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Study playlist

By Sara Rasmussen | October 22, 2017
“Demons” - Vitamin String Quartet (Imagine Dragons)“Signs” - Drake“Colors” - Halsey“New Americana” - Halsey“The Planets, Op. 32: Venus, the Bringer of Peace” - Gustav Holst“Moonlight Sonata” - Beethoven“Hoppípola”- Vitamin String Quartet (Sigur Rós)“Save Me” - Muse“Come Fly with Me” - Frank Sinatra“Baby I’m Yours” - Arctic Monkeys
“The Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” which was released in theaters Friday included massive scenes of action and dazzling development of characters like Captain America, the leader of The Avengers.

Avengers sequel marvels with action, development

By Andrew Roberts | May 4, 2015

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” was a non-stop chunk of pure action peppered with razor-sharp characteristics and downright clever humor.Characters who viewers have grown to love, like Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, evolved with excellent and raw...

In Focus: What helps you prepare for finals?

By Northern Star staff | April 30, 2015

Andrew RobertsThis is perhaps the most tedious thing you may ever do in terms of studying, but the way my mind works. I need every word re-written from my notes. This is a lengthy process that involves me opening up a sketchbook to a blank page, grabbing...

Passion Pit album relates family, loss

By Andrew Roberts | April 23, 2015

Meloncholy lyrics fused with strong synth beats rule in the third album from indie pop group Passion Pit.Entitled “Kindred,” and for good reason, the lyrics from the album’s songs speak of family and loss like in “My Brother Taught Me How to Swim.”“My...

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

A cool treat like ice cream, a smoothie or juice is just the thing on a sunny DeKalb day.Here's a guide to where to grab a cold treat in DeKalb. Scroll down for photos, hours and locations, or check out this interactive map. Aspen Leaf YogurtAspen Leaf...

U of I student author Reina McKenzie speaks on writing inspiration and self-publishing Saturday in Stevenson Residence Hall Smart Classroom. McKenzie wrote the book Stepping Out of Line.

Author talks publishing novel

By Andrew Roberts | April 20, 2015

Author Reina McKenzie, a sophomore at U of I, was invited to NIU to talk about the release of her third book, “Stepping Out of Line.”The talk included portions about writing and how to self-publish. McKenzie has self-published three books including...

Actor Charlie Cox smiles at the L.A. premier of Daredevil on April 2. Daredevil battles crime which sets the dark story in motion.

‘Daredevil’ shows bloodier side of Marvel superheroes

By Andrew Roberts | April 13, 2015

Marvel’s “Daredevil” launches viewers into the seedy world of Hell’s Kitchen in New York City with furious brutality.The highly anticipated series, which was released on Netflix on Friday, gave me something I didn’t expect from Marvel as Daredevil...

Style Section: Bright Headphones

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

Students showcase their style with statement headphones.Check out how some NIU students and see how they wear their headphones below. Junior communication major Victor Toth was listening to “Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida through his JBL earbuds.“I...

Punk dominates at NIUs Battle of the Bands

Punk dominates at NIU’s Battle of the Bands

By Andrew Roberts | March 30, 2015

The second Battle of the Bands had three more bands than it did in October, giving the competition greater variety in genres.The event, which was Saturday in the Holmes Student Center, featured seven local bands. This year’s Battle of the Bands was...

Dr. Pinch, played by Emily Rieder, attempts to unpossess Dromio (left) and Antipholus of Ephesus (right), played by senior acting major Annie Pfohl and master’s acting student Jenni McCarthy, respectively, in “Comedy of Errors” Saturday in the Holmes Student Center, Diversions Lounge. 

No acting ‘errors’ in humorous ‘Comedy of Errors’ student production

By Andrew Roberts | March 23, 2015

The School of Theatre and Dance put on a unique production of William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” which featured female actors cast in many traditionally male roles.The play, which was performed March 21 in the Holmes Student Center, Diversions...

Rep Yo Org recruits for student groups

By Andrew Roberts | March 19, 2015

The Black Student Union will use the annual Rep Yo Org event to improve recruitment and retention in student organizations by showcasing each group’s talent.The sold-out show, which starts 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg...

Best road trip flicks

By Andrew Roberts | March 5, 2015

There’s something absolutely magical about a road trip.Maybe it’s the open roads, the feeling of freedom or even the time you get to spend with friends and family. Whether you go on a road trip this Spring Break or not, here are some great road trip...