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Editor in Chief Sam Malone (left) and Zack Edwards, Chicago Ridge, stand in front of a tractor at the 2018 Corn Fest

Students should attend Corn Fest

By Sam Malone | August 23, 2019

Whether this will be your first or if you’re bringing someone to their first, popping the Corn Fest kernel is a must.Imagine the joy of butter dripping off your chin after a satisfying chomp on a county-grow corn cob, or the sound of music filling the...

NIU business professor Ozlem Ozkanli samples Thai food Saturday at the Southeast Asian Festival in rm. 100 of Anderson Hall.

Southeast Asia Club holds annual cultural festival

By Mariah Stubbs-Johnson | April 21, 2013

Food, fashion, crafts and performances were among the festivities at this year’s Southeast Asia Club festival on Saturday. The Southeast Asia club decided to do things differently this year by hosting an annual festival instead of its typical performances,...

Green Lens Environmental Film Festival now accepting submissions

By Kia Clair | March 7, 2013

NIU will host the third-annual Green Lens Environmental Film Festival in celebration of Earth Day.

The festival will run from April 20 to 25. The purpose of the event is to spur and encourage interest in environmental sustainable living. This year’s theme is Our Planet in Focus.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short, Best Student Film and Audience Choice.

All festival films must be 30 minutes long or less and they must be submitted no later than April 1. A fee is required for submission.

Films can be turned in at Film information and an online press pack must be included. DVDs can be mailed to 307 Lowden Hall.

For more information, contact Melissa Burlingame at [email protected] or visit

Bear Dare (far left) and his band The Shifty Grifters, who will appear at this weekend’s Hullaballoo!!! Music and Arts Festival in Dixon.

Weekend music fest to be a ‘hullabaloo’

By Chris Krapek | September 23, 2010

Hul-la-ba-loo (noun); great noise of excitement. The first ever Hullabaloo!!! Music and Arts Festival will take place today through Sunday at 1000 Taylor Court in Dixon. For $30, attendees can enjoy live music, food and drink, custom merchandise and grounds...