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Senior distance runner Grace Louis races in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Redbird Invite on April 2 in Normal, Illinois. Louis recorded her highest finish at the event after crossing the finish line in 11:40.02 to claim second place. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)
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Grace Louis shows versatility as two-sport athlete

Senior and former redshirt Grace Louis has overcome obstacles, literally and figuratively, during her past six years in DeKalb...

 

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Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
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Men’s golf ties for third at MAC Championship
By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter

DeKALB — The NIU men’s golf closed out spring play with a tied-third finish in the Mid-American Conference Championship Sunday. The Huskies...

Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.
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Huskies finish track and field regular season at Drake Relays
Kim Kester is NIUs first womens golf coach to become the sole recipient of the MAC Womens Golf Coach of the Year award.
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Kim Kester named MAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year
Senior catcher Katie Keller (left) assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.
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Softball bests UIC in non-conference bout
Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach
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Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach

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A fire hydrant outside of the Egyptian Theatre, 35 N. Second St, painted Egyptian themed.
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Residents paint fire hydrants through Paint-a-Plug Program
By Joey Trella, News Reporter
DeKalb's Citizens Community Enhancement Commission offers a program in which DeKalb residents can paint fire hydrants around town.
Blackboard lets students see how their grades compare to their classmates.
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Blackboard's new feature lets students see grade average in classes
After Andrea Harden, a graduate student, lost her son and saw how many lives he saved, she has become an avid leader in encouraging people to become organ donors.
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Graduate student encourages people to become organ donors
The Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students. The closet is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in Chick Evans Field House Room 102.
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Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students
Tim Thomas picks up trash at the corner before crossing with the group.
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Students clean up DeKalb during NIU Cares

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The May 4, 2022 print publication of the Northern Star marks the final weekly print edition of our paper. The first print edition came out in 1899.
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Editorial: Northern Star welcomes new era of journalism
By Northern Star Editorial Board

Since 1899, students at NIU have committed themselves to serving the greater populace of their campus by regularly putting out a newspaper. Now...

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GUEST COLUMN: Future of journalism is digital
Jordan Radloff (right) poses with other graduating seniors in the Star office.
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Sports editor says goodbye
Transfer student reflects on two years at the Star
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Transfer student reflects on two years at the Star
Bunch of rainbow tulips in brown paper wrap (Getty Images)
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Mother's Day gift ideas
By Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor

It’s easy to put things off until the last minute — or forget that Mother’s Day is this Sunday due to being busy with work and finals....

Brionna Belcher says goodbye to the Star as she prepares to graduate in May.
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Managing editor contemplates self growth
The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.
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What I'm watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff
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Book subscription services are a great way to read a wide variety of books (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)
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