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InFocus: What’s on your Homecoming playlist?

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2015

Homecoming week is upon us. Some spend it attending countless after parties and some go home to be with friends or family. Regardless of your homecoming plans this year, you’ll need a playlist to keep you on your feet.Here’s what the Northern Star...

NIU fans cheer on the Huskies at the Homecoming game against Central Michigan University on Oct. 11.

Registration deadline approaching for Homecoming events

By Northern Star staff | September 22, 2015

Registration for 2015 Homecoming activities, which are open to students, student organizations, faculty, staff and community members will end next week.This year will mark NIU’s 109th Homecoming, the theme of which will be “Huskies Light the Way.”...

NIU football: 109th Homecoming set vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

By Northern Star staff | March 23, 2015

NIU will celebrate its 109th Homecoming when football takes on the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Oct. 24 at Huskie Stadium.NIU is 68-30-10 in Homecoming games and 34-14-2 in Homecoming games at Huskie Stadium.NIU Athletics will celebrate the 50th anniversary...

NIU President Doug Baker discusses his trip to the State Senate, at which he and other university administrators testified about how a 12.5 percent or 20 percent budget would affect the university, during Wednesday’s University Council meeting in the Holmes Student Center. University Council members also voted to pass a student grievance policy and discussed how online class guidelines need to be reviewed by the council.

Baker’s fall midterm earns a mixed grade

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 26, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker has focused on revitalizing the campus through the Master Plan Thesis, but the results have been mixed: Total enrollment has continued to drop and projects are behind schedule, but NIU has seen gains in retention and international...

Letter to the Editor: Drink name not fit for print

By Rebekah Kohli | October 15, 2014

I am writing to express my disappointment and disgust over the name of a drink recipe the Northern Star chose to publish in its recent Homecoming issue.Publishing the “Horny Girl Scout” drink recipe was both in poor taste and antithetical to NIU’s...

Football’s Marlon Moore suspended for first half of Saturday game

By Northern Star Staff | October 14, 2014

Junior strong safety Marlon Moore will be suspended from the first half of Saturday’s football game for violation of the MAC’s sportsmanship conduct policy, according to a MAC news release.Moore is one of three MAC players to be suspended for the...

Sophomore wide receiver Aregeros Turner dives with the ball Saturday at the Homecoming game against Central Michigan at Huskie Stadium. NIU lost to the Chippewas, 34-17, breaking its 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak.

Football falls at Homecoming against CMU, 34-17

By Danny Albers | October 12, 2014

Football’s 28-game home winning streak and 24-game conference regular season winning streak came to an abrupt halt Saturday when it was beaten by conference rival Central Michigan.The Huskies (4-2, 1-1 MAC) lost to the Central Michigan Chippewas (4-3,...

Pass/Fail: NIU cleans, redesigns Web homepage; Post-game traffic rush could improve

By Carl Nadig | October 12, 2014

Pass: NIU cleans, redesigns Web homepageNIU’s Web redesign is a progressive step for adapting to technology-savvy students.I’m sure everyone has his or her own opinions on how he or she is adjusting to the redesign of NIU’s website, Regardless...

Freshman nursing major Amber Black (right) hands sophomore education major Carsie Barnes a free T-shirt Monday at the Homecoming Kick-Off Rally in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. The rally featured free T-shirts, hot dogs, burgers and ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. The rally also served as an opportunity for Homecoming Court candidates to introduce themselves to students.

Homecoming 2014 Events

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2014

ThursdayLip Sync Competition will be held at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center.Yell Like Hell Competition will be held at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.FridayHomecoming Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Third Street and Lincoln Highway.Bonfire...

Homecoming 2014 Drinks

By Matt Soulis | October 9, 2014

Tropical Sun DropFill 1/3 of your cup with coconut vodka or coconut rum, 1/3 with orange juice and 1/3 with pineapple juice. Top the mix with just a splash of grenadine. Stir and serve with ice.Horny Girl ScoutShake 1 ounce of white crème de menthe with...

Homecoming 5K to be held Saturday

By Northern Star Staff | October 7, 2014

Campus Recreation will host its fifth annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk Saturday.The 5K begins at 7:45 a.m. and starts and ends at the Recreation Center. The race goes around Huskie Stadium and the Convocation Center, through the Outdoor Recreation Sports...

DeKalb High School fans cheer on their team during the DeKalb Homecoming football game Friday at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road. The DeKalb Barbs beat Morris High School, 42-0.

Homecoming traditions bring students together

By Mariah Harden | October 5, 2014

The DeKalb Barbs continued their winning streak by defeating Morris High School 42-0 at their Homecoming game, making their record 6-0.Audrey Villalpando, DeKalb High School senior and cheerleader, said the football game brings everyone together. DeKalb...