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Film festivals can help broaden horizons

Film festivals can help broaden horizons

Paker Otto

February 18, 2020

Going to the theater is a special experience, and the feeling of seeing an engaging story play out on a large screen in the dark with no distractions is paradise. The 2020 spring semester brings several film events to students that they can use to broaden their horizons and experience film with others.T...

Giant beach ball promotes free speech

Young Americans for Liberty members (left to right) Evan Cinkovich, Reece Mendicino, Josh Harvey and Masood Ahmed stand in front of free speech ball outside Cole Hall, Friday.

Northern Star Staff

February 7, 2020

DeKALB — Members of Young Americans for Liberty invited students to write on a free speech ball Friday outside of Cole Hall.Students walking by the giant beach ball were offered sharpies to write anything they wanted on it.An officer for the NIU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty, Reece Mendicin...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Northern Star Staff

September 1, 2019

MondayJonamac Orchard grand opening weekend: Jonamac Orchard will be opening its weekend activities. The corn maze will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and apple picking will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the season.TuesdayNIU Esports club open house: The NIU esports club will be holding an open h...

Reality Bytes Film Festival showcases important films

Northern Star Entertainment Staff

April 14, 2019

From Tuesday to Thursday evening in Cole Hall the Reality Bytes Film Festival captured the imaginations of students by displaying a variety of short films from the U.S., Switzerland, Bangladesh and China. The festival also saw the return of executive producer and alumnus Darryl Silver who offered advi...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

Editorial Board

March 22, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board stands beside the brave individuals who spoke up against gun violence and agrees student participation in walkouts is essential in continuing the dialogue. We stand with students who choose to participate in the national walkouts and consider walkouts a proper form of...

Shooting survivors united during wreath laying ceremony

Lindsey Salvatelli

February 15, 2018

A flower laid on top of Ryanne Mace’s memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the Cole Hall shooting Wednesday Feb. 14.

DeKalb Police have changed their way of communication since Feb. 14, 2008

DeKalb Police have changed their way of communication since Feb. 14, 2008

Northern Star File Photo

February 12, 2018

DeKALB| Safety Response is a two-part series that will look at how NIU and DeKalb has changed the way it protects students and approaches crisis situations 10 years since the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting.A former NIU student opened fire on students Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole Hall, prompting an immediate response...

The Forward Together: Remembering exhibit will be on display Feb. 14

Northern Star Staff

February 8, 2018

DeKALB — Holmes Student Center opens tribute exhibitThe Holmes Student Center opened their ‘Forward, Together: Remembering’ exhibit in the Gallery Lounge Monday.The exhibit includes items sent and donated to NIU after the Feb. 14, 2008, Cole Hall shooting where a gunman killed five students and ...

Events to honor shooting victims

Northern Star Staff

January 29, 2018

DeKALB — NIU announced the schedule of events to remember and commemorate the victims of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting.The events are a remembrance of 10 years since the shooting at Cole Hall, where five students were killed and 21 others were injured.The events were organized by Dean of Students Ke...

Transgender rights, Rosa Parks and Hurricane Harvey: A Q-and-A with Rev. Jesse Jackson

Transgender rights, Rosa Parks and Hurricane Harvey: A Q-and-A with Rev. Jesse Jackson

James Krause

September 5, 2017

Before paying his first visit to NIU in nine years, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke with News Contributor James Krause about civil rights and current events.Q: How did you coming to the Pick Museum come about? I understand there is a personal connection between you and the exhibit.A: Yeah, the Human Rights Quilt...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

Lindsey Salvatelli

September 5, 2017

DeKALB — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be on campus Tuesday to celebrate the opening of Quilts and Human Rights, a traveling exhibit, and deliver a keynote speech.Quilts and Human Rights opened in 2008 at Michigan State University and focuses on social justice and human rights issues. When the exhib...

US rep. a no-show at second town hall

Lindsey Salvatelli

April 24, 2017

DeKALB — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) did not appear at a Friday town hall in Cole Hall to which he was invited.About 60 constituents of Illinois’ 16th Congressional District gathered to voice their concerns to Kinzinger. This is not the first time he hasn’t shown up to a town hall org...