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University to host Veterans Day activities

By Edwin Kelso | November 6, 2019

Veterans Day pays tribute to the brave men and women who have risked their lives defending our country. NIU is hosting a series of events on Nov. 11 in the spirit of honoring such heroes. The first event is the Veterans Day Flagpole Ceremony. It starts...

Huskies reflect on transition and level of play in college hockey

By Matt Boecker | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — NIU hockey is going through a major transitional period in its inaugural season at the D1 level.NIU’s American Collegiate Hockey Association D2 team was bumped up to D1 for the first time in program history. Only four players on the D1 team...

Two Huskie wrestlers face off Oct. 24 during NIUs Red Black Dual at the Convocation Center. 

Wilson and West post top performances at MSU open

By James Krause | November 4, 2019

Two Huskie wrestlers face off Oct. 24 during NIU's Red Black Dual at the Convocation Center. 

Eastern Michigan sweeps 2019 MAC Championships

By Marcel Carrasco | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — Eastern Michigan University left DeKalb on Saturday as the rightful owner of the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championships.The Eagles took first place in the men’s and women’s races hosted by NIU at the North 40 course.Neither EMU team...

DeKalb goes crazy for Prince tribute

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | November 3, 2019

DeKALB — Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones brought the legendary Prince back from the dead and defied the artist’s typical age demographic by mirroring his image and executing his music flawlessly for all generations to enjoy.The concert was held Saturday...

Daniel Crawford, redshirt senior tight end, muscles away an opponent Aug. 31 2019 after a catch against Illinois State University during NIUs 24-10 victory at Huskie Stadium.

Crawford has emerged as a top athlete but not without trials and tribulations

By James Krause | November 1, 2019

Daniel Crawford, redshirt senior tight end, goes up for a contested throw against an opponent Sept. 28, 2019 during NIU's 24-18 loss to Vanderbilt University at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Spring 2020 registration to open

By Naj Edwards | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Registration for spring 2020 classes will be open to all students Monday. Students can register as early as Nov. 4. Open enrollment begins Nov. 15 with no appointment needed.The Huskie Installment Plan deadline is Nov. 30. Division of Academic...

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DeKalb Public Library to host game night

By Kyle Mathas | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — On the week of Halloween, the DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a game night with games and snacks. The game night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bilder Family Meeting Room.The event is meant to be a fun outing for friends, family...

Outdoor Adventures to host kayaking event

By Jordan Radloff | October 28, 2019

The Department of Recreation and Wellness is promoting a kayaking excursion on the Rock River Saturday Nov. 2 through their Outdoor Adventures program. The event is hosted by the Sycamore Park District and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. according...

Gas price update for Oct. 28

By Northern Star Staff | October 28, 2019

The average gasoline price in DeKalb County at 1:05 p.m. Monday was $2.60 per gallon, according to This price is a decrease of 3 cents from Oct. 23's average of $2.63.The state average at 1:05 p.m. Monday was $2.63, which is a decrease...

NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

By Ahyen Labanan | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students...

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...