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Joseph Howerton

Joseph Howerton, Video Editor

Joseph Howerton is a junior communications major and is minoring in digital media production. He has been apart of the Northern Star as a news reporter since October 2022 and is currently the Video section editor.

Between his work at the Star and studies at NIU, Joseph works at the Sycamore Public Library's circulation desk and runs the library's D&D youth group.

In his freetime he enjoys watching movies, playing video games, D&D, cosplay and writing.

All content by Joseph Howerton
Cutline: Lucy Atkinson types on a computer during a Northern Star opinion section budget meeting. The Northern Star opinion section shares what they do in their section and why they enjoy it. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

Meet the Northern Star | Opinion

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
February 20, 2024
Freshman political science major Samantha Mostaert plays with kinetic sand at the Stress Less Zone on the first floor of the Founders Memorial Library. NIUs Counseling and Consultation services advises students to practice destressing activities during finals week. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Destressing before the test

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
December 10, 2023
Brendan Lai stands in front of a wall. Lai was arrested on Nov. 27 in Sycamore on theft and methamphetamine charges. (Courtesy of Sycamore Police Department)

Methamphetamine found in retail theft

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
November 29, 2023
Jay Jarvis, program assistant for transfer programming, takes off on their Apollo electric scooter outside the Peter Campus Life Building. NIU students and faculty are using e-vehicles to travel around campus. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Riding in style or convenience?

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
November 13, 2023
Students line up on Normal Road to order food after long classes on a Wednesday morning. This Wednesday is the last day of food trucks for the Fall 2023. (Ariyonna Mcgahee | Northern Star)

Last call for food trucks

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
October 24, 2023
White, green and orange pumpkins sitting in front of a Jewel Osco located on 1320, Sycamore Road. (Ryanne Sandifer | Northern Star)

It’s the great pumpkin, Illinois!

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
October 15, 2023
Netflix is a familiar app and platform for many people. The streaming service platform provides a weekly top 10, displaying popular titles currently out for users to chose from. (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Kaiju, dragons and bears, oh my!

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
October 3, 2023
The DeKalb County Courthouse sits under clear skies on a sunny day. The DeKalb County Courthouse is located on, 133 W. State St. (Umer Khan | Northern Star)

Illinois eliminates cash bail

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
September 27, 2023
A group of people dance on a hardwood floor. Dimensions Dance Academy begins its Fall Ballroom series Oct. 7. (Courtesy of Getty Images)

DeKalb fall dance classes offered

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
September 26, 2023
Two archers aim down their sights. Archery Club hosted a weekly meeting on Tuesday. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

Take aim with NIU Archery Club

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
September 26, 2023
A screenshot of an NIU students Blackboard course page. Blackboard Ultra, the updated version of the original, will be the main learning management system for NIU for Spring 2024. (Joey Trella | Northern Star)

NIU to switch to Blackboard Ultra

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
September 21, 2023
NIU mascot Victor E. Huskie rides atop a convertible, greeting the crowd viewing the March of the Huskies, for the 115th homecoming celebrations Thursday night on Second Street in downtown DeKalb. (Northern Star File Photo)

116th Homecoming to take over downtown

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
September 11, 2023
The board members of the Muslim Student Association standing in front of their presentation about Eid on Tuesday. The group put together an event discussing a Muslim tradition that falls after Ramadan called Eid, as a part of Asian Heritage month. (Nyla Owens| Northern Star)

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr at NIU

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor
April 26, 2023
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