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Huskie Spotlight: E-Sports Club Creates Community

Huskie Spotlight: E-Sports Club Creates Community

Thomas Phetmeuangmay

April 8, 2018

Group name: NIU Esports ClubAbout the group: E-Sports Club an organization of students interested in all aspects video game culture, whether that be casual or competitive! Our goal is to make E-Sports a viable route for students to compete in at a collegiate level, without disregarding our casual players....

Students Walk in Support of Undocumented Immigrants

Students Walk in Support of Undocumented Immigrants

Vamshi Krishna Dasarraju

April 4, 2018

Dream Action NIU hosted the fifth  annual Coming Out of the Shadows event at noon Wednesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium and Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. The event started with guest speakers and a band in the auditorium. The event ended with students marching around the MLK Commons in support of ...

Wasted Highlights Addiction and Struggles

Charlotte, played by Caroline Williamsson, expresses her disappointment with her life in the play Wasted.

April 2, 2018

The NIU School of Theater and Dance presented the play, "Wasted" by Kate Tempest this past weekend in the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge. Focusing on alcoholism, drug addiction relationship problems and dead end jobs, three best friends in London want to get more out of life according to the...

Empty Bowls Help Feed the Community

Students, staff and community members joined in the effort to help end hunger in the DeKalb community Wednesday in Adams Hall. 

March 29, 2018

The NIU Student Dietetic Association, with Bread for the World, hosted the annual fundraiser Empty Bowls Project Wednesday in Adams Hall said Paulina Karecka, President of the NIU Dietetic Association. The project is an nation wide organization that helps fight hunger in local communities. The fundra...

Pet of the Week: March 26

Pet of the Week: March 26

Courtesy Maddie Katz

March 27, 2018

Owner: Maddie Katz, sophomore corporatecommunications majorPet’s name: AddisonBreed: Morkie PooPet’s favorite treat: CheesePet’s favorite activity:Chewing on her curly boneDescribe your pet in five words:Spunky, loving, independent, smart, protective...

Huskie Spotlight: Best Buddies Show off Their Talents

March 27, 2018

Best Buddies showed off their talents and skills for the audience Sunday evening in Montgomery Hall. Each buddy got the chance to sing, dance, pose and show some magic tricks for peers and students. During the evening, the whole crew performed the chicken dance and showed off their smiles. Below is informat...

Archery Club Shoots Straight into Season

Freshman accounting major Antonia Mendez (left) and junior elementary education major Amanda Childers draw back their bows and aim at a target during the archery meeting Monday. 

March 8, 2018

NIU Archery Club kicked off its practice sessions in Anderson Hall Monday Night. Archery Club meets weekly from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m on Monday nights in Anderson Hall room 100. During the meetings, students learn how to properly use a bow and practice hitting targets. Anyone is welcome to join. For more ...

Paddleboard Yoga Making Waves at NIU

March 5, 2018

The Outdoor Adventures club, which hosts outdoor experiences and workshops, hosted a paddleboard yoga workshop Friday evening in the Anderson Hall pool. Paddleboard yoga is designed to improve balance and be a low impact exercise, according to the Yoga Journal website. The next workshop will be a Kayak...

Middletown Provides Comedy

Mary Swanson (right), played by Ellen Campbell, checks her clipboard while the librarian (left), played by Rachel Jaco, speaks with John Dodge, played by Ken Miller.

March 1, 2018

The NIU School of Theater and Dance will present its second mainstage event titled Middletown, directed by Kay Martinovich. Middletown follows the story of seemingly regular people who do seemingly regular things in their everyday lives, according to the NIU School of Theater and Dance website. The ...

NIU Fencing Club Swings Into the Season

February 26, 2018

The NIU Fencing Club, whose season started in January, offering classes for beginners and experts. The club meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Recreational Center. Following the classes, there is an hour of open fencing where participants can practice with each other. For mor...

Pet of the Week: Feb. 26

Pet of the Week: Feb. 26

Courtesy Claire Borbath

February 26, 2018

Owner: Claire Borbath, senior elementary education majorPet’s name: Bean BorbathBreed: Guinea PigPet’s favorite treat: ZucchiniPet’s favorite activity: Running in circles and sleeping in his food bowlDescribe your pet in five words: fat, cuddly, lazy, fluffy, potato...

For The Kids

Group photo of all those who attended the eight hour Dance Marathon event on Saturday.

February 18, 2018

Dance Marathon is a nationwide fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This fundraiser benefits 170 pediatric hospitals across North America and are the only children’s charity committed to having 100 percent of the funds raised stay local to support local kids according to Dance Marath...