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NIU Present Perfect Modeling Organization’s 32nd annual show

Satta Kendor

February 24, 2017

NIU's Present Perfect Modeling Organization held their 32nd annual Afrocentric-themed fashion show Feb. 22 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, located in the Holmes Student Center. The Afrocentric-themed fashion show honors Black History Month, where the models showcase African clothing along with other d...

Famous baritone performs anthem

Famous baritone performs anthem

Chad Pope

February 23, 2017

After the short performance, Cornelison stuck around for a few minutes to talk to the veterans as well as take photos with every student that wanted one, including senior accounting student Nick Bunescu."It was a tremendous honor having Jim Cornelison at the College of Business. I felt the vibrant atmo...

Demonstrators march to represent a “Day Without Immigrants” (PHOTOS)

Demonstrators march to represent a

February 20, 2017

Students march around campus during a demonstration on Thursday, the "Day Without Immigrants," to make #Imalreadyhome trend.  Immigrants around the nation refused to open their business and also restraining from spending their money in order to show what a nation would be like without immigrants here...

Valentine’s Day allows love and life

Valentine's Day allows love and life

Tony Abrego

February 15, 2017

Junior psychology major Neysra Rivera and sophomore psychology major Jamye Hunter dip various snacks into melted chocolate during the Chocolate Factory event in the Regency Room on Monday. Students enjoyed snacks and had the opportunity to make Valentine’s Day cards for people of the police departme...

Students featured for achievements

Members of the Black Male Initiative were acknowledged at the ceremony for their academic achievements, community outreach and leadership development.

February 9, 2017

The Center for Black Studies and the John Henrick Clarke Honor Society highlighted students’ academic achievements as part of the Success and Succeed Plan Tuesday in the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom.  Incoming students are paired with older students within the same field to eas...

Not a mask, but ‘self expression’

Larry McGhee and Photographer

January 30, 2017

A student becomes her own masterpiece through art and makeupJunior painting major Angela Bachman expresses herself through art, not only on canvases, but also uses her face as a medium for her art.Bachman grew up in a small town in Spring Grove where she went to a high school that made her feel like she stood out fr...

First-generation college students

First-generation college students

Yeon Woo Kim

January 26, 2017

Senior sociology, Spanish and literature major Flavio Leanos-Macias attends the First-Generation College Student Information Session to socialize with fellow first-generation students. "I think that there are benefits. Because not only are you the first one in your family and therefore, you have reso...

Chicago Women’s March (PHOTOS)

Yeon Woo Kim

January 23, 2017

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Spring 2017 study playlist

Kaylyn Zielinski

January 17, 2017

Move into the study mindset with these study song picks:"You Make Me Feel So Young" - Frank Sinatra"(What A) Wonderful World" - Sam Cooke"Build Me Up Buttercup" - The Foundations"Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time)" - Elton John"Here Comes The Sun" - The Beatles"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees"Ti...

Students destress before finals

Students destress before finals

Xavier Ortega

December 1, 2016

Students take their mind off studying by coloring for a couple minutes while talking to their friends. Freshman political science major Ian Pearson uses this time to color in some pictures. "I honestly haven't colored in years," says Pearson. "It is such a good time and good feeling." This event was hosted...

“Love Trumps Hate” rally unites about 100

November 23, 2016

After the results of the presidential election were announced, sophomore English major Maggie Hitchcock felt a call to action and founded the Love Trumps Hate Committee. The rally began at 5 p.m. Thursday in the MLK Commons and featured speakers from organizations across campus on an open stage where...

Students alter Barbie dolls

November 14, 2016

The Altered Barbie Workshop hosted by the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality allowed students to show beauty isn’t perfection by altering the appearance of Barbies Tuesday in Reavis Hall, Room 103. The Alter Barbie Workshop was created so students could create their own version of ...