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UIC College Prep Wind Ensemble, directed by Justin Boyd, performs second to last after Normal’s Wind Symphony. UIC College Prep’s four music selections were “Fanfare and Fireworks” by Brain Balmages, “Andalucía” by Victor López, “Chorale Elaga’nt” by Elena Lucas and “Escape from Thunder Mountain” by Scott Watson. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: NIU hosts 13th annual Concert Band Festival

By Totus Tuus Keely, Photojournalist | February 25, 2024

DeKALB – 12 middle school and high school bands from across Northern Illinois took to the stage Friday for a concert band festival at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The yearly event, hosted by NIU, is held in partnership with...

Jacob Bibik, a sophomore business major, lifts his arm back to deliver the ball down the lane. Bibik is the vice president of the Huskie Student Bowling League. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Bowling League pin-points inclusion

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | February 18, 2024

NIU President Lisa Freeman (left) and family members of victims of the 2008 Valentine’s Day shooting stand near the memorial garden during a moment of silence Wednesday. The garden features a sculpture by Bruce A. Niemi titled “Remembered,” which was installed in October 2009. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Moving Forward, Together 16 years after NIU shooting

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | February 14, 2024

Editor’s note: This gallery has been updated as of 3:15 p.m. Thursday to correct an error in which Charlotte and Lawrence Gehant were incorrectly identified as Laurel and Joe Dubowski, who did not attend the event. DeKALB – NIU hosted a vigil for...

Freshman computer science major Sebastian Santellanes removes groceries from the trunk of his family’s car before placing them into a cart with other items Monday next to Stevenson Towers. Temperatures at Stevenson Towers were minus 4 degrees Monday afternoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Students face frigid move-in

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | January 15, 2024

DeKALB – Subzero temperatures swept across Northern Illinois over the weekend as students returned to campus. Students hauled their possessions in carts over snow-covered curbs and icy sidewalks during the four day move-in weekend.