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Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi (12) looks to make an open pass during the Huskies homecoming game on Saturday against Ohio University. The Huskies defeated the Bobcats 23-13. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

MONDAY MOMENT: Here, Kitty, Kitty

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | October 15, 2023

A classic Mustang drives down a road taking part in the 2022 homecoming parade. Homecoming will include events hosted by the university as well as local businesses. (Northern Star File Photo)

116th Homecoming gets ready to kick off

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | October 8, 2023

DeKALB – The Huskie pack is on the move this week as NIU prepares for its homecoming week of celebration. NIU, student organizations and local DeKalb businesses will host events until Oct. 15 to celebrate NIU’s 116th homecoming. Homecoming week...

Christina Annerino, a senior double majoring in nursing and sociology, washes broccoli before placing it on a cutting board. Students had the option to either have fresh broccoli or fresh lettuce and cabbage greens from the Anderson Market Garden. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies at Meal Prep Monday

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist | October 3, 2023

Black Male Initiative members laugh with a crowd of students after getting pied in the face on Thursday during the Pie BMI event hosted near the MLK Commons. (Ariyonna McGahee | Northern Star)


By Ariyonna McGahee, Photographer | October 1, 2023

Turf flies out of the ground on Sunday as freshman midfielder Isabel Struble (24) gets ready to kick the ball near the Toledo goal while colliding with Toledo’s senior midfielder Emily Mann (25) attempting to stop the play. (Melody Elbel | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies tie down the Rockets

By Melody Elbel, Photographer | September 26, 2023