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5 stores and services that offer student discounts

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 24, 2022

Most college students do not have a disposable income, so it is nice when there is a student discount of some sort available. These five stores and services, popular among students, offer student discounts that you should take advantage of if you haven’t...

Streaming services are slowly replacing the concept of movie theatres.

Point/Counterpoint: Movie theaters vs streaming platforms

By JaMaria'h Crider and Parker Otto | January 23, 2022
Streaming services are on the rise, but what about the classic enjoyment of movie theaters?

Midcoast not defined by genre

By Sam Malone | January 12, 2020

DeKALB — In an ornate house, down some carpeted stairs and into a basement with Beatles posters plastered on the walls, Marshall amps stacked in corners and cords haphazardly strewn about, four musicians from distinctly differing backgrounds come together...

Xbox unveils affordable payment plan for consoles

By Jacob Roushia | November 6, 2019

On Nov. 18, Xbox All Access will allow gamers to pay for an Xbox One on a monthly basis. Xbox All Access will allow customers to get an Xbox console, controller, Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for a monthly cost.Microsoft recently announced that this service...

Video Game companies pledge to combat climate change

By Jacob Roushia | October 1, 2019

21 video game companies have committed to fight climate change. This news comes after the UN Climate Change Summit from Sept. 21 to 23.The 21 companies include Microsoft, PlayStation and Google. Each company has made a pledge to fight climate change in...

Heading across the pond: A first-hand account of studying abroad

Heading ‘across the pond:’ A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 1, 2019

 All of my last minute Amazon deliveries are here, my bags are packed, and I’m ready to leave America behind! Well, temporarily at least. My name is Catherine Carter. I am an English major and just finished my freshman year here at NIU. I am also...

Soulja Boy releases questionable technology brand.

By Sarah Fischer | December 18, 2018

American rapper Soulja Boy has recently debuted his new website, featuring a multitude of electronics including the SouljaWatch, SouljaPhone, SouljaPods and SouljaHeadphonesAt some point in nearly every artist’s career, there is a decline in popularity,...

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An Insider’s Look at College Dorm Hacks

By Ashley Hines | August 15, 2018

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Junior art major Eleanor Boersma purchases textbooks Tuesday at the NIU Bookstore.

Where to buy textbooks

By Northern Star staff | August 25, 2015

As the new school year starts, students at NIU and universities across the country are bracing themselves to buy wildly overpriced textbooks.Check out our list of places to find the best deals.Village Commons Bookstore901 Lucinda Ave.Hours:• Tuesday...