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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #31

Lifestyle staff December 5, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist:  Jacob’s picks  Frozen Soul - “Crypt of Ice” Sanguisugabogg - “Perverse/Deranged”  200 Stab Wounds - “Slave to the Scalpel”  Frozen...

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Christmas movies to look forward to this season

Daija Hammonds , Lifestyle reporter December 4, 2021

Christmas is upon us, and that means there are new holiday movies to watch as the countdown to Christmas begins. Here are some recommendations of new holiday movies hitting streaming services this year.  “The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star”...

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3 essential apps NIU students should have on their phones

Madelaine Vikse , Assistant Lifestyle Editor December 4, 2021

It is important for students to have all of the necessary resources to feel safe on campus and to be able to have easy access to course assignments and grades. These apps can help students continue to be safe around campus, can help with day-to-day...

The billboard at the entrance of the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb displays Happy Holidays.

Egyptian Theatre to host Christmas themed light show

Quade Evans, Lifestyle reporter December 3, 2021

DeKALB –  For the first time since 2014, “Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas” will return to DeKalb on Dec. 10.  The performance is set to take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Egyptian Theatre. The last time the light...

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The importance of ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’

Quade Evans, Lifestyle writer December 3, 2021

It’s been over 25 years since acclaimed director Hideaki Anno’s mecha series “Neon Genesis Evangelion'' premiered in 1995. Yet, the series still remains a juggernaut of merchandising and a cultural icon. Even though the show has finished airing,...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Madelaine Vikse

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor December 2, 2021

Finals are coming up, but it’s also important that you take some time for yourself. If you don’t know what you want to watch and can be indecisive at times, this list might be helpful. This is what I’ll be watching this weekend when I’m not preparing...

The Huddle Restaurant located at 817 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb has closed

The Huddle closes after 11 years

Daija Hammonds , Lifestyle reporter December 2, 2021

DeKALB – The Huddle restaurant closed its doors and will no longer be serving the DeKalb Community. Nov. 13 was its last day of service after 11 years as a family establishment. The Huddle served the DeKalb community for 11 years and came to the...

A purebred golden retriever dog wears a service dog harness, showing that it is a support animal with a job helping people in need.

A guide to emotional support, service animals

Ariel Morris , Lifestyle writer December 2, 2021

Editors note: This story was updated at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 to change "service pet" to "service animal" and to distinguish the difference between an emotional support animal and a service animal.  Emotional support animals can help people with certain mental...

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Tails pet of the week: Roscuro

Northern Star Staff December 1, 2021

DeKALB — Tails Humane Society has chosen a beautiful, young cat named Roscuro to feature as the Pet of the Week. Roscuro can come off as a bit shy at first, but once he gets to know you, you’ll know how sweet he truly is. He enjoys warm blankets...

An aerial view of Stevenson Towers, 420 Stadium Drive W., and Grant Hall, 1250 Grant Drive N., on a clear fall night.

How to stay safe on campus

Quade Evans, Lifestyle writer December 1, 2021

DeKALB –  Safety on campus is a big issue, it’s important to remember how to stay safe. Get to know your campus safety office Getting familiar with your Campus Safety Office by either calling or asking for more information is a great start....

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Why heroes like Superman are needed

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer November 30, 2021

Heroic figures in mythology have had their stories told, and it has inspired other stories of the modern age and have been analyzed in how they relate to the morality of people. Tall tales or myths of heroic figures play a unique role in inspiring people...

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Tips on staying healthy during the winter time

Ariel Morris , Lifestyle writer November 29, 2021

As the cooler weather approaches, the lack of motivation for physical activity may hinder some people. The cold can make it difficult for some people to stay active when staying home and eating seems more comfortable. These are some tips to maintain a...

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