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Kila Lord Cassidy, from left, director Sebastian Lelio and Florence Pugh pose for photographers upon arrival for the premiere of the film The Wonder during the 2022 BFI London Film Festival in London, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

‘The Wonder,’ a compelling film that encapsulates what a historical drama should be

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | December 4, 2022

Netflix’s new movie “The Wonder” will leave fans wondering what they just watched. Sebastián Lelio directs an emotional, psychological drama film that explores the power of a story. Set in 1862, the movie follows an English nurse named Elizabeth...

The Celebration Chorale will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 317 N. Fourth St. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ring in the holiday cheer this weekend with Ellwood House holiday tours, Christmas concert

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | November 30, 2022

Kick-off December right by ringing in the holiday cheer this weekend. Throughout DeKalb, holiday-themed events will be taking place. SANTA VISITS IN DEKALB  Santa Claus will be visiting downtown DeKalb from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The visit...

(L-R): Amy Adams as Giselle and Maya Rudolph as Malvina Monroe in Disneys live-action DISENCHANTED, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Jonathan Hession. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘Disenchanted’ enchants audience with mix of magic and music

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | November 28, 2022

Music and magic collide in "Disenchanted," a charming tale full of wonder and whimsical daydreams where we learn the truth of what really happens after 'happily ever after.'  Have you ever made a wish with all your heart? Have you wondered what your...

Midfielder Camilo Estrada (Left) standing in the rain waiting for the to return into play during the Huskies Wednesday night mens soccer game against Northwestern University at the NU soccer and track & field complex. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Huskies bested by Wildcats in rainy home stand

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 14, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies faced off against Northwestern University Wednesday evening that ended with the Wildcats winning 3-1.  NIU head coach Ryan Swan spoke on how he felt his team put out a lackluster performance. “I thought it was an embarrassing...

James E. Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome held a lecture on Wednesday in the Recital Hall in the Music building where they discussed their work in illustration and childrens books.  (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Award-winning author and illustrator pair hold first lecture in a series at NIU

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | October 13, 2022

Award-winning author and illustrator team, James Ransome and his wife Lesa Cline-Ransome, gave the first lecture in a series on Wednesday in the Music Building. Throughout his three-decade career, Ransome has received an NAACP Image Award and a Coretta...

DeKalb Park District is hosting a Halloween house decorating contest.

DeKalb Park District to host Halloween house decorating contest

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

DeKALB – Get ready to design your house as frightening as possible because the third annual DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest is here! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Overall Theme, Best Special effects, Scariest, and People’s Choice....

Child Passenger Safety Week works to promote awareness and educate parents and caregivers on how to properly seat children in vehicles.

DeKalb Police to take part in Child Passenger Safety Week

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | September 20, 2022

DeKALB --  The DeKalb Police Department issued a statement Monday that it will partake in the national Child Passenger Safety Week Sept.18-24. The week will be committed to protecting young passengers with strict child passenger enforcement policies. Not...

Being rejected can be a difficult life event to experience.

That Time I… got rejected

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | September 19, 2022

Rejection is something that most people dread. The fear of rejection has moved some people to great lengths to avoid this unfortunate experience. This was the case for me too. However, as weird as it sounds, getting rejected was probably one of the best...

Columnist Quade Evans thinks that men need targeted advice, but wished that voice was more introspective and helped men genuinely be a better version of themselves.

Unpopular opinion: Men’s health content isn’t that great

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | September 15, 2022

Over the last few years there seems to have been a meteoric rise in the popularity of content aimed specifically for men. When I first heard about this, I was 100 percent on-board. However, after being in those spaces for a certain amount of time, I felt...

Editorial: NIU isn’t as prepared for monkeypox

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 3, 2022

NIU announced the first case of a student testing positive for monkeypox on Aug. 25. Yet, NIU isn’t taking student health as seriously as they should. The university should have a set plan for monkeypox, as they did with COVID-19. NIU has not...

NIUs game days have multiple steps to enjoying a game.

Huskie Stadium game day guide

By Tyler Murray, Sports Reporter | August 31, 2022

Big things are coming to Huskie Stadium this year! Football is back, and so are changes to our home stadium, and the Northern Star is here to give you the run down on it all. In regards to parking and tickets, there will be free parking at the Convocation...