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DeKalb 2022 voter turnout saw decrease from previous midterms

DeKalb 2022 voter turnout saw decrease from previous midterms

By Colin Kempsell | November 30, 2022

DeKALB – 2022’s midterm election saw less voters in DeKalb County than in 2018, a 3.9% decrease in overall midterm turnout. DeKalb County overall had about a 56.4% voter turnout, according to the DeKalb County election results. DeKalb County had...

NIU President Lisa Freeman and Director of Employee Experience Cathy Doederlein answer questions on stage following the State of the University Address on Nov. 29. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Freeman says NIU’s ‘efforts are yielding results’ in State of the University address

By Colin Kempsell | November 29, 2022

DeKALB – NIU President Lisa Freeman reflected on a year of accomplishments Tuesday in her annual State of the University address, outlining future plans for increased leadership, student success and sustainability projects in her speech. Introduced...

Even while on the decline, gas prices this Thanksgiving will be the highest ever recorded.

Thanksgiving gas prices projected to reach record high

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – This Thanksgiving, gas prices will be the highest they’ve ever been during this time of year. On Thanksgiving, drivers will experience an approximate 58 cent increase statewide and about a 30 cent increase across the nation since last...

NIUs new CFO has years of experience in education finance, according to the boards meeting report on Nov. 10, 2022.

NIU Board of Trustees approves construction, renovation of various campus buildings

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 10, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s Board of Trustees is making final moves to complete the renovation and construction of different campus buildings. Campus building updates The board approved the construction and renovation of many buildings on campus including the...

Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center remained open for voters waiting in line on Nov. 8, 2022 in DeKalb, IL.

Civic duty, comfy shoes discussed at Barsema during dusk of Election Day

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – NIU students and DeKalb residents offered their opinions about polling and voting in the 2022 midterm election at the closing polls at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.   Alannis Munoz, a senior political science major at NIU Why...

A Securitas placard rests on a car dashboard outside Grant North Residence Hall.

Inside NIU’s private security force

By Eddie Drinkwine | October 31, 2022

DeKALB — They guard our residence halls and patrol our streets, but you may not know who or what they are. Securitas USA is a private security company hired by the NIU Board of Trustees and arrived on campus on Aug. 15; but why were they hired in the...

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

By Colin Kempsell | October 17, 2022

With Election Day approaching on Nov. 8, political campaigns in the state of Illinois will continue to escalate through the end of the month and beyond. Join the Northern Star in comprehensive election coverage, from local races in DeKalb to the gubernatorial...

Wrestling vs. SIUE

NIU wrestling releases 2022-23 schedule

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 12, 2022
NIU wrestling announced its 2022-23 season schedule which includes trips to Indiana and California.
The Campus Life Building sits during sunset Tuesday evening at the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road. The building is set to officially be renamed to Peters Campus Life Building on Wednesday afternoon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Campus Life Building to be renamed in honor of President Peters

By Colin Kempsell | October 4, 2022

NIU’s Campus Life Building will be officially renamed in honor of former university president John G. Peters at 3 p.m. on Thursday. The ceremony will be open to the public and free parking will be available at the building’s parking lot, according...

The annual clery report highlights the crime statistics for the 2021-2022 academic year at NIU and provides information regarding safety and security for the 2022-23 academic year.

2022 Clery report shows increase in criminal offenses on campus

By Zachary Bertram, Sports Reporter | October 3, 2022

DeKALB – NIU has released its annual safety and security report. The report highlights the crime statistics for the 2021 year at NIU and provides information regarding safety and security for the 2022-23 academic year. This report details different...

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, 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...

E.B.O.N.Y. Women is a group on campus, founded in 2001, that aims to support, uplift and unify women on campus.

‘E.B.O.N.Y. Women’ focuses on self-love

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 29, 2022

Everyone is aware of how challenging it can be to simply love themself in a world where the media repeatedly makes it challenging for us to do so.  The student organization E.B.O.N.Y. Women is a group on campus, founded in 2001, that aims to support,...