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Huskies of DeKalb: Vernon Brooks

Northern Star staff

March 24, 2016

Vernon Brooks Jr. is a senior at Northern Illinois University. Brooks said he is studying corporate communication with a minor in sign language. Brooks said he is active in many different things around campus.“I am the president of Northern Black Choir," Brooke said. "I also work at Neptune dining a...

Photo Poll: What are your spring break plans?

Photo Poll: What are your spring break plans?

Northern Star staff

March 10, 2016

We asked some NIU students what their plans are for spring break. See what they had to say below."I am sleeping and going to bars in my town," said junior journalism major Doug Singer."I'm going home and seeing old friends and my family," said sophomore political science major Brianna Hemp."I am working," said junior psychology major Grace Faszczewski. ...

Photo Poll: Why should you join SA?

Northern Star staff

March 3, 2016

See what some Student Association members had to say when asked why students should join SA.Elections for open positions will be held on March 29 and 30. Stuart Nissenbaum, SA director of environmental affairs, said he encourages students to run for open positions on the executive board and senate.“It’s their opportunity to make a difference,” Nissenbaum said.“You can’t fundamentally change the problems if you’re not involved,...

Huskies of DeKalb: Ala Dynak

Northern Star staff

March 3, 2016

Ala Dynak, junior political science major, said she is interested in different foreign languages, including Chinese and Spanish, because she thinks they are fascinating."I’m from the Republic of Moldova," Dynak said. "I got here to NIU, so my message is that 'you can do it all.'"Dynak said as an in...

Photo Poll: If you could talk to Gov. Bruce Rauner, what would you say?

Northern Star staff

March 3, 2016

Find out what students said they would say to Gov. Bruce Rauner if they had the opportunity to speak to him. There is currently an eight-month state budget impasse due to a lack of agreement on Rauner’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget between legislators and the governor. Without a finalized budget, state approp...

Huskies of DeKalb: Elizabeth Skorupski

Northern Star staff

February 25, 2016

“I love how there are so many opportunities that NIU offers around campus, anything from serving to social events to just anything you are interested in. NIU has it for you,” said freshman business administration major Elizabeth Skorupski.Skorupski said she part of the Huskie Alternative Breaks, Hus...

Huskies of DeKalb: James Colvin

Huskies of DeKalb: James Colvin

Northern Star staff

February 19, 2016

“Coming from a small town, college has been an interesting experience," said James Colvin, sophomore computer science major. "I experienced a huge transition when I came to NIU. My views on the world have completely flipped. Living in a small town dominated by closed-minded people let me to believe...

Photo Poll: Driving to class

Photo Poll: Driving to class

Northern Star staff

February 16, 2016

When snow falls in DeKalb, students have a whole new challenge when making it to class. "I drive to classes but I have to park at my friend's house because I don't want to pay for a parking ticket," said Riley Coules, sophomore English and sociology major."I drive to campus five days a week," said Marina Alcantara, senior speech-language pathology major. "I have to l...

Photo Poll: Do you use the ETA Spot app?

Northern Star staff

February 12, 2016

NIU began utilizing ETA Spot, an app available to iPhone and Android users, two weeks ago in replacement of the transportation section of the NIU app.The app offers tracking capabilities, route listings and messaging features. Read more at bit.ly/1TgvJdr.Students have had mixed reactions to the transi...

Student Involvement and Leadership Development poster sale

I fell in love with this picture. Rocky Balboa , portrayed by Sylvester Stallone, is a family name in my house. This poster felt so comfortable. (Price: $8.95)

January 26, 2016

Student Involvement and Leadership Development will be holding a poster sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.The poster sale will be held in the Holmes Student Center, Promenade Lounge, across from Ellington's.Columnist Samantha Keck chose her favorite posters from the sale, which included everything from Rocky Balboa to ...

Beats from the Street: Nov. 23

Beats from the Street: Nov. 23

Northern Star staff

November 23, 2015

Here's what some NIU students had on their playlists this week.Senior psychology major Danny Snyder said country is his favorite type of music.No. 1 Song: This is how we Roll- Florida Georgia LineKenzie Baird, junior athletic training major, said Ed Sheeran is her favorite artist.“I YouTube his concerts all the time and w...

Beats from the Street: Nov. 17

Beats from the Street: Nov. 17

Northern Star staff

November 17, 2015

Here's what NIU students are listening to this week:"I don't know if I have a favorite kind of music but probably country," said Christina Gurrieri, freshman physical education major.Gurrieri said she does not have a favorite song, but her favorite artist is Miranda Lambert."I listen to country music," said junior socio...