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The Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St., is holding a fundraiser to replace the current seats at the theater, which are over 80 years old. The current seats have old and malfunctioning mechanics to go along with a less than ideal comfort level for patrons.

Egyptian Theatre to screen ‘Back to the Future’

Madelaine Vikse, Reporter May 14, 2021

DeKALB –The Egyptian Theatre will host a “Save the Clock'' fundraising event for the DeKalb Rotary Club at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The event, which features a showing of “Back to the Future” as well as a costume contest, will help the DeKalb Rotary Club...

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DeKalb Public Library to host virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night

Jamie O'Toole, Reporter May 13, 2021

DeKALB —The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night May 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom using Kahoot, according to the DeKalb Public Library calendar. Attendees can sign up for the event through a form here.  After...

'Demon Slayer the movie: Mugen Train' shatters records at box office

‘Demon Slayer the movie: Mugen Train’ shatters records at box office

Brandon Montemayor , Reporter May 7, 2021

Move over “Mortal Kombat,” there's a new box office leader in town, with Japanese anime blockbuster “Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train” becoming the number one movie in America this past week. The film made history with its cinematic debut,...

An open sign hangs on the fence of The Hillside Restaurant located at 121 North 2nd Street in DeKalb as many small businesses begin to re-open.

Back Alley Market coming to DeKalb

Jamie O'Toole, Reporter May 6, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb Back Alley Market will start 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 8. It will take place between 1st St. and 3rd St. and feature products from local vendors as well as one vendor from Kentucky.   Co-coordinator Leslie Conklin said there will...

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Five best submissions of Reality Bytes night two

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor May 3, 2021

The 2021 independent student film festival Reality Bytes premiered April 12 on Vimeo. The festival lasted for three nights with submissions from every category of filmmaking from across the world. Each night showcased six or more films. Here are the five...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #9

Lifestyle staff May 2, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5EaWIJIJEXhYpyaCfp7NLm?si=A-igS4QzSqyERNfeqN5h-g    Jacob’s picks  Church of Misery - “Born to Raise Hell (Richard Speck)”  Lil Wayne - “I Am Not A Human Being” ...

Downtown DeKalb features several restaurants and shops for residents to explore.

‘Restaurant week’ hits DeKalb and Sycamore

Jamie O'Toole, Managing Editor April 28, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce has begun its annual “Restaurant Week,” happening now until May 1.  Participating restaurants include a total of 19 in the DeKalb/Sycamore area, according to the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce website. The...

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2021 Oscars recap

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor April 28, 2021

Awards season officially came to an end Sunday after the conclusion of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the coveted ceremony gives praise to the year’s best films and those involved...

Phi Kappa Psi's fraternity house remains empty as a result of NIU holding most of its fall courses online.

How Greek organizations handled the COVID-19 pandemic

Jamie O'Toole, Managing Editor April 27, 2021

DeKALB – A year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, members of sororities and fraternities have experienced a change in conventional greek life routines.  Tri Sigma President Gianna Finnegan said many first-year students chose to stay home or attend...

DeKalb Public Library to host virtual budget workshop

DeKalb Public Library to host virtual budget workshop

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor April 27, 2021

DeKALB — End Financial Literacy Month with the DeKalb Public Library and its “Simplify Your Spending and Saving Strategies” event. The virtual workshop will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom, and aims to help those participating balance...

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Five best submissions of Reality Bytes night one

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2021

The 2021 Independent student film festival Reality Bytes premiered April 12 on Vimeo. The festival lasted for three nights with submissions from every category of filmmaking from across the world. Each night showcased six or more films. Here are the five...

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TV review: ‘Attack On Titan’ season four

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor April 25, 2021

Hit anime “Attack On Titan” returned for its fourth season late in 2020 and finished at the end of March. Fans of the anime have been eagerly awaiting the return of Eren Yeager and the rest of the survey corps after the climactic cliffhanger ending...

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