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Larson earns MAC baseball award for stellar start to season

By Matt Boecker | February 18, 2020

DeKALB — Senior first baseman Jordan Larson was selected as the Mid-American Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week award for his hot start to the 2020 season.Larson and the Huskies opened the season this past weekend with a four game set against...

Second Ward Alderman Tom Teresinski discussed the potential farmland use by the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. at a city council meeting Monday. Old Elm Farms placed the highest bid during an auction and can farm the land if the ordinance passes.

Council to hold public hearing on federal grant Monday

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — A public hearing is set for Monday night’s City Council meeting for residents to give their opinions on a five-year Community Development Block Grant.The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded program aimed to increase housing,...

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 - 9/29)

This week in NIU Athletics (9/23 – 9/29)

By Kyle Mathas | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — On Tuesday, the men’s soccer team will play at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The men’s football team will travel Saturday to the University of Vanderbilt. This week in Huskie sports: Men’s GolfThe Huskies will...

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

Smith cut by Steelers, and update on other Huskies in the NFL

By James Krause | September 5, 2019

DeKALB — Five former NIU football players will be a part of opening week rosters in the NFL, including a rookie offensive linemen, a pair of wide receivers on rival teams, and a pair of cornerbacks.The newest Huskie to join the NFL is offensive lineman...

‘Fences’ highlights challenges in life

By Tatianna Salisbury | February 13, 2017

Denzel Washington directs and stars in a beautiful adaptation of August Wilson’s play “Fences,” which was nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. Released in December, the film has received remarkable praise, earning four nominations:...

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, talks during an SA Senate meeting Sunday. The SA has invited students from Northeastern University, College of DuPage and Kishwaukee College, amongst others, to participate in a rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU on Thursday.

SA asks schools to join in on rally

By Rachel Scaman | October 26, 2015

The Student Association has reached out to students at other Illinois colleges and universities to participate in Thursday’s rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU.The SA has contacted Northeastern Illinois University, DePaul University, College...

Men’s soccer still in MAC race despite 4-0 loss

By Christopher Loggins | October 19, 2015

Men’s soccer now ranks third in the MAC behind the Zips and Western Michigan (7-3-2, 1-1 MAC) after it fell to No. 6 Akron (10-2-1) on Saturday in Akron, Ohio.Akron outshot the Huskies 10-5 in the first period, getting off to a quick start in the game....

NIU track & field | Claudette Day

NIU track and field: Claudette Day wins pentathlon, Huskies third after Day 1

By Northern Star staff | February 28, 2015

Track and field sits in third place at the MAC Indoor Championships after the first day, which was highlighted by sophomore Claudette Day’s first-place finish in the pentathlon.The Huskies racked up 25 team points Friday in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The...

Fear series return of ‘Horror Story’

By Josh Alfrey | October 13, 2013

Mischief came to a boil Wednesday in the season three premiere of “American Horror Story.”The FX horror show is an anthology series that presents an original story each season. Hopes were high after the critical success of season one, “Murder House,”...

The Oscars Showdown: ‘Argo’ vs. ‘Skyfall’

By Sarah Contreras | February 13, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations - who has time to watch every one? In part four of this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what...

Oscar Showdown: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ vs. ‘Les Miserables’

By Sarah Contreras | February 6, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations--who has time to watch every one? In part three of this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what is...

Christoph Waltz, left, and Jamie Foxx star in Columbia Pictures Django Unchained.

The Oscars Showdown: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ vs. ‘Django Unchained’

By Sarah Contreras | January 30, 2013

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 24. As per usual, a slew of films have earned nominations--who has time to watch every one? In this series, columnist Sarah Contreras will wade through the river of films and tell you what is worth seeing...