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NBA to officially resume 2019-20 season

NBA Board of Governors approves to resume 2019-20 season July 31

Jarrett Huff, Sports Editor

June 4, 2020

DeKalb — After 227 days of no NBA basketball, the Association will return July 31 to resume the 2019-20 season after it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NBA Board of Governors voted to approve the league's 22-team format Thursday to resume the season at a bubble site in Orlando, Flo...

The show must go on for theatre students

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Parker Otto, Senior Reporter

April 23, 2020

Being a student of NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance means fully committing to performing in front of an audience. In spite of campus being closed because of concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vincent Juarez, sophomore acting student, continues to devote himself to the craft of acting, proving that...

Business support group to hold webinar series

Business support group to hold webinar series

Northern Star staff

April 3, 2020

DeKALB — DeKalb County UNITES, a local small business support group, is running a live webinar series called “Getting Ready for Recovery.”  The webinars will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through the service Zoom. The first webinar will be 2 p.m. Friday and will address topics like the...

Women’s basketball says goodbye to five seniors

Women's basketball says goodbye to five seniors

Quentin Wilson, Senior Reporter

March 31, 2020

DeKALB — Women’s basketball will say goodbye to five seniors after seeing their season ended in the first round of the Mid-American Tournament. “This group is special,” Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said. “Many are a part of that first recruiting class, a huge foundation for what we build.” The H...

The 2019-20 men’s basketball team will be one of NIU’s biggest “what ifs”

The 2019-20 men's basketball team will be one of NIU's biggest

Mike Knapp, Reporter

March 17, 2020

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Over the last two months, the men’s basketball team accomplished things that hadn’t happened here in DeKalb for a while. They won a share of the Mid-American Conference West Division for the first time since 2006. They won six straight conference games for the firs...

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship

Brit Wilson takes home individual MAC Championship

James Krause, Senior Reporter

March 9, 2020

DeKALB — Redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson secured a pair of takedowns Sunday in the final period to lock up NIU’s first individual Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championship since 2011. Wilson was crowned champion at 184 lbs., while the Huskies took third place overall. Wilson, a runner up last season at 1...

SGA candidate profile: Brad Beyer

SGA candidate profile: Brad Beyer

Northern Star Staff

March 9, 2020

The following is the response to a Northern Star questionnaire sent to all SGA candidates. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and consistency.  Brad Beyer is running for a senator position in District 4. Q: What’s your major, year in school and which student organizations have you been a...

Men’s tennis’ matchup against DePaul comes down to final singles match

Men's tennis' matchup against DePaul comes down to final singles match

Mattieu Koetters, Reporter

March 7, 2020

DeKALB — Men’s tennis was handed its first loss in over a month Saturday in a close contest against DePaul University which ended 4-3 in favor of the Blue Demons. Despite the loss, Head Coach Patrick Fisher expressed his appreciation of his team’s efforts. “Tough loss. We put ourselves in p...

Cardinals spoil Senior Night for German, James and McCarty

Cardinals spoil Senior Night for German, James and McCarty

Mike Knapp, Reporter

March 7, 2020

DeKALB — In its run-up to a share of the Mid-American Conference West division title and a top four seeding in next week’s MAC Tournament, it had been a while since the men’s basketball team had a night where everything went wrong. That caught up to them Friday night at the Convocation Center...

Hockey can’t complete comeback in opening round of MCH playoffs

Hockey can't complete comeback in opening round of MCH playoffs

Matt Boecker, Assistant Sports Editor

March 6, 2020

DeKALB — Hockey’s inaugural D1 season came to a close after losing 6-3 to the Maryville University Saints on Friday night in round one of the Midwest College Hockey playoffs. After beating Maryville in a shootout in the regular season finale, NIU couldn’t roll the momentum into the postseason. It was ...

President’s house sale expected to be closed soon

An offer has been made on the president’s house, 901 Woodlawn Drive, and the university is expected to accept.

Maddie Barrett, Senior Reporter

February 25, 2020

DeKALB — After 52 years housing NIU presidents, the university received an offer Monday on the property at 901 Woodlawn Drive for an undisclosed price. The offer is not yet written in an official contract, Castle View Real Estate Agent Mary Nelson said. The home, built in 1952, was listed at $2...

“The Wolves” delivers relatable messages in an artistic way

Hunter Siegel (top, from left), Chloe Janisch, Beth Kahan, Elaine Giddens, Rachael Yoder (bottom), Kaitlyn Cheng, Caroline Byrne, Andrea Shapiro and Savannah-Lee Mumford, the cast of “The Wolves,” pose backstage.

Parket Otto, Columnist

February 25, 2020

A black box production is a more daring artistic venture because what occurs in the background is left up to the imagination of the viewer, which makes the experience that much more interactive. The cast of Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” the latest play from the School of Theatre and Dance, understands...