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Where My Witches At?: A Ghoul’s Guide to Halloween Parties

By Samantha Manahan | October 26, 2017

Halloween is approaching fast, and costume parties are undoubtedly expected by me and all my college pals. Throwing a party can be difficult, but by using these tricks and treats, you will be able to make your party absolutely wicked.Which Witch is WhichWhen...

When inviting people over for a bonfire, change it up with different styles of s’mores, do-it-yourself drink options and a unique soundtrack.

Bonfires offer relaxation

By Tatianna Salisbury | July 24, 2017

Bonfires are a hassle-free event that can be held if planning for a classic summer get-togethers like barbecues and pool parties become to stressful.Time by the fire with friends is casual, relaxing and relatively cheap compared to the traditional summer...

Student skaters look forward to spring activities

By Brady Meier | May 1, 2013

With the spring semester coming to a close and the weather finally showing signs of turning, it is “prime time” for skaters in the DeKalb area, Edmund said. “The lagoon is one of the coolest places for a beginner to get practice in,” Edmund said....

Educational and fun games

By Josh Alfrey | May 1, 2013

Are you worried finals are here and you spent the whole semester playing video games? Luckily, I have some video games that could help you learn something before the big test. Gaming has many benefits beside being an excuse to ignore class. Despite what...

Student oganization holds annual fashion show

By Deanna Frances | April 21, 2013

The Fashion Industries Organization (FIO) brought together students for a night of style and high energy. FIO, a group made up of textiles, apparel and merchandising majors from the School of Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences, held its annual...

Plan your spring acivities now

By Sarah Contreras | February 27, 2013

Winter is ending, and it is time to celebrate. With the fading of winter usually comes a feeling of restlessness. The cold, snow and icy rain keep most people cooped up for a few months--why go outside when it is so nice and dry inside? Now, at the end...

College can be educational and fun, too

College can be educational and fun, too

By Cody Laplante | February 17, 2013

NIU: an institution of esteemed learning and scholarly pursuits where students with large minds work tirelessly towrad the larger goal of receiving a degree. This is the classic view of American higher education, and for many students that may be a reality....

Magical moments make a good song great

By Katie Finlon | September 24, 2012

It was just another day of hanging out with my friend and her family, and her father—knowing I’m a music enthusiast—asked me, “Have you heard of this blog called The Greatest Song Parts of All Time?” Nope, not entire songs. Parts of songs. I...

How to be safe while having fun on spring break

How to be safe while having fun on spring break

By Alyssa Pracz | March 8, 2011

When you hear the words "spring break," you automatically think of laying out on the beach, partying all day, going out clubbing and meeting lots of people. What you probably do not think about are the people who have gotten hurt over spring break, suffered...

The WRC is a great place to be…and you can go, too

By Jessica Jenks | November 15, 2010

A few days ago I journeyed to a place on campus I had never been before: The Women's Resource Center. I wondered why I had never ventured there before. I am a woman, and I like resources. What kind of resources did this place have to offer? I arrived...

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