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Chem Wars thrills crowd (PHOTOS)

Members of the Chemistry Club mix chemicals together to get a reaction to show a volcano.

April 3, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presented its annual Spring Chemistry Demoo Night, Chem Wars, Friday night in Cole Hall.  Experiments like the mushroom cloud, dragon’s breath, chem-luminescence and 13 more were performed by the NIU Chemistry Club. The show was dedicated to the late Dr. Jo...

Valentine’s Day allows love and life

Valentine's Day allows love and life

Tony Abrego

February 15, 2017

Junior psychology major Neysra Rivera and sophomore psychology major Jamye Hunter dip various snacks into melted chocolate during the Chocolate Factory event in the Regency Room on Monday. Students enjoyed snacks and had the opportunity to make Valentine’s Day cards for people of the police departme...

Bell toll scheduled in remembrance of 2008 shooting

Bell toll scheduled in remembrance of 2008 shooting

Northern Star Staff

February 12, 2017

DeKALB | Those who will be on campus tomorrow may hear a five-bell toll at 3:06 p.m. to honor the five lives lost on Feb. 14, 2008.Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, killed five students and wounded 19 before killing himself in Cole Hall.Since then, the names of those who died — Gayle Dubowski,...

Students unify with protest

Demonstrators made up of Black Student Union members and students lay across a bridge to honor the Black Lives Matter movement outside Cole Hall around noon Tuesday. Some students wore garbage bags to represent those who died and others held signs with information about individuals who died at the hands of police. About 200 students stopped to watch the demonstration.

Nancy Galan

October 13, 2016

#ProjectOutline grows on campusCorrection: Sophomore journalism major Cherelle Freeman said "Black lives do matter, and when we say that, people take it the wrong way." The Northern Star mistakenly reported Sabrina Baskerville, senior media communications major, said this.Baskerville said "...We're ...

Students to compete in annual film festival

Students gather for the Reality Bytes film festival April 9, 2013, in Cole Hall. The festival includes submissions from film students around the world.

Alexis Malapitan

April 4, 2016

DeKalb | The Reality Bytes independent film festival will feature high school student films for the third time in 15 years.Reality Bytes is an independent film festival where films are submitted from film students around the world. This year, film screenings will begin at 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9 p.m. Wedne...

Looking Into Legacies

Looking Into Legacies

Jay Ibarra

March 3, 2016

Cole Hall was originally built in 1968, but following a shooting on Feb. 14, 2008, it was renovated and reopened in 2012.

Battle of the Sexes moves to Cole Hall

Darius Parker

April 16, 2015

Phi Rho Eta will switch things up for the Battle of the Sexes competition with a new location.Battle of the Sexes is a competitive event that crowns whichever gender excels in performing arts. The event is free and will be held at 6 p.m. in the Cole Hall auditorium.The competition will consist of rap,...

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

Northern Star staff

March 27, 2015

It’s good to get away and surround yourself with the beauty of nature.You don’t have to go that far to find them, as there are many on campus. Here are the top four prettiest places on campus. 1. The East Lagoon, NIU entrance off Lincoln HighwayThis expansive lagoon — the first thing you see pass...

Here are the top 5 bathrooms on campus (spoiler: Barsema’s features full-length mirrors)

Northern Star staff

March 3, 2015

Not every bathroom on campus features the charming broken tiles of DuSable Hall. In fact, some are quite nice.Here, we rank the top five bathrooms at NIU based on their amenities. If you ever need to get out of the cold, get away from class or, well, go to the bathroom, these are the perfect spots t...

Community honors Feb. 14 victims

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before killing himself on Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole Hall. The scholarship is given to students who best embody the qualities of the shooting victims.

Nick Smith

February 16, 2015

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before killing himself on Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole ...

Community honors Feb. 14, 2008, victims with moment of silence

Kaitlyn King (left) and Joe Palmer, recipients of the 2014 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship, lay flowers by Gayle Dubowski’s memorial stone at a ceremony Saturday. The ceremony honored those lost when gunman Steven Kazmierczak killed five students before killing himself on Feb. 14, 2008, in Cole Hall. The scholarship is given to students who best embody the qualities of the shooting victims.

Kelly Bauer

February 16, 2015

The families of the Feb. 14, 2008, shooting victims were accompanied by friends and community members at a quiet remembrance ceremony Saturday.At 3:06 p.m., they listened as NIU’s bell chimed five times. They looked at each name — Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and D...

DeKalb history honored in exhibit

Hao Phan, University Libraries' Southeast Asia curator, views an exhibit on an early 20th century Potlatch Spoon during Tuesday's 50th anniversary of the NIU Anthropology Museum.

Emily Neely

September 24, 2014

The Anthropology Museum hosted its 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday night with an exhibit named Curated by DeKalb.Organized by decade, the Cole Hall exhibit reflects the history of the Anthropology Museum and features more than 200 ethnographic and archaeological objects chosen by members of the NIU-...