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A Securitas placard rests on a car dashboard outside Grant North Residence Hall.

Inside NIU’s private security force

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 31, 2022

DeKALB — They guard our residence halls and patrol our streets, but you may not know who or what they are. Securitas USA is a private security company hired by the NIU Board of Trustees and arrived on campus on Aug. 15; but why were they hired in the...

The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships is hosting its 2022 Huskie Hack at noon on Nov. 5 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center.

Huskie Hack 2022 to focus on food sustainability

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 31, 2022

Editor’s note: Raghela Scavuzzo, associate director of food systems development at Illinois Farm Bureau will now be speaking at 4 p.m. instead of Andrew Morgan, President of Local Foods, Chicago. The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...

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

SGA appoints new student directors to senate

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 30, 2022

The SGA approved a new director of academic affairs as well as a director of community engagement and environmental affairs to the Senate. "The director of academic affairs ... is responsible for monitoring and making recommendations for changes in...

Two buisness people networking at a conference while having a beverage. The First Impressions Networking Night will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Career Services to host ‘First Impression Networking Night’

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 28, 2022

DeKALB – On Nov. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. NIU Career Services is hosting a "First Impression Networking Night" in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center.  In this event, students are invited to practice their networking and communication based...

Guest speaker to give lecture on expressing culture through art

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | October 28, 2022

Debra Yepa-Pappan is a visual artist and Native Community Engagement Coordinator at the Field Museum. Yepa-Pappan will be a guest speaker from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Regency Room, located in the Holmes Student Center. She will be speaking...

Ellingtons Restaurant is ran by students studying Hospitality and Tourism management. Students also studying nutrition and dietetics are involved as well. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ellington’s Restaurant menu for Nov. 1

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 27, 2022

DeKALB – On the menu at Ellington’s Restaurant, is an Asian cuisine buffet. The buffet will include Asian crunch salad with a peanut butter dressing, both beef and vegetable teriyaki, Asian green beans, jasmine rice and black sesame cookies with...

NIU students will be given the opportunity to learn more about the College of Law program and hear from practicing attorneys and a judge.

Latino Resource Center to host NIU College of Law’s Latinx Law Day

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 26, 2022

Latinx Law Day will be held on Nov. 1 at the Latino Resource Center hosted by Northern Illinois University College of Law and the Latinx Law Student Association, giving Latinx students the opportunity to become acquainted with the college’s programs...

Flooding occurred at Patterson Hall East today.

BREAKING: Pipe burst at Patterson Hall East leads to flooding

By Northern Star News Staff | October 26, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect new information received. The original story has remained untouched. UPDATE (as of 4:55 p.m. Oct. 26) What happened, how Housing Services will fix it An email was sent to the residents of Patterson...

Students giving a show of hands on Monday afternoon in response to Representative Underwood asking the crowd on their plans to vote before or on election day on Campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Congressional incumbent Lauren Underwood rallies on campus

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting began at the Holmes Student Center on Monday and NIU College Democrats hosted a “Party to the Polls” event with guest speakers from the ballot.  Representative Lauren Underwood and NIU professor Dr. Linh Nguyen guest spoke...

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in front of students at NIUs MLK Commons on Oct. 24, 2022. Underwood shows support for the youth vote ahead of midterm elections. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Early voting opens at Holmes, Underwood and Nguyen speak

By Colin Kempsell | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU College Democrats took students on a “Party to the Polls” Monday at the Martin Luther King Commons, joined by special guest speakers Professor Linh Nguyen and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. The event began at 10 a.m. with members...

If voters want to register to vote in person at polling places they will need a drivers license or another form of ID and a Social Security number.

How to register to vote in the midterm elections

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | October 24, 2022

Voting is a powerful tool that allows the voices of millions of Americans to be heard. As the Nov. 8 midterm elections are fast approaching, here is a guide of things to know before voting. Nationwide midterm elections occur every four years, two years...

Ellingtons Restaurant is ran by students studying Hospitality and Tourism management. Students also studying nutrition and dietetics are involved as well. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ellington’s Restaurant menu of the week

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – Ellington’s Restaurant, a student-run restaurant, will be serving up a hardy meal this Tuesday. The buffet will have Brazilian Chopped Salad (Salada de Palmitas), Corn Bread (Sopa Paraguayan), Venezuelan Rice and Beans with Beef, Colombian...