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Golf Course Clubhouse to host Easter festivities

By Brooke Shinberg | March 27, 2013

Easter will come early to the Golf Course Clubhouse, 940 E. State St. in Sycamore, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. “We will have spring bingo with fun prizes,” said superintendent of recreation Bart Desch. “The crafts will be decorating bags to collect the...

‘Fez’ adds innovation to 2D game genre

By Josh Alfrey | March 24, 2013

“Fez,” a mind-bending and innovative platformer, allows a player to take their gaming love to another dimension. “Fez” will be available for PCs through Steam on May 1. Many players had been waiting quite some time for the title to reach other...

Karoshi-Con to bring cosplay to campus

By David Stenger | March 21, 2013

Don’t be surprised if you happen to see people on campus dressed up as colorful characters this Saturday. It’s perfectly normal. Anime Association NIU will host Karoshi-Con from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center. “Karoshi-Con...

Website offers game exchange service

By Josh Alfrey | March 19, 2013

You know that pile of old games you use as cup holders and night stands? They might actually be useful thanks to a video game trading website. is a site where you can trade your old titles for digital currency that you can use to buy other...

Gamers look forward to 2013’s gaming releases

By Josh Alfrey | March 19, 2013

Gamers are waiting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of this year’s hottest releases. Every year marks a new leap in progress when it comes to gameplay and graphics on video games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. 2013 will be no different...

Sophomore pitcher Ben Neumann pitches the ball in a game against Illinois State University during the 2012 season.

Men’s baseball has tough spring break

By Brian Earle | March 18, 2013

Baseball had a rough week in which it played eight games, losing six of the contests. The Huskies (4-15) were swept by Southern Illinois in a three-game series earlier in the week. They lost 8-3 in game one, 3-2 in game two and 4-2 in the series finale....

Top apps to download

By Deanna Frances | March 5, 2013

There’s a reason why the younger generation is considered the technology generation. With smart phones, iPods, iPads and everything in between, youths are set when it comes to electronics and technology. Apple customers download 5 million games a day...

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...

New Hall Council to sponsor Winter Wonderland festivities

By Kelly Marshall | January 22, 2013

NIU will have a Winter Wonderland at 7:30 p.m. today that will cover all upcoming outdoor adventure events available for students this spring. The event, co-sponsored with the New Hall Council, has been moved indoors to the New Hall Community Room due...

Matches worth watching

By Mike Buda | October 17, 2010

There are way too many games to filter through to find out which ones could be the great ones. Northern Star sports writer Mike Buda has the games and the reasons why you should watch every day this week.Monday: Game 3 ALCS Texas Rangers at New York Yankees...