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A band member plays during the halftime of the 2006 homecoming game.

Alumni band to play at Homecoming

By Allyson Martin | October 14, 2010

Students and homecoming attendees will have a chance to hear former Huskie band members play. "We're really looking forward to performing," said alumni Mike O'Connor. The alumni band is playing at the homecoming game again this year. Members of the alumni...

More to do homecoming weekend than just homecoming

By Chris Krapek | October 14, 2010

Hey you! Don't go home today; there's too much to do in DeKalb. Plus, it's Homecoming weekend! Seriously, if your suitcase is already packed and you've never spent a weekend cruising through the Barb City, you don't know what you're missing out on. Eliminate...

In Focus: What does homecoming mean to you?

In Focus: What does homecoming mean to you?

This Friday marks the apex of Homecoming 2010 activities. A king and queen will be crowned, alumni will join students in watching NIU play Buffalo, and there will be much rejoicing. For this week's "In Focus," various Northern Star columnists will weigh...

Huskie t-shirts: A new breed of school spirit

By Shadonna Merriweather | October 13, 2010

Homecoming week is here. To show school spirit students will be wearing Huskies shirts. Already students have been seen around campus with Huskies shirts on that were given out at the MLK Commons Monday. Some NIU students look to shirts, hats, wristbands,...

Res Halls tighten security for homecoming

By Jack Baker | October 13, 2010

NIU Housing and Dining has made changes to some of the residence hall rules to limit the disturbances that can occur during homecoming weekend. The lobbies in the residence halls will be closed and locked two hours earlier, at 9 p.m. on Friday, Saturday...

NPHC will host a slew of homecoming events

By David Matz | October 12, 2010

DeKALB | There's more to do this homecoming weekend than tailgating and watching the football game. The National Pan-Hellenic Council has a busy calendar planned for anyone looking for something to do on campus this weekend. "We want to give the community...

Police prepare for homecoming weekend

By John Bachmann | October 12, 2010

DeKALB | DeKalb Police and other helping law enforcement agencies are ready for whatever homecoming brings. DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler said there will be a larger police presence in the area this weekend. "Normally with every homecoming we beef up...

Homecoming registration deadline looms

By Matt Liparota | September 22, 2010

Students interested in participating in Homecoming events are running out of time. Application packets for participation in Homecoming events are due Friday by 4:30 p.m. Homecoming events begin on Sunday, Oct. 10 and run through Sunday, Oct. 16. LaTasha...

Thunder Stix and red and black are staples of Huskie home football games.

Traditions unite NIU

By Katherine Orr | August 31, 2010

NIU has a number of traditions  — some older, some relatively new. The way these traditions continue is through the support of the students. On most college campuses, their fight song is a main tradition. Here at NIU, the fight song is known throughout...