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NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

By Ahyen Labanan | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students...

That time I ... lived in four different time zones

That time I … lived in four different time zones

By Anthony Parlogean | October 27, 2019

Nevada; Michigan; Texas; Arizona; Maryland; Illinois. These are all the states I have lived in throughout my 26 years of existence. Each state had its pros and cons, but the overall experience of living around the country has shaped who I am as a person:...

DeKalb High School to host Dr. Eduardo Cabrera

By Northern Star Staff | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — The DeKalb History Center and Parent University will be hosting author Dr. Eduardo Cabrera 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. The event will be at DeKalb High School in the Forum room.Cabrera is doing a presentation in Spanish on his book “9 Cuentos...

Annual Pumpkin Festival arrives in Sycamore

By Edwin Kelso | October 23, 2019

DeKALB – In 1956, Sycamore resident Wally Thurrow displayed a few decorated pumpkins on his front lawn. Six years later, this would spawn an event that would define the Sycamore community for decades to come.Now, in 2019, a Wild West Pumpkin Fest is...

Women’s soccer seeks first MAC win of the season

By Jarrett Huff | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will host Bowling Green State University 7 p.m. Thursday at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex. NIU is looking to make a statement with a win against the current Mid-American Conference leader.“We see [this] as a big...

Letter to the editor: criminal justice for minors

By Matt Karstens | October 23, 2019

Letters to the editor are the the author's opinion alone Illinois Takes a Positive Step Forward in Criminal Justice for Minors HB 351, signed into law by Gov. Pritzker and became effective June 1, is a step in the right direction for Illinois by providing...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

The Ellwood House, pictured above in its usual

Ellwood House opens its doors for Family Weekend

By Jacob Roushia | October 4, 2019

DeKALB - The Ellwood House will be offering guided tours and access to the Visitor Center Exhibit Gallery during Family Weekend. Family Weekend showcases several locations in the DeKalb Area by welcoming students, their families and visitors. Audrey...

Enrollment low due to tuition costs

By Payton Higgins | October 2, 2019

A 2019 fall headcount places enrollment at just 16,609 students, a 3% decline from last year and the lowest it has been in 41 years, according to the NIU data book. A fall 2018 student census found that the total enrollment was 17,169 — almost a 600...

Impending emissions regulations could have real consequences

Impending emissions regulations could have real consequences

By Jordan Radloff | September 27, 2019

The California state government announced in a Sept. 18 news conference that it would be filing a lawsuit against the federal government to protect its right to set vehicle emission standards. This was a result of the Trump administration’s announcement...

Women’s soccer match moved indoors, will play in Rockford

By Jarrett Huff | September 27, 2019

DeKALB — Due to the possibility of severe weather in the DeKalb area tonight, women’s soccer will have their game against Ohio University moved to the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Rockford.Kickoff was originally scheduled...

Poverty Simulation helps illustrate what millions go through every day

By Payton Higgins | September 24, 2019

Live Healthy DeKalb County Food Security Council and the University of Illinois extension worked together to host a Poverty Simulation on Friday at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building. The simulation taught participants about the harsh realities that...