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NIU baseball: Huskies open 3-game set vs. Tennessee Tech with win

By Northern Star staff | February 27, 2015

Baseball returns to Tennessee, the state in which it opened the season 3-0 before being swept in Texas this past weekend.The Huskies (4-4) will take on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (4-3) in a three-game series this weekend with the two final games...

Authentic Mexican cuisine beats Taco Bell

By Aymie Telinski | March 21, 2013

Taco bell has a new taco with a cool-ranch-flavored shell, and I wanted to see how it compared to local restaurants like El Burrito Loco and Eduardo’s, which serve authentic Mexican cuisine. If the new taco at Taco Bell isn’t tickling your taste buds,...

MSII Cadet Andrew Hansen, sophomore business administration major, secures the base during an exercise demonstrating a late-night attack during ROTC training at the Marseilles Training Center Friday night.

ROTC cadets take part in field training exercises over weekend

By Hailey Kurth | April 29, 2012

As two helicopters approached the intramural fields near Stevenson towers Friday, NIU ROTC cadets filed in line and waited for their “deployment” to Marseilles Training Center, located in LaSalle County. The helicopters took the freshmen and sophomores...

Ska — er, Jamaican soul band not bad

Ska — er, Jamaican soul band not bad

By Connor Rice | September 29, 2011

Deal's Gone Bad is not a ska band. The Chicago group, which returns to DeKalb 7 p.m. Saturday at the House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, certainly pulls influence from the Jamaican music style, but singer Todd Hembrook is hesitant to use that title....

Warm weather could bring out schemes, scams and criminal suspects

By Dave Gong | July 25, 2011

DeKALB | As the summer months get warmer, door-to-door scams become more frequent, according to a press release from the DeKalb Police Department.According to the release, one type of scam is known as home repair fraud, in which a suspect approaches the...

Video games are just another example of our overreliance on the Internet

Video games are just another example of our overreliance on the Internet

By David Thomas | April 25, 2011

I believe video games have become too reliant on the Internet. Don't get me wrong; I love what Al Gore has invented, and what it has done for video games. Between online matchmaking, downloadable content (DLC) packs, chatting with friends and using online...

General education classes produce well-rounded students

General education classes produce well-rounded students

By Jack Baker | April 13, 2011

Some students think that general education classes should not be required because they are not relevant to their majors, but these classes are important in creating well-rounded students.David Gorman, associate professor of English, said general education...

Arrested or referred?: Punishment determined on case-by-case basis

By Alex Fiore | April 7, 2011

DeKALB | Busted. When an NIU Police officer catches a student in violation of the university’s alcohol or cannabis policies, they have a choice to make: arrest the student or refer them to the Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct (OCSSC)....

Suspects’ bond set at $1 million in Butler shooting

By Dave Gong | April 7, 2011

Bond was set at $1 million each Thursday morning for the two NIU students charged with shooting football linebacker Devon Butler. Mark Orozco, 24, and Richard Van Arsdale III, 20, appeared in court via closed-circuit television Thursday morning and have...

NIUs Joe Etcheverry his a home run in the bottom of the 5th inning Wednesday against Aurora.

Four-run eighth inning keys 7-6 Aurora win over NIU baseball

March 30, 2011

A four-run eighth inning keyed a 7-6 win by Division III Aurora over the NIU baseball team on Wednesday evening at Ralph McKinzie Field. Aurora's Ryan Adams smacked a two-run home run in the eighth that tied the score at six. Before the game-tying shot,...

Mark Todd inaugurated as DeKalb County treasurer

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2011

Mark Todd has been named the new treasurer for DeKalb County, according to a DeKalb County press release. Todd replaces Christine Johnson, who replaced Brad Burzynski as state Senator for the 35th District. Todd was appointed Wednesday at the county board...

NIU Dorm Life: Living in Douglas

By Allyson Martin | February 3, 2011

DeKALB | With room self selection starting up this month, the Northern Star will be looking at what each residence has to offer. Check back over the next several issues to read about which hall would fit you best. Douglas Hall is located across from the...