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Pierce remembers time playing in different states, overseas

By Matt Boecker | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — Not many people can say they’ve lived in five states and three countries by the time they were 18 years old. Even fewer can say they played hockey while doing so.Hunter Pierce was born in North Pole, Alaska. When Hunter was eight years old,...

That time I ... lived in four different time zones

That time I … lived in four different time zones

By Anthony Parlogean | October 27, 2019

Nevada; Michigan; Texas; Arizona; Maryland; Illinois. These are all the states I have lived in throughout my 26 years of existence. Each state had its pros and cons, but the overall experience of living around the country has shaped who I am as a person:...

Women’s Soccer traveling out west

By Krystal Ward | September 8, 2016

Women’s soccer (1-2-1) heads west to Arizona to take on two schools over the weekend.The Huskies match up against the University of Arizona Wildcats (3-1-1) 8 p.m. Friday and the Arizona State University Sun Devils (3-0-1) at noon Sunday. Both games...

Football draws Marshall in inaugural Boca Raton Bowl

By Frank Gogola | December 7, 2014

Football will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first Boca Raton Bowl in a matchup of conference champions and former conference rivals.The MAC champion Huskies (11-2) and the Conference USA champion Thundering Herd (12-1) will meet 5 p.m. Dec....

Women’s golf finishes strong in back to back tournaments over break

By Sam Bauman | March 17, 2013

Over the break, women’s golf traveled to Rio Verde, Ariz., and to Las Vegas to compete. The Huskies finished strong in both tournaments, finishing 12 out of 17 at the Rio Verde Invitational and sixth out of 13 at the Lady Bison Spring Classic. The Huskies...

Baseball drops four games in Arizona

By Brian Thomas | March 4, 2012

The competition level didn’t get any easier for NIU baseball as it dropped four more games over the weekend in Arizona. The Huskies (0-10) played two top 25 ranked teams in Arizona St. and Oregon St. They also played Winthrop and Saint Mary’s. NIU...

Local artists move work to cyber galleries

By Olivia Willoughby | November 15, 2011

NIU is not the only place in DeKalb for local artists to show their work to the community. Local artists can take to the Internet to show their work on cyber galleries. Adrienne Soroka, creater of Soroka's Fine Things art gallery's website,,...

Public safety must be the main concern when discussing gun laws

By Logan Short | January 26, 2011

The story of Jared Loughner reminded me of Steven Kazmierczak. After reports came out that the man charged with the Tucson shooting had been kicked out of Pima Community College until he could provide documents from a mental health specialist indicating...