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Local sketch artist opens online business ‘Pamela Sanders Fine Art’

Pamela Sanders' sketch of a lion.
November 25, 2020

DeKALB – 2020 has been exceptionally hard for small businesses due to COVID-19 resulting in a reduction in hours and preventing people from visiting storefronts. However, DeKalb resident Pamela Sanders,...

How to have a successful virtual Thanksgiving

Managing Editor, Haley Galvin (Top Right), and friends gather for a virtual Friendsgiving
November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving is a beloved tradition for many American families. This holiday brings good food and the people who we are thankful for together. With COVID-19 surging across the country, it’s an excellent...

Ways to volunteer, socially distanced

Alison Pacey, 14 Genoa, plays with a few cats at Tails Humane
Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, as a part of her volunteer
November 21, 2020

Volunteering has always been a way for students to give back to their community or help those in need. During a pandemic volunteering might not be the same as it used to be with social distance and other...

Local musicians face repercussions without live music in restaurants

Luke Underhill, Yorkville High School senior and co-host of open mic night, sings and plays acoustic guitar Monday at Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway.
November 15, 2020

Local bars and restaurants lost their live music when dining rooms were ordered to close due to COVID-19, leaving musicians with lost income and exposure necessary to build a fanbase. Before the pandemic,...

NIU’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center to host virtual panel

closeup of a rainbow flag waving on the blue sky, moved by the wind, with the sun in the background
November 14, 2020

NIU’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center will host two virtual panels for students to learn about the LGBTQ+ community from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 21. The meeting, held via Zoom, will...

Masters in Fine Arts program holds Sleight of Hand Exhibition

November 13, 2020

NIU’s Masters in Fine Arts program is currently hosting its Fall 2020 Art Exhibition Sleight of Hand. The exhibit opened Tuesday and closes Nov. 17. Viewings are by appointment only. Attendees must contact...

NIU Residence Hall Association to hold online fall retreat

Neptune Hall North provides space for first responders during COVID-19 pandemic.
November 11, 2020

DeKALB — The NIU Residence Hall Association will be holding an online fall retreat at 1:30 p.m. Friday through this Zoom link that will inform participants of their leadership types, how to further build...

Master in Fine Arts program opens Sleight of Hand Art Exhibition

Jack Arends Visual Arts Building
November 10, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s Master in Fine Arts program will be hosting it’s Fall 2020 Sleight of Hand Art Exhibition. This event is being done by appointments only, because of the current quarantine.  Lisa...

Returning to the Egyptian Theatre for the first time since Feburary

The Egyptian Theatre
November 2, 2020

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me anything, it’s a profound appreciation for things I took for granted like hanging out with friends, eating out at a restaurant and going to a theater to experience...

Student and local artists forge a mural of unity

Student and local artists progress in painting the Unity Mural.
October 30, 2020

DeKALB – The Lincoln Highway Bridge that goes over the Kishwaukee River was initially home to hateful, racist graffiti but, in defiance of this hate, a team of artists have come together to forge a mural...

PILS and SBA to host Halloween trivia night

Swen Parson Law Building
October 29, 2020

DeKALB — NIU’s Public Interest Law Society, PILS and the Student Bar Association, SBA are having a Halloween trivia night hosted by Dean Anderson, the staff supervisor at 6 p. m. Friday. PILS is,...

Test your ‘American Horror Story’ knowledge with the DeKalb Public Library

The DeKalb Public Library
October 23, 2020

Participants can test out their “American Horror Story” knowledge at 7 p.m. Tuesday through DeKalb’s Public Library free virtual trivia night through Zoom.  The virtual trivia night will be played...

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