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Last Day on Earth, written by David Vann.

Last Day on Earth author comes to DeKalb for book signing

By Kyla Gardner | November 7, 2011

Author David Vann has investigated the life and death of Feb. 14, 2008 gunman Steven Kazmierczak more in-depth, perhaps, than anyone else. He will answer questions from the NIU and DeKalb community tonight. Barnes and Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road, advertises...

Team of NIU officials assesses possible student threats

By Kyla Gardner | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | A team of senior officials from different NIU departments meets weekly to discuss students. Though you may not know it exists, this team works to keep the NIU campus safe. Campus threat teams – which identify students whose behavior might be...

Forward, Together three years later: Community gathers to remember the five victims

By Candice Beasley | February 14, 2011

DeKALB | Monday marked the third anniversary of the Feb. 14 shootings at Cole Hall. NIU President John Peters spoke to an estimated 2,000 students, staff members and community members in front of the Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden on Monday...

Editorial: When does an anniversary become a regular day?

By The Editorial Board | September 12, 2010

This Saturday marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but honestly, it seemed like any other day. We're not sure if it was because it was the Huskies' first home football game, or the fact that the day itself had perfect weather, but it just...