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Daniel Gramatikov, a junior nursing major, tries to get a hole in one on Friday during mini golf. The Founders Memorial Library hosted a two-day mini golf event for Family Weekend as an opportunity for students to bring their family members to the library to enjoy an on-campus activity. (Josephine Dunmore | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Mini golf between bookshelves

By Josephine Dunmore, Photojournalist | September 24, 2023

NIU junior setter Sophie Hurt (16) serves the ball during Friday’s match against the University of Evansville at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Spike down with women’s volleyball

By Tim Dodge, Senior Photojournalist | September 12, 2023

Cornerback Jacob Finley (20) and safety CJ Brown (6) go in for a tackle on Southern Illinois University wide receiver Izaiah Hartrup (5) during the second quarter on Saturday. ( Nyla Owens | Northern Star )

IN PICTURES: Huskies play in the doghouse

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist | September 10, 2023

Maren Blakeney, a sophomore political science major, and Evan Click, a sophomore biomedical engineering major, looking at jewelry made by Tori Eisenberg, the owner of Natures HandyWork. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Find calling at Involvement Fair

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist | September 6, 2023

Students kayaking on Sunday at the East Lagoon. During the Presidents Picnic, students had the opportunity to kayak on the East Lagoon. The kayaks were provided by Outdoor Adventures. (Nyla Owens| Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies chow down with Freeman

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist | August 29, 2023

 Emma Whitlock, a junior biology environmental studies major, holding a purple wax mold of the Huskie hand symbol during the CAB Block Party on Thursday. Students were asked to dip their hands in hot wax while creating a hand symbol to create molds, then later dipped in their color of choice. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Kick it with CAB

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist | August 27, 2023

 Junior linebacker Nick Rattin attempts to push through two tacklers after recovering a muffed Akron punt return in the fourth quarter. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Sending off our senior photographer

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | May 3, 2023

Senior Photographer Mingda Wu is graduating this semester. Wu has been working at the Norther Star since 2021. "I have had a great time being a photographer at the Star for two years. I learned a lot through this unique experience," Wu said. "That's...