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The Egyptian Theatre to host Spooktacular

Egyptian Theatre

Kennedy Jones, Reporter

October 20, 2020

The Egyptian Theatre and the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Spooktacular event, 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Spooktacular will happen in two parts: Trick-or-Treating and a Halloween movie night. Trick-or-Treating, the first part of the event, will happen underneath the Egyptian Theatre m...

E.B.O.N.Y. Women and the Black Male Initiative to host ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Duke Ellington Ballroom

Jacob Baker, Reporter

October 14, 2020

DeKALB — E.B.O.N.Y. Women and the Black Male Initiative of NIU will be hosting a “Battle of the Sexes” event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. This event will feature an open panel discussion on a variety of topics discussing gender. The event will provide an oppor...

Film review: ‘The Wolf of Snow Hollow’

Hollywood - California, Gulf Coast States, Movie Theater, Theatrical Performance, Stage Theater

Jacob Baker, Columnist

October 13, 2020

After his deeply personal and touching debut film “Thunder Road,” director, writer and actor Jim Cummings takes his efforts in a different direction in the form of a comedy-infused werewolf horror flick “The Wolf of Snow Hollow.” It was released in limited theaters and On Demand on Oct 9. The fil...

Outdoor Adventures to host second Yoga at the Lagoon

DeKalb community members cross a foot bridge Monday over the Lagoon.

Parker Otto, Reporter

October 12, 2020

DeKALB – As the last weeks of warm weather fade, NIU Outdoor Adventures will host an outdoor Yoga at the Lagoon 4 p.m. Tuesday by the East Lagoon.  Yoga at the Lagoon, the second of two yoga events, will be hosted by Lindsay Reinhardt, a graduate assistant pursuing her masters degree in Kinesiology. She will focu...

Film review: ‘Possessor’

Young woman in the cinema, watching a scary movie, hiding her look with a hand and holding a box with popcorn

Jacob Baker, Columnist

October 10, 2020

Writer and director Brandon Cronenberg, son of legendary horror icon David Cronenberg who paved the way for the grotesque body horror genre, follows closely in his father’s footsteps. However, he independently roars onto the horror scene with his new science fiction horror film “Possessor” rel...

Egyptian Theatre opens for Halloween events, nears end of construction

Egyptian Theatre

Parker Otto, Reporter

October 7, 2020

DeKALB – After months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing renovations, The Egyptian Theatre will open to the public for in-person events throughout the month of October. Given the holiday of Halloween on Oct. 31, all of the events are dedicated to horror films and the spooky history...

Local restaurants adapt to Pritzker’s restrictions following denied petition

The Hillside Restaurant

Jamie O'Toole, Lifestyle Editor

October 6, 2020

DeKALB — On Saturday, local restaurants in DeKalb County were forced to eliminate indoor dining after J.B. Pritzker released restaurant and bar restrictions due to a resurgence of COVID-19 in Region One. Seven owners filed a lawsuit against Pritzker, and a petition for a temporary restraining order o...

How Latino students celebrated Latino Heritage Month in September

Latino Center

Parker Otto, Reporter

October 5, 2020

DeKALB – September was Latino Heritage month and, while COVID-19 rendered gatherings by the Latino Resource Center impossible, that didn’t stop NIU students from recognizing and taking pride in their Latino heritage. “Celebrating Latino heritage means celebrating Latino culture and learning what it’s all...

Top four pumpkin patches to venture to this season

Pumpkins on a farm in the fall during harvest time.

Kennedy Jones, Columnist

October 4, 2020

It’s now the beginning of fall, which means puffy vests over sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. It’s the perfect time of year for a visit to a pumpkin patch. Between the fun activities for you and friends, or you and your family, it is a chance to make fun memories while the weather is still nice...

Common Grounds breaks way in its mission to promote local artists of color

Art piece Michele Costa donated to Common Grounds.

Jacob Baker, Reporter

October 1, 2020

DeKALB — Fiber artist and designer Michele Costa donated an art piece in the form of a multi-colored crocheted bike to the Common Grounds Coffee shop. The bike will serve as a way to attract more local artists of color so they may display their art outside the shop in the future.    Since Common G...

The Center for Black Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts to host ‘Art and Soul’

Black lives matters.

Jacob Baker, Reporter

September 30, 2020

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies and the College of Visual and Performing Arts invites the DeKalb community to join together through a social justice event called “Art and Soul” in the form of art to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Castle Drive at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.  The “A...

Swept Under the Rug shows how imperative it is to spread awareness for sexual violence survivors

Swept Under the Rug

Jacob Baker, Reporter

September 30, 2020

DeKALB — Safe Passage and the Pick Museum of Anthropology joined together to create a powerful and moving art exhibit, Swept Under the Rug, Sept. 29 through Dec. 4 that showcases sexual and domestic violence through survivors’ art.  The exhibit was broken into three sections, “What Were You Wea...