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PaJAMuary to start this weekend

PaJAMuary to start this weekend

By Beth Schumacher | January 16, 2013

This weekend is really putting the “jam” in pajamas. On Friday and Saturday, rock out in your PJs at two different music venues in northern Illinois. Pillow Fight at the House First up, the Cabin Fever Artist Showcase Superjam starts at 8 p.m. Friday...

Sundance website to offer all access online for film fest

By Beth Schumacher | January 15, 2013

The Sundance Film Festival websites are enough to make your head spin from all the interviews, films, events and performances available. You’ll almost forget you’re not there. No worries if you didn’t have time or money for the trip to Park City,...

Sensible gifts make for better wish lists

By Beth Schumacher | December 5, 2012

Christmas is just about three weeks away. If your family is anything like mine, it’s more than likely they’ve asked for a detailed holiday wish list from you. Before I came to college, my list consisted of things I didn’t necessarily need. I wanted...

Finals week requires good balance of work, music

By Beth Schumacher | December 2, 2012

Finals week is approaching. Bring on the stress. I would hit the gym to get those endorphins going but quite honestly, sleep seems more appealing. One thing that has always relaxed and motivated me in times of stress is music. However, it can’t be just...

Kid Rock surprises with ‘Rebel Soul’

By Beth Schumacher | November 27, 2012

Kid Rock is back at it again with the release of his ninth studio album, Rebel Soul, which came out Nov. 19. Although this may have several of you rolling your eyes, the 14-track album is quite a pleasant surprise. Contrary to some of his past musical...

School of Theatre and Dance to host holiday variety show

By Beth Schumacher | November 27, 2012

If you haven’t noticed by the decorations and eggnog-flavored everything coming out in stores, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will be participating in the holiday fever by presenting its Under the Mistletoe...

Tips to having a successful Thanksgiving

By Beth Schumacher | November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving is only two days away, which means planning is in order. Whether you’re trekking to a family member’s house for turkey day or staying at home, it’s in your best interest to have a strategy. I’ve comprised a list from over the years...

NaNoWriMo offers a creative challenge for authors

By Beth Schumacher | November 14, 2012

November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Each year, writers are challenged to write an entire fiction novel in one month. For 30 days, writers put their blood, sweat, tears and time into a rushed masterpiece, creating an end...

Movember raises money for charity through facial hair

By Beth Schumacher | November 14, 2012

Guys, I moustache you a question. Are you participating in No Shave November? If so, you’d appreciate Movember. Starting in 2003 with 30 noble Australian men, Movember has promoted the growth and beautification of the moustache. In 2011 the movement...

Walk of the Earth presents great covers, original songs

By Beth Schumacher | November 7, 2012

YouTube cover bands are a dime a dozen in today’s tech-savvy world. I won’t deny that I oftentimes enjoy the cover of a pop/rap song better than the original arrangement; however, it takes something really innovative to keep my attention and have...

Lincoln Inn serves up smiles, old-fashioned food

By Beth Schumacher | October 24, 2012

For over 40 years, the Lincoln Inn Restaurant, 240 E. Lincoln Highway, has been serving diner cuisine with a smile to DeKalb residents and passersby. This old-fashioned restaurant made me feel right at home from the time I walked in until the time I walked...

Recipes to spice up your Halloween season

Recipes to spice up your Halloween season

By Beth Schumacher | October 22, 2012

You’re not the only one that can get dressed up for Halloween. Impress your party guests with these deliciously spooky recipes that will have them begging for more. Eyeball Taco Salad 3 pounds of ground turkey or beef One bag of tortilla chips 1 bag...