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March cannabis sales totaled nearly $36 million, a portion of which will go toward communities impacted by the war on drugs.

Do you know where ‘4/20’ comes from?

Brandon Montemayor, Reporter April 20, 2021

DeKALB — Tuesday is April 20, a day both smokers and non-smokers will recognize as the marijuana holiday “4/20,” an annual celebration where weed-smokers alike kick back and spark up.  Depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of...

The Disability Resource Center, located at the Campus Life Building, Suite 180, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Student resource offices adjust to new spaces amid COVID-19

Bisola Bello, Reporter April 20, 2021

DeKALB – Several student service offices had moved or were in the process of moving prior to the campus shut down due to COVID-19. Despite this, the resource offices on campus remain steadfast and dedicated to assisting students no matter the location,...

Two students test positive for COVID-19, six students recover.

2 students test positive for COVID-19, 6 students recover

Northern Star Staff April 20, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that two students and one employee have tested positive for the coronavirus, and six students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 61 students and two employees are currently COVID-19...

One additional student tests positive for COVID-19, ten students recover

16 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 21 students recover

Northern Star Staff April 19, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that 16 additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 21 students and one employee have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 65 students and one employee...

Incoming SGA Senate speaker hopes to advocate for LGBTQ+ students

Incoming SGA Senate speaker hopes to advocate for LGBTQ+ students

Elisa Reamer, Reporter April 19, 2021

DeKALB — Dallas Douglass, junior anthropology and women, gender and sexuality studies major, wants to fulfill his Speaker of the Senate position in SGA by serving the LGBTQ+ community on campus and changing the current roles held by certain positions...

Incoming SGA president aims to create safer campus

Incoming SGA president aims to create safer campus

Yari Tapia, Assistant News Editor April 19, 2021

DeKALB – Incoming SGA president, Devlin Collins, junior nonprofit and NGO studies major, wants to create a safer campus for students. Collins joined SGA as a first-year student as a Senator. “I only stayed on for about a semester, but you know,...

Week of April 19 gas update: Prices rise 1.6 cents a gallon

Week of April 19 gas update: Prices rise 1.6 cents a gallon

Elisa Reamer, Reporter April 19, 2021

DeKALB — Illinois gas prices have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.00 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4,378 stations in Illinois. Gas prices in Illinois are 3.4 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and...

Flowers begin to bloom through the snow behind benches next to the East Lagoon.

Weekly weather update for April 19

Brandon Montemayor, Reporter April 19, 2021

DeKALB — The weather for the week of April 19 will see temperatures drop and a chance for snow. Forecast data was provided by the National Weather Service.    Monday Monday will see a 40% chance of rain throughout the day and a possible...

Weekly events: Week of Oct. 12

Weekly events: Week of April 19

Northern Star Staff April 18, 2021

Monday Huskies Get Hired Tips and Tricks: This on-line workshop will give students the inside scoop on how to make the most out of the system. The event will be at 10 a.m. Contact Brian Pillsbury at pillsbury@niu.edu for more information.  Shrub...

Person hand holding young plant.

NIU groups to host webinar about environment

Jack Baudoin, Reporter April 17, 2021

NIU groups Friends of the NIU Libraries and NIU STEAM are hosting a free webinar, “Greening our Future,” on Wednesday, April 21. The webinar will feature meteorologist Victor Gensini, mechanical engineer John Shelton and author Jeff VanderMeer....

The DeKalb County Health Department announced 10 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number to 8,662.

County cases rise to 9,416

Northern Star Staff April 17, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 9,416. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,612 are younger than 19, 2,266 are in their 20s, 1,408 are in their...

A worn face mask lays in the grass at Memorial Park in DeKalb on Thursday, June 11th.

7 more students test positive for COVID-19, 6 students recover

Northern Star Staff April 16, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday that seven students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and six students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 70 students and two employees are currently COVID-19...

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