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New street signs designed by the university standing tall after being installed around the DeKalb area this semester. (Abbi Sweeney | Northern Star)

Huskie Pride street signs to be installed around DeKalb

By Eric Bjork, News Reporter | August 20, 2022

DeKALB — On the week of Aug. 7, the DeKalb Public Works Department began the installation of brand-new street signs which are NIU themed.  The street signs in Greek Row, located north of the NIU campus, have been replaced with the new signs.  Eventually,...

Huskie Pride sculpture damaged, set to be repaired

By Northern Star Staff | February 3, 2020

DeKALB — The Huskie Pride sculpture in the center of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commons has been damaged and the "U" in NIU was sent for repairs Monday. It is suspected the U was damaged by a skateboarder, Belinda Roller, Director of Architectural...

Alumni spotlight

By Northern Star staff | October 6, 2016

Kevin Strom, founder and CEO of GlobeChat, shares his experience at NIU for the Alumni spotlight.

How well do you know NIU?

How well do you know NIU?

By Cody Laplante | March 6, 2013

It was just last week that I was walking back from class and at noon when I heard the church bells, keen to alert the campus of the hour. After 12 strikes, the bells started a song and it one I could not place. I knew I had heard it before, but what song...

The importance of showing Huskie pride with your clothes

By Lauren Stott | November 22, 2010

When I first started college at NIU, an older student remarked to me, “I hate when I see students on campus wearing shirts from other colleges.” At the time I didn’t understand his disgust. A shirt’s a shirt, who cares what students are wearing?...

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,...

C’mon Huskies, let’s show the Illini some real school spirit

By The Editorial Board | September 15, 2010

On Saturday, the Huskies will take on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in some good ole' fashioned football. While we think school spirit is essential for every sporting event, we think that, for this game, it's time to pull out all the...

Letter to the Editor: Fellow Huskies: Please pick up your trash

By Letter Writer | September 6, 2010

I was walking across campus to andfrom my car and I could not help but notice the amount of trash allover campus. It has only been little over a week and there are popcans, bags, coffee cups, lids and Northern Stars all scatteredacross the once clean...