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A Huskie statue outside of the Peters Campus Life Building overlooking the intersection of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue. Oorah, a Huskie Statue outside of the Doherty Law Firm, was stolen last year, leading the firms owner to work with a local art teacher to recreate the statue. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Stolen Huskie statue set to rejoin the Huskies on Parade

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 21, 2023

DeKALB – Oorah, the name of a stolen Huskie statue, is the Marine Corps cheer of enthusiasm and devotion – it’s also what DeKalb will be saying because the statue is coming back. The Huskies on Parade project is a community driven art project...

Then-redshirt senior wide receiver Cole Tucker runs on the field during the second half of NIUs 115th homecoming game against the University of Toledo Rockets on Oct. 8 at Huskie Stadium. Tucker played his final game at NIU on Nov. 26, becoming the eighth player in NIU history to reach 2,000 receiving yards on his career. (Northern Star File Photo)

Cole Tucker leaves a lasting legacy at NIU

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | November 29, 2022
NIU’s longtime pass-catcher, Cole Tucker, makes his exit from the college stage with a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten.

Local jazz groups to perform at Egyptian Theatre

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Four local jazz groups will come together for the fourth year in a row to bring a night of jazz to DeKalb.Beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will present its annual “Jazz at the Egyptian” show.The DeKalb...

Women’s basketball leads Big-10 foe at the half

By Quentin Wilson | November 24, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies currently hold a 35-30 lead at halftime on the road in West Lafayette, Indiana against Purdue University.Redshirt senior forward Courtney Woods leads the Huskies in points, with all nine coming from beyond the three point arc. Sophomore...

The ABBA Show makes DeKalb residents “dancing queens”

By Jacob Roushia | November 8, 2019

DeKALB – The ABBA Show’s first ever tour in the United States and DeKalb included four DeKalb High School student musicians, and was an absolute blast to watch. The performance started at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N.  Second...

The Kiskwaukee College Student Center Oct. 16.

2 Degree in 3 years program saves time and money

By Jordan Radliff | November 6, 2019

NIU has partnered with Kishwaukee College to create a program that will allow students from certain high schools to get associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in three years. This can be beneficial to students trying to save time and limit tuition costs....

High School students to play with ABBA tribute

By Jacob Roushia | October 30, 2019

DeKALB – DeKalb students will join the orchestra of The ABBA Show at the Egyptian Theatre. Four students from DeKalb Public High School will be a part of the orchestra performing the songs “Honey Honey,” “If it Wasn’t For the Night” and “Slipping...

DeKalb High School to host Dr. Eduardo Cabrera

By Northern Star Staff | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The DeKalb History Center and Parent University will be hosting author Dr. Eduardo Cabrera 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event will be at DeKalb High School in the Forum room.Cabrera is doing a presentation in Spanish on his book “9 Cuentos...

The author Richard Powers will visit the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Pullitzer-prize winning author Richard Powers to speak at library

By Northern Star Staff | September 27, 2019

Richard Powers, multiple award-winning author and graduate of DeKalb High School, will be at a meet-and-greet 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. He will read an excerpt from his 2018 novel "The Overstory." The novel won the Pullitzer...

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

A Capella groups prepare to compete

By Hayden Perkins | February 2, 2017

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

Parachute band to perform national anthem at basketball game

By Northern Star staff | February 11, 2016

Virginian pop-rock band Parachute will perform the national anthem at the men’s basketball game against Western Michigan 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Convocation Center.Parachute will perform prior to their live show at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd...

DeKalb Music Boosters to hold third annual Drive 4 UR School event

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2015

The DeKalb Music Boosters will allow community members to test drive cars for the third Drive 4 UR School program.People will able to test drive Ford vehicles for free 3:15-7:30 p.m. May 1 in the parking lot of DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road....