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Art exhibit showcases faculty, staff artwork

Jamie O'Toole

January 16, 2020

DeKALB — Composed of several events, a month-long exhibit at the NIU Art Museum will feature lectures and presentations from art and design faculty and staff. At their individual events, the featured faculty and staff will showcase their artwork and discuss achievements in their research.Art programs and ...

‘Underwater’ sets scary tone for new year

Jacob Baker

January 15, 2020

At the bottom of the ocean, no one can hear you scream.In a month known for bad horror films, “Underwater” delivers on a concept explored many times before in an effective and enjoyable way through great creature design, good performances and earned jumpscares. While “Underwater” is most definit...

Mock Trial uses classroom experience

Parker Otto

January 13, 2020

DeKALB — Mock Trial takes students from the classroom to competitions, allowing them to compete in real-world law scenarios.Members of Mock Trial begin their journey in POLS 419. This course determines who will compete in the mock trial club competitions, Andrea Alcantar, senior political science ...

Midcoast not defined by genre

Sam Malone

January 12, 2020

DeKALB — In an ornate house, down some carpeted stairs and into a basement with Beatles posters plastered on the walls, Marshall amps stacked in corners and cords haphazardly strewn about, four musicians from distinctly differing backgrounds come together to create the indescribable sounds of Midcoas...

Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

Final Star Wars movie brings satisfying end to an era

Parker Otto

January 7, 2020

After 42 years, the “Skywalker Saga” of episodic “Star Wars” films comes to an end with the recent release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” While the film has flaws, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is a satisfying film that ends the sequel trilogy, which began in 2015 with t...

‘Cats’ disappoints audiences

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Parker Otto

January 7, 2020

Squirting lemon juice in one’s eyes would be a more pleasant experience than watching “Cats.” This computer generated hairball will make dog lovers feel proud of canines and cat lovers feel ashamed. “Cats” is a cinematic blunder that shouldn’t exist but, because of some cruel twist of fate, ...

Holiday playlist

Holiday playlist

Jamie O'Toole

December 23, 2019

Use our playlist to get in the Holiday spirit.1. "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee2. "Winter Wonderland" by Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga3. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande4. "Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano5. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith6. "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt7. "Do You Hear What I Hear?" by Mary J. Blige featuring Jessie J.8. "Secret Santa" by Kids in Glass Houses9. "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms10. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by Maroon 511. "Run Rudolph Run" by Chuck Berry12. "Blue Christmas" by Michael Bublé13. "Little Saint Nick" by The Beach Boys14. "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses

Restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Jacob Roushia

December 23, 2019

DeKALB - During the holiday season, people have a lot on their plate, and a few restaurants across DeKalb have sought to help families.Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve and DayOne of the locations include, IHOP. People  can take their families out to breakfast at the IHOP, right next to the NIU camp...

Family pajama sets are a popular holiday tradition

Parker Otto

December 23, 2019

DeKALB — During the holiday season families across the nation engage in numerous traditions, including making certain foods and watching holiday films. One tradition that has been gaining more ground within the past several years has been that of families wearing matching sets of pajamas. Part of t...

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

Jacob Roushia

December 17, 2019

DeKalb - Organizations including NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council, the Egyptian Theatre and The DeKalb Public Library will host festive events throughout December.Supportive Professional Staff CouncilNIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council will be hosting a Holiday Special event noon on Dec. 17 in Barsema Hall’s A...

Chris Janson tickets go on sale Friday

Chris Janson tickets go on sale Friday

December 12, 2019

Country music star Chris Janson will be coming to DeKalb Feb. 29 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135. N. 2nd St.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and are $39.50 per ticket. There is a $5 discount for students and those above the age of 65.Tickets will be available online or in person at the box office. ...

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will come to life in DeKalb

Jamie O'Toole

December 12, 2019

The classic cartoon plays on popular networks throughout the holiday season, up until Christmas, but this year “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is coming to life  7:30p.m. on Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St. Oftentimes around the holidays, families find themselves cooped up inside because o...