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A photograph of Darryl Postelnick outside of his house where some of his cooking videos are filmed.

NIU alumnus finds TikTok fame through food

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 23, 2022

NIU alumnus Darryl Postelnick has been gaining attention by grilling up views on TikTok and has 2.1 million followers on the platform.  Postelnick graduated from NIU in 1987 with a major in marketing and a minor in psychology.  “I started (cooking)...

Colorado baker who sparked Supreme Court case has book deal

January 30, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The Colorado baker whose refusal to design a wedding cake for a gay couple led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling and made him a conservative hero now has a book deal.Jack Phillips' memoir, currently untitled, will be released this summer...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2016

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pass/Fail: Dragons, Tupac, Hunger Games to appear in spring curriculum, Illinois lawmakers pass pension reform at state workers’ expense

By Danny Cozzi | December 3, 2013

Pass: Dragons, Tupac, Hunger Games to appear in spring curriculumThe College of Education has unveiled 15 intriguing classes that relate to pop culture topics, according to today’s article in the Northern Star.Considering the fact that I spend a rather...

The salsa and lime add great flavor to the fish tacos.

Devour the diverse dishes

By Patrick Pastrana | June 25, 2013

Cooking is a very important skill to have. There’s no better time to practice this art than the summer. There will be gatherings, parties of all sorts or occasions where you just want to provide delicious food. Two recipes I found that are tasty and...

Easy to make cooking recipes

By Sarah Contreras | February 27, 2013

Anyone can cook, the saying goes. The trouble is: not everyone knows where to start. Cooking can be, to say the least, very tedious. Recipes might call for ingredients you’ve never heard of or they might be three pages long. Ovens, food processors and...

Make quality meals in the microwave

By Beth Schumacher | February 18, 2013

College students are busy, and that’s nothing new. Chances are you don’t have time to make breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, and the dining hall doesn’t always match your schedule. At this point, the microwave has become your best friend. You...

Laybe Bennett, junior special education majo, cooks spaghetti
for her and her roommates Tuesday night.

Tips for cooking safely

By Drew Veskauf | September 21, 2011

In the college life cooking for oneself is a way to save money and maintain a healthier lifestyle, but it can also be recipe for a structure fire. "(Cooking fires) are the biggest cause of accidental fires," said DeKalb Fire Chief Bruce Harrison. Cooking...

Learn to make the same meals that are served at Tapa La Luna

By Meaghen Harms | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, will host cooking classes on the last Saturday of each month through April. The series of classes is called Taste of Tapa La Luna. They will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Each class has a different theme from...