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How to cope with the classroom being within the same 4 walls

How to cope with the classroom being within the same 4 walls

Parker Otto, Columnist

August 27, 2020

NIU has a reputation of being a commuter school, since students tend to study at school during the week and travel back home for the weekend, but there are still many students who live in NIU’s five residence halls seven days a week. Living on campus, especially if you’re a first-year student, can come ...

Positive everyday routines could ensure productivity this semester

Positive everyday routines could ensure productivity this semester

Colton Loeb, Columnist

August 25, 2020

Focusing on homework is easier said than done, especially when at home. With so many classes online this semester, it may be hard to be productive if your environment isn't always optimal.  Whether it's loud family members or roommates, the temptation of your favorite TV show or video game or ev...

Getting involved in student life despite a global pandemic

Getting involved in student life despite a global pandemic

Parker Otto, Columnist

August 18, 2020

If there is one piece of advice commonly given to new students, it’s a variation of the same idea: “don’t stay in your residence hall room,” “get involved” and “make the most of your time.”Going out with friends and joining organizations can greatly benefit life as an NIU student, and thi...

Is something missing in your life without NIU Athletics?

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, and Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, right, exchange words during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Jarrett Huff, Sports Editor

August 17, 2020

As students begin returning to DeKalb for another semester at NIU, a familiar part of the fall semester’s atmosphere will be missing: Huskie athletic events. A semester full of Saturdays without tailgating outside of Huskie Stadium ahead of the big game. A semester without men’s or women’s soccer ...

4 meal prep ideas for students studying remotely or on campus this semester

4 meal prep ideas for students studying remotely or on campus this semester

Colton Loeb, Columnist

August 17, 2020

Quarantine has provided me with a lot of time, time that was once filled with activities that burned calories. Now, the main activity I find myself indulging in is eating...too much.  As the school year draws near, many students must make the choice between on campus dining or home cooked meals. Bo...

Huskie Link transitions platform

Huskie Link transitions platform

Kierra Frazier, Reporter

August 17, 2020

 DeKALB — Huskie Link now has a different look after the Student Government Association decided to end its contract with Campus Labs and switch to a platform called Presence.  Presence is a campus engagement platform to assist student organizations with opportunities to get involved along with...

Take up a long term video game in your free time this semester

Take up a long term video game in your free time this semester

Jacob Baker, Columnist

August 7, 2020

With the university transitioning to online and hybrid classes, students are going to spend a lot more time away from campus. With that extra time, it’s an excellent opportunity to pick up a long-running video game franchise.    FromSoftware Games  Game developer FromSoftware has garnered an abundan...