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Waka Flocka Flame takes stage at the Duke Ellington Ballroom Saturday night. Waka Flocka opened with one of his most popular songs, “No Hands” as cheers erupted from the crowd. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Waka Flocka Flame lights up Holmes Student Center

By Sean Reed and Mingda Wu | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame took to the stage Saturday night at the Duke Ellington Ballroom within the Holmes Student Center. To read more about the event, see our other coverage.

A wild mushroom is uprooted in the grass of the main pathway through the woods on campus, just beyond the west lagoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Into the woods

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 22, 2022

Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Whoo Kid will perform at NIUs Homecoming on Oct. 1 (Donald Traill/Invision/Associated Press)

Waka Flocka Flame to perform at Homecoming, tickets on sale

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | September 8, 2022

NIU’s Homecoming Concert this year will feature Waka Flocka Flame with DJ Whoo Kid. Tickets go on sale starting at 8 a.m. Friday for students and guests, as each student can bring one guest. Faculty and staff tickets will go on sale starting Sept....

Northern Star alumni establish $50,000 endowment, Phil Kadner honored

By Colin Kempsell, News Editor | September 6, 2022

DeKALB — The Northern Star Alumni Association has announced the establishment of a $50,000 endowment to fund staffers' salaries. The endowment is named after NIU alum and longtime Chicago journalist Phil Kadner. The Northern Star/Phil Kadner Endowment...

Snapchat users can file a claim by Nov. 5.

Illinois Snapchat users could earn money in new lawsuit

By Colin Kempsell, News Editor | August 31, 2022

Users of the popular messaging app Snapchat may be entitled to payment in a new class action lawsuit. Residents of the state of Illinois who used Snapchat’s lenses or filters feature since 2015 can visit the settlement’s website and file a claim from...

This new group was formed due to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

NIU students form group supporting reproductive rights

By Eddie Drinkwine, News Reporter | August 28, 2022

DeKALB — After the controversial overturning of Roe v. Wade, NIU students have taken action by forming a new group in support of reproductive rights. The Reproductive Rights Association at NIU was founded by two third-year law students, Sam Malone,...

The Egyptian Theatre, located at 135 N. Second Street, DeKalb, is set to host an anime film festival Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is free to all NIU Students along with the general public.

DeKalb day planner: Aug. 27

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle Editor | August 23, 2022

If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend to celebrate the first week of classes being done, here are some events happening this Saturday.  NIU women’s volleyball Catch the last match of day two of the Huskie Invitational and cheer on NIU’s...

Even when a planet goes direct, falling out of retrograde, there is still a shadow period before and after it, which marks similar but less intense effects.

Weekly horoscopes: June 1 – June 7

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Managing Editor | June 1, 2022

Happy Pride Month! The new moon occurred on Monday, which means the sun and moon were in Gemini. This means interesting things in terms of duality, especially because Gemini is the sign of the twins. Also, Mercury goes direct this week! Life is about...

Book subscription services are a great way to read a wide variety of books (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Book subscription services perfect for booklovers

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle Editor | May 4, 2022

Book subscription services have been popping up all over the place, ranging from boxes with just books and others featuring gifts and trinkets. They have been on the rise, especially with the pandemic and people wanting books delivered straight to their...

Taurus season starts April 20 this year and ends May 20.

Weekly horoscopes: April 20 – April 26

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Managing Editor | April 20, 2022

With the shift into Taurus season and the full moon in Libra still affecting us from Saturday, expect the vibes to be sensual and grounded. At this junction, we don’t feel the need to take life too seriously, and why should we? Life is meant to be enjoyed,...

The first person to find the paperweight will need to bring it to the Northern Stars office located in Campus Life Suite 130, next to Testing Services.

Treasure hunt returns to NIU campus

By Northern Star Staff | April 18, 2022

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...

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