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Physics graduate students Baburam Sapkota (left) and Akash Kafle explore tables at the Davis Hall Fountain, stopping at the solar projection table to view the eclipse half an hour before maximum coverage. At this eclipse event, students could watch the sky, learn about the eclipse or hang out with friends. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Campus eclipse-viewing party attracts hundreds

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2024

DeKALB – NIU served as the host to nearly 300 people who viewed the solar eclipse from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday outside Davis Hall on the east side of campus.

Kelsey Gettle, legal program manager for Safe Passage, leads the crowd through their final chants before returning to the Egyptian Theatre. The crowd then returned their signs and took their seats for the survivor speak out, which took place until roughly 7:30 p.m. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Safe Passage draws victim support

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | April 3, 2024

DeKALB – Roughly 100 people gathered in support of victims of sexual assault Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre for Take Back the Night, an annual protest march and survivor speak out organized by Safe Passage.

Assistant Appellate Defender Maria A. Harrigan speaks to the Illinois Supreme Court Justices during the People v. Flournoy arguments. In People v. Flournoy, the defendant was convicted of first-degree murder in 1991 but argued there was new evidence and wanted to move towards a new trial. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments at NIU

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | March 22, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to correct an error where Marshall of the Illinois Supreme Court Don Larson was improperly identified as  Marshall James Cimarossa, who was not present at the event. DeKALB –The Illinois Supreme Court...