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Fill in the blank: My favorite spot on campus is…

Northern Star Perspective Staff

January 31, 2019

Ashley Hines | Contributor... DuSable HallBeing a political science major, almost all of my classes the last two semesters have been in DuSable Hall. The building is the closest building to my dorm, which inherently makes it superior to any other building. If I have an hour or two before my next class, the...

New coffee vendor gets SA approval

Morgan Fink

January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A Just Brew is opening up shop on the main level of the Holmes Student Center today and will serve craft-brewed coffee to students on a budget.Its mission is to serve quality coffee on campuses at donation-based prices. This means that if a customer can’t afford a cup of coffee, baristas...

Weekend Guide September 3

Students cheering on the NIU Huskies at the MAC championship football game last year.

Northern Star staff

September 3, 2015

There’s no reason you shouldn’t be out and about this weekend, as there will be a number of events and activities:TodayPoets, singers, spoken word artists and musicians are invited to Open Mic at 8 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, College Grind. This event is free and open to all performers who are...

4 best places to get warm around campus

4 best places to get warm around campus

Northern Star staff

February 23, 2015

It’s important to bundle up and avoid frostbite by stopping to warm up frequently.Here are the coziest and best places to warm up on campus and around DeKalb.Neptune CentralNeptune Central has fireplaces, relaxing piano music, comfy couches — what more can you ask for? There’s always people chilling here and it’s ...

Weekend Guide: Feb. 12

Northern Star staff

February 12, 2015

Unlike NSValentines.info, the world doesn’t revolve around Valentine’s Day. Here are some weekend events that have nothing to do with pink or heart-shaped treats:TodayThe University Honors Program is hosting an open mic night where students will perform poems, short stories and scenes.The progra...

Pass/Fail: Novel writing month kicks off Saturday; Cafes host open mic night simultaneously

Carl Nadig

October 30, 2014

Pass: Novel writing month kicks off SaturdayCreative minds can participate in a global writing marathon beginning Saturday and lasting until the end of November.National Novel Writing Month is a drawn-out project as participants write a 50,000-word novel before Dec. 1.The project provides resources for ...

Open mic venues provide space for students to express creativity

Luke Underhill, Yorkville High School senior and co-host of open mic night, sings and plays acoustic guitar Monday at Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway.

Carl Nadig

March 24, 2014

Monday night venues such as College Grind and Fatty’s, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, are places where students can express themselves with a stage and microphone.Any public forum is an opportunity for what a community has to offer students. For the purposes of creative expression, open mic nights are an...

College Grind needs local performers

Danny Cozzi

February 19, 2014

NIU needs a more integrated community. Let’s start with student musicians.The College Grind, a new coffee shop in the Holmes Student Center, hosts Live Music Mondays every week. Since its grand opening, I’ve considered the College Grind a place where student engagement can flourish. But that will...

Holmes cafe mixes live music into coffee

James Green

February 4, 2014

The Holmes Student Center’s College Grind will host live music Monday nights for free.For the first three Mondays of every month, the Leftridge Sextet, led by Kenneth Leftridge, senior jazz studies major, will play at 8 p.m. at the cafe.A different band will perform in the Sextet’s place every four...

BOT to discuss ‘College Grind’

Northern Star Staff

September 14, 2011

The NIU Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. today in Altgeld Hall 315.Among items up for approval are the Fiscal Year 2012 internal budget, a report from the office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and discussion of Vision 2020.Items up for review include the proposed College Grind in the Holm...

Board of Trustees approves renovations to Holmes Student Center

Felix Sarver

August 26, 2011

A plan for a new campus hangout on campus was presented to Board of Trustees committees alongside budget approvals and marketing innovations on Aug. 25.Jeff Daurer, director of capital budget and space planning, gave a presentation to the Finance, Facilities and Operations committee about renovating a secti...