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Homecoming weekend ‘busy’ for local police

By Ryan Chodora | October 15, 2013

Homecoming weekend gathered a crowd and crime this weekend.The DeKalb Police and Fire departments had to increase their staffs over the weekend to keep up with the increased activity in DeKalb, bringing in additional help.“It was an extremely busy weekend...

More get involved at Huskie parade

By Dan Ehrhardt | October 13, 2013

Friday’s Homecoming parade featured more entries.This year’s parade featured the same route as last year’s, starting in Huskie Stadium, but there were new participants, more entries and more city organizations getting involved.“The parade was...

LGBT tailgate may be annual

By James Green | October 13, 2013

After a “successful” tailgate Saturday, the LGBT Resource Center hopes to hold a Homecoming tailgate next year and possibly make it an annual event.Charles Schumann, a member of the Presidential Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,...

Temporary parking bans in place

By Erin Kolb | October 9, 2013

Homecoming will bring thousands of Huskie fans, friends and family to DeKalb, but parking restrictions may leave them looking for places to park.Chad McNett, DeKalb community relations officer, said Thursday through Monday, parking in the Eco Park area...

Sophomore communication major Marie Tasa and sophomore art major Nate Ardent paddle their boat, made of 90 percent recycled material, during the Recycle Boat Race on Tuesday in the East Lagoon.

Recycled boat race draws in larger crowd than usual

By Matt Carlson | October 9, 2013

Homecoming’s recycled boat race saw a larger crowd than usual Tuesday at the East Lagoon.The event was sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. The participants started from the shore in the lagoon, took a lap around the island and headed back to where...

Parking changes implemented for Homecoming weekend

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2013

Parking may require a little more finagling than usual during Homecoming weekend.Thursday to Monday, Greenbrier Road will be a no parking/tow zone. Parking will not be allowed from 2 to 6 a.m. on streets in neighborhoods west of Annie Glidden Road and...

Homecoming in full force on campus

By Roxana Moraga | October 7, 2013

School spirit is in the air as Huskies prepare for Saturday’s Homecoming game.Monday, the Homecoming Kickoff Rally was held at noon. Students were able to show their Huskie pride and meet some of the homecoming royalty candidates. Students and faculty...

Twitter Hoax: Artist Drake will not be performing at the Convo Center for Homecoming

By Northern Star Staff | September 22, 2013

DeKalb | Drake’s not making a stop at the Convocation Center come Homecoming.The rumor that NIU would host the rapper started on Twitter, where user @horette tweeted “#NIU #NIU17 is coming to NIU” with a picture that said Drake would perform in...

Vicky Torres, Best Western general manager, spoke about the hotel inspection program the city is considering in preparation for the IHSA football championship and NIU Homecoming. Torres expressed concerns that the time limit set upon local hotels is too short in order to meet the requirements of the city.

City Council considers hotel inspections

By Jessi Haish | September 9, 2013

The city’s lack of hotel “standards” was the topic of both the committee of the whole and regular meeting of the City Council Monday night.City attorney Dean Frieders called a proposed ordinance a “hotel and motel inspection program,” and said...

Tom Magerl

Tom Magerl

October 15, 2012

Tom Magerl, senior nursing major: “I felt safe during Homecoming because I avoided dangerous areas and feel that I can take care of myself. There also was a pretty nice police presence on campus.” “No, I do not think the Student Association contributed...

Homecoming king Paul Julion (center, right) and 2011 Homecoming king Steven Williams (center, left) celebrate after the Homecoming court results were announced Friday.

Julion, Anderson named Homecoming king and queen

By Carrie Morris | October 14, 2012

The 2012 Homecoming king and queen have been crowned. Ashley Anderson, senior elementary education major, and Paul Julion, junior physical education major, won the title of Homecoming queen and king for Homecoming court Friday. The Homecoming court results...

What does Homecoming mean to you?

By Northern Star Staff | October 11, 2012

Troy Doetch Columnist I’ve never directly participated in Homecoming. I’ve never watched the game, except inattentively on a television in my peripheral. I’ve never voted for one of the unfamiliar faces in the Homecoming Court. I’ve never rep’d...