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How to bring fall scents to your home by boiling fruits and spices

By Sarah Fischer | October 26, 2018

The fall season has arrived and we’re beginning to fill our homes with the tantalizing scents of autumn spices. Candles, potpourri and other scented goods are flying off store shelves so we can experience the familiar smell of the changing seasons,...


Conquer Your Curls: 5 Products to Beat Frizz

By Lauren Clohessy | October 26, 2017

Curly hair is a blessing and a curse. I’ve had curly hair my entire life, and I’m not talking wavy strands, I mean thick curls, like the ones on an Irish Dancer’s wig. Fun fact, I was a dancer for 12 years and never wore the wig, so that paints...

My First #PSL Experience

By Eve Grunauer | September 18, 2017

Autumn means anything and everything will be mixed with pumpkin spice. Something about the cold weather just makes you crave something pumpkin and delicious. Also, nothing gets you more into the Halloween spirit than a pumpkin spice flavored drink. I...

Fashion major shares tips to shop and save

By Sophia Phillips | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | Finding fall fashions and trends for a low cost may be tricky for a fashion-forward student on a budget.Some of the top trends this fall are exposed shoulders, bomber jackets, velvet, chokers and loafers.The biggest mistake consumers make when...

Simple fashion tips to remember this autumn

By Kayla Cameron | September 16, 2013

This season’s trends are already starting to emerge. I’m here to break them down.Warm colorsDarker hues have always been a staple for fall, but maroon and brown have been on the forefront this season. Opt for a maroon cardigan/crew neck or be daring...

Start your day off with a mug of pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Enjoy chili with a glass of Samuel Adams Oktoberfest for dinner, and for desert, a slice of pumpkin pie and an alcoholic apple cider.

Harvest these autumn dishes, drinks

By Kathryn Minniti | September 9, 2013

Fall is a great season because of its delicious food and drink options. Here are my favorite autumn dishes and beverages.ChiliThe first fall food would have to be chili. It can be made for dinner or as a game day meal.“I love everything about chili,”...

What is the best way to take advantage of Fall weather?

September 29, 2011

Aaron Brooks Columnist You should enjoy the last little bit of comfortable weather on your bicycle. There are tons of state and local parks within a 45-minute drive of DeKalb where you can enjoy some mountain biking. For leisurely adventures, I recommend...

NIU’s on-site meteorologist expects “warmer than average” autumn weather

By Olivia Writer | September 22, 2011

With autumn officially underway, NIU Staff Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said this is not the last we've seen of warm weather.Sebenste said cool weather is expected to stick around for one more week. While some days have been pleasant and others chilly,...

NIU Alum Shirley Johnson, of Maple Park, Ill., views a piece from the exhibit The Autumn Leaves - A Century of Fall Fashion 1900-1999 Wednesday afternoon in the NIU Art Museum at Altgeld Hall.

Fashion does not fall short

By Jerene-Elise Nall | September 1, 2010

Autumn always leaves, but style stays around. "Autumn Leaves," an exhibit on fall fashions, will be running through Dec. 4 in the NIU Art Museum. The exhibit, according to museum director Jo Burke, uses "fashion as a metaphor" that explores "the connections...