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Homecoming parade to celebrate spirit, organizations

By Cierria McPerryman | October 11, 2012

This year’s Homecoming parade will showcase more than 40 entries from participating student and community organizations. Entries can range from groups walking to creative floats, said Melissa Williams, associate director for Student Involvement and...

Volleyball hopes to win pair of weekend games

By Mike Romor | October 11, 2012

Homecoming weekend will be significant for NIU volleyball as it looks to win a pair of cross-divisional MAC matches at home. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) hope for their 11th win in their last 15 matches when they square off against Buffalo (7-11, 1-5 MAC)...

Road closures caused by Homecoming parade route

By Northern Star Staff | October 11, 2012

The Homecoming Parade is going to cause road closures tonight. The parade will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m., and start on Stadium Drive behind Huskie Stadium. The parade will then travel north past the Rec Center, east on Lucinda Avenue and head north around...

Elections begin for Homecoming King, Queen

Elections begin for Homecoming King, Queen

By Kyle Boyd | October 9, 2012

The election for Homecoming king and queen will begin today. Dain Gotto, assistant director of the Campus Activities Board, said this year’s Homecoming court is special. Last year’s Homecoming elections poll showed roughly 1,100 ballots, and he expects...

Run defense is key to Homecoming win

By Brian Thomas | October 9, 2012

In the upcoming football game with Buffalo, NIU will have to stop Buffalo’s ground game if it wants to have a shot at winning. The Bulls (1-4, 0-2 MAC) come into this matchup as a run-first offense, as they have totaled 1,127 yards on the ground in...

Homecoming parking restrictions begin Friday

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2012

New parking restrictions will be in place for Homecoming weekend, according to a DeKalb Police Department press release Tuesday. The restrictions will be in place from 5 p.m. Friday, until 10 a.m. Sunday. Parking will be prohibited along the South sides...

SILD and CAB to sponsor homecoming parade

By Northern Star Staff | September 24, 2012

The NIU homecoming parade will be held Oct. 12, according to a Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD) press release. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end with a community bonfire at 7 p.m., according to SILD. The parade is sponsored...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

NIUs 2011 Homecoming court after the King and Queen were
announced at the game Saturday afternoon.

Homecoming king and queen crowned

By Felix Sarver | October 16, 2011

Steven Williams and Elizabeth Elie were crowned Homecoming king and queen during halftime at Saturday's football game against the West Michigan Broncos."It's definitely an honor," Elie said. "This is always something I wanted to do before I graduated."Elie...

Late Night Ride Services provide travel accommodations Homecoming weekend

By Northern Star staff | October 14, 2011

On Friday and Saturday Late Night Ride Services will only provide travel within the following boundaries: Dresser Road (North), Taylor St. (South), Fourth St. (East) and President's Blvd. (West).  Late Night Ride Services will be using more vehicles...

Homecoming tailgaters kick off festivities before kick-off

By Hailey Kurth | October 13, 2011

One of the highlights of homecoming every year is the football game, but for some people, the fun begins long before kick-off. Tailgating outside Huskie Stadium Saturday can be fun if students keep certain things in mind. Students should come prepared...

Homecoming traditions at NIU have changed over the years

By Juliana Leprich | October 13, 2011

NIU homecoming is a tradition that is over a century old.Homecoming was first recorded in 1903 for the university, with NIU's football team playing NIU alumni. At that point, however, NIU was not yet NIU, but the Northern Illinois State Normal School,...