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A roller skater passing over a bridge on Thursday at the East Lagoon on campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Corner to Corner: A roll around the East Lagoon

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 13, 2022

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

3 ways to eat free on campus this week

By Northern Star staff | October 18, 2016

1. The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in Adams Hall Chandelier Room. The luncheon will discuss student activism on sexual violence. For more information email pcsw@niu.edu.2. First and Second-Year...

Alumni visit daughter

Alumni visit daughter

By Xavier Ortega | September 26, 2016

Kelsey Anderson, third-year biology major, paddles her kayak to her parents Friday in the East Lagoon during NIU’s Family Weekend. Kelsey's parents, alumni of NIU, attended NIU’s Family Weekend with their parents when they attended NIU. "It is nice...

NIU alumna Elizabeth Justice collects tomatoes Oct. 5 at the Communiversity Gardens. Students can keep busy this summer by volunteering for the gardens.

Summer guide

By Alexis Malapitan | June 15, 2015

If you’re looking something to do in DeKalb this summer, here are a few things to keep you occupied:Eat downtownIf you’re like me and enjoy eating, there are a number of restaurants you should check out in the downtown DeKalb and Sycamore areas.Texas...

Students, locals clean up for Earth Day

Students, locals clean up for Earth Day

By Alex LaBee | April 22, 2015

(left to right) Special Education and Visual Impairments freshman, Samantha Smolka; freshman, accounting major Xiaofu 'Flora' Li; freshman biology major, Jenny Wayman picks up trash from the lagoon during Wednesday's Outdoor Adventures Lagoon Cleanup...

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

Trying to enjoy the weather? Check out the top 4 prettiest places on campus

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

It’s good to get away and surround yourself with the beauty of nature.You don’t have to go that far to find them, as there are many on campus. Here are the top four prettiest places on campus. 1. The East Lagoon, NIU entrance off Lincoln HighwayThis...

Diane DeMers, resident of the Ellwood Historic Neighborhood, expresses her concerns over the implementation of a enterprise zone in DeKalb at a Monday City Council meeting in the DeKalb Municipal Building. DeMers brought photographs of a strip mall at the corner of Annie Glidden Highway and Hillcrest Drive to show attendees what an enterprise zone could create in the Ellwood Historic Neighborhood. An enterprise zone is an area within a community where companies receive incentives, including tax credits and exemptions.

Locals push against enterprise zoning

By Kristin Maglabe | October 27, 2014

The John and Harrison Street area will be excluded from DeKalb’s proposed enterprise zone, a move that was announced at City Council Monday.Enterprise zones are areas within communities where companies can take advantage of special state incentives,...

Attend meeting for John Street

By Diane DeMers | October 26, 2014

As a 25-year resident of the Ellwood Historic Neighborhood, I am very concerned about what lies ahead for this beloved cluster of older homes and majestic trees burrowed between NIU and downtown DeKalb. The fate of the John Street area of this neighborhood...

Sochi Saturday

Sochi Saturday

By Joshua Lazenby | February 17, 2014

Graduate philosophy student Mike Cassar (left) and Peter Aruta, outreach minister of the Newman Catholic Student Center, work a homemade zamboni Saturday on the East Lagoon. Inspired by the Sochi Olympic games, the event, Sochi Saturday, hosted ice hockey...

Sophomore communication major Marie Tasa and sophomore art major Nate Ardent paddle their boat, made of 90 percent recycled material, during the Recycle Boat Race on Tuesday in the East Lagoon.

Recycled boat race draws in larger crowd than usual

By Matt Carlson | October 9, 2013

Homecoming’s recycled boat race saw a larger crowd than usual Tuesday at the East Lagoon.The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The participants started from the shore in the lagoon, took a lap around the island and headed back to where...

Michael Hottelmann (right), Jenni Hottelmann (center) and
Rosetta Johnston (left) release water lanterns into the East Lagoon
as part of a memorial for Toni Keller Tuesday night.

Candlelight vigil held to honor one year anniversary of Antinette “Toni” Keller murder

By Chelsey Boutan | October 18, 2011

Thirty lit lanterns resembling sunflowers floated across the East Lagoon as Beatles and Pink Floyd songs played softly in the background. Members of the campus community released lanterns in remembrance of former NIU art student Antinette "Toni" Keller...