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Opinion | Locals offer quality food

Opinion | Locals offer quality food

By Maddie Steen | July 10, 2017

With new information and investigations consistently popping up about what is in our food, students should look to eating locally grown food to avoid some of the worries store-bought food may bring.Documentaries like Food Inc., 2008, directed by Robert...

Faculty Senate tables confidence vote again

By Nick Bosshart | April 26, 2017

DeKALB | The Faculty Senate voted to table discussion of a vote of confidence in President Doug Baker at a Wednesday meeting.A confidence vote, originally brought up during a Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting, was previously tabled at the March 29 meeting....

Odin, a DeKalb County Sheriffs Office K9, in a donated bullet and stab resistant vest. Read more at

DeKalb County Sherrif’s Office dog awarded bullet, stab resistant vest

By Northern Star staff | February 22, 2016

Odin, a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office K9, has received a bullet and stab resistant vest from a donation provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and Armor Express.Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a non-profit organization from East Taunton, Mass., which...

Goodwill to hold on-site job interviews

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

Goodwill will hold on-site job interviews for Professional Transportation, Inc. on April 28 and 29.Interviews will take place 10 a.m. to noon both days at Goodwill’s Community Resource Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road. Professional Transportation, Inc....

Black Male Initiative, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Dodgeball Club hold a fundraiser tournament for the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of America, Inc. at the Chick Evans Field House Saturday. Altogether, $250 was raised.

Clubs dodge balls for sickle-cell

By Dante Ward | February 9, 2015

Five teams squared off in a Saturday dodgeball tournament to raise awareness and $250 for sickle-cell anemia research at the Chick Evans Field House.Black Male Initiative, which held the event with Delta Sigma Theta sorority and the Dodgeball Club, drew...

Energy assistance available for low-income families

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2013

DeKalb | There is help for those who have experienced difficulty paying for heat in the colder months.Community Contacts, Inc. in accordance with the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications to assist low-income households...

Student insurance too pricey

Student insurance too pricey

By AJ Edwards | September 18, 2013

NIU is charging more than 50 percent more for its student and dependent health insurance than University of Illinois or Illinois State University.According to ISU’s Student Health Services website, ISU charges its students $218 per semester. U of I,...

Austin Quick speaks to senators about suicide prevention and bullying on campus and around the country at Sundays SA meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA Senate announces ‘We Are Huskies’ campaign

By Felix Sarver | March 18, 2012

A new campaign for student leaders was announced at the Student Association Senate meeting Sunday. The “We Are Huskies” campaign will try to make NIU a safe place for everyone and make them feel like a member of the Huskie family, Senate Speaker Austin...

Hope Haven helps the homeless with meals and shelter

By Danny Ciamprone | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | There has always been a strong sense of comfort knowing at the end of the day one has a home to go back to. Unfortunately, for many this is not a reality and being homeless becomes a way of life. Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, focuses on providing...