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Students crowd around a campfire at the East Lagoon. On Tuesday, the Recreation Center hosted an outdoor celebration for students which included kayaking, canoeing and s’mores. ( Zahra Yousif | Northern Star)

Full moon brings games and snacks

By Kahlil Kambui, Senior News Reporter | April 24, 2024

DeKALB – At 8 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lagoon, NIU Recreation held its Full Moon Lagoon Fest. For $10, participants were able to enjoy games and activities such as volleyball, corn hole, making s’mores and going kayaking or canoeing under the full...

Campus Rec to hold Adaptive Sport Day

By Northern Star staff | April 11, 2016

Campus Recreation will hold Adaptive Sport Day noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Student Recreation Center, main gymnasium.This event is sponsored by the Great Lakes Adaptive Sport Association (GLASA) and supported by the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association,...

Students cheering on the NIU Huskies at the MAC championship football game last year.

Weekend Guide September 3

By Northern Star staff | September 3, 2015

Students cheering on the NIU Huskies at the MAC championship football game last year.

Weekend Guide August 27

By Northern Star staff | August 27, 2015

Northern Star staffCongratulations! You’ve successfully made your way through the first week of classes. Take some time to unwind and escape from the strenuous homework and not-so-friendly professors at these events this weekend:TodayGraduate student...

Supplements OK when used safely

Supplements OK when used safely

By Blake Glosson | March 17, 2014

If you’re looking for an extra edge in the weight room, supplements could help you get there.Of course, with so many supplements out there, it’s important to understand which ones to pick up and which to pass up.Obtaining the right nutrients from...

Fit Facts

Match appropriate diet to achieve your fitness goals

By Blake Glosson | March 3, 2014

No matter what your health and fitness goals are, you can’t get there without a strategic diet plan.Even if you train hard and often, success is directly related to the quantity and quality of your food.The most influential aspects of nutrition —...

Voting in SA elections a student duty

By Kim Randall | March 2, 2014

Voting in the upcoming Student Association executive elections is vital to get students’ voices heard.On March 25 and 26 students can vote for candidates running for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer and student trustee. Voting will...

Don’t let stress from final exams get the best of you

Don’t let stress from final exams get the best of you

By Blake Glosson | December 8, 2013

Many students are usually on the brink of two letter grades in some of their classes as they enter finals.The stress that comes from this can be detrimental if it’s left unaddressed.No need to fret, though, as there are many things you can do to manage...

James Zanayed, Student Association Senate speaker, discussed SA budgeting, funding, student retention and campus recreation during a Sunday night SA Senate meeting at the Skyroom of the HSC.

Rec gets $16K in SA funds

By Lark Lewis | October 6, 2013

The Student Association Senate voted to give $16,000 to the Recreation Center at a Sunday meeting.The meeting included NIU President Doug Baker talking with senators, the Senate taking action to allocate the money to the Rec and appointments of senators-at-large.The...

Healthy diets easy, but take commitment

By James Casey | September 24, 2013

I believe many Americans think they aren’t fixing an issue unless they throw money at it, but there’s no reason to spend a lot to eat healthy.The key to making a change is free; it simply involves making a serious mental commitment. At that point...

Former Northern Star Sophomore accounting major Goran Ikanovic picks up an apple in the Stevenson dining hall. Stevenson’s dinning center has a variety of healthy food choices for students to choose from.

Healthy food provides energy, attention

By Erin Kolb | October 9, 2012

Students can find many options to eat healthy on campus. The nutrition and wellness service offered by the Campus Recreation Center can help students determine general needs like food, weight loss, weight gain, diabetes education and sports nutrition....

Students can win free items from Rec Rewards program

By Franz Varga | October 2, 2012

Oct. 8 correction: In an Oct. 3 article titled “Rec center rewards visits,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that when a participant reaches 25 points for the Rec Rewards program he or she earns a water bottle and when participants reach 50...