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Artists on stage during the fifty years of hip-hop performance at the Grammy awards show.

A record-breaking night at the Grammys

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | February 7, 2023

The 65th Grammy awards show was a night full of showstopping performances, musical praise and record-breaking. Here’s what went down Sunday night. Performances  Comedian and former host of “The Daily Show” Trevor Noah hosted the Grammys for the...

The President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Janet Yang presents at the 95th Oscar nomination ceremony.

Oscars oust heroes, owe the overlooked honors

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | January 30, 2023

Award show season is in full swing, and the Oscars draw millions of viewers in each year. The 95th Academy Awards will take place at 7 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 12.  ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE There are five nominees for the best Actor In A Leading Role...

2016 ESPY Award Predictions

2016 ESPY Award Predictions

By Samantha Keck | July 11, 2016

The ESPY Awards is an annual show dedicated to some of the most outstanding collegiate and professional athletes every year.The show will air at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will be televised on ABC. The ESPY Awards have...

Social worker Kimberly Cecil accepts her Ally Award on Tuesday afternoon in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center in recognition for her service to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.

Awards ceremony celebrates sexual orientation

By Newell Miao | April 2, 2013

Students showed support for the LGBT community at the ninth annual Ally Awards ceremony held Tuesday in Holmes Student Center Regency Room. The awards are sponsored by the Presidential Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the LGBT Resource...

Students, organizations awarded at SA ceremony

Students, organizations awarded at SA ceremony

By Erin Kolb | March 25, 2013

Student Association (SA) hosted a Student Choice Awards Night Monday at the Holmes Student Center’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Award categories ranged from all aspects of Student Association life, including Cultural Awards, Department Awards and Greek...

MTV Movie Awards gives your favorite film hope

By Deanna Frances | March 7, 2013

Award shows are a great way to recognize the best actors, directors, musicians, and films of the season. With the Oscars gone, some of you may be happy or disappointed by the results of the awards, but the season isn’t over yet. There is still another...

President Peters honored by Chamber of Commerce

By Brooke Shinberg | February 6, 2013

NIU President John Peters was awarded a 2013 Community Pride Award from the Chamber of Commerce, according to a Wednesday news release from the Chamber. The Chamber of Commerce also inducted Frank Roberts and Jerry Smith into its Hall of Fame. Roberts...

Grammy nominees: Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Best Rock Album

By Kevin Bartelt | January 30, 2013

Now that Justin Bieber is grounded for shooting a Nerf gun at a security guard, it’s time to focus on musicians who can be taken seriously. The 55th annual Grammy Awards air Feb. 10. According to, these are the nominees for some of the categories:...

Fey, Poehler brought comedy to Golden Globes

By Sarah Contreras | January 14, 2013

What happens when actual funny people host an awards show? The 70th annual Golden Globes answered that question this weekend. On air live 7 p.m. CST Sunday from The Beverly Hills Hilton, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, longtime friends and collaborators,...

Northern Star wins awards at ICPA convention

By Northern Star Staff | February 19, 2012

The Northern Star took home 16 individual awards and an honorable mention in general excellence Sunday at the Illinois College Press Association convention.Several current and former staff members won individual awards for their contributions to the paper....

22nd annual ATHENA award recipients named Tuesday night

By Dan Martynowicz | November 1, 2011

In a room filled with some of the most accomplished individuals in the area, the city honored women who live and work around DeKalb with the 22nd Annual ATHENA Award Tuesday night.Jane Levinsky was this year's recipient of the ATHENA Award.According to...