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Three words to describe: Baker’s term

In Focus: How have the budget cuts affected you?

By Perspective Staff | April 10, 2017

President Baker sent out a Campus Update April 4 informing the NIU community of changes that need to be made because of the lack of state funding.Ian Tancun | ColumnistIllinois is in the midst of a two-year-long budget crisis stemming from lawmakers’...

Anthony Baca, Freshman Finance major, tugging for Phi Sigma Kappa on the second day of Tugs.

Weekend Guide April 23

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

Anthony Baca, Freshman Finance major, tugging for Phi Sigma Kappa on the second day of Tugs.

Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell

By Dante Ward | February 9, 2015

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew...

Recreation Center extends hours per students request

By Shikha Duttyal | March 23, 2014

The Recreation Center has added extra hours each day, effective today.The Recreation Center has announced new and extended hours for the Student Recreation Center and Chick Evans Field House. The Rec will be open an average of one and a half hours later...

Huskies on Ice

By Brandon Semel | February 3, 2014

Jesse Christian, freshman math and electrical engineering major, showed no fear Friday night as he practiced spins and showed off some of his dance moves on the ice. Huskies on Ice was one of several free events that the Residence Hall Association and Campus Activity Board have planned for the semester.

Smokeout encourages kicking nicotine habits

By AJ Edwards | November 6, 2013

If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but have had no luck, now is your opportunity to quit for the last time.The American Cancer Society is holding the Great American Smokeout this month, which encourages smokers to set a goal to quit by or shortly...

Pass/Fail: Troops to receive holiday surprise, Cullerton says no pension crisis

By Danny Cozzi | October 22, 2013

Pass: Troops to receive holiday surpriseThe ROTC program is set to send soldiers in eastern Afghanistan care packages for Thanksgiving, according to today’s Northern Star article.I’ve had relatives overseas during holidays in the past, and holidays...

ROTC collects care packages

ROTC collects care packages

By KeAndre Worthy | October 22, 2013

ROTC is trying to lead the way when it comes to supporting American troops.Huskie Battalion is collecting supplies for care packages as a Thanksgiving surprise to troops in eastern Afghanistan. The public is welcome to donate, and the donation collection...

Rec fees cause students to reconsider participation

By Sierra Lowe | October 10, 2012

While many of the services provided by the Campus Recreation Center are covered by student fees, others have to be paid for. The Recreation Center’s budget cannot support all the expenses needed to plan and implement all the programs they provide, which...

NIU offers free condoms to promote a safer-sex environment

By Faith Healy | September 20, 2011

Students looking to get intimate and keep it safe can rest easy; Health Enhancement provides condoms for free. "Our goal was to remove barriers so that students who wanted to use condoms could get them quickly and cheaply," said senior health educator...

Campus Activities Board makes this week at NIU funny and foamy

By Chris Krapek | April 25, 2011

DeKALB | Foam and stand-up comedy. NIU's Campus Activities Board will close out the semester with two events this week. First up is the stand-up comedian Lil Duval who will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. "He's a rather big...