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Rachel Cormier

Rachel Cormier, News Reporter

Rachel Cormier is the assistant news editor at the Northern Star. She is an English major with a creative writing focus and a journalism minor.

Rachel is also a member of the NIU Fencing Club and Kappa Kappa Psi, the band-service fraternity. She covers the DeKalb City Council beat.

All content by Rachel Cormier
Drag Queen Miranda Kherr lip syncs Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA on the runway Friday at the CAB Drag Show. Five drag queens lip synced and performed drag to pop songs in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Drag Queens come back to NIU

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
March 24, 2024
A road closed sign sits surrounded by snow. University Council at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 discussed 10-day enrollment and the Normal Road closure. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Spring enrollment sees minimal changes

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
January 31, 2024
Stephanie Meyn, a Cortland resident, shares a Crumbl chocolate chip cookie with her 17-month-old son Zachary. Meyn received a free chocolate chip cookie for having the store’s mobile app downloaded at the grand opening. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Crumbl Cookies comes to DeKalb

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
January 21, 2024
A display case with a mannequin and banner from First Nations Native Alliance displays Native agriculture and food from the “Good Food” exhibit in Cole Hall. NIU’s Land Acknowledgement recognizes the original Indigenous populations that inhabited the land NIU stands on. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

NIU’s land acknowledgement, explained

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
December 10, 2023
Students gather near Sweet Butts Cotton Candy, the food truck serving cotton candy on Wednesday. The food trucks were located on Normal Road near the Holmes Student Center. 
(Ariyonna McGahee | Northern Star)

Food Truck Wednesday hits the road

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
October 31, 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)

Mascot on a mission

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
October 5, 2023
Firefighters from the DeKalb Fire Department take out tools from their fire engines with the sign “#ProudlyDeKalb” displayed on the engine’s ladder. A fourth fire station is expected for the City of DeKalb. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

DeKalb makes way for 4th fire station

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter
September 12, 2023
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