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Common Grounds to host Freestyle Art Night

Parker Otto

January 22, 2020

Coffee lovers of DeKalb will be able to make their own works of art while drinking locally brewed coffee at Common Grounds. The local coffeehouse will be hosting a Freestyle Art Night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday which will be open to all and will provide attendees with a variety of materials, includ...

Local Cafes Do More Than Just Sell Coffee

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Sarah Fischer

September 18, 2018

I speak for most of the millennial generation when I say we love coffee — and we all appreciate a good, local cafe that prides itself in standing out among the numerous chains scattered throughout the country. A local cafe can have great appeal, especially in a town like DeKalb where, according to ...

Starbucks Sheds the Straw

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Maddie Barrett

July 16, 2018

 On July 9, Starbucks tweeted some huge news.We're removing plastic straws in our stores globally by 2020—reducing more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from our stores.— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 9, 2018The company’s decision to get rid of straws has caused quite an uproar in the T...

Best Cup of Joe in DeKalb, IL

Autumn Kilgus

September 29, 2017

Do you drink way too much coffee to help you get through your day? Well, today is a perfect opportunity to drink as much coffee as you want! September 29 is National Coffee Day. Hot coffee, iced coffee, frappes whatever it may be, keep on drinking!Coffee used to actually be a berry. This means, coffee us...

Veteran meet and greet to be held in DeKalb

Northern Star staff

September 1, 2016

The DeKalb County 40&8 is coordinating a Veterans Coffee Meet and Greet at 10:00 a.m. Sept. 14 at Heritage Woods of DeKalb on 2626 N. Annie Glidden Rd.The meet and greet will take place on the second Wednesday of every month and will last about an hour. Coffee and treats will be available.The ne...

Indulge in coffee flavored ice cream

Northern Star staff

September 1, 2016

Ice cream and coffee lovers, rejoice! It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day on September 6.Students can visit Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, or Stevenson from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to eat special coffee flavored ice cream.               These dining halls will be serving coffee, salted caramel, and ...

Drinks to keep you warm through the winter

Drinks to keep you warm through the winter

Beth Schumacher

January 28, 2013

Below-freezing temperatures call for a hot cup of something delicious. An inch of ice on the ground is an even bigger motivator to have your coffee pots and tea kettles rarin’ to go at 7 a.m. Although cream and sugar have become a coffee drinker’s go-to for sweetener, there’s no reason you shouldn...

Studies show correlations, not causations

Kayla Nebel

October 16, 2012

Have you ever heard of a study you can’t believe is true or that seems completely random? Scientists are researching everything these days, trying to find a relation between two things and claim they found it. The way studies are progressing, scientists will soon relate how the amount of paper you...

Tony Martin reviews your life: Facebook statuses lacking

Tony Martin

February 22, 2011

Today's submission is from Stevie Clark, someone who is apparently not a student but stumbled across my challenge and wanted me to review her Facebook statuses. The e-mail itself was capitalized well, but an overabundance of "ur" instead of "your" kind of gets on my nerves. It's only two more letters to...

DeKalb offers wide coffee selection

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 shop patrons, and they do not offer any events at th...