, Brendan Fraser and Jamie Lee Curtis pose after winning. While Quan and Yeoh were the consensus picks, viewers were unhappy with Curtis win.
The Academy once again disappoints