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NIU Chess Club Secretary Konur Kivisto, a junior biochemistry major, reaching for a knight piece to avoid being taken by the opponent’s pawn while playing a game of chess at the club’s weekly meeting on Monday night at Holmes Student Center in the Heritage Room. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Checkmate with Chess Club

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | March 8, 2023

Senior environmental studies major, River Lee (center), stands en garde against his opponent, Theodore-Jackson Brown. a senior psychology and political science double major. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: En garde with NIU Fencing Club

By Nyla Owens, Photographer | February 28, 2023


Mirella Duron (right), a junior anthropology major, and Dylan Ruan (left), junior applied mathematics major, studying on Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the Student Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Studious students

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | February 23, 2023

The daylight reflects off of the surface of a bright red clock in the Writing Center located in the Founders Memorial Library. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Reflections of campus

By Cheyanne Quintanilla, Photographer | February 16, 2023

Altgeld Hall standing before the clear sky on Friday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Campus through color filters

By Tim Dodge, Photographer | February 15, 2023

Family members and friends of victims of the 2008 shooting, alongside NIU community members, stand together as a crowd during the 15-year memorial, held at 3:06 p.m. as the bells of the Holmes Student Center echoed through campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: NIU looks forward, together 15 years after tragic shooting

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | February 14, 2023

DeKALB – A vigil was held Tuesday in remembrance of the victims of the Feb. 14, 2008 shooting that took place within the walls of Cole Hall that chilling Valentine’s Day. 15 years later, the university holds its annual “Forward Together Forward”...

People and cars pass by in the rain on Normal Road Thursday. The exposure was taken from a window on the fourth floor of Founders Memorial Library. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Long exposures of a rainy day

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | February 9, 2023

The statue in front of Davis Hall on a sunny Thursday in the Central Quad. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: The geometry of campus

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | February 7, 2023