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Ohana Means Family

January 31, 2018

The OHANA event, hosted by the Asian American Resource Center, brought students together for a night of fun and games. The event opened with several Greek organizations with Asian interests talking about their history and purpose within the NIU community. The night then switched to competitive games...

Knitting with a purpose

Oswego resident Jeannine East,  Paulette Brown of Waterman, and NIU english major Justina Clayburn are helping knit scarves for those in need.

October 30, 2017

The Giving Project is a volunteer based group who knit cold weather accessories like scarves and hats for the less fortunate. In coordination with Huskie Pantry, the items made during the project are donated and given to NIU students in need. The group is accepting donations of yarn (acrylic and cott...

Return of pumpkin Festival

President of Pumpkin Fest Committee, Bart Desch, hands DeKalb county resident Gary Mullis a slice of cake during the opening ceremony

October 26, 2017

The annual Sycamore Pumpkin Fest returns as Halloween approaches. The festival will take place in downtown Sycamore Oct. 25 to the 29. The committee for the Sycamore Pumpkin Fest has a mission to make the festival family oriented while promoting awareness of the city of Sycamore, according to the offic...

New members run home to sorority sisters

New members run home to sorority sisters

September 18, 2017

The Panhellenic Association formal recruitment took place Friday through Sunday with Bid Night being the final event at 8 p.m. Sunday. The event is an opportunity for potential new members to meet NIU sororities on campus and for the chapters to meet their potential new sisters. After a weekend long ...

Dekalb welcomes back Kite Fest

DeKalb resident, Jose Rosas, participates in the fun by testing out a kite in the sky at Kite Fest on Sunday.

September 11, 2017

The 12th annual Kite Fest returned to DeKalb Sunday. The free event is made possible by the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau. There was food and beverages from local businesses and arts and crafts for children. Correction: The Northern Star mistakenly reported the 12th annual Kite Fest ...

Civil rights activists returns to NIU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was welcomed by students, administrators and faculty of NIU inside the Sandburg Auditorium on Tuesday. Jackson brought emphasis in saying, “This land is our land, it was made for all of us”. This message carried through the entire day as the exhibit touched on many social injustices, current events and politics.

September 7, 2017

Jesse Jackson returns to NIU Tuesday after nine years. The civil rights activist and political figure welcomed in the traveling exhibit, “Quilts and Human Rights”. The event kicked off in the Sandburg Auditorium and concluded in Cole Hall. The exhibit aims at informing viewers on current internationa...

Civil rights activist returns to NIU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was welcomed by students, administrators and faculty of NIU inside the Sandburg Auditorium on Tuesday. Jackson brought emphasis in saying, “This land is our land, it was made for all of us”. This message carried through the entire day as the exhibit touched on many social injustices, current events and politics.

Isiah Jacobs

September 7, 2017

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was welcomed by students, administrators and faculty of NIU inside the Sandburg Auditorium on Tuesday. Jackson brought emphasis in saying, “This land is our land, it was made for all of us”. This message carried through the entire day as the exhibit touched on many social ...

Medieval combat fosters camaraderie for Minas Ithil

Treasurer Lincoln Held puts on his knee pads before starting practice. Due to the fast pace of this sport, participants must take a knee pretty quickly if their leg is hit.

Maddie Steen

May 1, 2017

DeKALB — Welcome to the world of Belegarth, which features a sport based off medieval combat in which participants use foam-padded weapons at full force to strike and “kill” participants with a minimum amount of pain.The Realm of Minas Ithil, also known as the NIU campus, has been home to the NIU ...

Hanging out for yoga

Hanging out for yoga

Sharjeel Siddique

April 17, 2017

Beverlee Burke, Yoga Ropes workshop instructor, hangs with her feet off of the floor in a forward-bending pose. Creative Therapeutics holds the Yoga Ropes workshop monthly, according to their calendar."My style of yoga is called Iyengar yoga. I studied under Mr. Iyengar in California and have been te...

Hanging out for yoga (PHOTOS)

(From left) Rockford community members Allison Hollman, Nicole Messink and Kim White stand in the triangle pose while reaching toward their ankles to stretch their legs and obliques. 

April 17, 2017

Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Dr., held a Yoga Ropes workshop Thursday. Participants practiced all levels of yoga using the rope wall for safety and balance.  The class is held monthly on the second Thursday and the walk-in cost is $15. Check their calendar at wholept.com/calendar for future time...

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week

Northern Star Staff

April 17, 2017

This week's adopt-a-pet of the week is Rusty. Those interested can adopt him from Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road. Rusty: Hi, I'm Rusty: a big, lovable guy looking for a home. I love walks, soccer, swimming and ice cream! Oh, and first and foremost: people! I've lived with children an...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Northern Star staff

April 10, 2017

Owner: Ed Bowsowski, 35, of DeKalbPet’s name: CubbyBreed: Miniature DachshundPet’s favorite treat: Human foodPet’s favorite activity: Hanging out with peopleDescribe your pet in five words: Friendly, loyal, jokester, guard dog Email a picture of your pet and include answers to the above questio...