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Men’s tennis: Huskies claim wins over weekend

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Men’s tennis bounced back from a season-opening loss with a winning record in its second weekend of competition.The Huskies beat the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, 7-0, and the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 5-2, Friday in Rockford. Sunday, the Huskies beat...

Homecoming party playlist

By Katie Lavelle | October 9, 2013

“Home” by Jack JohnsonJunior pre-physical therapy major Mike Termena“Too Much” by DrakeSenior biology major Alex Larson“Royals” by LordeSophomore marketing major Carly Christenson“All Over the Road” by Easton CorbinJunior marketing major...

Local artists pick top five rappers

By Jarrel Sylvers | October 9, 2013

Some of NIU’s most talented musical personalities determined the hottest rap artists in the game.Each year, MTV reporter Sway gathers a panel of rap influences to select the top five hottest MC’s. This year, I gathered a collection of artists and...

Drake’s new album isn’t best

By Jarrel Sylvers | September 25, 2013

“Nothing Was The Same” by rap artist Drake has been met with extraordinary reviews since its leak last week, but it isn’t his best project.Drake, also known as “the King of Melancholy” as Associated Press writer Chris Talbott aptly describes...

Twitter Hoax: Artist Drake will not be performing at the Convo Center for Homecoming

By Northern Star Staff | September 22, 2013

DeKalb | Drake’s not making a stop at the Convocation Center come Homecoming.The rumor that NIU would host the rapper started on Twitter, where user @horette tweeted “#NIU #NIU17 is coming to NIU” with a picture that said Drake would perform in...

YOLO is what you make it

By Beth Schumacher | August 28, 2012

To YOLO or not to YOLO, that’s the beginning of this semester’s question. The acronym, which means you only live once and which was made popular by hip hop artist Drake, has taken quite the beating from those who follow Jack Black on Twitter. A tweet...

Only living once turning into a popluar fad poor choices

Only living once turning into a popluar fad poor choices

By Troy Doetch | July 1, 2012

Just as a suburban white girl says her iPhone case is “ghetto,” as your dad calls your friends “dawgz,” so did I start using the acronym YOLO, ironically, with the intention of being cute. But things got a little out of hand. YOLO, I guess. As...

J. Cole talks about touring with full band, Campus Consciousness Tour

By Lindsey Diehl | April 15, 2012

It doesn’t seem to be “A Sideline Story” for this heavy hitter, anymore. Grammy-nominated artist J. Cole is gearing up for his tour stop Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. The “Work Out” and “Can’t Get Enough” rapper is headlining...

Lacrosse pleased to return home

By Ed Rietveld | April 11, 2012

After three weeks away from DeKalb, NIU lacrosse returns home this Saturday with a pair of games against Lake Forest and the University of Chicago. The Huskies (3-1) are on a two-game winning streak heading into Saturday’s action. NIU beat the Leathernecks...


What happened to the music industry?

By Colin Remes | March 20, 2012

The music industry has certainly changed over the past 15 years, and in my opinion, not at all for the better. The advancements of technology have allowed digital distribution to expand exponentially, in particular illegal downloading, and it has caused...

NIU men’s soccer defeats Drake 1-0

By Brian Thomas | September 25, 2011

No. 20 ranked NIU men's soccer won its second game in a row Saturday night, downing Drake in Des Moines 1-0. "Drake is a difficult team to play against," said Eric Luzzi, NIU head men's soccer coach. "They are a very physical team, and they made it hard...

Are student opinions really heard at the Convo?

By Chris Krapek | February 20, 2011

A few weeks ago, it was looking pretty grim. The line-up for the spring semester at the Convocation Center was filled with shows that weren't directly aimed at college students. So far, there's been a Christian music concert, well-respected gospel singer...