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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Wolf is a sweet and playful cat that loves to spend her days hanging with the staff in the offices socializing.

Tails pet of the week: Wolf

Northern Star Staff November 10, 2021

DeKALB — This week’s pet is a beautiful tortie cat named Wolf from The Tails Humane Society. Wolf is a sweet and playful cat that loves to spend her days hanging with the staff in the offices socializing.  The sweet cat loves to play with her...

There are many on-and-off campus activities for students to enjoy and participate in this weekend. These events are anywhere from learning to just having a good time.

What to do in DeKalb Nov. 5 to Nov. 7

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 5, 2021

There are many on-and-off campus activities for students to enjoy and participate in this weekend. These events are anywhere from learning to just having a good time. Friday First Friday Bingo Students are invited to play bingo in Club 1895, located...

Blue is a three and a half year-old, brown and white husky. He can be adopted at Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Green Road.

Tails pet of the week: Blue

Northern Star Staff November 2, 2021

Tails pet of the week is a three and a half year-old Husky named Blue. Blue is a smart dog and is extremely friendly. He has lived with older children and other dogs in the past and is excited to meet new people. Blue is a talented dog and knows quite...

Trumpeters will be working with Christopher Scanlon, Pharez Whitted, Tom Bough on “Trumpet Day” at NIU on Nov. 19.

NIU to host ‘Trumpet Day’ for players of all ages

Aidan Bengford, News Reporter November 1, 2021

DeKALB —  Trumpeters will be working with Christopher Scanlon, Pharez Whitted, Tom Bough on “Trumpet Day” at NIU on Nov. 19. The event is intended for all levels of trumpet players from high school amateur to undergraduate players to trumpet players...

Princess Pea

Tails pet of the week: Princess Pea

October 26, 2021

DeKALB — The Tails Humane Society pet of the week is a 10 month-old domestic shorthair mix kitten named Princess Pea. Princess Pea is a medium-sized, white and orange kitten brought to Tails on Oct.1. She has already been spayed, and house trained...

The DeKalb Public Library.

DeKalb Public Library events for the week of Oct. 13

Northern Star Staff October 13, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will offer a variety of events open to the public from Oct. 18 to Oct. 24. On Tuesday, the library will be hosting a Press Reader 101 event from 11 a.m. to noon. The program is intended to answer any...

Graduate teaching student Shannon Coltrane as Marie Antoinette, discusses her predicament during the French Revolution in the NIU School of Theatre and Dances production of The Revolutionists 
 in 2019 in the OConnell Theatre.

NIU School of Theatre and Dance returns with live performances

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor September 30, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU School of Theatre and Dance plans to bring back live performances starting Friday in the Stevens Building. Each show will be featured for two weeks with performances starting Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Thursday...

The coffee shop decided to host a block party to gather coffee and art lovers to reconnect and enjoy the new space.

Common Grounds to celebrate reopening with block party

Ariel Morris, Lifestyle Reporter September 29, 2021

DeKALB – To celebrate its grand reopening, Common Grounds, 2180 Oakland Drive Unit B, will host a block party from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.  The block party is free and will consist of a student art showcase, organic coffee tasting, special prizes,...

A cup of coffee with latte art surrounded by loose coffee beans on a wooden table.

Top 5 DeKalb coffee shops

Janyce-Monique Johnson, Columnist September 21, 2021

If you’re a college student, you probably drink coffee. There have been many times where I did not get enough sleep, or I had an early class, which meant having some coffee in the morning. While I prefer to make coffee at home, because you can make...

The Egyptian Theatre is bringing back BOOze & Spirits Tours starting Sept. 24.

BOO’ze & Spirits Tours Returning to the Egyptian

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor September 9, 2021

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre will be returning this fall with three BOO’ze & Spirits Tours, providing a perfect opportunity for fans of historical stories and haunted houses. The events will be held Sept. 24, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19 at 8 p.m....

Hi Infidelity

Musical acts return to DeKalb’s Corn Fest

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor August 25, 2021

DeKalb’s favorite annual festival, Corn Fest, is set to make its return from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29 with returning bands such as Hi Infidelity, Back Country Roads and headliner Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry.  Hi Infidelity 80s cover band...

The DeKalb Public Library.

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

Jamie O'Toole, Columnist 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...

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