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Celebrate National Do Something Nice Day

Celebrate National Do Something Nice Day

Xavier Ortega

October 5, 2016

Q: What is something nice someone has done for you?A: "One weekend when I was going back home [from NIU] and I was about halfway back when my car decides to die on me," said Edwin Rodriguez, junior chemistry major. "It overheated and broke down. It was pretty awkward being stuck there in the middle...

Students create works of art

Marcie Ruiz, freshman elementary education major, participates in DIY Night Monday at the Holmes Student Center.

September 22, 2016

About 60 people from different majors and organizations gathered for DIY Night Monday in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room. Students had the opportunity to display their creativity through mason jar painting.Student attendance steadily increased, eventually filling up all the tables, causing students to sit wit...

A safe space for street art

A safe space for street art

Xavier Ortega

September 8, 2016

Samantha Papa, a freshman fashion merchandising major, visits Fargo Skateboarding at 629 E. Lincoln Hwy in DeKalb to see skaters show off their best tricks, and to also see the various graffiti art that once filled up the indoor skate park. Jared Sommers, a technician for Fargo, recalls of artists wanti...

Photo Poll: Studying for Finals

Photo Poll: Studying for Finals

Northern Star staff

May 6, 2016

See what some NIU students had to say about studying for finals.Michele Lopez, freshman pre-physical therapy major, takes some time to study for chemistry at the library on May 5. Lopez said she uses various methods to studying such as flash cards and going somewhere quiet to study notes. Junior nutrition major Elin Kim studies for her nutrition...

Huskies of DeKalb: Timi Adeboje

Northern Star staff

May 5, 2016

“My journey here has been just that, a journey,” said Timi Adeboje, senior industrial management major.“At Northern I have been involved in a lot of different things. I served as a community adviser here. I was a senator and a director for the Student Association. I also served this past year as ...

Huskies of DeKalb: Keith Latimer

Huskies of DeKalb: Keith Latimer

Northern Star staff

April 28, 2016

“I transferred to NIU from a community college," said Keith Latimer, a senior communication major with an emphasis in media studies. "I chose NIU because their communication department was recommended to me, which has always been a field I wanted to study. NIU was also a school that was not too far...

Huskies of DeKalb: Allie Joye

Northern Star staff

April 21, 2016

"My dream was always to join the Navy, but now I'm not sure anymore," said sophomore undecided major Allie Joye. "I don't know if I could handle leaving all my friends and family and putting my education on hold. Lately I've just been going with the flow, the right path in life will come to me when I'm...

Huskies of DeKalb: Alexander Black

Huskies of DeKalb: Alexander Black

Northern Star staff

April 14, 2016

"Four years ago, I had an awful breakup," said Alexander Black, junior business administration major. "It was one of the most awful experiences of my life. I found out she was cheating on me while my father was in the ICU. To cope, I started stealing. Small things - food, shampoo, you know, things th...

Huskies of DeKalb: Amy Shelton

Northern Star staff

April 7, 2016

"I've switched my major three times and people thought my major was photography the entire time," said senior photography major Amy Shelton. "I guess that just goes to show how much people notice when you talk about your passions." ...

Photo Poll: What would you like to see from SA in the future?

Photo Poll: What would you like to see from SA in the future?

Northern Star staff

April 6, 2016

Hozbar Shaikh is a senior Finance major at Northern Illinois. When asked what he would like to see from the SA for future students he said, “I think a change should be for scholarships especially for Finance students. I think students in the business department should be more aware because we know there are many scholarships and you have to go look for them. We have to find them. It would be better to be more aware of them.”

Huskies of DeKalb: Cynthia Swartz

Northern Star staff

March 31, 2016

Cynthia Swartz is a sophomore OMIS major and is minoring in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University. A native of Naperville, Cynthia enjoys being close to home at NIU.“I grew up in Naperville so NIU was a good place for me because it was close to home, but far enough away that I can live here," Swar...

Photo Poll: SA Election Voting

Northern Star staff

March 29, 2016

See what some NIU students had to say about voting in SA elections.Vincent Rustile, senior corporate communications major, said he doesn't know who is running for the SA election. Will you be voting in the SA election?"Since I don't know who is running, probably not... but if I do get informed... then I might vote."Do you think it's important for...