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Redshirt Sophomore wrestler Ricardo Salinas (left) holds down Lock Haven junior wrestler Tyler Stoltzfus. Salinas was able to score four points, but lost by decision by seven points. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Wrestling and Gymnastics score big at annual ‘Beauty and the Beast’ meet

By Tim Dodge and Totus Tuus Keely | February 11, 2024


Freshmen Haley Zampella (from left), sophomore Jocelyn Harbeck, senior Alyssa Al-Ashari, freshmen Natalie Ziebell and NIU gymnastics Head Coach Sam Morreale stand in front of a red and white wall. NIU gymnastics reflect on the season so far and discuss goals. (Ron Anderson | Northern Star)

NIU Gymnastics gears up toward rest of the season

By Ron Anderson, Videographer | January 30, 2024

NIU Gymnastics coach Sam Morreale, junior Isabella Sissi and senior Alyssa Al-Ashari reflect on their experiences in the NIU gymnastics program and discuss their hopes for the rest of their season.

After a defensive rebound early in the game, senior forward Harvin Ibarguen (23) navigates around University of Toledo redshirt freshman forward Javan Simmons (1). Ibarguen spent four minutes and 14 seconds in play during the first half of the game Tuesday. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies extend losing streak, face ice-cold loss

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | January 24, 2024

DeKALB – Tuesday's Men's basketball game was a chance for the Huskies to break their losing streak before hitting the road for their next two games. The team was defeated by Toledo 89-73.

Crumbl baker, Ariana Cantu, packs a 12-pack box of cookies for a customer Friday. The cookie store opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday, closing at 10 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and at midnight for the rest of each week. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Community catches craving for Crumbl Cookies

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | January 21, 2024

DeKALB – Residents of DeKalb and the surrounding area welcomed Crumbl Cookies to the community during the store’s grand opening Friday. Customers packed into the storefront to be among the first to taste the location’s first six-cookie menu...