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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, Lifestyle 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, News Reporter | 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...

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in front of students at NIUs MLK Commons on Oct. 24, 2022. Underwood shows support for the youth vote ahead of midterm elections. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Early voting opens at Holmes, Underwood and Nguyen speak

By Colin Kempsell | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU College Democrats took students on a “Party to the Polls” Monday at the Martin Luther King Commons, joined by special guest speakers Professor Linh Nguyen and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. The event began at 10 a.m. with members...

NIU to host early voting at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 in the Glass Gallery Lounge in the Holmes Student Center.

Early voting to take place in Holmes Student Center

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting for the 2022 election will be available in the Holmes Student Center in the Glass Gallery Lounge from Oct. 24- Nov. 3 even if you're not registered to vote in DeKalb County. If you plan on taking advantage of this opportunity...