Northern Star

Warming centers available in DeKalb

Jackie Nevarez

January 9, 2015

DeKalb has four warming centers available for residents during extreme cold weather situations, according to a Jan. 5 DeKalb news release:DeKalb Public Library815-756-9568309 Oak St.9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday1-5 p.m. SundayDeKalb Fire Department815...

Weather to warm up next week

Students bear cold winds Tuesday on Normal Road in front of the Holmes Student Center. Climatology professor Dave Changnon said temperatures will begin to rise to above freezing Monday.

Jessica Christofersen

November 18, 2014

A chill that took over northern Illinois early last week will be gone by Thanksgiving.An air mass that arrived in DeKalb Nov. 11, dropping the temperature from 60 to 35 degrees in three hours, will continue to produce a daily high of 20 degrees throughout the week, NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste sa...

Sebenste: prepare for winter-like weather

Caleb Lawrence

November 4, 2014

With temperatures looking to drop this week, NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said it is time to prepare for winter-like weather.Sebenste said days reaching up to 70 degrees are over for the rest of the year. Temperatures for this week will be around 50 degrees during the day and 20 degrees at nigh...

Surviving colds in the cold

Blake Glosson

January 20, 2014

It might seem that being sick just comes with the territory this time of year; however you don’t have to join the misery just because everyone else is doing it.Germs are easily spread when everyone is stuck inside in close quarters. On top of that, immune systems are weakened when nasal passageways are...

Stay healthy through flu season

Ericka Exton

February 25, 2013

With temperatures rising and falling, high winds and no break in the everyday hustle and bustle, the flu has a home once again. The typical time for the flu to hit is usually between December and January, though this year has been a little different, according to Christine Grady, director of NIU health serv...

Downtown Sycamore to host warm events this weekend

Samantha Brockett

January 16, 2013

Sizzlin’ in the Snow is being held in downtown Sycamore this weekend to bring some summer flair to the winter months. The merchants of downtown Sycamore are hosting a summer-themed series of events from Friday to Sunday. The idea for the event was created by Daryl Hopper of the Sycamore State Theater...

DeKalb can expect cold mornings throughout week

Olivia Willoughby

April 10, 2012

Mother Nature seems to be back to her old shenanigans again. NIU Meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste said this week is going to be much colder than the last few weeks. “It’s going to be chilly and windy through Thursday, and we’ll be up in the 50s tomorrow,” he said. Sebenste also said winds will d...

Poor health comes with seasonal change

Hailey Kurth

October 19, 2011

To blow, or not to blow. While sitting in class, many students are faced with the decision to blow their nose and disrupt the learning, or to suck it up. Pun intended. The season changing is a normal factor that contributes to the start of colds. There are things students can do to prevent the symptoms a...

Mathey’s Mantra: change the game

Andrew Singer

April 11, 2011

Over two decades after coaching in his first college baseball game, there's still one thing that NIU head coach Ed Mathey doesn't understand. Why would anyone voluntarily schedule games in northern Illinois in early March? The roughly 20 games a year that NIU plays in cold weather have never made sen...

Prescriptions should not be necessary for Sudafed

Prescriptions should not be necessary for Sudafed

Alyssa Pracz

April 4, 2011

The idea of states passing a bill to require prescriptions for medications such as Sudafed is absurd. From personal experience, I have always purchased Sudafed and have appreciated its ability to relieve my symptoms when suffering from the common cold. The reasoning behind a bill that would require presc...

Baseball bundling up for road trip

Andrew Singer

March 31, 2011

From cold to colder; the NIU baseball team travels to St. Bonaventure University this weekend to play a three-game set against Buffalo.The series was originally scheduled to be played in Buffalo, but the Bulls decided to move the games to St. Bonaventure when the forecast in Buffalo predicted low te...

Cold weather gets to Huskies

Jimmy Johnson

March 27, 2011

DeKALB | In its first two games against Bowling Green, the NIU baseball team's bats were as cold as the weather they played in. The Huskies combined for eight hits and two runs in their first two contests against the Falcons, with both runs coming in the first game as they fell 7-2 while they were shut...