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Discarded face mask lays in an empty lot along Blackhawk Road in DeKalb on Thursday, June 11th.

6 students tests positive, 1 employee tests positive for COVID 19

Northern Star Staff September 16, 2021

DeKALB - NIU announced on Thursday that 1 additional student and 0 employees have tested positive for Coronavirus and 1 student and 2 employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 30 Students are currently Covid...

The Student Emergency Fund will remain open as long as funding is available.

NIU reopens Student Emergency Fund applications

Gabriel Fiorini, News Reporter September 16, 2021

DeKALB – NIU’s Student Emergency Fund reopened on Wednesday. All students currently enrolled in Fall 2021 courses are eligible to apply for up to $800 in funding.  Grants offered through the Emergency Relief Fund are not available to those who...

Members of DREAM Action NIU eat cake to celebrate 12 years of being an organization on campus.

DREAM Action NIU celebrates 12-year anniversary

Nolan Chase, News Reporter September 16, 2021

DeKALB — DREAM Action NIU celebrated its 12-year anniversary on Wednesday at the Campus Life Building and commemorated its progress as an organization.  The organization celebrated with cake and reminisced about their own experiences with the club....

Hispanic Heritage month calendar

How to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at NIU

Northern Star Staff September 16, 2021

Sept. 16 El Grito: Alpha Psi Lambda will be hosting this Latino cultural event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. outside of the Latino Resource Center. Contact Lisa Vargen at lvargen@niu.edu for more information. Sept. 17 De Que Parte Eres!: Hosted by...

Ben Crump, civil rights lawyer and leader will speak at a virtual panel on Sept. 22 hosted by NIU.

Ben Crump to speak at ‘Rebuilding Democracy’ lecture series

Aidan Bengford, News Reporter September 15, 2021

DeKALB – Ben Crump will be speaking at the NIU virtual lecture series "Rebuilding Democracy" at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 to discuss civil rights, rebuilding democracy, law and the courts. To attend students must register in advance at the event sign-up page....

A mask is taped to NIU's Olive Goyle statue next to Altgeld Hall June 3.

2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff September 15, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that two additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and no students or employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Wednesday, 34 Huskies are currently...

A flu shot clinic in the Duke Ellington Ballroom will be held Sept. 22 and Oct. 12.

Flu season 2021: Where to get a flu shot in DeKalb

Ariel Morris, Reporter September 15, 2021

DeKALB —  Flu season is upon us and due to the spread of COVID-19, experts suggest it's even more important to receive the flu shot this year. Now since the spread of a new variant, “Mu,” experts recommend that taking the seasonal flu vaccine...

DeKalb Fire Department vehicle drives down Lucinda Ave.

DeKalb Fire Department receives grant to increase staffing

Northern Star Staff September 14, 2021

DeKALB — On Aug. 31, the Dekalb Fire Department received a $2.7 million federal grant for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response.  The department was awarded the 2020 SAFER grant after the City of DeKalb and DeKalb International Association of Firefighters...

A wasted face mask lays in the parking lot outside of the Village Commons Bookstore in DeKalb on Friday, June 12th.

2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff September 14, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that two additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and five students and no employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 32 Huskies are currently...

City Manager Bill Nicklas at the City Council meeting Monday, talking about redistricting the wards following the results of the 2020 Census.

City Council approves citizen police review board on first reading

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter September 14, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council passed an ordinance on first reading 8-0 Monday to implement a citizen police review board.  “I think it's incredibly important that we have a review board outside of the chain of command, as we've seen in many...

Mission shows students how to properly wear a face mask.

13 students, 4 employees test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff September 13, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that 13 additional students and four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one student and no employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 35 Huskies are currently...

Gas prices in Illinois are 7.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.01 per gallon higher than a year ago, according to Gas Buddy.

Week of Sept. 13 gas update: Prices drop 5.2 cents per gallon

Northern Star Staff September 13, 2021

DeKALB — Illinois gas prices have dropped 5.2 cents in the past week, averaging $3.23 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 4, 378 stations in Illinois.  Gas prices in Illinois are 7.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and...

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