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E.B.O.N.Y. Women is a group on campus, founded in 2001, that aims to support, uplift and unify women on campus.

‘E.B.O.N.Y. Women’ focuses on self-love

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 29, 2022

Everyone is aware of how challenging it can be to simply love themself in a world where the media repeatedly makes it challenging for us to do so.  The student organization E.B.O.N.Y. Women is a group on campus, founded in 2001, that aims to support,...

The newest update to the student code of conduct was discussed on Wednesday by the faculty senate.

New student code of conduct discussed at Faculty Senate Meeting

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | September 29, 2022

The new NIU student code of conduct was discussed during the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday.  The new student code of conduct, which has been worked on and refined since last year, has been adopted by the Office of Student Conduct as of Aug....

The booster clinic will be held at the NIU Convocation Center.

COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic to be held at the NIU Convocation Center

By Eddie Drinkwine, News Reporter | September 29, 2022

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday at the NIU Convocation Center. Those who would like to receive a booster vaccine must wait the appropriate amount of time before...

Fanny Ruth Patterson (left), NIUs first African American graduate, to be commemorated with the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex (right).

Behind New Hall’s new name: Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex

By Eddie Drinkwine, News Reporter | September 27, 2022

DeKALB – On Oct. 7, the NIU community will hold a ceremony in honor of New Hall being renamed the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex, which will contain Patterson Hall East and Patterson Hall West. The change is being made to honor Fanny Ruth Patterson,...

The Student Government Association is located in the Holmes Student Center ground floor in the OASIS space.

SGA appoints new public affairs director, senator

By Colin Kempsell, News Editor | September 24, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s Student Government Association voted this Friday to appoint a new senator and director of public affairs in their weekly meeting. Edwin Perez-Hernandez, a senior studying fine arts in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was...

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Student Health Center at NIU is offering monkeypox vaccinations on Monday by appointment.

On-campus monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held Monday

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | September 23, 2022

DeKALB – A Monkeypox vaccination clinic will be open on Sept. 26 at the Student Health Center. The clinic will be open to students, faculty and staff from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday only. Additional days to receive a monkeypox vaccination will be...

News Reporter Zachary Bertram explores the effectiveness and importance of college rankings.

Students doubt importance of college rankings

By Zachary Bertram, News Reporter | September 23, 2022

DeKALB — College rankings have been around since 1987, according to collegerank.net. They are intended to make the decision of choosing what school to attend easier for students. These rankings are made up of a variety of factors: graduation rate, programs...

Attendees surrounding the piñata at El Grito as one participant attempts to break it open. The celebration of Latino Heritage Month will continue through mid-October, with events planned over the next month by the Latino Resource Center.

‘Identities Beyond Borders’ explained in Latino studies lecture

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 22, 2022

Latino Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and lasts for a whole month to celebrate the past generations’ traditions and accomplishments who came from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.  NIU has begun celebrating Latino Heritage Month. The Latino...

A wild mushroom is uprooted in the grass of the main pathway through the woods on campus, just beyond the west lagoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: Into the woods

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | September 22, 2022

NIU has been named an LGBT friendly school in recent years.

NIU continues to foster safety for LGBTQ students

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | September 21, 2022

As visibility of the LGBTQ  community has risen over the years, the concern of the wellbeing of LGBTQ students in universities has become an ongoing discussion. NIU was given a 5 out of 5 on the Campus Pride Index, a measurement and evaluation of a university’s...

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