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A photograph of a line of customers waiting to get into Insomnia Cookies during the stores grand opening PJ party.

Insomnia Cookies opens new location downtown DeKalb

By Bailey Eschbach and Kyron Lewis | January 30, 2022

DeKALB — Insomnia Cookies hosted its grand opening at the chain’s new location in downtown DeKalb, 203 E. Lincoln Highway, on Saturday. The chain is known for having warm, delicious cookies available late at night and offers a delivery service.  This...

STEMFest 2017

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2017

Hey Huskies, get ready to play with lasers or dissect cow eyeballs at NIU’s STEMFest. STEMFest is a free event held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 at the Convocation Center. You can check out all the activities available that promote...

Free math tutoring offered in DuSable

By Kia Clair | February 11, 2013

The faculty in the department of mathematics want to do their best to help Huskie students succeed, so they’re now offering free tutoring for students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in DuSable Hall, Room 326. “The tutoring center provides...

Rec Center to hold free fitness classes

By Lindsey Rodriguez | January 13, 2013

NIU is welcoming students back with a Group fitness free week. The Recreation Center is hosting a Fitness free week, which will be held until Saturday. All students are welcome to enjoy free fitness classes in activity rooms one and two. Eric Appiah,...

Students can win free items from Rec Rewards program

By Franz Varga | October 2, 2012

Oct. 8 correction: In an Oct. 3 article titled “Rec center rewards visits,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that when a participant reaches 25 points for the Rec Rewards program he or she earns a water bottle and when participants reach 50...

DeKalb County Health Department, drugstore help those trying to quit smoking for free

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2011

February is American Heart Month. The DeKalb County Health Department is offering help for those trying to quit smoking. The health department is teaming up with Lehan Drugs to provide over-the-counter nicotine replacement products, including patches,...

An open letter to save free printing at NIU

By Taurean Small | November 16, 2010

Dear NIU Computing Facilities Advisory Committee,As a Huskie at NIU, I am highly disgruntled by your proposal to charge students to use the printers on campus. In fact, I cannot recall a time where I have been more upset. Do you understand that you are...