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Kayaking couple ride along the river at sunset

Outdoor Adventures to host Kayak Pool Workshop

Northern Star Staff March 5, 2021

NIU’s Recreation Department will be hosting an Outdoor Adventures Kayak Pool Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m Sunday at Huntley Middle School. The event, which will take place in Huntley’s pool, , 1515 S 4th st., is aimed to teach both veteran kayakers...

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DeKalb resident establishing small business selling crochet tops

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor March 5, 2021

 DeKALB — Throughout the midst of the pandemic there has been a lot of attention placed on small businesses and side hustles that many people have leaned on for extra income during these trying times. One such small and local business is Kayohh’s...

Frances McDormand, left, and director Chloe Zhao on the set of

2021 Golden Globes recap

Parker Otto, Reporter March 4, 2021

The Annual Golden Globe Awards took place at dual venues in New York City and Los Angeles, honoring the best in film and television. While much controversy has been made about the lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes...

Tea, coffee and energy drinks contain varying levels of caffeine, a stimulant that triggers mental alertness.

Center for Commuter Assistance to host virtual coffee hour

Northern Star Staff March 3, 2021

DeKALB -- The Center for Commuter Assistance will host a virtual coffee event  “Virtual Coffee Chats”  through Microsoft Teams from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday starting March 4 till April 15.  Students are encouraged to attend, bring coffee,...

The Huskie Food Pantry gets vegetables from the DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Grow Mobil event coming to DeKalb Community Gardens

Parker Otto, Reporter March 3, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb Community Gardens will have their Grow Mobile Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N Annie Glidden Rd, to give free boxes of food to those that need it. Grow Mobile is a program administered...

The barn of the Glidden Homestead & Historical Center stands empty after renovations came to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How invention of barbed wire in DeKalb established NIU

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor March 3, 2021

DeKALB - At face value, driving down Lincoln Highway seems pretty standard. Local restaurants like Pizza Villa, 824 W Lincoln Highway, and Molly’s Eatery & Drinkery, 1000 W Lincoln Highway, are at the center of DeKalb alongside bigger restaurant...

Book cover for 'Fiona's Guardians' courtesy of Dan Klefstad

Northern Public Radio’s Dan Klefstad becomes best-selling author

Parker Otto, Reporter March 2, 2021

DeKALB – Northern Public Radio’s Dan Klefstad, the host of the Morning Edition and content manager, has revealed himself to not only be a successful radio host, but a best-selling author as well. His latest supernatural novel, “Fiona’s Guardians,”...

Spring menu for the Hospitality 320 class.

Hospitality students adapt to COVID-19 changes to safely serve food

Ashley Dwy, Reporter March 1, 2021

DeKALB –  A quantity food production class at NIU, also known as Hospitality 320, is cooking, serving and selling their fresh food from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday until April 15 at the Depot C-Store in the Holmes Student Center. The...

Where to get Girl Scout cookies in DeKalb

Where to get Girl Scout cookies in DeKalb

Elisa Reamer, Reporter March 1, 2021

DeKALB – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is setting up booths to sell cookies around the DeKalb area until March 21.  The Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois are also offering delivery. There is a $5 discount on orders of nine or more boxes. Fill...

NIU students cam access all the LinkedIn Learning features without giving up any privacy.

How a digital portfolio can help you succeed after college

Jack Baudoin, Reporter March 1, 2021

Graduating from college is a daunting thought, knowing that you are about to enter the “real” world and become more of an adult like never before. Thankfully in 2021, there are many different platforms that help to take some of the strain of joining...

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Japanese anime ‘Attack on Titan’ becomes “most in demand” show in U.S.

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor March 1, 2021

This year has been unlike any other in terms of media consumption around the world. Media consumption rose by over 1 billion hours as the weeks passed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This increase in consumption put an emphasis on streaming services and...

The NIU Huskie Pride Statue and Holmes Student Center are recognizable landmarks to help new students find their way around campus.

Alpha Phi Gamma midterm goodie bags fundraiser

Northern Star Staff March 1, 2021

DeKALB- Alpha Phi Gamma will hold a fundraising event Tuesday. The sorority will be selling “good luck goodie bags” throughout the month of March, at a time where many students face midterms. While prices for the goodie bags vary, they all will...

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