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Director Steven Soderbergh and Actors Salma Hayek and Channing Tatum during a premiere of Magic Mikes Last Dance.

Booker Prize-winning author releases new book, ‘Magic Mike’ ends

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | February 2, 2023

As the year goes on, more and more content comes out. Here are a few pieces of media coming out next week that you should pay attention to.  “Victory City” by Salman Rushdie “Victory City” is the newest novel by Booker Prize winner and fatwā...

A young woman flips through the pages of a book while sitting in bed.

Time travel, second chances featured in book picks

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | January 30, 2023

For readers, the new year brings the discovery of new authors and loveable stories. Here are four books to add to that 2023 reading list.  “Alone With You In The Ether” by Olivie Blake Independently published in 2020, Olivie Blake’s novel “Alone...

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N Fourth Street, will host its Winter Farmers’ Market this holiday season to support local farmers and artists.

Winter Farmer’s Market to be held on Dec. 10

By Colin Kempsell | November 27, 2022

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N Fourth Street, will host its Winter Farmers’ Market this holiday season to support local farmers and artists. The farmers’ market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Admission...

5 fiction novels by Black authors

5 fiction novels by Black authors

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 22, 2022

Reading various genres of Black literature is a great way to learn about the Black community and their experiences. Here are five novels written by Black authors.  “Black Buck” by Mateo Askaripour (388 pages) Mateo Askaripour's debut novel “Black...

A photograph of 5 easy books to read during the spring semester.

5 short, easy books to read over the busy semester

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | January 18, 2022

It’s the start of a new semester meaning less time to read for personal enjoyment and more time going to classes and being active on campus. Here are five short books that won’t take up most of your busy time, but will help reach your reading goals.  “Death...

J.K. Rowlings history of controversial tweets has led Harry Potter fans questioning the franchise.

Art should be separated from the artist

By Parker Otto | January 10, 2022
J.K. Rowling may be one of the defining authors of my childhood, but I detest the comments she has made invalidating transgender people. But why should art suffer? It’s still the same art, after all, and as long as it doesn’t contain anything that condones the actions of the artist, I see no reason why this art shouldn’t be celebrated.
Books are a valuable asset to our culture.

Public schools must extinguish book burning

By Parker Otto | January 5, 2022
You are not trying to protect your children, you are trying to take away knowledge and art and, in the process, discriminate against literature that shows the experiences of minorities. If anything, banning these books will only make young people more desperate to seek them out. 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to host Farmers’ Market of DeKalb

By Northern Star Staff | December 4, 2019

Artisan crafts, fresh baked goods and a used book sale are just some of the few things that will be at the Winter Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 14. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be hosting a Winter Farmers’ of DeKalb....


Study Scores

By Victoria Lambton | October 30, 2017

For most college students, finding motivation to focus on studying can be difficult. Here are ten of my favorite scores that will give you the inspiration you need to delve into the study zone.“No Time for Caution” by Hans Zimmer (From “Interstellar”)“Light...

Explore options before buying books for classes

Explore options before buying books for classes

By Kaylyn Zielinksi | January 25, 2016

There are many ways for students to get books for classes, but the best resource depends on how long students plan to have the book. Students need to take time to research their options in order to get the best price.The University Bookstore and Village...

Columnist explains writing process

By Deanna Frances | April 16, 2013

Most of the time, if a 14-year-old girl told you she was writing a full-length novel you wouldn’t believe her. You would probably think she is actually writing a short story that she considers a “novel.” That is what a lot of people thought when...

Campus Child Care Center hosts Scholastic Book Fair

By Deanna Frances | March 26, 2013

The Campus Child Care Center is working to promote reading standards by selling books this week. The Campus Child Care Center, is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday to help raise funds for...