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$135M in infrastructure project bonds approved

By Kyla Gardner | October 21, 2010

The Board of Trustees voted in unanimous approval for the issue of $135 million worth of bonds for the renovation of several residence halls and Holmes Student Center, the construction of an intramural sports complex and the improvement of roads and bike...

Students consider alternative spring break as viable option

By James Maahs | October 7, 2010

While spring break is a long way off, some students are already making plans. For those that are, they might want to consider getting involved in the Alternative Spring Break Program. The Alternative Spring Break Program is sponsored by Student Involvement...

Red Riot reorganized under new leadership

By Mike Buda | September 20, 2010

Students looking for a cheering section to be a part of can look to the Red Riot, which has been revamped and reorganized after a takeover by new management. The Northern Star sat down with Red Riot President Matthew Jockl to talk about the change and...

NFL needs concussion help

By Mike Buda | September 20, 2010

Concussions are apparently not at the top of the priority list for the NFL at the moment. Prior to the start of the 2010 season, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL created a poster that would be placed in all teams' locker rooms. The poster lists...

Huskies split win and loss on road trip

By Mike Buda | September 6, 2010

Looking to continue its success from the undefeated offseason, the NIU men's soccer team took a minor stumble out of the starting gate of the 2010 campaign. As the dust settled on opening weekend, the Huskies left Oregon without a win after a scoreless...