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Junior Forward Riley Blackwell goes up for a jump ball March 6 during NIUs 67-64 defeat to Ball State University at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball opens season with home game against Harvard

By Justin Kelley | November 5, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team is set to kick off its regular season 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Convocation Center against the Harvard University Crimson. NIU is coming off a solid performance Oct. 29 against Judson University, winning its preseason...


A first-hand account of living with depression

By Anthony Parlogean | October 30, 2019

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” I was told. “There are people far worse off than you.”The world is obviously full of suffering and misery, and someone complaining about feeling “blue” might come across as annoyingly frivolous, but it’s...

Migrants should receive vaccines

By Alicia LaRouech | September 2, 2019

Denying people access to vaccinations is insensitive and unjustifiable, as well as dangerous.Migrant children detained at the border will not be receiving vaccinations, according to an August 2019 statement from Customs and Border Protection.During the...

Biopic brings justice to The Notorious RBG

By Amy Geldean | January 16, 2019

Felicity Jones impressively took on the role of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” which was released on Dec. 25 and became available everywhere Friday. While being the first biopic on Justice Ginsburg, the film...

Harvard professor Joseph Nye talks power to packed auditorium

By Dave Thomas | February 23, 2011

The U.S. needs to think differently about power in the 21st century, world-renowned political science professor Joseph Nye told a packed auditorium Wednesday. Nye spoke to a group of about 200 NIU students, faculty and community members about how Americans...