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Huskie buses sit parked in the Huskie Line bus barn. On Sunday at Francis Road in Virgil Township near Illinois Route 38, police responded to a car crash involving a Huskie Bus. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

Driver collides with NIU Huskie Bus in Virgil

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 17, 2024

DeKALB – A 25-year-old St. Charles driver is in critical condition after colliding with an NIU Huskie Bus on Sunday. Around 8:39 p.m. Sunday, Kane County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an accident at Francis Road in Virgil Township near Illinois...

Downtown DeKalb’s Frost Parking Lot rests empty Friday at East Locust and Sixth Street. A new city ordinance will allow DeKalb commuters to park after 5 a.m. and take the 12 line bus to the Elburn train station. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Elburn bus route free for OneCard holders

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 19, 2023

DeKALB – Starting Monday, NIU OneCard holders will be able to ride the Huskie Bus Line 12 to the Elburn Metra Station for free. The general public’s fare will be reduced to 50 cents per ride. DeKalb’s Frost Lot, located on East Locust Street...

Huskie Bus routes canceled due to blizzard

By Notrhern Star staff | February 2, 2015

Huskie Buses 1 and 2 are not running today because campus is closed for safety reasons, said Brett Williams, Student ASsociation director of Mass Transit.Break Service will  run on the No. 11 bus from at least 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Williams said.Huskie Safe...

Manspreading hits Huskie Bus Line

By Kristin Maglabe | January 26, 2015

“Manspreading” and improper commuter etiquette has not gone unnoticed by some Huskie Bus riders.Manspreading refers to when people spread their legs and put their belongings on vacant bus seats. This results in a lack of seats on crowded buses.Though...

Huskie Pups help campus travelers

By Angelina McNeela | October 7, 2014

While students may not know about them or think they’re useful, the Huskie Pups are actually pretty cool.The Huskie Line Pups are one of the additions NIU President Doug Baker debuted as a feature of his Master Plan Thesis. The plan includes lessening...

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

SA Senate approves of gen. ed changes

By Lauren Cliffe | September 28, 2014

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution to approve NIU Progressive Learning in Undergraduate Studies, a general education reform program, Sunday.Brandon Phillips, a member of the NIU PLUS task force; Anne Birberick, vice provost of Academic...

Huskie buses move back to west turnaround

Huskie buses move back to west turnaround

By Ryan Ocasio | September 22, 2014

Students wait on Normal Road in front of the Holmes Student Center for Huskie buses. The bus turnaround, which was relocated to the east side of the Holmes Student Center over the summer, is being moved back to the west side. Pedestrians have complained...

Bus turnaround moves after safety complaints

Bus turnaround moves after safety complaints

By Kelly Bauer | September 22, 2014

Huskie buses are being moved back to the turnaround on the west side of the Holmes Student Center due to pedestrian safety concerns after “a few near-misses.”The bus turnaround was moved to a strip east of the Holmes Student Center on Normal Road...

In Focus: What projects do you want to see done before the fall?

By Northern Star Staff | July 13, 2014

Kevin BarteltThe sexual assault prevention task force should have transparent goals by the start of the school year.It’s great news that the school is taking a stand against sexual assault. Although the task force is new, the members should be open...

Cherilyn Murer, Board of Trustees member, talks about the importance of using art in the process of bettering campus life on March 27. 

Master Plan set to move ahead with board’s OK

By Lark Lewis | March 30, 2014

The Board of Trustees voted to demolish Douglas Hall, extend Lucinda Avenue and plant 2,018 trees by the fall semester as the first part of a campus renovation at Thursday’s meeting.NIU President Doug Baker’s consultant, Ron Walters, presented the...

Transporation should cover all needs

By Kim Randall | February 25, 2014

More convenient transportation is needed at NIU outside of just campus and DeKalb-based needs.Last week, Zipcar, a car sharing company, extended its services to give students the option of renting and using a car.NIU can stand to learn from Zipcar’s...

Budget cuts only disappoints Huskie Bus riders

Budget cuts only disappoints Huskie Bus riders

By Cody Laplante | February 12, 2013

We’ve all been there: at the bus stop, the wind blowing, the temperature dropping, the clock slowly showing that you are late for class and the bus is no where in sight. And when the bus does come, your relief is short-lived as you cram yourself between...