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A Capella groups prepare to compete

The Huskie Hunks will compete in the ICCA Quarterfinals with hopes of making it to semifinals hosted in downtown Chicago.

Hayden Perkins

February 2, 2017

DeKALB | The sound of music will be heard throughout the halls of DeKalb High School as the Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella begins.Among the competitors are two groups from Northern Illinois: the Huskie Hunks and the Harmelodics. The top two groups of the Great Lakes Q...

NIU joins Recyclemania

Logan Love

March 7, 2013

Throw your papers and bottles in campus recycle bins--the 12th annual Recyclemania collegiate competition is under way. NIU is in the 44th position after the third week of the competition with a recycling rate of 45.3 percent, according to The rate is calculated by dividing the weight of...

Congressional Art Competition open for submissions

Northern Star Staff

January 27, 2013

Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for high school student from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, according to a news release from Hultgren’s office. Entries in the competition must be submitted to Hultgren’s district office, 179...

Local photo club holds informal competition

Ryan Felgenhauer

September 7, 2011

The Sycamore Public Library Photography Club held an informal photo competition Wednesday. The competition challenged members to bring their best photographic interpretation of the theme "The Dog Days of Summer." The club gives monthly assignments, and the "Dog Days" competition was used as a way to giv...