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Alleged rapist seeks new sentence

By Kierra Frazier | December 9, 2019

DeKALB — A former Sycamore man who is currently serving a 55-year prison sentence is seeking a retrial after being charged for abducting a former student at gunpoint and raping her at his home in 2001.April 25, 2001, Todd Allgood, a 51-year-old former...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Educators Club serves community

By Parker Otto, Columnist | October 7, 2018

Of the many clubs on campus, the NIU Educators Club is one that provides members with valuable skills and connections that will aid them through their lives. When members graduate from NIU, they will be in one of the most noble professions which is constantly...

Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

Student mothers have plentiful resources at NIU

By Lisa Lillianstrom | September 26, 2018

Being a mother and a student can be challenging, but NIU has resources to help student parents succeed in reaching their goals.One resource available to all mothers is lactation stations. These stations are located around the campus and are private rooms...

Gabel Pool to remained closed; too costly to operate

By Sara Rasmussen | February 12, 2018

DeKALB | Gabel Pool will not be reopening in the near future.Gabel Pool closed after the 2017 spring semester because of its poor state.There was rust coming out of the pipes into the pool, the filtration system was bad and the tiles were falling off,...

Corina Salinas, junior athletic training major, boards her kayak and lets instructors launch her into the water to begin the kayak pool workshop.

Students attempt kayaking

March 23, 2017

Outdoor Adventures hosted a kayak pool workshop Tuesday in the Gabel Hall pool.  The event was held to not only let students have fun but to also introduce them to basic kayaking skills by blending instruction with practice.  Student learns how to board...

Canoe Battleship

Canoe Battleship

By Sara Karikomi | April 20, 2016

From left: Senior kinesiology major Nate Arendt, senior communication major Patrick McLaughlin, junior kinesiology major Patrick O’Connell and Tyler Munson, senior pre-physical therapy/health science major, who made up FES, pose as the victors after...

Looking Into Legacies

Looking Into Legacies

By Jay Ibarra | March 3, 2016
Cole Hall was originally built in 1968, but following a shooting on Feb. 14, 2008, it was renovated and reopened in 2012.
Weekend Guide October 15

Weekend Guide October 15

By Northern Star staff | October 15, 2015

Give yourself an excuse to catch a glimpse of the autumn scenery, and explore DeKalb events this weekend.TodayThe Latino Student Alliance will host its fourth annual open mic night. Students can come show their talents in spoken word, song or dance at...

Ruth Page Center for the Arts to host campus auditions Monday

By Northern Star staff | February 13, 2015

DeKalb | Ruth Page Center for the Arts will hold auditions for a summer dance program 2:30-4 p.m. Monday in Gabel Hall.Registration is $15 and will begin at 2 p.m. The auditions are for a four week professional dance program from June 22 to July 17. The...

NIU offers pool facilities for students

By Erin Kolb | November 7, 2012

When it comes finding a place to swim on campus, students can visit two places: Anderson Hall and Gabel Hall. The pools can provide a relaxing environment and a good place for people who don’t like to be at the gym, said Mitch Kazuk, a senior broadcast...

Week of the Young Child celebrates youth education

By Joe Palmer | April 23, 2012

NIU’s Campus Child Care (CCC) is celebrating the education of youth by participating in the Week of the Young Child. The event is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and will last all this week. Activities and...

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