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Above is a rendering of the Huskies Den after the proposed renovations have been completed. The renovation would include a staircase to the Black Hawk Cafe and a sports grill. 

Alcohol in Huskies Den brings opportunities

By Northern Star Editorial Board | December 7, 2017

Current students will enjoy den revampThe ability to serve alcohol at the Huskies Den is a step in the right direction when it comes to pleasing current students and attracting prospective Huskies.The Huskies Den is one of the areas being targeted in...

NIU alumna Elizabeth Justice collects tomatoes Oct. 5 at the Communiversity Gardens. Students can keep busy this summer by volunteering for the gardens.

Summer guide

By Alexis Malapitan | June 15, 2015

If you’re looking something to do in DeKalb this summer, here are a few things to keep you occupied:Eat downtownIf you’re like me and enjoy eating, there are a number of restaurants you should check out in the downtown DeKalb and Sycamore areas.Texas...

Pass, fail: Sporadic events help NIU connect, Cold temperature back, disappoints

By Rachel Scaman | April 22, 2015

Pass: Sporadic events help NIU connectCampus events going on during different days of the week are a good way to help students interact, while not interfering with their schedules.Events such as Friends of NIU Libraries’ Annual Meeting and Ice Cream...

Residence Hall Association to hold bowling party in Huskies Den

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

The Residence Hall Association will hold a Cosmic Bowling Party 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday in the Holmes Student Center, Huskies Den.This event is free and open to all students. Students must bring a valid OneCard for entry. There will be free bowling, games,...

March Madness party to be held in Huskies Den

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

The Campus Activities Board and the Huskies Den will hold a March Madness Viewing Party 7:30 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center.The match will pit the Wisconsin Badgers against the four-time national championship-winning Duke Blue Devils.The event...

Holmes Student Center holds bingo night with prize

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2015

Students have a chance to win gift cards and more at Bingo Night today at the Holmes Student Center.Participants have a chance of receiving a $50 gift card to the bookstore, a free hotel stay, free food from the College Grind or free bowling coupons.The...

Unpack your suitcase, stay in

Unpack your suitcase, stay in

By Kim Randall | February 5, 2014

You don’t have to leave this weekendStudents are missing out on social activities, making memories with friends and being independent because they go home on weekends.Every weekend I see a line of cars outside the residence halls and they are filled...

Family watches the MAC Championship game

Family watches the MAC Championship game

By Felix Sarver | November 30, 2012

Melanie Kozinski (second from right) sits with her children, Nathan Kozinski, math graduate student (from left); Andrew Kozinski; Allison Kozinski; and Katelyn Kozinski, violin performance graduate student, as they all watch the MAC Championship game...

Campus Cinema: Big movies for small prices

By Phil Case | September 20, 2010

As a student, I will try any business that has words like "campus" or "student" in the title at least once. You may find me working off my meal from Huskie's Pizza, 850 Pappas Drive, Suite C, with a round of bowling at the Huskies Den, located in the...