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Shane Landers as Paul McCartney, plays the bass Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

The Return brings Beatles music back to life

By Parker Otto | February 8, 2020

DeKALB — When the lights dimmed on the Egyptian Theatre stage, four Georgian musicians rushed on and became the iconic, Liverpudlian, mop-top Beatles.The Return, an American Beatles tribute band, performed Friday with a mix of the early hits and later...

First hand account of maintaining a ketogenic diet

By Jordan Radloff | January 15, 2020

Going into the new decade I wanted to make a major change to my personal health. I looked up many methods on how to lose weight and decided on a diet that would be easy for me to keep. My experience following a ketogenic diet has been successful so far.Keto...

Solar energy to lower tenants’ ComEd bills

By Noah Thornburgh | December 9, 2019

Editor's note: This story is part of a collaboration with WNIJ. Read WNIJ Reporter Sarah Jesmer's story here and listen to her broadcast here. Listen to WNIJ's broadcast on why we came to this story here.DeKALB — On 19 acres of unincorporated DeKalb...

German anchors a talented roster, defensive improvements key for team success

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — The men’s basketball team has been having a historic run the past couple weeks, winning six consecutive games after starting the season 0-2. This marks the longest win streak since the 2015-16 season, when the Huskies won seven straight games...

The Huskies prepare Friday for their annual Red/Black Intrasquad Meet in the Convocation Center.

Huskies compete for annual Intrasquad, showcase teams’ talent

By Maddie Barrett | November 23, 2019

DeKALB — Crowd support wasn’t a problem Friday as the gymnastics team competed in its Red/Black Intrasquad meet. Walking into Victor E. Court the sounds of fans screaming were heard, and the smell of chalk filled the gym as the teams walked onto the...


A first-hand account of living with depression

By Anthony Parlogean | October 30, 2019

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” I was told. “There are people far worse off than you.”The world is obviously full of suffering and misery, and someone complaining about feeling “blue” might come across as annoyingly frivolous, but it’s...

That time I... played at a Bears halftime show

That time I… played at a Bear’s halftime show

By Jordan Radloff | October 28, 2019

I have had the opportunity to perform at many cool places in my musical career. Recently, I was able to play for one of the largest crowds yet when I performed with the Huskie Marching Band during the halftime show at the Bears Sunday. Performing at Soldier...

Polo G performs  9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. 

Rappers kick off Homecoming with energetic show

By Quentin Wilson | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Rapper Polo G kicked off Homecoming Week with a heartfelt performance 9 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The event was hosted by the Campus Activities Board.Chicago rapper Queen Key and NIU students...

Environmental Action discussed at Egyptian Theatre

By Sasha Dobek | September 27, 2019
Filmmaker Jamie Redford's documentary "Happening — A Clean Energy Revolution" spotlights issues and innovations occurring in the fight for the planet.
Bethany Christensen (middle), sophomore physical education major, plays hockey with Ozzy Loda (right), sophomore medical laboratory sciences major, and another student for Outdoor Adventures.

Outdoor Adventures encourages wellness and experience

By Taher Zeitoun | March 18, 2019

DeKALB — Outdoor Adventures, a program of the Recreation and Wellness Center, offers outdoor recreational experiences for the NIU community and general public. The program offers gear rental and team building services for organizations or groups among...

Horoscopes for 8-30-18

August 30, 2018

• Aries (March 21-April 19)Focus to grow family account balances. Your head is full of ways to make money. Don’t charge forward blindly. Adapt to a surprise. Reinforce and strengthen structures.• Taurus (April 20-May 20)You’re more confident and...

Have a Smooth Morning!

By Maddie Barrett | February 28, 2018

It’s a busy Monday morning, and there’s 15 minutes until you need to leave for class. You’re hungry and need the energy to be able to power through the day. Making one of these quick smoothies can help you conquer the day and be on time for your...