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NIU to host annual Family Weekend

By Sarah LaLond | October 4, 2019

DeKALB — Bring the family to check out NIU and the DeKalb area with NIU’s annual Family Weekend, Oct. 4 through Oct. 6. There are suggested area hotels and parking available on Orientation and Family Connections’ website.Jonamac Orchard is hosting...

When inviting people over for a bonfire, change it up with different styles of s’mores, do-it-yourself drink options and a unique soundtrack.

Bonfires offer relaxation

By Tatianna Salisbury | July 24, 2017

Bonfires are a hassle-free event that can be held if planning for a classic summer get-togethers like barbecues and pool parties become to stressful.Time by the fire with friends is casual, relaxing and relatively cheap compared to the traditional summer...

Top 5: Take road trips, go camping during summer

By Anthony Szudarski | April 30, 2014

The semester is just about over, and I’m extremely grateful for that fact.Here are my top five suggestions on what to do with your summer vacation.No. 5: Just relaxTake the time to catch your breath and do nothing for a while.While some of us will be...

Outing Center offers a getaway for students

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 26, 2010

As the stresses of tests, papers, work, and heightened security begin taking a toll on faculty and students, some decide to cut off communication and reconnect with nature for a weekend. The NIU Outing Center offers numerous opportunities to go on weekend...

Bear Dare (far left) and his band The Shifty Grifters, who will appear at this weekend’s Hullaballoo!!! Music and Arts Festival in Dixon.

Weekend music fest to be a ‘hullabaloo’

By Chris Krapek | September 23, 2010

Hul-la-ba-loo (noun); great noise of excitement. The first ever Hullabaloo!!! Music and Arts Festival will take place today through Sunday at 1000 Taylor Court in Dixon. For $30, attendees can enjoy live music, food and drink, custom merchandise and grounds...