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Huskie Line bus sits outside of Holmes Student Center. Busses no longer require masks.

Students react to masks no longer being required on busses

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | May 7, 2022
NIU students have mixed reactions regarding no longer being required to wear a mask on Huskie Line or Greyhound busses.
A fire hydrant outside of the Egyptian Theatre, 35 N. Second St, painted Egyptian themed.

Residents paint fire hydrants through Paint-a-Plug Program

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 3, 2022
DeKalb's Citizens Community Enhancement Commission offers a program in which DeKalb residents can paint fire hydrants around town.
Blackboard lets students see how their grades compare to their classmates.

Blackboard’s new feature lets students see grade average in classes

By Parker Otto, Columnist | May 3, 2022
Blackboard offers a new pie graph option under the Grades page to let students see how their grades compare to their classmates.
After Andrea Harden, a graduate student, lost her son and saw how many lives he saved, she has become an avid leader in encouraging people to become organ donors.

Graduate student encourages people to become organ donors

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
Andrea Harden, a graduate student, encourages everyone to become an organ donor after she saw the loss of her son save so many other lives.
The Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students. The closet is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays in Chick Evans Field House Room 102.

Huskie Closet offers free clothes for students

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
Huskie Closet in the Chick Evans Field House allows students to pick free clothes and offers volunteer opportunities.
Tim Thomas picks up trash at the corner before crossing with the group.

Students clean up DeKalb during NIU Cares

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 2, 2022
NIU students and DeKalb organizations went around cleaning up campus and surrounding areas on April 29 for NIU Cares Day.
Stephanie Gorecki received her masters of business from NIU and is now listed on Crains Chicago Business 40 Under 40 List.

Alumna listed on Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 List

By Abby Byer, News Reporter | May 1, 2022
Stephanie Gorecki attended NIU from 2007-2010 to earn her master's of business and is now honored as a leader in the business field.
Cosmetics company Sephora will be opening in Department Store Kohls Friday, April 29.

Sephora at Kohl’s DeKalb grand opening Friday

By Elisa Reamer, News Editor | April 28, 2022
Sephora will be opening inside of Kohl's, 2070 Sycamore Road in DeKalb on Friday and will be laid out like a storefront Sephora.
A Northern Illinois University motorcoach bus traveling.

NIU to discontinue motorcoach bus system

By Parker Otto, Columnist | April 28, 2022
NIU will retire its motorcoach busses and begin outsourcing for their transportation needs due to lack of drivers available.

Facebook parent Meta expands Illinois data center in DeKalb

By Associated Press | April 27, 2022

DeKALB — Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is expanding a data center in northern Illinois and says more than 200 operational jobs will be based there once complete. The company announced the expansion Wednesday. The company announced its initial...

8 alderpeople at DeKalb City Council meeting on Monday.

City Council approves Lincoln Highway lane reduction

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 26, 2022
City Council approved the reduction of Lincoln Highway from four lanes to three to make it safer for pedestrians.
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