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A photograph of two body washes that are good for dry skin, due to the winter weather.

5 body washes to help hydrate dry skin

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | January 14, 2022

Winter is in full swing with freezing temperatures and strong winds. With these conditions comes dry, scratchy skin that can be helped with nourishing body products. Here are five body washes to help combat dry, winter skin.  Method Body Pure Peace...

Warming centers available in DeKalb

By 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....

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.

Weather to warm up next week

By 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...

Sebenste: prepare for winter-like weather

By 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...

Surviving colds in the cold

By 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,...

Stay healthy through flu season

By 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,...

Downtown Sycamore to host warm events this weekend

By 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...

DeKalb can expect cold mornings throughout week

By 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,”...

Poor health comes with seasonal change

By 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...

Mathey’s Mantra: change the game

By 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...

Prescriptions should not be necessary for Sudafed

Prescriptions should not be necessary for Sudafed

By 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....

Baseball bundling up for road trip

By 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...