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Speaker spreads word of diversity through his S.A.L.S.A progam

By Jacqueline Evans | January 28, 2011

DeKALB | Salsa dancing and a lecture on diversity intertwined Thursday night in the Diversions Lounge at the Holmes Student Center when speaker Stan Pearson visited NIU. Pearson is a bilingual salsa dancer who uses an interactive workshop entitled S.A.L.S.A....

Ice skating at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse without the ice

By Alex Fiore | January 20, 2011

A winter wonderland is coming to NIU, and students will be able to enjoy it without having to withstand single-digit temperatures. The Campus Activities Board is sponsoring an ice skating gala, where students can ice skate indoors at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse...

The new CPR: It’s as easy as C.A.B.

By Zachary Brictson | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | The American Heart Association has released new guidelines for performing CPR that will improve chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. Previously known as the ABC (airway, breathing, compressions) method that starts with tilting the...

Student groups react to investigation reclassification

By David Matz and Matt Liparota | October 24, 2010

The news of Antinette "Toni" Keller's missing persons case being reclassified as a death investigation has hit the hearts and minds of NIU's student groups on campus. "There seems to be a really dark cloud hanging over DeKalb," said Latasha Bennett, the...

Huskie t-shirts: A new breed of school spirit

By Shadonna Merriweather | October 13, 2010

Homecoming week is here. To show school spirit students will be wearing Huskies shirts. Already students have been seen around campus with Huskies shirts on that were given out at the MLK Commons Monday. Some NIU students look to shirts, hats, wristbands,...

Homecoming registration deadline looms

By Matt Liparota | September 22, 2010

Students interested in participating in Homecoming events are running out of time. Application packets for participation in Homecoming events are due Friday by 4:30 p.m. Homecoming events begin on Sunday, Oct. 10 and run through Sunday, Oct. 16. LaTasha...

Friday With: CAB President Byron Neal

Friday With: CAB President Byron Neal

By Ryan Chambers | September 16, 2010

You see them around campus, but who are our student leaders? Friday With gives readers a glimpse into the personalities of the men and women behind the suites and ties. This week the Northern Star sat down with CAB President Byron Neal. Northern Star:...

KISS FM Intern MJ Slykas (left) competes against sophomore psychology major Melissa Jennings in a game of Wii Fencing as junior biology sciences major Jennifer Zambrano (right) watches during the Kiss FM/AMP College Tour Wednesday afternoon in the MLK Commons. The event, hosted by CAB, included free food and beverages as well as raffles for gift cards and other prizes.

Students play video games against DJs for prizes

By Troy Doetch | August 25, 2010

The AMP/KISS FM Promotional Event College Tour drew crowds of students to MLK Commons on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Campus Activities Board, combined entertainment from the 103.5 KISS FM Street Team, prizes and giveaways as a part of the college's...

NIU Welcome Days introduces students to community

By Jalen Cobb | August 24, 2010

NIU welcomes students new and old with an array of activities and events for this upcoming school year."Welcome Days" began Thursday and will run through Aug. 25. "Welcome Days" is an event held by Student Affairs and Enrollment Management designed to...