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BSU hosts clothing collection

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 27, 2017

DeKALB — The Black Student Union is collecting formal dresses for underprivileged students throughout Black History Month for their inaugural Princess Tiana Project.The project, headed by Andria Deberry, BSU community outreach director, and co-director...

‘The Real Thing’ tests relationship, betrayal

By Alexis Malapitan | February 4, 2016

DeKalb | NIU’s performance of “The Real Thing” tests character’s patience and chaos with love, guilt and betrayal.The school of Theater and Dance will perform The Tony award winning play at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Huntley Middle School, 1515 South...

Pass, Fail: Huntley Middle School remembers late crossing guard, No redevelopment plans for Ellwood Historical houses

By Abby Zaccaria | July 13, 2015

Pass My pass for this week goes to a Huntly Middle School memorial.Harold Lave, a Huntley Middle School crossing guard, died March 3. He worked at the middle school for nine years and because he was such a great crossing guard, Huntley Middle School...

Freshman dance major Zoe Zuleger (left) and sophomore dance major Stephen Blood rehearse for the spring dance concert on Thursday. The dance concert debuted on Friday with six dance sets which included alumni and students.

Theatre and Dance’s spring concert fuses genres

By Deanna Frances | April 27, 2015

This year’s Spring Dance Concert featured live music and a variety of dance genres, including ballet, contemporary and structured improvisation.The NIU School of Theatre and Dance students performed their annual dance concert Friday at Huntley Middle...

Barbed Wire Betties to take on Twin City Derby Girls at Huntley Middle School

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

Roller derby team the Barbed Wire Betties will hold a bout against the Twin City Derby Girls from Champaign-Urbana at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St.Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $7 for seniors ages 55...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Teacher’s aide Andrew Arison faces 19 more charges of sexual abuse of children

By Northern Star staff | March 26, 2015

DeKalb police have charged teacher's aide Andrew Arison with 19 more counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.The charges are being added to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and possession of child pornography charges that were brought against Arison...

Weekend Guide: March 26

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

With this many local music events and activities, there’s no excuse for being bored at home.TodayTurn off “Pitch Perfect” and watch the real thing. Northern Sound, NIU’s co-ed a capella group, will perform a free show 8 p.m. at The House Cafe,...

Teachers aide Andrew Arison charged with possession of child pornography

Teacher’s aide Andrew Arison charged with possession of child pornography

By Northern Star staff | March 18, 2015

Andrew Arison, 36, of Sycamore, was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography — a class two felony — on Wednesday, according to a Sycamore Police news release.Sycamore Police seized computer equipment from Arison’s home on March...

Barbed Wire Betties team members practice during a scrimmage match Oct. 4, 2013, at Kishwaukee YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road. The Betties raised money to buy a roller derby track so they can host home meets at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. The first home match is Nov. 8.

Barbed Wire Betties host 1st home bout

By Brennan Schneider | October 27, 2014

The Barbed Wire Betties are coming home for the first time to challenge the DuPage Derby Dames next week.The Betties will play their first home bout 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. A 10,000-pound roller derby track will be...

Locals learn more on Barb Food Mart

By Mitchell Spence | April 9, 2014

Citizens gathered Wednesday to learn more about the Barb Food Mart and how it can benefit them and their families.The informational meeting on the Barb Food Mart was held at 6:30 p.m. in the Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St.The Barb Food Mart was created...

Theater program’s dance concert to be love-themed

By Northern Star Staff | November 17, 2013

Northern Star StaffDeKalb | The School of Theater and Dance is hosting a dance concert Thursday through Sunday at the Huntley Middle School auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St.The concert’s theme is of love and it will feature music from Frederic Chopin,...

Local schools discuss major changes

By Erin Kolb | June 25, 2013

School board members may have middle school students spending more time with their math books in the near future. Doug Moeller, assistant superintendent for curriculum and student services, said proposed scheduling changes would allow students 17 more...