Northern Star

Record store provides local artists’ music

Besides selling the work of artists like Ed Sheehan and The Beatles, the store also sells the music of local musicians.

Jamie O'Toole

December 4, 2019

DeKALB — Green Tangerine Records, known for its sales of various music genres, is exposing customers to local underground artists by selling their music in the store.Sara Mohr, a College of DuPage student and Green Tangerine  Records customer, said she appreciates the store’s variety of records from band...

Sycamore brewery opens downtown

Head brewer John Sanderson shows some of the various instruments used to create microbrew craft beers.

Jessie Kern

July 23, 2018

DeKALB — A Sycamore business has relocated to downtown DeKalb after transitioning from a brew pub to a microbrewery.Forge Brew House, 216 N. 6 St., had a soft opening March 17 and grand opening March 24. The Sycamore location, previously on Airport Road, opened in June 2015.The Forge of Sycamore, 32...

Student battles breast cancer

Marlene Nevarez, 22, is pictured with her family. Marlene said she has a great support system as she battles stage four, metastatic breast cancer.

Julia Martinez

May 9, 2016

Senior accountancy major Marlene Nevarez was diagnosed with stage four, metastatic breast cancer three months before her graduation.Marlene, 22, transferred to NIU from the College of DuPage on a transfer scholarship and was scheduled to graduate from NIU with a bachelor’s degree this spring. Her s...

Students demonstrate for end to budget stall

Students and community members demonstrate Oct. 29 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for an end to the Illinois budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly. The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday so students can send their grievances to lawmakers. 

Maxwell Bisaillon and Nick Bosshart

November 2, 2015

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, said he will meet with Bethany Vanover, SA Senate Legislative Director, this week to see what the SA’s next steps will be after Thursday’s rally.Approximately 200 students and community members filled the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for an SA-led rally...

SA asks schools to join in on rally

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, talks during an SA Senate meeting Sunday. The SA has invited students from Northeastern University, College of DuPage and Kishwaukee College, amongst others, to participate in a rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU on Thursday.

Rachel Scaman

October 26, 2015

The Student Association has reached out to students at other Illinois colleges and universities to participate in Thursday’s rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU.The SA has contacted Northeastern Illinois University, DePaul University, College of DuPage and Kishwaukee College, among others, ...

NIU track and field: Huskies compete at Chicagoland Outdoor Championships

Tyler Tangney

April 10, 2015

Track and field will compete in the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships this weekend for its second-straight meet in Illinois.The meet begins noon Friday and continues 9 a.m. Saturday.Sophomore Claudette Day, senior Latesha Bigby and sophomore Logan Tillmon will participate in their first outdoor heptathlo...

Forensics team members win awards at ‘Frankly Speaking’ tournament

Kelly Bauer

January 23, 2012

Several Forensics Team members won awards at the College of DuPage's "Frank-ly Speaking" tournament in Glen Ellyn.On Friday, Daria Skrzypczynski and Joel Thalla scored an undefeated victory against four opponents in a Lincoln Parliamentary League-style debate. Member Chris Michels and Skrzpczynski received t...