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The Huskie Marching Band performs at halftime of the NIU/ISU Football Game in 2019 at Huskie Stadium.

NIU High School Band Day to take place Sept. 25

Northern Star Staff September 18, 2021

DeKALB — NIU High School Band Day is set to take place Sept. 25, where NIU will provide the opportunity for numerous high school marching bands to perform at halftime with the Huskie Marching Band at the next home game for the NIU football team. The...

Study Abroad Adviser Jill Vodden is sending a Microsoft Team invitation link through email for the Study Abroad 101 event.

Study abroad countries to be monitored for COVID-19 spikes

Julio Ceja, News Reporter September 18, 2021

DeKALB — Students can now study abroad in person after a year of virtual study abroad programs due to the pandemic.  During last year's spring semester, the Study Abroad Office had to suspend all travels for students through August and even had...

BMI will host events on the week of Sept. 18-24. The BMI basketball tournament will be  from noon-5 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Stevenson courts.

Black Male Initiative to host week of events

Northern Star Staff September 17, 2021

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) will be hosting events on NIU’s campus throughout the week. BMI is an organization whose goal is to graduate as many Black male students as possible and guide them to be productive and successful members of society. Founded...

No additional students, 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

No additional students, 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff September 17, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday that no additional students and two employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one student has recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 29 students and ten employees are currently...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Senator Ethan DeMeuse (left) takes notes during the Aug. 29 Senate meeting. SGA Senate meets at 5 p.m. every Sunday in the Capitol Room of the HSC.

SGA Senate approves chief of staff, director of cultural affairs

Kierra Frazier, Managing Editor September 13, 2021

DeKALB — The Student Government Association Senate welcomed one new director and chief of staff on Sunday at its weekly meeting.  Senators voted to fill the positions of director of cultural affairs and chief of staff but denied a motion to fill...

Hispanic Heritage month calendar

Weekly events: Week of Sept. 13

Northern Star Staff September 13, 2021

Monday Huskie Conversation Podcast Season 3 Episode 4 Release: The Social Justice Education Department will continue their Conversations That Matter about Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Host J Pappas will discuss the 2021 NIU Common Read Experience...

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