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Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (19) battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers Scott Laughton (21) and Cam York (45) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

COLUMN: Blackhawks should keep Toews at trade deadline

By Alex Crowe, Assistant Sports Editor | January 20, 2023

The trade deadline is approaching in the NHL, which for Blackhawks fans means familiar faces may end up in different places.  Contenders are gearing up to bolster their roster and bottom-dwellers are selling their top players for future assets and...

In Focus: What are you doing to prepare for your final exams next week?

By Perspective Staff | December 2, 2014

Blake GlossonFor the most part, my preparation for finals week is pretty typical.In terms of studying, I set aside time each morning to review my notes from lectures. I have also found it helpful in semesters past to create study guides from scratch to...

Fax problems delay course add/drops for commuters

By Alex Fiore | January 27, 2011

Students who commute to NIU may have difficulty adding or dropping a course within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. As of Wednesday afternoon, the college was unable to receive faxes from outside the university, said Jill Boersma, director of...

Voting registration deadline looming

By Northern Star Staff | September 26, 2010

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general elections is Oct. 5. Oct. 6 marks the first day of grace period voting and registration and runs until Oct. 26. According to the Cook County Clerk website,  “grace period registrants will either...

Homecoming registration deadline looms

By Matt Liparota | September 22, 2010

Students interested in participating in Homecoming events are running out of time. Application packets for participation in Homecoming events are due Friday by 4:30 p.m. Homecoming events begin on Sunday, Oct. 10 and run through Sunday, Oct. 16. LaTasha...

Deadline to add or drop class approaching

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2010

Students wishing to add and/or drop classes from their schedule must do so by Sept. 3. In order to drop a class, students must go to the college of their major to have a class officially dropped. Students who want to waive their student insurance must...