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A photo of a pair of sunglasses in sand sits in front of a blue background. As summer approaches, there are songs with summer vibes you should listen to. (Northern Star Graphic)

Summer songs to chill with

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | April 30, 2024

As the spring semester slowly comes to a close, every student's favorite time of year eventually takes its place.  Summer is closer than ever and here are some old school songs to prepare for those sweet summer vibes.  “Life is a Highway” An...

Junior Felix Krammer watches his shot at the Badger Invitational in October of 2023. NIU mens golf finished tied for seventh out of 18 teams at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Sunday. (Northern Star File Photo)

Men’s golf ties for 7th at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 22, 2024

NIU men’s golf wrapped up the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Sunday, finishing tied for seventh place out of 18 teams.  The Huskies kicked off the tournament with a score of 296 in the first round and improved in each of the next rounds. NIU shot...

Singer Peso Pluma stands in front of a white background. Peso Pluma will perform at the Latin American Music Awards Thursday. (Latin AMAs 2024 Virtual Press Room)

Latin American Music Awards take place Thursday

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | April 21, 2024

The ninth annual Latin American Music Awards, Latin AMAs, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday.  The theme of this year’s award show will be, “We Speak Música.” The Latin AMAs will be co-hosted by Alejandra Espinoza, Carlos Ponce and none other...

Junior middle infielder/outfielder Avery Carnahan high fives NIU assistant coach Alaynie Woollard on March 27 at Mary M. Bell Field. Carnahan hit a 3-run single against the University at Buffalo as NIU softball split Saturdays doubleheader. (Northern Star File Photo)

Softball splits home doubleheader against Buffalo

By Lucas Didier, Assistant Sports Editor | April 21, 2024

DeKALB – NIU softball (13-28, 6-13 MAC) split Saturday’s doubleheader with the University at Buffalo (14-25, 6-12 MAC), winning 11-3 and losing 4-1. Game 1 brought 13 hits for the Huskies en route to a mercy rule victory in the sixth inning. Senior...

A chat with NIU baseball

A chat with NIU baseball

Editors note: This episode was filmed on April 3. In this episode of All-Star, Ethan, Zach and Joey sit down with Adam Brouwer and Eric Erato from NIU baseball. In addition to learning more about Adam and Eric, the crew discussed the season so far...

Shamar Berger sits at a table holding a microphone in his hands and a caption hanging below. Students tell what they think about Food Truck Wednesdays coming back to NIU. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

Food for thought? Food Truck Wednesdays returning.

By Ro Hong, Joseph Howerton, and Jenny Javkhlantugs | April 10, 2024

Need some ideas for lunch? Menu options are getting expanded with Food Truck Wednesdays returning April 10 at NIU. Filmed by Ro Hong and Joseph Howerton Edited by Jenny Javkhlantugs

A gray cat stares straight ahead. H.E.R. was named Tails Pet of the Week for the week of April 1. (Courtesy of Nancy Rigler)

Tails pet of the week: H.E.R.

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 2, 2024

The upbeat two-and-a-half year old cat named H.E.R.’s beaming personality earned her this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Always ready for cuddles, rubbing her head on people’s hands, faces and arms is H.E.R.’s favorite thing to do. H.E.R.'s...

A goose walks parallel to a passing bus at the DuSable turnaround. Riding the bus is an easy way for college students to contribute to a green cause. (Lucy Atkinson | Northern Star)

Ride the bus for Mother Nature

By Lucy Atkinson, Opinion Editor | March 27, 2024

Via planes, trains and automobiles, there’s a multitude of ways to get around the 21st century. For NIU students, the greenest way is utilizing the DeKalb public bus system, and it’s time to become better acquainted with it.  Most people understand...

Four quadrants display various artworks, including: a replica of Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 sculpture “Fountain,” Frida Kahol’s 1946 painting “Wounded Deer,” Willem de Kooning’s 1976 painting “Untitled” and Roy Lichtenstein’s 1964 painting “Kiss V.” Which art movement is most inspiring? (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Northern Star Graphic)

Poll: Which art movement is most inspiring?

By Camilla Dziadosz, Opinion Columnist | March 26, 2024

Throughout history, art has acted as a profound bridge between pivotal historical events and the complexity of the human condition. Art encapsulates cultural, social, political and economic facets, often presented in innovative ways for the first time.  The...