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The Sycamore High School Jazz Band on stage during Jazz at the Egyptian. The band was one of three to receive an $1,000 donation from the Egyptian Theatre.

Egyptian Theatre donates to local ensembles

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | March 9, 2023

On Feb. 4, The Egyptian Theatre hosted its sixth annual Jazz at the Egyptian concert. The event included performances by the DeKalb and Sycamore high school jazz ensembles, the Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz in Progress, a local...

NIUs Reproductive Rights Association is selling T-shirts ranging from $30 to $40 until Feb. 7.

RRA aims to promote awareness, sponsors charity drive

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | January 20, 2023

DeKALB – NIU’s Reproductive Rights Association (RRA) is sponsoring a charity drive selling shirts for the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) from now until Feb. 7. The shirts display the RRA’s logo on the front and on the back they say “bodily autonomy...

Creative Therapeutics hosts yoga for charity

By Lark Lewis | April 9, 2014

As a way to give back to its community, Creative Therapeutics created a program that encourages customers to donate to a charity each month.The free community yoga class at Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive, is a program that combines charity...

Pass/Fail: Red Cross makes donating to the Philippines easy to do, Professors assigning term papers on top of final exams

By Danny Cozzi | November 19, 2013

Pass: Red Cross makes donating to the Philippines easy to doFollowing the brutal Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the American Red Cross and Facebook sprung into action by placing a donation link on Facebook home pages.The quick access for...

Goodwill, NIU team up for donation drive

By Brooke Shinberg | December 9, 2012

NIU and Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois have teamed up to hold a donation drive that will run until 15. Donations of clothing, linens, computers and computer accessories, shoes and cell phones, among other things, can be dropped off in the blue...

Movember raises money for charity through facial hair

By Beth Schumacher | November 14, 2012

Guys, I moustache you a question. Are you participating in No Shave November? If so, you’d appreciate Movember. Starting in 2003 with 30 noble Australian men, Movember has promoted the growth and beautification of the moustache. In 2011 the movement...

Andres Luvianos, sophomore mechanical engineering major, crosses the finish line of the CROP Walk at the First Congressional Church in DeKalb, Ill. The CROP Walk is a fundraising walk organized in order to raise money to end hunger and poverty.

Hundreds walk to help end poverty during local charity event

By Jessi Haish | October 21, 2012

Three hundred walkers participated in the Northern DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial Campaign to Rule Out Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk on Sunday. The walk was hosted by the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., and the Unitarian...

Local group aims to fight starvation

By Chelsey Boutan | October 17, 2011

Outreach and Engagement Associate Andrew Pemberton's parents taught him the importance of helping people in the community. Today, that sense of volunteerism hasn't left. Pemberton helped organize NIU's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge...

Feed ‘Em Soup serves community

By Meaghen Harms | February 10, 2011

David Lumpkin had an idea to help the DeKalb community.Along with friends, that idea became Feed ‘Em Soup Community Project, a nonprofit organization serving the DeKalb and Sycamore communities. "This is an opportunity for us to serve people who don't...

Going Greek benefits the individual and the community

Going Greek benefits the individual and the community

By Kathryn Minniti | February 2, 2011

The best way to be involved in a school organization, obtain leadership qualities and make friends that will last a lifetime while keeping your grades up is to go Greek. Before you start thinking of the all of the negative stereotypes that go along with...

America: Naughty or nice in 2010?

By Columnists | December 5, 2010

As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to a close, it is time to start making our shopping lists and deciding who has been naughty and who has been nice. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists assess America's performance...

Local churches and businesses team up for charity

By Zachary Brictson | November 3, 2010

With frigid weather approaching, local churches plan for programs to help the less fortunate through the winter. Churches and businesses are working with DeKalb's Salvation Army, 830 Grove St., to provide food drives and other charitable service to eligible...