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A photograph of a line of customers waiting to get into Insomnia Cookies during the stores grand opening PJ party.

Insomnia Cookies opens new location downtown DeKalb

By Bailey Eschbach and Kyron Lewis | January 30, 2022

DeKALB — Insomnia Cookies hosted its grand opening at the chain’s new location in downtown DeKalb, 203 E. Lincoln Highway, on Saturday. The chain is known for having warm, delicious cookies available late at night and offers a delivery service.  This...

First hand account of maintaining a ketogenic diet

By Jordan Radloff | January 15, 2020

Going into the new decade I wanted to make a major change to my personal health. I looked up many methods on how to lose weight and decided on a diet that would be easy for me to keep. My experience following a ketogenic diet has been successful so far.Keto...

National Ice Cream Cone Day in DeKalb, IL

By Autumn Kilgus | September 22, 2017

Are you a fan of ice cream cones? Then today is your day! National Ice Cream Cone Day is Sept. 22, which means nobody can judge how many ice cream cones you consume in one day...or one hour.DeKalb has a variety of awesome ice cream shops for you to satisfy...

This week: 3 ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | September 6, 2016

1. NIU Financial Cents program and the College of Business are looking for volunteers to help with the Junior Achievement program for the 2016-17 academic year. An information session for any NIU student who is interested in becoming a volunteer will be held Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. in Barsema Hall, Room 300. Pizza and refreshments will be available after the brief meeting.

2. Edible Education will host a workshop noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Academic Advising Center OSAS Lobby. The informational workshops will teach students various ways to achieve academic success while providing them with a free lunch.

3. The Public Relations Student Association (PRSSA) is hosting an open house in DuSable 204 at 9 p.m. Free pizza will be provided.

Indulge in coffee flavored ice cream

By Northern Star staff | September 1, 2016

Ice cream and coffee lovers, rejoice! It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day on September 6.Students can visit Gilbert, Neptune, New Hall, or Stevenson from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to eat special coffee flavored ice cream.               These dining...

Baskin Robbins discounts for Celebrate 31

By Northern Star staff | August 31, 2016

Baskin Robbins encourages customers to take on their sweet deal of all regular ice cream scoops for $1.31 each.Today open to close, Baskin Robbins will host their “Celebrate 31” promotion to celebrate their 31 original flavors.You may also donate...

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

A cool treat like ice cream, a smoothie or juice is just the thing on a sunny DeKalb day.Here's a guide to where to grab a cold treat in DeKalb. Scroll down for photos, hours and locations, or check out this interactive map. Aspen Leaf YogurtAspen Leaf...

Best DeKalb Ice Cream and Juice Spots

By Northern Star staff | April 21, 2015

A cool treat like ice cream, smoothies, or juice is just the thing on a sunny DeKalb day. Here's the top spots to grab your favorite cold sweets. Dairy Queen, 1780 Sycamore Road, serves Blizzards, Arctic Rushes and classic ice cream choices.Dairy Queen...

President Doug Baker (center) talks to members of the NIU community Wednesday during his ice cream social, which was held at the MLK Commons. Students and staff gathered to greet to the president and were treated to root beer floats as they waited.

Baker, wife reach out to campus

By KeAndre Worthy | September 5, 2013

NIU had a special way to meet its president while beating the heat: Ice cream.The treat was part of Wednesday’s root beer social in the MLK Commons. Students were invited to enjoy root beer floats and relax to the sound of NIU’s Steel Band.“It’s...

Shyanne Smith, then a freshman Kishwaukee emergency medical services major, enjoys frozen custard from Ollies Frozen Custard in February 2013.

Ollie’s reopens amid cold weather

By Ryan Chodora | February 20, 2013

People stand in line. The 18-degree day turns their breath into fog, yet the only thing on their minds is getting a fresh scoop of frozen custard. Ollie’s Frozen Custard, 2290 Oakland Drive in Sycamore, opened for its 2013 season on Wednesday. Ollie’s...

Students can find help with dietary habits at Campus Recreation

By Chelsey Boutan | October 25, 2011

Yogurt? No. Cottage Cheese? No. Peanut Butter? No. Orange Juice? No. Vegetables? Only if I have to. I began to feel embarassed as Martha O'Gorman, coordinator of nutrition programming at Campus Recreation, rattled off a list of foods to include in my...

People offended by “Schweddy Balls” ice cream need to lighten up

October 3, 2011

"No one can resist my Schweddy Balls," said Alec Baldwin in a famous Saturday Night Live sketch when he portrayed Pete Schweddy, owner of the holiday bakery Season's Eatings.It turns out he was wrong. Some people actually can resist Schweddy Balls.One...