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NIU junior goaltender Ben Vutci kneels on the ice during a game against Midland University on Oct. 14. (Beverly Buchinger | NIU Hockey)

Hockey set to defend home against ranked Illinois State

By Alex Crowe, Senior Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – NIU hockey (0-14, 0-6 MCH) looks to end its 14-game losing streak against the Illinois State University Redbirds (12-2-2, 7-2-1 MCH) in a two-game home series Friday and Saturday.  The Huskies have struggled to find an identity during this...

Infocus: What songs help you study?

By Darius Parker | May 9, 2016

Darius ParkerScene Editor:“Get Me Bodied” by BeyonceIf I could pick a song that best helps me study, it would have to be “Get Me Bodied” by Beyonce. This song gives me the extra kick I need to stay motivated to push through those long paragraphs...

Egyptian Theatre to hold screening of ‘@home’

By Northern Star staff | March 31, 2015

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will hold a screening of “@home” at 7 p.m. April 7.The one-hour documentary film “@home” follows social activist Mark Horvath across the United States while he observes and interviews people suffering from...

There’s no place like home

By Kayla Nebel | October 1, 2012

After coughing up my weight’s worth of mucus and being curled up at home on a couch for six days, returning back to the dorm life was something I was looking forward to. I felt the warm feeling of coming home to a loving community and a fantastic room...