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5 fiction novels by Black authors

5 fiction novels by Black authors

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

Reading various genres of Black literature is a great way to learn about the Black community and their experiences. Here are five novels written by Black authors.  “Black Buck” by Mateo Askaripour (388 pages) Mateo Askaripour's debut novel “Black...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Sarah Rose

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

It is going to be a bit cooler this weekend, the perfect time to bundle up on the couch and catch up on some binge-worthy TV shows. "Shadow and Bone" (Netflix) "Shadow and Bone" is a fantasy show released on Netflix on April 23, 2021. It is based...

Young people recording podcast in studio. Selective focus of microphone used by young man and woman while recording podcast in studio.

Center for Black Studies introduces Podcast Club

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s Center for Black Studies recently created a new club called Podcast Club. The club gathers fellow podcast enthusiasts to sit down and meet and discuss a podcast of the club’s choice. The first meeting of the Podcast Club will be...

The entrance to the Black Box Theatre located in the Stevens Building on NIU campus. (Abby Lamoreaux | Northern Star)

NIU SOTD debuts performance season with ‘Melancholy Play’

By Alex Crowe, Sports Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU School of Theatre and Dance kicks off the 2022-2023 performance season with Sarah Ruhl’s “Melancholy Play,” directed by NIU voice and movement professor Bethany Mangum-Oles.  Performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre...

A wild mushroom is uprooted in the grass of the main pathway through the woods on campus, just beyond the west lagoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Into the woods

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 22, 2022

NIU Capoeira Club is hosting an exhibition match Thursday at noon.

NIU Capoeira Club to host Brazilian martial arts exhibition

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 21, 2022

NIU's Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Club is hosting a Capoeira exhibition match in the MLK Commons featuring Capoeira Mestre Iuri Santos. The main event is from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday.  “(Capoeira) was formed about 500 years ago, developed by slaves...

Within Altgeld Hall, the NIU Art Museum hosts a the Childrens Illustrated Literature Suite, featuring framed original artwork and books, some no longer in print. This gallery was made possible by the Barbara Cole Peters Fund for the NIU Art Museum, and will be hosted at the museum until October 15th. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Leonard S. Marcus presents ‘Golden Legacy’ lecture

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 20, 2022

Leonard S. Marcus, an author and respected historian of children's books, gave an informative presentation on “Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books.” Over 52 participants attended the Virtual Illustrated lecture on Sept. 14 that took place on...

Freshman Tatum Dale (left), graduate student assistant at GSRC Trevon Smith (middle) and assistant director of Women and Gender programs Ariel Owens (right) participate in A Full Color Moment, Latinx edition. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

The GSRC hosts Latino Heritage Month event

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 19, 2022

Students and staff gathered Thursday in the Holmes Students Center to unwind, color and learn more about Latino figures in the LGBTQ+ movement. “A Full Color Moment, Latinx Edition'' was an event organized by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center,...

Watching movies is an essential way to celebrate the changing of the season.

Top 3 cozy films to watch this fall

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Managing Editor | September 16, 2022

Despite what the warm weather may have you believe, fall is fast approaching. The time for crunchy leaves and apple cider donuts creeps ever closer. What shall we do in our limited free time to celebrate fall? One of the easiest ways to get into the spirit...

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Highlights of ‘Cobra Kai’ and what to expect in season five

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 15, 2022

Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers about the show “Cobra Kai.” The legacy of the pop culture sensation “The Karate Kid” lives on in the stunning series “Cobra Kai,” now on its fifth season. “Cobra Kai” is now its own pop...

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What I’m watching this weekend: DeOndre Saunders

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 14, 2022

Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (Netflix) “Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1” is a Netflix documentary released on Aug. 23. The sports documentary is about three friends who bring a spotlight to street basketball.  These three friends Seth...

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