Northern Star

DeKalb stays at home

A dumpster sits outside Gilbert Hall Monday filled with trash from students moving out early because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick Murphy, Photographer

April 2, 2020

Farewell to the senior editors of 2018

Victoria Lunacek

May 7, 2018

Senior journalism major Victoria Lunacek said, "I think my most favorite moment at the Northern Star would be just working with everybody I work with. I love working with all the photographers and all the editors here have been really good support. We worked really well together and it was a lot of fun. 

The 2-Feet-And-Under Club

April 23, 2018

With spring finally making an appearance, NIU's fluffy and furry friends are coexisting with the student body. Some common critters are squirrels, geese and chipmunks. Keep an eye out for the Tow Foot and Under Club on the way to class....

I Blamed Someone Else

I Blamed Someone Else

Vamshi krishna Dasarraju

April 18, 2018

Sophomore anthropology major Jakob Daraban explains his passion for soda and how it almost got him in trouble.“I am a big fan of the soda Squirt, and my parents had a stash of it in their room. Rather than using my money and walking to the store, I went in [their room] and took way more than I shou...

Pet of the Week April 16

Pet of the Week April 16

Courtesy Michael Burns

April 16, 2018

Owners: Michael Burns, assistant dean and director of Admissions andFinancial AidPet Name: BeanieBreed: ShorkiePet’s Favorite Treat: Mini rawhide bonesPet’s Favorite Activity:Chewing on shoelacesDescribe your pet in five words:Beanie’s the best puppy ever!...

Reality Bites Brings New Fan Favorites

Reality Bites Brings New Fan Favorites

Thomas Phetmeuangmay

April 11, 2018

Senior communications major Derrick Taylor says his favorite movie was "The Crossing" because of the use of sound."You couldn't really hear the footsteps, it was all so much like the music. I was really intrigued by the animation of art style that was going on with it; I thought that was very interesting. So...

Pet of the Week April 9, 2018

Pet of the Week April 9, 2018

Courtesy Laura Vivaldo Cholula

April 9, 2018

Owners: Laura Vivaldo Cholula, political science major and Erica Vivaldo Cholula, nonprofit and NGO studies and human development and family sciences majorPet Name: Juan Pablo MonteroBreed: Chihuahua/Mini pinscher mixPet’s Favorite Treat: ChorizoPet’s Favorite Activity: Long walks around the NIU lagoonD...