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Consider these binge-worthy shows during summer

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | May 7, 2023

Because summer is around the corner, here are three shows that are fun to binge or rewatch. “Pretty Little Liars” (Hulu) When Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse), one of five best friends, vanishes one night, the friend’s lives and their town...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

Watch a superhero or historical drama show this weekend

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 10, 2022

“THE BOYS” (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO) “The Boys” is an action-comedy superhero series created by Eric Kripke. The show was developed from a comic book series with the same title created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. The show stars Jack...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 20, 2022

With Halloween still to come and no NIU sports competing at home this weekend, take the time to check out new shows ranging from science fiction to comedy.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a science fiction drama created...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Gino Hernandez

By Gino Hernandez, Lifestyle Writer | October 6, 2022

It’s the time of the year for chilly weather and freakish freights. With it being October, here are a few shows and movies that depict the beauty and horror of humanity.  “The Green Knight” (Hulu) “The Green Knight” is an adventure, fantasy...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Laqes Davis and Daija Hammonds | September 2, 2022

It is Labor Day weekend and whether you’re out grilling or spending time with family, it can still be a good time to watch a show or movie. Here are some recommendations for the long weekend. The Cuphead Show! (Netflix) “The Cuphead Show!” is...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Madelaine Vikse and Skyler Kisellus | February 3, 2022

With the streaming capabilities and platforms available these days, there are so many options to choose from. Instead of scrolling through an endless amount of options and watching trailers, check out these picks from some of us at the Northern Star on...

Streaming services are slowly replacing the concept of movie theatres.

Point/Counterpoint: Movie theaters vs streaming platforms

By JaMaria'h Crider and Parker Otto | January 23, 2022
Streaming services are on the rise, but what about the classic enjoyment of movie theaters?
TV shows are great for more than just mindless binge watching. Television gives us couples to look up to and envy the relationships they have on screen.

5 TV shows worth watching again

By Ariel Morris, Lifestyle writer | January 23, 2022

Some of the best TV shows ever aired have created so much nostalgia through past generations. Shows that brought us entertainment, inspiration, growth and knowledge left a memorable mark on many and are still loved and rewatched to this day. These shows...

The Netflix home page shows a list of trending shows on a laptop screen.

What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

By Northern Star Staff | January 21, 2022

Even though the semester has begun, it is still important to set aside some time to unwind and relax. This is what some of us at the Northern Star will be watching and encourage you to try for yourself. American Auto (Peacock, YouTube TV, NBC) “American...

Top 5 Super Bowl commercials

By Jemea Green | February 3, 2020

Number 5 – Hulu: “Tom Brady’s Big Announcement”With Tom Brady getting older, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not he would retire. He also posted a picture on Twitter making it seem like he might be done with football, or maybe...

6 ways to pass the time when stuck inside during winter

By Sarah Fischer | January 31, 2019

As is expected at this time of year, northern Illinois is experiencing record-breaking temperatures which have closed businesses and schools in the DeKalb area, including the university, as well as created dangerous road conditions and kept people indoors...

3 Emmy winning shows to watch

By Tatianna Salisbury | January 29, 2019

Between cable television and streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu, it’s difficult to navigate the hundreds of comedy, crime drama, thriller and reality television series out for consumption. Many acclaimed series get overlooked by...