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International Transgender Day of Viability is March 31. There are multiple events happening at NIU in celebration of the holiday.

Transgender Day of Visibility events

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – Transgender Day of Visibility, the day to recognize and reflect on transgender people’s history and present, is Friday. Here are three events students can participate in to celebrate.   NIU: EDUCATION AS LIBERATION, OPEN SUBMISSIONS From...

We Care is a pregnancy clinic in downtown DeKalb. The clinic offers various services for interested residents. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

WeCare4NIU, anti-abortion student outreach

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – A normal day at the We Care Pregnancy Clinic, located in downtown DeKalb, begins with prayer in the building’s breakroom. The microwave in the breakroom has a sticker that says “love every heartbeat” in cursive, and the whiteboard...

A screengrab of the new website. Huskie Hub will have more features and be more user friendly than Huskie Link.

Huskie Hub to replace ‘slow, poorly received’ Huskie Link

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | August 22, 2022

DeKALB — A web-based tool called Huskie Hub can assist students in keeping track and registering for student organizations. The goal of Huskie Hub is to provide students the ability to learn about activities happening throughout campus, join new organizations,...

Kevin Choi, freshman electrical engineering major purchases a
sub from Subway.

Students have a variety of dining options around campus

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Going home for lunch during the week can be tough, especially for students with back-to-back classes. For those students, there are a number of food options available across campus. "We try to give students options," said Michael Stang, executive director...

Senior psychology major Natalie Herzog prepares a footlong sub
at the Subway located in the Holmes Student Center Monday

NIU finds ways to provide services, jobs

By Felix Sarver | September 19, 2011

Fast food and coffee shops are usually better provided by the university than by popular restaurants like McDonald's or Starbucks, NIU officials say. NIU worked with McDonald's, Pepsi and Subway in the past, said Eddie Williams, executive vice president...

A guide to eating at NIU

By Troy Doetch | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | There are a few reasons to have lunch on-campus: cafés are within walking distance from your classes, they can be cheaper than the corporate alternative, and you've already shelled out cash for Huskie Bucks which are burning a hole in your pocket....

Give me Jamba, or give me death

Give me Jamba, or give me death

By Aaron Brooks | August 31, 2010

I am the first one to admit I may have grandiose schemes. My original focus was going to be how NIU should remove Blackhawk Dining and the Huskie Hub for the inclusion of four commercial venues. Even though my plan was too idealistic, it is only when...