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Pay-by-plate parking meter in parking lot five on campus.

NIU parking to be affected by Saturday’s football game

By Michael Stoll, Sports Reporter | October 7, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s parking availability will be limited this weekend due to the 115th annual homecoming football game. The following parking lots will close from midnight of Oct. 7 until one hour after the game completes on Saturday: lot PS located...

Two participants in the Huskie Trike Race ride down the street Wednesday afternoon on Castle Drive. (Abbi Sweeney | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Huskie Trike Races

By Abbi Sweeney, Photographer | October 5, 2022

2021 was the year of Huskie Football. We took home the MAC 2021 Championship trophy after snatching a 41-23 victory over Kent State.

‘Bigger and better’: NIU kicks off 115th homecoming

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 2, 2022

NIU’s 115th annual homecoming is here! Homecoming will take place Monday through Sunday. The homecoming football game takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 vs. Tulsa. In addition to the game, there are tons of events and activities for students to watch...

Waka Flocka Flame takes stage at the Duke Ellington Ballroom Saturday night. Waka Flocka opened with one of his most popular songs, “No Hands” as cheers erupted from the crowd. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Waka Flocka Flame lights up Holmes Student Center

By Sean Reed and Mingda Wu | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – Atlanta-based rapper Waka Flocka Flame took to the stage Saturday night at the Duke Ellington Ballroom within the Holmes Student Center. To read more about the event, see our other coverage.