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Brew on campus, where to snag your coffee fix

By Sophia Phillips | September 12, 2016

Knowing where to get coffee on-campus is useful to those who use caffeine to fuel their day or need a casual drink in their hand for class.These are some places on-campus to find a variety of coffee options from normal brew to specialty fall flavors.East...

Counterfeit money circulating around NIU

By Felix Sarver | February 29, 2012

Counterfeit bills are circulating around campus. Since last September, nine instances of counterfeit bills have been reported,said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said. The bills are of low denominations, like $5, $10 and $20, he said. The investigations behind...

NIU offers a number of locations for a romantic evening

NIU offers a number of locations for a romantic evening

By Hailey Kurth | November 10, 2011

Looking for a place to keep warm with your boo on those cold nights? There are a number of places on campus to take a date when you're looking for a night of romance. Here are some key locales to keep in mind when you're planning your perfect date night:...

Lacey Olvera-Perez, freshman elementary education major prepares
a drink for a customer at the Coffee Corner Tuesday afternoon.

The buzz on DeKalb’s Bean Scene

By Sarah Renae Contreras | September 27, 2011

As academic life becomes more manic, many of us will be searching for ways to perk up our bodies and minds. The answer to our need is simple: coffee. Devotees of the delicious drink know quite well the warming effect a good cup of coffee can have on the...

Kevin Choi, freshman electrical engineering major purchases a
sub from Subway.

Students have a variety of dining options around campus

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Going home for lunch during the week can be tough, especially for students with back-to-back classes. For those students, there are a number of food options available across campus. "We try to give students options," said Michael Stang, executive director...

A guide to eating at NIU

By Troy Doetch | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | There are a few reasons to have lunch on-campus: cafés are within walking distance from your classes, they can be cheaper than the corporate alternative, and you've already shelled out cash for Huskie Bucks which are burning a hole in your pocket....

DeKalb offers wide coffee selection

By Allyson Martin | November 10, 2010

Coffee shops around DeKalb vary in their atmospheres, types of coffee and the amount of events going on in them. The Coffee Corner on campus serves Starbucks coffee at the Holmes Student Center. There is no seating set aside specifically for the coffee...