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Walk a Mile to Support Survivors will begin at the East Lagoon 11 a.m. Saturday (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

DeKalb day planner: April 30

By Grace Barone, Lifestyle writer | April 28, 2022

Start your countdown until the end of the semester! If you’re looking for some fun during your last few weeks of school, here are some activities going on in DeKalb this Saturday.  Cup in Hand Kickball Tournament  The Sycamore Park District, 940...

Upcoming performances of The Language Archive will be April 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 2 p.m. in the Sally Stevens Players Theatre in the Stevens Building (Abigail Lamoreaux | Northern Star)

NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s ‘The Language Archive’: Hilarious and heartbreaking

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Copy Editor | April 26, 2022

On Friday, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance opened their final play of the season, “The Language Archive,” written by Julia Cho. This prizewinning play from 2009 received a breath of new life in this production, thanks to the more interpretive...

The Studio 205 Exhibition will be held in Studio 205 in the Still Gym on May 5 (Courtesy of Lizzy Warner)

Studio 205 Exhibition to showcase three painting majors’ artwork

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter | April 24, 2022

DeKALB – Lizzy Warner, Tina Figarelli and Julie Ashley are BFA painting majors who will be graduating this spring. They are hosting the “Studio 205 Exhibition” to showcase the art they have made during their years at NIU. The exhibition will...

A group of students who attended and celebrated Holi Festival in 2019 post together for a photo (Courtesy of Sharan Shetty)

Holi: Festival of Colors to bring students together, celebrate arrival of spring

By Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor | April 21, 2022

DeKALB – Holi: Festival of Colors is a Hindu festival popular in India that celebrates spring, good over evil and brings people together.  The festival will take place on Saturday in Central Park, located between Stevenson and Grant, according to...

Two people are upset, ignoring each other after fight (Getty Images)

How to communicate and set boundaries with your roommates

By Grace Barone, Lifestyle writer | April 19, 2022

Going to college brings many firsts for students, one of them is experiencing life outside of their parent’s house. Living on your own for the first time can be a difficult adjustment for some people. Not only are you completely responsible for yourself,...

Drone shot of the butterfly waystation spiral  at Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 East Church Road (Courtesy of Randy Caspersen)

Documentary by NIU professor to be screened at the Egyptian Theatre

By Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor | April 18, 2022

DeKALB – An NIU professor is bringing attention to the decline of monarch butterflies in the Midwest with his documentary “Plants, Pollinators & Prayers.”  The documentary will be shown 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 North...

The students in the Film Festival Administration class pose with Reality Bytes shirts (Courtesy of Hunter Weston)

Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival to be held in person

DeKALB — After three years of being trapped online, the Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival will return to Cole Hall for an in-person event at 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. 20 films will be competing for top prizes over the course of two...

The NIU School of Music Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. 

NIU Jazz Ensemble to host spring concert

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2022

The NIU School of Music Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert on April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building.  It costs $5 for adults, $3 for students with an ID and NIU students are free with an ID. Tickets...

The larger group is near the end of the show, where theyre traveling to the Simorgh. (from left to right) Emma Vaughn, Jack Gordon, Kristen Serbia, Jacob Ihm, Cristian Oñate, Lulu Grey, Jonathan Perkins (on floor) and Abigail Lamoreaux (Zohair Khan | Northern Star)

NIU School of Theatre and Dance captivates audience with “The Conference of the Birds”

By Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor | April 5, 2022

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance’s opening weekend of performances of “The Conference of the Birds” was this past weekend, with the last three performances taking place this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “The Conference of the Birds”...

Two NIU students sit on a bench at the East Lagoon.

DeKalb offers many spots to enjoy warm weather

By Parker Otto, Columnist | April 5, 2022

As warm weather approaches, students will want to go outside and have some good times with friends. Before the semester ends, here are some places that are worth checking out alongside some possible activities.  The East Lagoon, 100 Castle Drive An...

Shot of an man writing in a notebook while working from home (Getty Images)

Studying tips for college students

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | April 3, 2022

Studying is essential for college students. While some students may have found their own method of preparing for projects, exams and quizzes, there are others who have not found a suitable studying method or have struggled with studying in some way. Here...

The OConnell Theatre is located in the Stevens Building, 200 University Circle Avenue (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

NIU School of Theatre and Dance to perform plays by Ukrainian playwrights

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter | April 2, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will host a night of readings from Ukrainian playwrights at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the O'Connell Theatre in the Stevens Building, 200 University Circle Avenue.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed...

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