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

SGA accounts for senators changing majors, new bill

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 23, 2022

The Student Government Association has approved a bill that amends their constitution to account for a senator switching their major. Before the amendment, there were no clear rules as to what would happen if a senator changed majors while in office,...

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Holmes Student Center.

Undocumented Ally Training to be held in Holmes Student Center

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This training session has reached capacity, according to Sandy Lopez, the director of Undocumented Student Support. Lopez said another training will be held in the spring. The Office of Undocumented Student Support will host training...

Well-o-ween 2022 will offer Halloween themed activities on campus to practice wellness.

Self-care and scare during Well-o-ween 2022

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | October 21, 2022

NIU Mission Wellness is offering Well-o-ween, a week of Halloween themed activities to practice self-care and to partake in the spooky season. Mindfulness and You: Glitter Jars 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Holmes Student Center Room 306 or virtually,...

Outdoor Adventures is scheduled to host a free Halloween campfire event on Halloween night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Outdoor Adventures to host Halloween campfire event

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | October 20, 2022

DeKALB – NIU Outdoor Adventures is hosting a Halloween Campfire event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the West Lagoon. The night will feature many different fall festivities, including a bonfire, scary stories, hot drinks, a costume contest with...

The JYNNEOS vaccine being provided is a two-dose vaccine given under the skin 28 days apart, according to Northwestern Medicine at NIU.

Second monkeypox vaccine clinic to be held on Monday

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 20, 2022

DeKALB – The second monkeypox vaccine clinic will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Health Services Building. This clinic will provide the second dose to those who received the first dose at the clinic that took place on Sept. 26. The JYNNEOS...

Youth voters have increased in recent years, according to a study from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.

Youth voters on steady rise ahead of 2022 midterm elections

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

With midterm elections approaching, youth voter turnout will impact ever changing issues. The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimates that 50% of 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the 2020 presidential election,...

NIU to host early voting at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 in the Glass Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center.

Early voting to take place in Holmes Student Center

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting for the 2022 election will be available in the Holmes Student Center in the Glass Gallery Lounge from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 even if you're not registered to vote in DeKalb County. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity...

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

By Colin Kempsell | October 17, 2022

With Election Day approaching on Nov. 8, political campaigns in the state of Illinois will continue to escalate through the end of the month and beyond. Join the Northern Star in comprehensive election coverage, from local races in DeKalb to the gubernatorial...

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

SGA limits student applications for Senate

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | October 16, 2022

The Student Government Association passed a bill Friday afternoon ensuring that those applying to the senate cannot apply more than twice in a school year. Prior to the bill being passed, there were no limits to the amount of times that a student could...

An NIU student died at approximately 1 p.m. Friday at Patterson Hall, according to an official university statement.

NIU student dies in Patterson Hall

By Northern Star Staff | October 14, 2022

DeKALB – An NIU student died at approximately 1 p.m. Friday at Patterson Hall, located in the Fanny Ruth Patterson Complex, according to an official university statement sent to the Northern Star. The student’s name has not been confirmed by the...

STEM Fest will be taking place on various parts of NIU campus.

STEM Fest to be held Saturday on campus

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 14, 2022

NIU STEAM’s annual STEM Fest will be held Oct. 15. STEM Fest is a festival dedicated to the fields of technology, engineering, science and mathematics. The event will be held in the MLK Commons, Founders Memorial Library, the Holmes Student Center and...

A volunteer for the Send Silence Packing display organizing materials in preparation of the early ending of the display at noon on Tuesday in MLK Commons. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

On-campus suicide awareness display halted due to weather

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 12, 2022

DeKALB – A display organized by the non-profit Active Minds, Send Silence Packing,  took place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, featuring over a thousand backpacks spread across the MLK Commons to represent the amount of college students who die...