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The J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house this season, adorning the historic home with holiday activities. The center, located on 921 W Lincoln Highway, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11.

‘Holiday at the Homestead’ to be held Dec. 11

By Colin Kempsell | November 27, 2022

DeKALB – The J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house this season, adorning the historic home with holiday activities. The center, located on 921 W Lincoln Highway, will be open from noon...

Rae’s Amazing Creations sells desserts and treats and is owned by Raven Proctor, a junior health and human science major at NIU (Raven Proctor | Courtesy)

Valentine’s Day gifts made by local Black-owned businesses

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | February 3, 2022

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful time of year for couples as they scramble to plan dates and get the perfect gifts for their partners. If you need a last-minute gift and don’t want to pay the expedited shipping fee, check out these three local Black-owned...

University faculty and staff enjoyed food and conversation with colleagues Thursday during the Presidents Holiday Appreciation Gathering in Altgeld Hall.

Freeman hosts President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering for faculty and staff

By Samanta Echevarria | December 2, 2018

University faculty and staff enjoyed food and conversation with colleagues Thursday during the President's Holiday Appreciation Gathering in Altgeld Hall.

Freeman and team to host Holiday open house Thursday

By Northern Star Staff | November 28, 2018

DeKALB — NIU administrators will be hosting the President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering, featuring desserts and music by the NIU Jazzlet.The event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Altgeld Auditorium. NIU President Lisa Freeman...

New From Starbucks…The Maple Pecan Latte

By Cayli Mitchell | September 26, 2017

Starbucks released the Maple Pecan Latte on the first day of fall, September 22. This flavor is another option for those who don’t like their Pumpkin Spice Latte #PSL, released on September 5. The Maple Pecan is the first fall drink to accompany the...

Sensible gifts make for better wish lists

By Beth Schumacher | December 5, 2012

Christmas is just about three weeks away. If your family is anything like mine, it’s more than likely they’ve asked for a detailed holiday wish list from you. Before I came to college, my list consisted of things I didn’t necessarily need. I wanted...

Top 10 ways to beat the Holiday slump

By Erica Wood-Bedi | December 2, 2012

10. Volunteer: Several sites suggest spending time helping others over the holiday break. Contact Toys for Tots, United Way or a local food bank. I’m sure they won’t turn down whatever help you can provide during this busy season. 9. Start a blog:...

DeKalb stores and groups prepare for holidays

By Sarah Contreras | November 28, 2012

Join DeKalb as it gets into the Christmas spirit. Students and DeKalb residents don’t have too look far to take part in Christmas activities. Many local businesses and landmarks have filled their calendars with winter fun and festivities. Thursday:...

DeKalb set to host Santa in downtown tonight

By Samantha Brockett | November 28, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town during a public meet and greet downtown today. Re:New DeKalb is hosting their annual holiday event at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., today. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cookies, cocoa and caroling performed...

Relieving end-of-semester stress

By Linze Griebenow | December 4, 2011

Midterms, Halloween, Thanksgiving and finals all fall within the last eight weeks of school. When jobs, internships, self-care, personal relationships, family, financial stress, graduation and seasonal gifts are added to the mix, one is living the life...

Winterize your playlists to get ready for the snowy season

By Sarah Contreras | December 1, 2011

Winter Playlist! Because every season needs a playlist, and now that school is over you will actually have time to listen to music again. 1. "O Tannenbaum" - Vince Guaraldi Trio: Nothing signals the beginning of the holiday season like the Charlie Brown...