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DeKalb Public Library will be holding a workshop for painting pumpkins.

DeKalb Public Library hosts Pumpkin Painting workshop

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 23, 2022

The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a Pumpkin Painting workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 1. This workshop is available to people of all ages and is free for DeKalb Public Library patrons. All supplies are provided by the Library. To...

A view of the balcony seating mural in the Egyptian Theatre.

Tickets now available for Egyptian Theatre’s ‘BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour’

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 23, 2022

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an event called the “BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour” this fall. The theater will share scary stories and reveal secrets about ghosts that roam throughout the building.  According to the event...

5 fiction novels by Black authors

5 fiction novels by Black authors

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

Reading various genres of Black literature is a great way to learn about the Black community and their experiences. Here are five novels written by Black authors.  “Black Buck” by Mateo Askaripour (388 pages) Mateo Askaripour's debut novel “Black...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

It is going to be a bit cooler this weekend, the perfect time to bundle up on the couch and catch up on some binge-worthy TV shows. "Shadow and Bone" (Netflix) "Shadow and Bone" is a fantasy show released on Netflix on April 23, 2021. It is based...

Young people recording podcast in studio. Selective focus of microphone used by young man and woman while recording podcast in studio.

Center for Black Studies introduces Podcast Club

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s Center for Black Studies recently created a new club called Podcast Club. The club gathers fellow podcast enthusiasts to sit down and meet and discuss a podcast of the club’s choice. The first meeting of the Podcast Club will be...

The entrance to the Black Box Theatre located in the Stevens Building on NIU campus. (Abby Lamoreaux | Northern Star)

NIU SOTD debuts performance season with ‘Melancholy Play’

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU School of Theatre and Dance kicks off the 2022-2023 performance season with Sarah Ruhl’s “Melancholy Play,” directed by NIU voice and movement professor Bethany Mangum-Oles.  Performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre...

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

NIU Capoeira Club is hosting an exhibition match Thursday at noon.

NIU Capoeira Club to host Brazilian martial arts exhibition

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 21, 2022

NIU's Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Club is hosting a Capoeira exhibition match in the MLK Commons featuring Capoeira Mestre Iuri Santos. The main event is from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.  “(Capoeira) was formed about 500 years ago, developed by slaves...

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DeKalb day planner: Sept. 24

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 21, 2022

If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend to celebrate the first five weeks of classes being complete, here are some events happening this Saturday as well as some restaurants to check out.  BREAKFAST IN DEKALB Looking for a good place to eat...

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.

Egyptian Theatre to host Anime Film Festival

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | September 20, 2022

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an Anime Film Festival on Saturday at 6 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the NIU Division of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion along with the NIU Asian American Resource Center and is free for all who...

The Cultural Sisterhood Summit is an event that will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lunch will be provided to attendees.

GSRC to host Cultural Sister Summit

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Writer | September 20, 2022

DeKALB - The Cultural Sisterhood Summit will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center at 231 N. Annie Glidden Road.  The event is free of charge and will offer free lunch to those who attend....

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