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Nyla Owens

Nyla Owens, Photojournalist

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Written Managing Editor Bridgette Fox smiles in a Northern Star t-shirt. Fox will graduate Dec. 17 with a bachelor’s degree in English. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] First-ever written managing editor graduates

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor
December 10, 2023
Alpha Sigma Alphas first rope hangs to gain the knot against Alpha Phi on Wednesday. Alpha Sigma Alpha was defeated, taking third place. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Women’s 2023 Tugs, Match 1

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
November 9, 2023
Aaron from accounting, a black cat, looks around the cat play area with a curious face at Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road. At this time, Aaron from accounting has been adopted into his forever home. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Black cats are not bad luck

By Lexi Nebel, Opinion Columnist
October 28, 2023
A pan of precooked pulled pork sits on a low simmer to slowly reheat the pork to load the potatoes. The Edible Campus Meal Prep program allows students to develop useful life skills. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Finding food security on campus

By Ashley Vargas, Opinion Columnist
October 20, 2023
A student doodles while working on homework. NIU students spoke about their experience dealing with ADHD. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] NIU students navigate college with ADHD

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor
October 17, 2023
Wide receiver redshirt senior Davis Patterson (9) turns to look for the ball while Southern Illinois cornerback senior DJ Johnson (9) waits to block the play during Southern Illinois University versus the Huskies on Sept 9. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Football to host 116th Homecoming game

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter
October 12, 2023
Mission III sits in front of the Huskies on Parade statue in the Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center. Mission III was introduced to NIU in January and is the university’s third “Mission” live mascot husky. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Mascot on a mission

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
October 5, 2023
Christina Annerino, a senior double majoring in nursing and sociology, washes broccoli before placing it on a cutting board. Students had the option to either have fresh broccoli or fresh lettuce and cabbage greens from the Anderson Market Garden. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies at Meal Prep Monday

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
October 3, 2023
The Huskies offensive line has a team discussion in the third quarter on Sept. 9 against Southern Illinois University. The Huskies were defeated 14-11. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Football to face NC State, Ohio State

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter
October 2, 2023
Senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi (12) looks to take an open pass to senior wide receiver Kacper Rutkiewicz (8) during the third quarter against Southern Illinois University on Sept. 9. The Huskies lost to Southern Illinois University 14-11. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Football comes up short in shootout

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter
September 30, 2023
Cornerback Jacob Finley (20) and safety CJ Brown (6) go in for a tackle on Southern Illinois University wide receiver Izaiah Hartrup (5) during the second quarter on Saturday. ( Nyla Owens | Northern Star )

IN PICTURES: Huskies play in the doghouse

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
September 10, 2023
Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi (12) looks to pass to senior wide receiver Kacper Rutkiewicz (8) on Saturday during the third quarter against Southern Illinois University on Saturday. The Huskies lost to Southern Illinois University 14-11. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Offense sputters as Huskies lose home opener

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter
September 9, 2023
Maren Blakeney, a sophomore political science major, and Evan Click, a sophomore biomedical engineering major, looking at jewelry made by Tori Eisenberg, the owner of Natures HandyWork. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Find calling at Involvement Fair

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
September 6, 2023
Students kayaking on Sunday at the East Lagoon. During the Presidents Picnic, students had the opportunity to kayak on the East Lagoon. The kayaks were provided by Outdoor Adventures. (Nyla Owens| Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskies chow down with Freeman

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
August 29, 2023
NIUs observatory on Friday is located inside of Davis Hall. The observatory is open 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Wednesday. ( Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

[Photo] Davis Hall Observatory reopened to NIU

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor
August 29, 2023
 Emma Whitlock, a junior biology environmental studies major, holding a purple wax mold of the Huskie hand symbol during the CAB Block Party on Thursday. Students were asked to dip their hands in hot wax while creating a hand symbol to create molds, then later dipped in their color of choice. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Kick it with CAB

By Nyla Owens, Photojournalist
August 27, 2023
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