NIU will host a range of event from Oct. 19 to Oct. 27 to celebrate homecoming. From Huskie football, a Polo G. concert and a blood drive, the week will have activities for all interests.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
An Esports player lost $10,000 over a political statement made during a postgame interview on Oct. 6. Ng Wai Chung, who plays under the handle Blitzchung, shouted “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times,” according to CBS. This followed a Hearthstone match at the Hearthstone Grandmaster…
The PlayStation 5 has officially been announced and given a release date of Fall 2020. On Oct. 8, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced the official name of their next generation console and when it will be released on PlayStation Blog. Ryan also went into …
Sunday, October 13, 2019
DeKALB – Trevor Noah blew the crowd away during his Saturday performance at the Convocation Center with well-done political commentary and crowd interaction.
At a first glance, “Jexi” seems like an interesting comedy, but while having a creative premise, the film fails to earn the title of comedy with a dull plot and a lack of humor.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
DeKALB — After months of uncertainty following the closing of the House Café, local musicians may finally have a definitive location to perform for a live audience.
Friday, October 11, 2019
The film “Joker,” released Oct. 4, has become a box office sensation with the film having the highest grossing opening weekend of October, a record previously held by “Venom.” For those who enjoyed the film and wish to explore types of media, including film, television, music and video games…
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
DeKALB – Trevor Noah, stand up comedian and “The Daily Show” host, wil perform at the Convocation Center 7 p.m. Saturday after being booked by NIU for $110,500. The performance comes after a nearly year-long delay, with ticket prices starting at $25.50, according to the Convocation Center’s …
Monday, October 07, 2019
Sony’s gaming subscription service PlayStation Now has dropped its prices 50% to compete with rival video game subscription services. The price drop was made official Oct. 1.
Sunday, October 06, 2019
The U.S. Air Force Mid-American Concert Band will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The band is comprised of 44 members of the United States Air Force who “honor all who have nobly served in the United States Armed Forces,” according…
“Joker,” while controversial and violent, is easily one of the best films of 2019 due to its complex character development, strong atmosphere and beautiful filmmaking techniques.
Friday, October 04, 2019
DeKALB — Bring the family to check out NIU and the DeKalb area with NIU’s annual Family Weekend, Oct. 4 through Oct. 6. There are suggested area hotels and parking available on Orientation and Family Connections’ website.
NIU Adventure Center, located at 325 N. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb IL. was hosting a paddle session on the Kishwaukee river from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday. Because of watercraft, the event had to be canceled this weekend.
DeKALB - The Ellwood House will be offering guided tours and access to the Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery during Family Weekend. Family Weekend showcases several locations in the DeKalb Area by welcoming students, their families and visitors.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
The DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., will host the musical duo of Deane Myers and Layni Katz 7 p.m. Friday at the Autumn and the Moon Concert. The pianist/vocalist duo will perform until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
This past Wednesday, 38 years ago, rock and roll lost one of its greatest stars when Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was found dead after a long drinking binge the night before. Bonham’s death lead to the dissolution of the group because its remaining members, vocalist Robert Plant, bassist…
“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” (2019) is implementing cross-play for the first time ever in the sixteen-year history of the franchise. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” will be a reboot of the “Modern Warfare” series. The beta’s second weekend officially closed Sept. 22. A beta is a portion of …
Even as rain drizzled down, there was an abundance of smiles at the 2019 Taste of DeKalb. At the admission-free event, which took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Frank Van Buer Plaza, attendees purchased food and beverages from local restaurant vendors while enjoying live entertainment.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
DeKALB — The Harlem Globetrotters will perform in DeKalb Jan. 30 at the Convocation Center. NIU paid the organization $145,0000, according to the Public Higher Education Bulletin.
Friday, September 27, 2019
The Huskie Marching Band will perform Sunday but not at an NIU function. Instead, the Pride of the Midwest will perform during halftime at the Chicago Bears football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. The marching band will perform alongside the Chicago Bears Drumline.