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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

Red Black Football Podcast (MAC Championship vs. Kent State w/ Cole Tucker)

Northern Star Staff December 1, 2021

After missing a few key players in a 42-21 loss to Western Michigan, NIU hopes rest over the Thanksgiving holiday rehabs and reenergizes the Huskies ahead of a championship battle in Detroit. Thomas Hammock returns to Detroit for the first time since...

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

Red Black Football Podcast (vs. Western Michigan w/ Matt Ference)

Northern Star Staff November 22, 2021

A fumble recovery and 25-yard touchdown run by Clint Ratkovich gave NIU the 33-27 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bulls to secure the Mid-American Conference West Division championship. The Huskies are heading to Detroit, but they have one more regular...

DeKalb wildlife coexist with NIU students, providing picturesque scenes as students commute across campus.

Geese, squirrels and bugs, oh my!

Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor November 18, 2021

Generations is a rock cover band that covers more than one generation, but  “the best groundbreaking music of our time.” Frontman, David Huizenga,  provides his own unique style to rock songs from across the decades.

Corn Fest 2021

Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor November 18, 2021

Corn Fest returned to DeKalb this year with over 200 volunteers who worked in the extreme heat Friday through Sunday, Corn Fest chairperson Lisa Angel said. The corn boil served 8,000 ears of corn in two hours and the festival saw 85 vendors along with...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 12 at Buffalo w/ John Richardson)

Northern Star Staff November 15, 2021

In one of the most dramatic finishes of the year, the Huskies knocked off the Ball State Cardinals 30-29 to reclaim the Bronze Stalk Trophy thanks to a field goal by John Richardson as time expired. While Richardson's celebration was wild, the celebration...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 11 vs. Ball State w/ Messiah Travis)

Northern Star Staff November 8, 2021

Rocky Lombardi and Trayvon Rudolph broke school records for NIU, but the Huskies couldn't break the Kent State Golden Flashes in a 52-47 loss last week. The pair of offensive playmakers had all-time performances, but injury concerns follow the Huskies...

Justin Holmes, a Dekalb resident spends his evening skating in front of the Holmes Student Center on Labor Day weekend.

Huskies stay active

Zulfiqar Ahmed, Media Editor November 3, 2021

Gallery|5 Photos Zulfiqar Ahmed Luc Wornock hits a tee shot into a par 3 Sept. 6 at Erin Hills golf club during round two of the Marquette intercollegiate

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 10 @ Kent State w/ J.J. Lippe)

Northern Star Staff November 1, 2021

With the arrival of November comes the return of midweek MACtion. The Huskies open their midweek schedule with a bang as they meet the Kent State Golden Flashes in a battle of divisional leaders at Dix Stadium. With the extra time to prepare, how will...

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

Red Black Football Podcast (Bye Week Special w/ Thomas Hammock)

Northern Star Staff October 27, 2021

The Huskies came back from down 28-10 in the first half to knock off the Central Michigan Chippewas 39-38. NIU was propelled to 4-0 in Mid-American Conference play with a great performance by Rocky Lombardi, another prolific rushing game and a late field...

Phi Kappa Psi cheers on Alpha Sigma Alpha as they hold their grip in the trenches. Alpha Sigma Alpha won against Delta Gamma on the first day of Womens Tugs.

Spotlight: Women’s Tugs 2021

Summer Fitzgerald October 23, 2021
Moments from Women's Tugs 2021.
Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 8 @ CMU w/ Michael Kennedy)

Northern Star Staff October 20, 2021

A 210-yard rushing performance by Jay Ducker and a 100-yard kick return touchdown by Trayvon Rudolph helped lift the Huskies past the Bowling Green Falcons 34-26 at Huskie Stadium. The victory brings NIU's winning streak to four and their record remains...

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

Red Black Football Podcast (Week 7 vs. Bowling Green w/ Brayden Patton)

Northern Star Staff October 13, 2021

A program-record five field goals by kicker John Richardson helped lift the Huskies past the Toledo Rockets 22-20 in a road win Saturday. At the season's halfway point, NIU sits 4-2 and in sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference...

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