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A red velvet cookie with white frosting with a chunk broken off and crumbles on the table.

Love at first bite: Valentine’s Day recipes to try

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | February 8, 2023

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some sweet recipes to gain those holiday woos.  Raspberry Lemon Cake A cake can certainly be one of the most time-consuming desserts to make; however, it’s worth it in the end. This raspberry lemon cake is...

(left to right) graduate student Eric Cnus and Sareh Nerwell, first-year psychology major work in the Anderson Hall Communiversity Gardens, 520 Garden Rd. The gardens are open for volunteers every Wednesday.

Communiversity Gardens invites volunteers to learn about food production

By Ally Formeller | April 7, 2022
Volunteers can learn more about food production and farming practices at NIU's Communiversity Gardens with a wide variety of produce.
Tequechees is Provechos most popular dish ordered by delivery or catering. Provecho is in the works to open a restaurant in downtown DeKalb.

Multicultural catering business to open brick and mortar restaurant in DeKalb

By Abby Byer | March 17, 2022
Provecho serves multicultural food, with a lot of dishes from Venezuela, that people can order by delivery and is in the works to open a restaurant.
Huskie Fresh is a new meal service for students.

Huskie Fresh brings meal kits to campus

By Kurt Bitting | February 1, 2022

DeKALB —NIU community members now have the option to order premade meals with the Huskie Fresh meal kit program. Huskie Fresh is a collaborative project involving community members and personnel and facilities from Campus Dining Services, the College...

Takis To Go, 817 W Lincoln Hwy, serves traditional American food.

Local restaurant struggles due to opening during COVID-19

By Jaylen Conwell, News Reporter | January 26, 2022

DeKALB — Any DeKalb resident or NIU student looking for a new place to hang out with a diverse menu should consider visiting Taki’s To Go, 817 W Lincoln Hwy. Customers can order a variety of food including burgers, homemade chicken sandwiches,...

Pasta shells stuffed with minced beef meat with herbs.

5 cheat day meal recipes to try

By Ariel Morris, Lifestyle writer | January 20, 2022

Finding new ways to spice up your meal on a cheat day is exciting, considering the abundance of delicious meals to try. One of the best things about cooking is that you can improvise and make whatever your heart desires. Cheat meals are rewarding after...

A photograph of three vegan drinks from Starbucks.

5 vegan drinks to try at Starbucks

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | December 30, 2021

Starbucks has a good amount of vegan options, including hot drinks, iced drinks and frappuccinos. The chain offers almond, oat, coconut and soy non-dairy milk substitution as well. These five vegan Starbucks drinks are perfect for those who do and...

India, US struggling to bridge trade dispute as Trump visits

By PAUL WISEMAN | February 22, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — American dairy farmers, distillers and drugmakers have been eager to break into India, the world’s seventh-biggest economy but a tough-to-penetrate colossus of 1.3 billion people.Looks like they’ll have to wait.Talks between the...

Police find secret cigarette factory 4 meters underground

February 20, 2020

MADRID (AP) — Police have dismantled what they say is the Europe Union’s first clandestine underground cigarette factory — four meters (13 feet) under a horse stable in southern Spain.Statements Thursday from Spanish police and Europol said 20 people...

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

By JILL LAWLESS | February 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care.That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in...

More US firms are boosting faith-based support for employees

By DAVID CRARY | February 11, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) —It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive...

Amid uncertainty, French wine industry puts itself on show

By THOMAS ADAMSON | February 11, 2020

PARIS (AP) — France's big wine industry, shaken by U.S. President Trump’s painful tariff hikes and the threat of climate change, is hoping to re-energize global interest in its products with a big trade fair in Paris.Two thousand winemakers - including...