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Huskies to face strong defense in opening game

By Ryan Ostry | August 31, 2017

DeKALB — Football is back as the Huskies are preparing for their season opener against the Boston College Eagles.“This is probably the biggest game in Huskie Stadium since 2003 against [University of Maryland], for our community and university,”...

Off-campus armed robbery reported on Ridge Drive

By Northern Star staff | April 5, 2016

An off-campus armed robbery was reported to have occurred at approximately 8:04 p.m. today outside 919 Ridge Drive, outside building four, according to an NIU safety bulletin.The victim reported he was delivering food when he was approached by a male...

Foundation donates $1M in scholarships to NIU

By Julia Martinez | March 3, 2016

The Give Something Back Foundation donated $1 million in scholarship money to NIU to enroll 50 Pell Grant-eligible students, starting with 12 students in 2019.The Give Something Back Foundation awards scholarships to students of modest means and believes...

Last second shot breaks loss streak

Last second shot breaks loss streak

By Northern star staff | February 1, 2016

Women’s basketball (9-11, 2-7 MAC) broke its seven-game losing streak with a buzzer-beating three pointer, downing Buffalo University 76-74.The Huskies struggled from the field in the first half, shooting 38 percent (14-36) and 40 percent from three....

Applications open for SA director of Environmental Affairs

By Satta Kendor | November 9, 2015

The application window for the Student Association’s director of Environmental Affairs position will be open on HuskieLink until the end of the week.The director of Environmental Affairs will coordinate environmental service projects, collaborate with...

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Gierman awaits the ball in a Sept. 25 game against Toledo. Gierman scored both goals in the game for the Huskies, giving her a second two-goal game in her career.

Spot in MAC tourney on the line for soccer

By Raven Boyd | October 26, 2015

Women’s soccer (3-12-2, 2-6-2 MAC) split its games this weekend, defeating Bowling Green but tying with Eastern Michigan.Bowling GreenBowling Green outshot NIU 10-4 in the first half, but the Huskies were able to tally two saves on defense, keeping...

Junior quarterback Drew Hare takes off for a run in a Sept. 26 game against Boston College. Hare went 11-25 in the game, throwing for 81 yards and an interception.

Football rides streak into Homecoming

By Thomas Hiley III | October 22, 2015

Football (4-3, 2-1 MAC) will face off against Eastern Michigan (1-6, 0-3 MAC) in its 109th Homecoming game on Saturday. The Eagles have lost five games in a row.NIU is on a two-game winning streak, their last win coming against Miami (Ohio) (1-6, 0-4...

Three director positions filled

By Northern Star staff | August 24, 2015

Three individuals have been found for vacancies in Health Services, Career Services and Military and Non-Traditional Student Services, according to an email from Eric Weldy, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to NIU employees.Linda...

Keep playground in Pappas Park

By Angelina McNeela | September 24, 2014

Standing outside Pappas Park is a sign asking for feedback on tentative plans to tear down the only local playground in the area.Pappas Park, at the corner of Hillcrest and Aspen drives, is the center of a quiet living community managed by Pittsley Realty....

Crucial albums to survive finals week

By Carl Nadig | December 8, 2013

Four records help de-stress studyingWhether you’re slowly walking toward DuSable Hall or finishing your last paper in the library, here are four albums to add to your studying playlist:“Richard D. James” by Aphex TwinIf you need a substitute for...

Halbur’s senior play off bench sparks volleyball

By Mike Romor | September 16, 2013

DeKalb | Bench players are supposed to come on and give a team a boost, and that’s exactly what senior Tori Halbur has done this season.Through her first three seasons, Halbur, an outside hitter, sporadically saw action. Last season, she played in more...