Editor’s note: This article will be updated each day to include the most current clue for the 2022 Northern Star Treasure Hunt.
DeKALB— After a COVID-19 induced hiatus, the annual Northern Star Treasure Hunt returns this week to campus. With approximately $300 in gift certificates and other physical prizes, the scavenger hunt’s victor will claim the spoils.
Each day this week, the Northern Star will release one clue linked to the location of where an acrylic paperweight is hidden. The location will be somewhere outdoors on NIU’s campus and open to all students, faculty and staff.
The first person to find the paperweight will need to bring it to the Northern Star’s office located in Campus Life Suite 130, next to Testing Services. All prizes for the scavenger hunt have been donated by members of the DeKalb and Sycamore communities.
Check the Northern Star’s website, social media channels and TLDR newsletter for daily clues.
April 18 clue
To find where the treasure is hidden, begin your search east of Annie Glidden.
April 19 clue
Continue your search farther east of the castle, you’ll find it near a domain of Dean Kassel.
April 20 clue
To find the location as part of your daily errands, finish this rhyme with a proper name homophone.
April 20 update
As of 3 p.m., the acrylic paperweight has been found.
Congratulations to junior physical education major Karli Waldrep on finding the treasure. More information to follow.