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Corduroy is a material common seen in skirts and jackets that is known for its durability.

Fall Fashion emphasizes comfort with style

By Alyse Jones | August 26, 2019

Summer of 2019 was a blast and it went by fast, but it’s time to say goodbye to summer wear and hello to fall fashion. From old trends to new, students need a fresh view on what’s to come.  Same ole trendsIt’s back to pairing Jansport and Adidas...

Ariana Grande’s latest album stuns audiences

By Amy Geldean | February 26, 2019

Pop singer Ariana Grande continues to shine with her angelic voice and lyrics of empowerment in her fifth studio album “thank u, next.” This twelve track album released on Feb. 8 explores Grande’s romantic life as she moves on from one relationship...

Ariana Grande says ‘thank u, next’ to her exes

By Maddie Barrett | November 8, 2018

Ariana Grande is back with another breathtaking, emotional single, leaving listeners with full hearts and clear minds.“Thank u, Next” is the 28th single Grande has released from 2011 to 2018 and features names of her recent ex-boyfriends. The powerful...

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Ariana Grande’s Sweetest Album Yet

By Maddie Barrett | September 7, 2018

Ariana Grande’s album, “Sweetener”, released on August 17 is literally music to listeners’ ears, but this album is something much bigger than her usual pop-oriented ballads.She begins the album with a 36 second introduction called “raindrops...

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
Ryan, a junior year English major, competed at the Lip Sync Battle where he showed off his dance moves in an effort to entertain the crowd.

Students compete for laughter

By Melynda Lewis | March 27, 2017

The sounds of singing and laughter could be heard throughout the Holmes Student Center Thursday night as students and faculty competed in a lip sync battle modeled after LL Cool J’s hit show, “Lip Sync Battle.”The night was full of laughs and entertainment...

Updated list: The most anticipated summer albums, after release date

By Northern Star staff | July 25, 2016

DeKalb | In the beginning of the summer we predicted that the most anticipated albums of the summer would be "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande, "Last Year Was Complicated" by Nick Jonas, "Some Town Somewhere" by Kenny Chesney and "Youth Authority" by...

Most Anticipated Summer Albums

Most Anticipated Summer Albums

By Samantha Keck | May 9, 2016

A few of the most anticipated albums to be released this summer will include artists like Ariana Grande and Good Charlotte, among others. Music genres that range from country to pop, these albums just might be a great way to kick off your summer vacation..“Dangerous...

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