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“1917” ends 2019 with an epic tale

By Jacob Baker | January 24, 2020

Acclaimed director Sam Mendes and the modern day great cinematographer Roger Deakins ended 2019 on an epic and emotional note with their ultra realistic World War I film “1917.” Mendes helms the true story based on the events his own grandfather...

Art exhibit showcases faculty, staff artwork

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 16, 2020

DeKALB — Composed of several events, a month-long exhibit at the NIU Art Museum will feature lectures and presentations from art and design faculty and staff. At their individual events, the featured faculty and staff will showcase their artwork and...

Catherine Carter gets ready to eat brightly colored macarons. She brought them back to England from Paris

Day 21 and 22 – Back in England: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 28, 2019

Day 21 Good morning NIU! It’s my first day back here in England and it’s weird to stop saying ‘merci’ to everyone and go back to saying ‘thanks.’ As sad as I was to leave France, I am just as excited to be back in Oxford. After class this...

Day 20: One final day in Paris

By Catherine Carter | July 24, 2019

Au revoir France! For my last day in Paris, I went to the Louvre! I absolutely ‘louvred’ it! The museum was almost incomprehensibly large. I spent five hours inside and I think I only saw 20% of what’s inside. I wasn’t even able to take my time...

The Eiffel Tower stands tall over the buildings in Paris.

Day 18 and 19 – Off to Paris: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | July 24, 2019

Day 18: Heading to FranceBonjour! This morning I woke up early to catch a chunnel (underwater train) to France! I studied French in high school, so I was very excited to finally be able to use it, even though I was more than a bit rusty. When we arrived...

Starbucks sets positive example by working to reduce waste

By Lucas Skye | July 16, 2018

America should follow Starbucks’ lead by banning disposable plastic straws.Starbucks is setting a great example by eliminating plastic straws from their locations globally by 2020, according to a July 9 press release by the company. The change stems...

A boy skates by a painted wall reading Paris, I love you on Nov. 22. As Paris reeled from the worst attacks France has known since the end of World War II, its street artists took to city walls and billboards to paint notes of defiance. 

NIU student tells of experience in Paris after attacks

By Keith Hernandez | December 3, 2015

NIU student Andrew Daw was enjoying the Paris nightlife with friends on Nov. 13 when gunshots rang out a couple streets over.Daw, a senior French business translation major, didn’t hear the commotion from inside a taxi cab on the way to The Labo, a...

A man lights a candle which forms a peace sign during a candlelight vigil for the Paris attacks Wednesday in the town square of Molenbeek, Belgium. After a Wednesday morning raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis, authorities could not immediately confirm whether Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian Islamic State militant, was killed or arrested. Both Abaaoud and the Abdeslam brothers, that also participated in the attacks, grew up in the same neighborhood of Molenbeek. 

Students to hold vigil for terror attack victims

By Northern Star staff | November 18, 2015

NIU students will hold a candle light vigil Thursday for the victims of recent terror attacks in several countries.More than 300 people have died in terror attacks this year in Beirut, Kenya and France, the latter of which occurred Friday. Anne Seitzinger,...

Health care system ranked 37 worldwide

By Colin Remes | April 10, 2012

Part 2 of 2 We are facing gridlock in Washington, but parliamentary systems rarely see a lack of movement like we are experiencing. The main reason for this is that parliamentary systems are significantly more unified in their political views, ideas and...

Visitors at the DeKalb Cornfest inspect a B-17 aircraft brought to the fest by the Arizona branch of the Commemorative Air Force Saturday Aug. 21 at the DeKalb Municipal Airport.

Flying high above DeKalb: A first-hand account of a ride in a B-17 bomber

By Dan Martynowicz | August 24, 2010

As a child, one of my favorite games to play was running around the house with my model B-17 bomber, pretending to be the lead bomber over Nazi-occupied France. On Aug. 16, I was given the opportunity to fly in a B-17 over DeKalb and Northern Illinois...