Northern Star

Pass/Fail: 3-day break offers time for reflection; Weather changes swiftly, hectically

Marilou Terrones

November 24, 2014

Pass: 3-day break offers time for reflectionNIU gives students and employees three days in addition to the weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving.Thanksgiving break is long enough for students, faculty and staff to relax, but it is short enough to not find their family’s presence bothersome.Stress is reduced du...

Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip classes at end of semester

Marilou Terrones

November 16, 2014

Pass: NIU offers help for going smoke-freeThough the Smoke-Free Campus Act won’t be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.NIU administrators have proven they care about the well-being of these people by providing resources for s...

Cold keeping blood donors away

Freshman sociology major Jacklyn Wimmer donates blood during a blood drive hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Monday in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. With blood banks being low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the Heartland Blood Center is in need of blood donors.

Carlos Galvez

February 27, 2014

Multiple blood drives have been held at NIU recently, but only a small amount of students are showing up to donate.With blood banks being dangerously low due to cold weather and lack of awareness, the Heartland Blood Center is in need of blood donors. Camille Piazza, marketing coordinator for the Heartland...

Warm weather headed to Ill.

A plow clears snow from the sidewalk between Adams and Williston halls during Monday’s heavy snowfall. The temperature is expected to increase within the next couple of days.

Colin Finnegan

February 18, 2014

Frigid temperatures and heavy snowfalls may come to an end as weather forecasts show a rise in temperature this week.NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said the 4 inches of snow Monday had essentially “pushed the warm air south, and more snow could fall Wednesday night going into Thursday morning.”Desp...

Add layers to your winter wardrobe

Olivia Rajska

February 5, 2013

It may be hard to dress up for the cold, but that shouldn’t stop you from embracing your style. It is all about layers upon layers during this cold time of the year. Having that extra motivation to dress up will keep you warmer when you walk to class or work. Things on your to-do list can be manag...

Weather not only factor in campus crime rates

Chelsey Boutan

March 27, 2012

During warm weather, less students are inside, which could decrease the chances of criminal infractions occurring, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith. “When it’s cold outside, students tend to come inside and not be outside,” Smith said. “So when you increase the number of people and students in ...