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Students plant native flowers and grass around the East Lagoon. The East Lagoon has recently been deteriorating around the shoreline. (Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon | Northern Star)

Student project leads to East Lagoon restoration

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | May 7, 2023

DeKALB – A group of classmates were determined to bring a school project to fruition by restoring the East Lagoon.  The student-led project of saving the East Lagoon from deterioration began on May 4.  The lagoon has experienced extreme erosion...

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. All students are welcome to Chai Chat 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Campus Life Building, Room 100. There will be free tea and international snacks.

2. Second-year NIU Law students are invited to a brief pancake breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Friday in Swen Parson Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

3. Students can enjoy free caramel apples 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Holmes Student Center Promenade Lounge.

Alumni visit daughter

Alumni visit daughter

By Xavier Ortega | September 26, 2016

Tom Anderson helps keep the canoe steady as his wife, Cindy Anderson, climbs in and grabs an oar from an Outdoor Adventures volunteer Friday at the East Lagoon. "We have been canoeing a lot, but this would be our first time canoeing in [NIU’s East Lagoon," Anderson said.

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

Freshman accounting major Xiaofu "Flora" Li picks up trash from the East Lagoon during Wednesday's Outdoor Adventures Lagoon Cleanup and Picnic.

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