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SGA Senator Jacob Jovanovich, chair of environmental affairs and junior accounting major organized the clean up to provide a clean area for the animals on campus Tuesday. (Chey Quintanilla | Northern Star)

SGA fountain cleanup, low turnout, high passion

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | April 19, 2023

DeKALB – SGA Senator Jacob Jovanovich, chair of environmental affairs and junior accounting major, organized a cleanup of the area around Cole Hall’s fountain in honor of this week being Earth Week at NIU. Jovanovich arrived at 3 p.m. (the start...

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.

Giant beach ball promotes free speech

By Northern Star Staff | February 7, 2020

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.

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

By 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...

Reality Bytes Film Festival showcases important films

By 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...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

By 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...

Shooting survivors united during wreath laying ceremony

By 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

By Northern Star File Photo | February 12, 2018

Students are tended to outside of Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University Thursday,Feb. 14, 2008.  A gunman opened fire inside of a large lecture hall classroom injuring several. A man opened fire with a shotgun and a handgun wounding several people Thursday afternoon before apparently killing himself, authorities said.  (AP Photo/Jim Killam, Northern Star, HO)

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

By 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...

Events to honor shooting victims

By 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...

Rev. Jackson to visit Pick Museum of Anthropology

By 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...