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Jordan Radloff

November 10, 2019

Academic advisers are the most important source of assistance for choosing classes. Without proper guidance, picking classes that fulfill general education and degree requirements can be a confusing process. There are many useful resources students should be aware of before finalizing their course sche...

Hazardous weather conditions continue

Hazardous weather conditions continue

Northern Star Staff

February 3, 2019

DeKALB — Despite above zero temperatures expected for the week, the National Weather Service has issued a series of other warnings for the area, including risks for dense fog.The warnings come after below freezing temperatures caused the university to cancel classes for four days last week in the int...

School of Music restricts non-majors

The Jazz Combo Fest put on by the School of Music took place at the House Cafe Tuesday night.

Northern Star Editorial Board

April 27, 2017

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes all students should have the opportunity to enroll in any classes that are possible given their credentials and majors. Specifically, the Editorial Board agrees the School of Music does not allow students to explore its classes like other NIU colleges and schoo...

Church, students pray the stress away

Logan Love

April 30, 2013

Students prayed for less stress as the semester winds down and final examinations approach. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, hosted #Prayers2Pass on Tuesday passing out free snacks and drinks while praying with students. Participants prayed in an attempt to lower the semester’s-end str...

Keep an active mind during the summer

AJ Edwards

April 30, 2013

With the summer fast approaching and finals week within reaching distance, students are ready to put all textbooks away and take a long, well-deserved break from anything that requires thinking. I should warn you, my fellow Huskies, that completely flushing your brain of any sort of a mental challen...

There are some perks to taking summer classes

Annastazia Camarena

April 29, 2013

Summer classes are probably the last thing college students want to think about around this time of the semester, but consider how the benefits can outweigh the cons. Summer classes are a great way to get credits in a short amount of time. Some local community colleges offer prerequisites you may nee...

Memorization is not the best learning tool

Memorization is not the best learning tool

Kim Randall

March 25, 2013

Sunday nights--the time when a great feat is oft attempted. Of course, I mean when students try to complete a plethora of homework assignments and studying that was put off for weekend festivities. This was the case for me March 17 upon my return to school after spring break. I knew before leaving I would...

Snow storm closes NIU’s campus, classes canceled

DeKalb snowplows plow Lucinda Ave. during the heavy snowfall on Monday, which caused Northern Illinois University to cancel all classes after 12:30pm.

Robert Baird

March 5, 2013

The area nearly doubled its average snowfall accumulation for the month of March following a storm Tuesday. NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said the snow was heavy, wet and compacted as it hit the ground. “The typical average in March is 4.2 inches,” Sebenste said. “We’re getting all that an...

Snowstorm cancels Tuesday evening classes

Robert Baird

February 26, 2013

Tuesday saw the first time all classes have been canceled because of snow since February 2011. The afternoon’s snow storm led to the cancelation of all regularly scheduled night classes. The school follows a specific protocol when making these determinations, according to Bradley Hoey, director of co...

General education classes are needed

General education classes are needed

Hayley Devitt

February 20, 2013

General education courses are essential in making well-rounded adults of us all. I mean, there are many relevant things to be learned in all general disciplines, and it will be important in the workplace to be able to view a situation from varying perspectives. For instance, I couldn’t be more relieve...

Academia should come before amenities

Annastazia Camarena

February 11, 2013

As we all hear about the financial burden of rising college tuition, we can’t help but to want better things at our universities, especially as prospective college students. Now more than ever we see new renovations and investments in luxury living standards and consumption amenities. These, rather...

eReaders offer convenience

Jen Weddle

February 4, 2013

We have come a long way from printing presses and cave paintings; as always, no one can predict the future of technology, especially when it comes to books. E-readers haven’t made books necessarily obsolete. There are still plenty of people who love the way a real book feels in their hands. E-readers...