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Faculty art displays hard work

Faculty art displays hard work

Jamie O'Toole

January 26, 2020

Faculty art of various styles covered the walls of the Art Museum during a public reception of the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition held Thursday.The reception allowed students to view professors’ work and attendees to bid on the artwork.Paintings, photographs and textile d...

Informal recruitment tips

Kennedy Jones

January 26, 2020

With the spring semester beginning, sororities on campus will start informal recruitments. This time around, instead of girls spending a full weekend in dresses and heels, they get to spend one or two nights out of the week in casual outfits.Informal recruitment is when a sorority hosts a simple get ...

“1917” ends 2019 with an epic tale

Jacob Baker

January 24, 2020

Acclaimed director Sam Mendes and the modern day great cinematographer Roger Deakins ended 2019 on an epic and emotional note with their ultra realistic World War I film “1917.” Mendes helms the true story based on the events his own grandfather experienced in World War I. The film’s characters ar...

Star Worlds Arcade celebrates 35th anniversary

Jamie O'Toole

January 23, 2020

DeKALB — Celebrating their 35th anniversary with a day of arcade games, food and tournaments for prizes, the Star Worlds Arcade, 1234 E. Lincoln Highway, will welcome friends and families to come hang out. The event will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday. A $35 ticket will grant entry to all tournaments and...

Philippine Student Association to host Pinoy Karaoke Night

Philippine Student Association to host Pinoy Karaoke Night

Parker Otto

January 23, 2020

DeKALB — Students will have a chance to sing their favorite songs, with varying degrees of quality, along with traditional Filipino music at the Pinoy Karaoke Night. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Asian-American Resource Center’s Multipurpose Room. The karaoke night was p...

Mac Miller’s Posthumous album connects artist to audience

Jamie O'Toole

January 23, 2020

Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” was released on Jan. 17. It follows his last album “Swimming,” which was released in August 2018. The sister album dives deep into the rapper’s mind at the time of his passing. Like the circulating thoughts Miller explored throughout his 12 songs, the ...

5 club sports you may not know about

5 club sports you may not know about

Jemea Green

January 22, 2020

Envy Dance Troupe The Envy Dance Troupe is a co-ed hip-hop dance group that brings diverse groups of people with different dancing styles together.The purpose is to recruit students who can express their creativity through dance. Each interested candidate has to attend auditions open to all NIU studen...

Local jazz groups to perform at Egyptian Theatre

Jamie O'Toole

January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Four local jazz groups will come together for the fourth year in a row to bring a night of jazz to DeKalb.Beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will present its annual “Jazz at the Egyptian” show.The DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble, Sycamore High School ...

Alumnus devotes himself to music career

Alumnus devotes himself to music career

Quentin Wilson

January 22, 2020

DeKALB — It can be a struggle to find yourself as an artist while attending college, but one Huskie graduate was able to successfully handle the pressures of both.In December, Stevon Odueze graduated from NIU with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. During the journey to obtain his degree, h...

Common Grounds to host Freestyle Art Night

Parker Otto

January 22, 2020

Coffee lovers of DeKalb will be able to make their own works of art while drinking locally brewed coffee at Common Grounds. The local coffeehouse will be hosting a Freestyle Art Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday which will be open to all and will provide attendees with a variety of materials, includ...

Comedian to visit DeKalb

Comedian Brian Regan will perform 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Parker Otto

January 20, 2020

DeKALB — Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, sports and guns will be among the topics comedian Brian Regan will joke about in his upcoming performance 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre.The staff of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., is more than ready for Regan’s arrival, Jeanine Holcomb, mar...

Upcoming events: Week of Jan. 20

Northern Star Staff

January 20, 2020

Wednesday•Free Weekly Wednesday Crate Climb: From 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the Rec Center, students can participate in crate climbing, according to the NIU events calendar.Thursday•Byers Brewing Company Open Mic: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays Byers Brewery, 230 E. Lincoln Highway, hosts an ope...