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Fall 2020: What we know

A mask is taped to NIU's Olive Goyle statue next to Altgeld Hall June 3..

Ahyen Labanan, News Editor

July 15, 2020

DeKALB — Back to school will look different this year; here’s what we know. Health and safety  NIU task forces have been creating health and safety plans in preparation for the fall.  NIU will release a plan titled “Protecting the Pack” the week of July 20. The plan will serve as guidan...

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students


July 14, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Editorial: Our commitment to amplifying black voices

A protester holds up a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest.

Northern Star Editorial Board

June 9, 2020

Editor’s note: There are currently no members of the Northern Star Editorial Board who are black. This, along with the fact that the majority of our staff is white, is evident of our organization being as much a part of the problem of racial inequality in our society as many other institutions. We wil...

Egyptian Theatre continues renovations despite pandemic

Egyptian Theatre continues renovations despite pandemic

Colton Loeb, Reporter

June 8, 2020

The Egyptian Theatre renovations have proceeded without pause and will soon conclude despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeanine Holcomb, marketing and communications director at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., said that last week, for the first time in 90 years, the Egyptian Theatre had air condit...

Campus counseling provides telehealth services to students

Campus counseling provides telehealth services to students

Kierra Frazier, Senior Reporter

April 29, 2020

DeKALB — While classes have moved online for the remainder of the semester, and students have moved back home to help contain the spread of COVID-19, most on-campus mental health clinics have shifted to provide telehealth services to help students from a distance.  Shyann Beach, staff counselor a...

Hockey can’t keep its foot on the gas in loss to Missouri State

Senior forward Brad Krauser finds the back of the net during NIU's 6-1 loss to Robert Morris University on Feb. 15 at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois. 

Matt Boecker

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey started strong but couldn’t hold its two goal lead in a 7-4 loss to the Missouri State University Ice Bears on Saturday night. NIU had a strong first period, getting a pair of goals from first-year forwards Hunter Wahl and Rodahn Evans. The Huskies also played well defensively...

Eugene German selected as MAC West Co-Player of the Week

Northern Star Sports Staff

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — Senior guard Eugene German takes home another Mid-American Conference West Co-Player of the Week award.NIU’s lone game for the week against the Central Michigan University Chippewas  was all it took for German to be selected. He scored a team-high 23 points, season-high nine rebounds, ...

Huskies place third at George Washington Invitational

Maddie Barrett

February 24, 2020

DeKALB — NIU gymnastics placed third overall at the George Washington Invitational Sunday against Temple University, North Carolina State University and George Washington University.NIU earned an overall score of 195.450 to finish behind N.C. State’s 196.025 and George Washington’s 195.900 and defeated Temple’s 19...