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School of Theatre brings Shakespeare to life

By Edwin Kelso | October 30, 2019

Wow is the one word that comes to mind when first viewing the story of “Troilus and Cressida” because of how simply incredible this play is. The play is set during the seventh year of the Trojan War. Prince Paris, played by Vincent Juarez, has kidnapped...

Annual Pumpkin Festival arrives in Sycamore

By Edwin Kelso | October 23, 2019

DeKALB – In 1956, Sycamore resident Wally Thurrow displayed a few decorated pumpkins on his front lawn. Six years later, this would spawn an event that would define the Sycamore community for decades to come.Now, in 2019, a Wild West Pumpkin Fest is...

“Rambo: Last Blood” disappoints

By Edwin Kelso | September 25, 2019

“Rambo: Last Blood” is uninspired. From the plot to the characters, this film will have viewers rolling their eyes and checking their watches throughout.In this final installment, John Rambo must go on one last mission in Mexico to save his friend’s...

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute performs songs by the iconic rock group for a large crowd. The group played 4 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Beach Boys Tribute band rocks Egyptian Theatre

By Edwin Kelso | September 12, 2019

DeKALB — There was nothing but smooth sailing and “Good Vibrations” for Saturday night’s audience for Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute. The event was held at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.During the performance, audience members would...

A Poster Fair worker rolls up a poster of the rock band Queen for a customer on Wednesday at the Poster Fair in the MLK commons. The Poster fair is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Friday.

Poster Fair continues on campus

By Edwin Kelso | September 5, 2019

The Poster Fair kicks off the fall semester by giving students a wide variety of different themes and designs to choose from to decorate their rooms. The event is taking place this week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is being held in the MLK commons on Sept....

Campus clubs help students

By Edwin Kelso | August 26, 2019

DeKALB — NIU is home to over three hundred clubs and organizations, which means finding the right one can be challenging. So, to make the job a bit easier, here are a few suggestions for clubs to get involved in. NIU ForensicsNIU Forensics is a club...

Written by Martin Sherman and directed by Bethany Magnu-Oles, Bent told the heartbreaking story of two gay men during the horrors of the Holocaust.

‘Bent’ displays horrors of history on campus

By Edwin Kelso | May 5, 2019

“Bent” is a tragic yet poignant story about the horrors that occurred in the early days of the Holocaust which saw the deaths of 17 million people.It follows the story of two gay men, Max, played by Avery Browne, and Ruby, played by Joe Edwards Metcalfe,...

Netflix shamelessly rips off ‘A Quiet Place’

By Edwin Kelso | April 29, 2019

To say “The Silence,” directed by John R. Leonetti, is a poor man’s “A Quiet Place” would be an extreme over-exaggeration of the quality.“The Silence” feels like a cheap grab by Netflix to cash in on this theme of horror where one must learn...

Reality Bytes Film Festival showcases important films

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | April 14, 2019

From Tuesday to Thursday evening in Cole Hall the Reality Bytes Film Festival captured the imaginations of students by displaying a variety of short films from the U.S., Switzerland, Bangladesh and China. The festival also saw the return of executive...

Rockstar Roadshow brings back that old time rock and roll

By Edwin Kelso | April 7, 2019

The Rockstar Roadshow stopped by to rock out April 5 at the historic Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., to the delight of rock and roll fans of the DeKalb area.The band itself covers major rock band hits, reaching younger audience members who may not...

Campus gets a taste of style with fashion show

By Edwin Kelso | April 7, 2019

The Nine to Five Fashion Show sponsored by Kohls was held 7:30 pm Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom located in the Holmes Student Center .The show was put on by students in the Fashion Merchandising program and was produced by the Fashion Industries...

Netflix redefines western with ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

By Edwin Kelso | April 5, 2019
Streaming service Netflix has made heads turn with recent critical successes including "Mudbound," "Roma" and "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs."