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The south side of the Holmes Student Center on a foggy day. The Holmes Student Center hosted the first generation movie on Tuesday in the Capital Room. (Northern Star File Photo)

De-stress with movie night

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | November 8, 2023

DeKALB – There is no greater feeling than letting go of any worries or upcoming assignments for a moment, laughing at relatable moments and getting lost in the world of cinematography.  TRIO Student Support Services offers just such an event for...

IN PICTURES: Checkmate with Chess Club

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | March 8, 2023

The training will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Holmes Student Center.

CURE to present undergraduate research, engagement projects

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | March 6, 2023

DeKALB – The Office of Student Learning and Engagement will hold a conference on undergraduate research and engagement (CURE). CURE is a conference held to help students present their projects for the opportunity to be awarded. The event will be...

Mirella Duron (right), a junior anthropology major, and Dylan Ruan (left), junior applied mathematics major, studying on Thursday afternoon on the second floor of the Student Center. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Studious students

By Mingda Wu, Photographer | February 23, 2023

The entrance to the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb day planner: Jan. 28

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | January 24, 2023

Here are some exciting activities to participate in this Saturday in DeKalb and at NIU. Lavender Bath Salts Workshop From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. the Dekalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St., is hosting a relaxation workshop where teens and adults can...

The College Grind, a closed coffee shop, sits on the second level of the Holmes Student Center. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

What’s Up With: The College Grind cafe in Holmes

By Joseph Howerton and Evan Mellon | January 19, 2023

Editor’s note: This piece is the first story in the Northern Star’s new series: “What’s Up With?” You can fill out a submission form here for potential coverage. On an ordinary day, the College Grind, a cafe in the Holmes Student Center,...

The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships is hosting its 2022 Huskie Hack at noon on Nov. 5 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center.

Huskie Hack 2022 to focus on food sustainability

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 31, 2022

Editor’s note: Raghela Scavuzzo, associate director of food systems development at Illinois Farm Bureau will now be speaking at 4 p.m. instead of Andrew Morgan, President of Local Foods, Chicago. The NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships...

Guest speaker to give lecture on expressing culture through art

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | October 28, 2022

Debra Yepa-Pappan is a visual artist and Native Community Engagement Coordinator at the Field Museum. Yepa-Pappan will be a guest speaker from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 15 in the Regency Room, located in the Holmes Student Center. She will be speaking...