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NIU President Lisa Freeman arrives at the podium to begin her State of the University address on Tuesday in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: President Freeman’s ‘State of the University’ address

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | November 29, 2022

DeKALB – NIU President Lisa Freeman delivered the annual State of the University address on Tuesday, followed by a live Q&A for attendees. Read more about Freeman’s address in the Star’s companion piece.

A member of the crowd at Barstool Sports’ live presentation of the Barstool College Football Show on Wednesday holding up a cellphone to film the ending of the show at Fatty’s Pub & Grille. Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports president, announced the show’s season in early September, which included NIU in a series of Mid-American Conference games covered by the Barstool show. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Barstool Sports draws excitement to NIU community

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub & Grille hosted popular media group Barstool Sports’ Barstool College Football Show as the second episode of a two part series covering mid-week Mid-American Conference football games, the first being hosted Tuesday in Toledo,...

Trevon Smith, president of the on-campus group Prism, giving a speech to memorialize the lives of trans people who have passed due to violence on Tuesday at the skyroom in Holmes Student Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Trans day of remembrance vigil

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | November 16, 2022

An NIU banner hanging off of a light pole as the clear sky carries the moon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Campus in black and white

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | November 1, 2022

Students giving a show of hands on Monday afternoon in response to Representative Underwood asking the crowd on their plans to vote before or on election day on Campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Congressional incumbent Lauren Underwood rallies on campus

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting began at the Holmes Student Center on Monday and NIU College Democrats hosted a “Party to the Polls” event with guest speakers from the ballot.  Representative Lauren Underwood and NIU professor Dr. Linh Nguyen guest spoke...

A roller skater passing over a bridge on Thursday at the East Lagoon on campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: A roll around the East Lagoon

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 13, 2022