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First-year forward Nick Gonzalez celebrates with his team Sept. 27 during NIU’s home loss against Western Michigan University at the Canlan Ice Sports. 

Huskies work through tough season to build program foundation

By Matt Boecker | December 10, 2019

DeKALB — Bob Dylan once said anything worth doing takes time.This sums up the first half of NIU’s first season at the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s D1 level. The team’s record currently sits at 3-12 and 3-5 in Midwest College Hockey...

Folk Legend Arlo Guthrie plays at Egyptian Theatre

By Jacob Roushia | October 20, 2019

DeKALB — Arlo Guthrie performed Wednesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., for the first time since 1990 as part of his 2019 Alice’s Restaurant Tour. The concert was enjoyable to watch and be a part of.  Throughout the show, the performers...

Daily Playlist: Pink Floyd

Daily Playlist: Bob Dylan

By Parker Otto | May 16, 2019

Bob Dylan is a man who needs no introduction. His songs have become a staple of music in both the rock and folk genres by integrating simple melodies with powerful lyrics. His career has been controversial and influential with many artists including Jimi...

Gray skies playlist

By Sam Malone | April 6, 2017

1. “Purple Rain” by Prince2. “Let it Rain” by Eric Clapton3. “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele4. “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbitt5. “It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls6. “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by BJ Thomas7....

NIU UNICEF Campus Initiative to screen ‘The Concert for Bangladesh’

By Northern Star staff | March 5, 2015

NIU UNICEF Campus Initiative will hold a screening of “The Concert for Bangladesh” at 7 p.m. March 19 in Cole Hall, Room 100.The movie features performances from George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Leon Russell....

Pete Seeger influences classics

By Carl Nadig | January 29, 2014

The roots of American folk singer and songwriter Pete Seeger’s influence dig deep into American musics.Many albums wouldn’t have been made if it wasn’t for Seeger. In honor of the musician, who died Monday, here are three albums that possess his...

Top five songs about America

By Alex Fiore | November 10, 2011

Throughout their history, Americans have fought. We've fought other countries, fought for equality and even fought each other. What is important is not the fighting itself, but rather what was being fought for. What we've fought (and continue to fight...

Punk rock road trip

By Alex Fiore | October 26, 2011

Danny Collins just crawled out of a van at 6:30 a.m., drunk and a little delirious. Collins braces himself slowly and takes a deep breath of morning air before looking back at his bandmates. The other members of the punk foursome the Stockyards are still...

Dave Anians, junior community leadership and civic engagement
major, better known as singer/songwriter Davey Dynamite, plays a
house show. His second album, Some Thoughts is out now for however
much you’re willing to pay.

Local Dynamite set to explode

By Ross Hettel | September 19, 2011

For those of you with Black Flag, the Ramones or the Replacements flowing through your veins, you might not listen to much of anything with an acoustic guitar in it. That would be a mistake. There's plenty of emotion and passion being hammered out with...