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Music therapy offers variety of treatment

Hunter Weston

November 6, 2019

Music is a universal language. It’s one of humanity’s best pleasures because no matter the language spoken or experiences shared, everyone can appreciate music and what it offers. Because of this, music can be used therapeutically to help those with medical conditions.Music therapy is used to he...

Renovated Student Center creates welcoming atmosphere

Jamie O'Toole l Contributor

November 6, 2019

Although the newly renovated space of Holmes Student Center is sometimes cluttered with ladders and construction workers as renovations continue, it is also filled with students crowding the private study rooms and conveniently located sitting areas to work on homework. While the Student Center is a great...

Tails of the week

Tails of the week

Courtesy Tails

November 4, 2019

Hello! I'm Lillith and I'm 10 years old. I've fallen on some hard times recently. My purrson had to go into assisted living and couldn't take me and a few other of my cat friends. I had lost several teeth, too, and just had to have a few more removed. So I'm hoping my luck will begin to change. I'm a...

What students can do to prepare for winter weather

Kyle Mathas

November 4, 2019

In the next 10 days, the weather in DeKalb could get as low as 23 degrees.Illinois residents know very well how cold it can get during the wintertime after a record-breaking winter last year. A polar vortex came in from Canada and left the state frozen after setting record low temperatures like 23 degr...

Pet of the week: Zooey

Pet of the week: Zooey

Courtesy Claire Dolan

October 30, 2019

Owner: Claire DolanName: ZooeyBreed: Border collie mixFavorite treat: Bananas and jelly beansFavorite activity: Playing with her stuffed weaselTraits: A baby, cautious, loving, snuggle bug, sweetheartTo submit a Pet of the week:Send a photo of your pet to editor@northernstar.info and the following in...

Students can go to college long after high school

Jordan Radloff

October 30, 2019

NIU has a high population of post-traditional students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were 421 undergraduate students and 1,320 graduate students who were age 35 and older, according to the University Data Book. It is never too late to go to college to get a degree. Students of all ages should feel e...

A first-hand account of living with depression

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Anthony Parlogean

October 30, 2019

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” I was told. “There are people far worse off than you.”The world is obviously full of suffering and misery, and someone complaining about feeling “blue” might come across as annoyingly frivolous, but it’s important to understand that depression is much ...

That time I… played at a Bear’s halftime show

That time I... played at a Bear's halftime show

Jordan Radloff

October 28, 2019

I have had the opportunity to perform at many cool places in my musical career. Recently, I was able to play for one of the largest crowds yet when I performed with the Huskie Marching Band during the halftime show at the Bears Sunday. Performing at Soldier Field, which has a capacity of 61,500, accordi...

Students should prepare before registering for classes

Kyle Mathas

October 28, 2019

When you think of registering for classes, you may be stressed out and afraid, but not anymore; here are the steps for successfully registering for classes for the spring semester.Meet with your adviserBefore you enroll, you may want to meet with your adviser because your adviser can help you stay on track to graduate. Your adv...

Tails of the week: Summer

Tails of the week: Summer

Courtesy Tails

October 28, 2019

Hi there! I'm Summer and I'm 10 yrs. old. I was wandering the streets, searching for a home when someone found me and brought me to Tails. Being homeless is no way for a sweetheart like me to be living, so the shelter is much better. BUT it is nothing like a real home. I'm hoping you will help me fin...

Political satire is an important form of media to understand

Associated Press File Photo: Actor Alec Baldwin, who is known for his mocking impersonations of President Donald Trump on

Hunter Weston

October 27, 2019

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night Live!” This phrase has been said so many times by so many different people. It’s undisputedly a trademarked saying of our culture, and it’s almost instantly recognizable. “Saturday Night Live is more than a television show. Since its premiere in...

Be sure to read privacy policies carefully

Internet and user privacy are important are the digital age of social media. It is imperative that users understand what they are agreeing to when signing off on the Terms and Conditions of a website.

Anthony Parlogean

October 27, 2019

In the 2011 South Park episode “HumancentiPad,” Kyle Broflovski, one of four main characters in the show, agrees to an Apple iTunes update without reading the user agreement. This leads to his forced participation in an experiment that parodies “The Human Centipede,” a film about a mad doctor who s...