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DeKalb HS music ensembles head to NYC for competitions

By Juliana Leprich | April 11, 2012

Students from DeKalb High School will sing scales and toot their horns to the Big Apple in the coming weeks for national musical competitions. The DeKalb High School a capella Ensemble earned a spot in the International Championship of High School a capella...

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin vigil planned

By Northern Star Staff | March 28, 2012

A vigil for Trayvon Martin will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the MLK Commons. Senior Farouk Olayiwola will speak at the event, as will Derrick Smith, the academic counselor at the Center for Black Studies. Martin was a 17-year-old killed Feb. 26 while...

Security measures at new DHS cost $660K

By Kelly Bauer | November 1, 2011

A new facility with around 120 motion-detecting cameras, an intercom system, telephones in each classroom and fire-retardant gates does not come cheap. However, these safety measures - installed in the new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road - were...

The Egyptian Theatres Amenti Haunted House opened this weekend
and will continue offering Halloween tours from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
October 27 to 31.

Amenti Haunted House begins annual scare fest

By Linze Griebenow | October 24, 2011

A masked man wielding a chain saw is one of the first people to greet you at the Egyptian Theatre's Amenti Haunted House. The house opened this weekend and will continue to scare the DeKalb community from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Oct. 27 to 31. Waiting in...

Tom Matya, President of the Board of Education for DeKalb
Community Unit School District 428 brought new issues to the board
and community members at the first meeting of the year Tuesday

DeKalb Education Board discusses 300 percent tardiness increase, emergency radio system

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 21, 2011

The DeKalb Community Unit 428 Board of Education met Tuesday night to discuss the lengthening of passing periods at DeKalb High School and possibly hiring a manager to run DHS's new auditorium. Doug Moeller, principal of DeKalb High School introduced...

Accidents decrease at Lucinda, Annie Glidden

By Kelly Bauer | September 7, 2011

There have been fewer vehicle-related accidents at the intersection of Lucinda Avenue and Annie Glidden Road since last year, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith.In a 2010 article, the Northern Star reported on various intersections around DeKalb County where...

Bringing class to DeKalb High School

By Shelby Devitt | August 28, 2011

The new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, was dedicated at a public ceremony Friday night on the 50-yard line of the football field. The people who made the new, multi-million dollar facility possible were recognized, including current and former...

High school students spend a week brushing up on their communication skills with NIU Forensics

By Tony Osborne | July 18, 2011

DeKALB | High school students from across the Midwest spent the week on campus hoping to spruce up their speeches at the NIU Speech Camp.The 26th annual summer camp helps high school students from Illinois and Iowa improve their communication skills before...

The new DeKalb High School, built on a $110 million referendum,
will open for classes this fall.

New high school begins classes

By Jason Pfrommer | June 23, 2011

In only a couple of months, DeKalb High School, 501 Dresser Road, will begin its first class sessions. The school was built as a way to accommodate many future generations, not just a couple years said James Mitchell, former DeKalb school board member....

Kiwanis Club celebrates pancake day with the community

By Meaghen Harms | March 9, 2011

Pancakes will be served to anyone in the community on Saturday at DeKalb High School, 1515 S. Fourth St. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb is hosting their 56th Annual Pancake Day. The breakfast, where pancakes, sausage, bacon and applesauce will be served, will...

Local schools respond to concerns with safety measures

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | January 30, 2011

The issue of school safety was recently brought to the forefront of national news when a Lost Angeles student brought a gun to school. On Jan. 18, a gun discharged inside of a student's backpack at Garden High School, 1301 West 182nd St. in Gardena, California....

DeKalb High School offers dual credit courses

By Allyson Martin | October 10, 2010

Students currently enrolled in DeKalb High School have the option of enrolling in dual credit classes. "We offer many classes such as nursing, business and health education." said DHS Registrar Bonnie Stellatos . Stellatos and DHS Principal Doug Moeller...