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‘Women, Life and Freedom’ to discuss women’s struggle for freedom in Iran

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 29, 2022

The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women presents, "Women, Life and Freedom."  This presentation will focus on women’s struggle for freedom in Iran. Check-in will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and the program will be held from noon...

Shell gas station with a price of $3.93 on Monday afternoon at 308 N. Seventh Street in DeKalb.  (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gas prices see record setting single day decline over Thanksgiving

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 28, 2022

GasBuddy’s latest week update on gas prices show that Illinois prices have dropped by 19 cents per gallon in the past week. Compared to last month, prices are down by 35.6 cents per gallon but still higher than they were a year ago by 26.5 cents per...

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

SGA pushes executive branch to gain new certifications

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 20, 2022

DeKALB – The Student Government Association passed a bill immediately requiring members of the executive branch to complete the Illinois Open Meetings Act training to become OMA certified. The Open Meetings Act is a law requiring public bodies to...

NIU provost Beth Ingram steps down from her role while the universitys new CFO George Middlemist arrives in January

NIU gains new CFO, provost to step down

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 20, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hired George Middlemist as its new CFO, and Beth Ingram, executive vice president and provost, announced she will be resigning in June. NIU found its new chief financial officer in Middlemist, according to an NIU Today news release....

The SAFE-T Act, signed into Illinois law in 2021, will eliminate cash bail starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Illinois’ SAFE-T act and cash bail explained

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 17, 2022

A new piece of legislation that aims to end the cash bail system in Illinois has drawn controversy from some due to concerns that it might increase violence. The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, also known as the SAFE-T Act, was...

Two collisions occurred on North Annie Glidden Road Thursday morning, according to the DeKalb Police Department.

DeKalb Police: Collisions on Annie Glidden Road leads to brief road closure

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Two separate motor vehicle collisions occurred Thursday morning on North Annie Glidden Road, according to DeKalb City Police and Fire Department. The road was closed briefly for major clean up and towing of vehicles, according to DeKalb Police...

Even while on the decline, gas prices this Thanksgiving will be the highest ever recorded.

Thanksgiving gas prices projected to reach record high

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – This Thanksgiving, gas prices will be the highest they’ve ever been during this time of year. On Thanksgiving, drivers will experience an approximate 58 cent increase statewide and about a 30 cent increase across the nation since last...

The Workers Rights Amendment appeared on the 2022 midterm ballot and passed with a majority vote.

Workers’ Rights Amendment passes in Illinois

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – Amendment 1, or the Workers' Rights Amendment, passed on Nov. 14 with 58% of the vote, making Illinois the fourth state, along with Hawaii, Missouri and New York, to ensure the right to collective bargaining in its constitution and the first...

An illustrated crowd of people standing, decorated with the transgender flag and hearts. Transgender Day of Remembrance is on Sunday, Nov. 20, with this week leading up to it being trans awareness week. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

Transgender day of remembrance vigil to be held at Holmes Student Center

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – Today at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center in the Sky Room, a vigil and reading of names will take place for the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Many leaders across the NIU campus will take part in observing the memories of those who...

Students can practice their communication and networking skills at this event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

NIU to host a networking night for students

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | November 15, 2022

NIU is hosting a First Impressions Networking Night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Holmes Student Center. Alumni and students will have the opportunity to practice their networking and communication skills during this event. Participants will...

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

SGA dissolves committee, approves new senator

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 13, 2022

The SGA passed a bill on Friday to dissolve the University Services Oversight Committee and have its responsibilities taken over by Campus Life and Greek Affairs Committee. The SGA bylaws read that the USO Committee is “concerned with the improvement...

NIUs new CFO has years of experience in education finance, according to the boards meeting report on Nov. 10, 2022.

NIU Board of Trustees approves construction, renovation of various campus buildings

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 10, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s Board of Trustees is making final moves to complete the renovation and construction of different campus buildings. Campus building updates The board approved the construction and renovation of many buildings on campus including the...