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Adopt-a-Pet of the Week: Bailey

Northern Star staff

April 4, 2017

This week's adopt-a-pet of the week is Bailey. Those interested can adopt him from Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road. Bailey: Hi there! My name is Bailey and I'd like to be your new BFF! I have some great credentials. I'm friendly smart, house-trained and good with most other dogs. I'm a 6...

Northern Star Press Box feat. Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod

On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.

Northern Star Staff

April 3, 2017

On this episode of Northern Star Press Box, we sit down with Huskie golfers Thomas DeMarco and Matt Cholod. Topics include hockey talk, roommate rundown and the NCAA Golf Tournament.Hosts: Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol and Assistant Sports Editor Tom Burton.Produced by Emmett Kane    ...

Chem Wars thrills crowd (PHOTOS)

Members of the Chemistry Club mix chemicals together to get a reaction to show a volcano.

April 3, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented its annual Spring Chemistry Demoo Night, Chem Wars, Friday night in Cole Hall.  Experiments like the mushroom cloud, dragon’s breath, chem-luminescence and 13 more were performed by the NIU Chemistry Club. The show was dedicated to the late Dr. Jo...

A day in the life of a city of DeKalb mayoral candidate

A day in the life of a city of DeKalb mayoral candidate

Sharjeel Siddique

March 30, 2017

Michael Embry Q: What inspired you to run for this position?A: I’ve seen continual problems in the city -- retail down, home values down, street problems and infrastructure problems that no one seems to address. We’ve been let down, and this whole procedure is the citizens. They have no input. T...

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week: Chester and Fester

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week: Chester and Fester

Northern Star staff

March 28, 2017

This week's adopt-a-pets of the week are Chester and Fester. Those interested can adopt them from Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road.Chester and Fester are 6 year old cats who need to find a home where they can stay together. They are both declawed and their adoption fees have been sponsored...

In the Name Of Justice prayer vigil

Satta Kendor

March 25, 2017

On Friday, about 130 crosses were lined up near the Holmes Student Center bus turnaround all the way to the Founders Memorial Library. The crosses represent the shooting victims of Chicago in 2017 so far.Over 50 people attended the the prayer vigil held for the victims on Friday near the MLK Commons. The vigil ...

Students attempt kayaking

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

March 23, 2017

Outdoor Adventures hosted a kayak pool workshop Tuesday in the Gabel Hall pool.  The event was held to not only let students have fun but to also introduce them to basic kayaking skills by blending instruction with practice.  Student learns how to board the boat, get in the water, paddle technique...

Adopt-a-Pet of the Week: Chelsea

Northern Star staff

March 21, 2017

This week's adopt-a-pet of the week is Chelsea. Those interested can adopt her from Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road.Chelsea: "Hi, I'm a social, beautiful two year old girl. I was really thin when I first got here but with some TLC (and food!), I've put on weight (a bit too much, I'm emb...

Northern Star Press Box feat. Emily Basara, Kat Prentice and Ashley Potts

(From left) Gymnasts Ashley Potts, Kat Prentice and Emily Basara prepare for the Northern Star Press Box. Gymnastics has a chance to clinch its first ever MAC Championship Saturday at Central Michigan University. 

Scott A Nicol

March 7, 2017

Listen to this week's Northern Star Press Box as gymnasts Emily Basara, Kat Prentice and Ashley Potts discuss their season so far, unique characteristics and what clinching the first ever MAC Championship means to them.Hosted by Scott A. Nicol and Alex RodriguezProduced by Emmett Kane...

Home Team Tour comes to town

March 6, 2017

Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd stopped in DeKalb Friday as part of the Home Team Tour.  The Convocation Center's sold out event contributed to students and community members entertainment for the night. Thomas Rhett's Set List"Crash And Burn""South Side""Get Me Some Of That""...

Adopt animals to save lives

Maddie Steen and Photographer

March 2, 2017

When a shelter pet is adopted, two lives are saved. The one being rescued and the one that gets to take its place in the shelter. A life is a life no matter the species or breed.Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are euthanized each year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Us...

Northern Star Press Box feat. women’s basketball sophomore guard and forward Courtney Woods and sophomore guard Mikayla Voigt

Northern Star staff

March 1, 2017

In this week's edition of Northern Star Press Box, Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol and sports writers Krystal Ward and Eddie Garcia sit down with Women's basketball sophomore forward and guard Courtney Woods and sophomore guard Mikayla Voigt to discuss Courtney's parking ticket, offseason training and ...