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’21 Bridges’ delivers satisfying acting and action

By Chris Plumery | December 4, 2019

Chadwick Boseman shows that he can play super heroes, and participate in serious films. The film “21 Bridges” was an exciting and fast-paced story that throws the viewer into many extreme situations.  Boseman played police officer Andre Davis, a...


Fill in the blank: My advice for the end of the semester is…

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2019

Stay organizedKyle Mathas | ContributorWhen it comes to the end of the semester, students can lose the motivation to do the work their classes require. Although it can be very difficult to do the work that the teachers give out, it is very important to...

Nutcracker ballet to arrive at Egyptian Theatre

‘Nutcracker’ ballet to arrive at Egyptian Theatre

By Chris Plumery | December 2, 2019

Students of the Beth Fowler School of Dance, will be performing the ballet “The Nutcracker” Friday through Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The ballet will open at 7 p.m. for the Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for the...

NIU Philharmonic combines English and Russian melodies

By Chris Plumery | November 23, 2019

DeKALB – “From Russia to London” was the theme of NIU’s Philharmonic performance 8 p.m. Wednesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Benjamin Firer, an assistant professor at NIU. The show began...

Jazz Ensemble energizes campus

By Chris Plumery | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Jazz Ensemble performed 8 p.m. Tuesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The concert was directed by Rodrigo Villanueva-Conroy, professor of jazz studies. Villanueva-Conroy walked on stage and turned his back...

The NIU Steelband performed a memorial concert, in honor of founder G. Allen OConner, Sunday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building.

NIU Steelband pays tribute to late founder

By Chris Plumery | November 19, 2019

DeKALB – The NIU Steelband performed alongside the All University Steelband and Community School for the Arts Steelband Sunday afternoon inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at the Music Building. The concert was dedicated to the late G. Allan O’Connor,...

Launched on Nov. 12, Disney+ is a streaming service containing films and series from Disney, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic.

Disney+ entices consumers with fair prices and extensive content

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 17, 2019

The streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday and features a large amount of content, including films and television shows, owned by The Walt Disney Company. Several members of the entertainment section subscribed to the service: Parker Otto | Entertainment...

In the 2020 Sping Semester, Jeremy Tinder will teach courses on comic book artwork.

Comic book art courses to arrive in Spring semester

By Chris Plumery | November 13, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s School of Art and Design has been missing one important art form in its curriculum, until next semester. The program will offer a class relating to comic book artwork for the spring semester under ARTS 436 Special Topics in Illustration. The...

School of Music hosts New Music Festival

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 13, 2019

The NIU School of Music hosted the New Music Festival from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 in the Music Building. Five concerts were shown over the course of four days and the Northern Star Entertainment Section sent multiple reporters to cover this event. Day 1- Parker...

NIU Steelband to perform memorial concert

By Chris Plumery | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – NIU’s Steelband will perform Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Music Building inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Steelband is a 35-member group and consists of steelpan and percussion majors. The band performs at public schools, colleges...

CJ Lange (left) and Andrea Shaprio star in “The Castle,” an adaptation of the Franz Kafka novel. The show was performed Nov. 8, 9 and 10 and will continue the following weekend in the Corner Theater in the Stevens Building.

School of Theatre performs Kafka play with passion

By Chris Plumery | November 10, 2019

DeKALB — The cast of “The Castle” did an outstanding job giving an amazing portrayal of both seriousness and comedic relief. Each character is strange in their own way, some oddly childish while others are humorously firm.The play is set in a village...