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Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip Week Seven

By Abby Wisecarver | August 12, 2018

Week SevenAs my weight loss journey is coming to an end, I’ve realized it’s important to be mindful that life’s gonna happen, but you have to be willing to take care of yourself. These past weeks I have proven to myself that if I have a goal in...

Sunny Side Reviews: The Junction

By Ginger Simons | July 30, 2018

The Junction Eating Place, 816 W Lincoln Highway, has served the DeKalb community since 1969, providing students and locals with indulgent, homestyle meals.What sets Junction apart from other local eateries is an atmosphere that recalls an earlier period...

Top editors bid farewell

By Angela L. Pagan | May 7, 2018

Thank you Northern Star familyAngela L. Pagan | Editor-in-Chief After four years of living in the Campus Life Building Room 130, today I say goodbye to my family at the Northern Star.I have gone from columnist to perspective editor to editor-in-chief...

Pass/Fail: Renovations to Holmes Student Center ; DeKalb Police Department will combat crime by reducing parking

By Lucas Skye | April 26, 2018

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by PerspectiveEditor Lucas Skye.PassRenovations to Holmes Student Center will create a student hubThere have been few alterations to the Holmes Student Center since its 1962 opening. Fortunately, this...

Dining Hall Food Hacks

Dining Hall Food Hacks

By Peter Zemeske | March 30, 2018

It’s no secret college dining hall food is no match for our mother’s lasagna; however, most of the food at NIU is pretty good. However, pizza can get pretty dull after the millionth time I scarf slice after slice down.One day while eating at New Hall,...

Fresh brewed tea served up at low costs at Yen Ching in DeKalb.

Hot tea warms students in frost

By Cris Rojo | January 22, 2018

Freshly prepared hot tea, plated and ready to serve to those braving the cold from Egg Haven in Sycamore.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2016

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thanksgiving meals can be healthy in moderation

Thanksgiving meals can be healthy in moderation

By Blake Glosson | November 24, 2014

You can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner without regret — and without derailing your health goals.I know that’s hard to believe when the starting lineup this Thursday includes succulent turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, casseroles and warm stuffing — all...

Ellingtons serves up autumn foods

Ellington’s serves up autumn foods

By Deanna Frances | October 21, 2013

Students of Ellington’s restaurant serve a variety of meals this week, including autumn spice and la via Italiana.The student-run restaurant, located in the Holmes Student Center, is open for business 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec....

Chlorissa Saint Arbor, freshman English and Spanish major and freshman sociology major Jessica Jimenez sit in the Douglas Hall dining area Sept. 9 and enjoy the newly implemented vegetarian menu.

Douglas food caters to vegans, vegetarians

By Jennifer L. Collins | September 16, 2013

While some meat-lovers have balked at new dining options in Douglas, vegetarians have rejoiced.Douglas Hall now serves a vegan/vegetarian menu, and the only time meat is served is when it’s on the hall’s international menu. The vegetarian choices...