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Art exhibit showcases faculty, staff artwork

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 16, 2020

DeKALB — Composed of several events, a month-long exhibit at the NIU Art Museum will feature lectures and presentations from art and design faculty and staff. At their individual events, the featured faculty and staff will showcase their artwork and...

Fill in the blank: If I could study abroad anywhere, I would go to…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | October 11, 2019

NorwayHunter Weston | Contributor I’ve been to Norway before. The summer after my senior year of high school, I was taken to Norway as a graduation present and we stayed in Oslo for two weeks. My family has a strong Norwegian heritage that we are very...

Day 32 — Time to say goodbye: A first-hand account of studying abroad

By Catherine Carter | August 13, 2019

Hello Huskies! Sadly, today is my last day in England and this is my last blog post. After an early breakfast, the last of the group headed to the airport. We split up after the bus dropped us off, and I was not prepared for the sadness that I would feel...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ways to eat free on campus

By Northern Star staff | November 28, 2016

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Giulia Zanini and her mother walk through Death Valley, California. Zanini is an NIU student who traveled to DeKalb from Lecco, Italy.

International students see life in DeKalb a little differently

By Kathleen Hauge | October 14, 2012

Adjusting to life in DeKalb has been a challenge for Giulia Zanini. She traveled to DeKalb from Lecco, a small town in Italy. After graduating from high school, she packed up her things and traveled to America alone. “It was overwhelming at first because...

Local artists move work to cyber galleries

By Olivia Willoughby | November 15, 2011

NIU is not the only place in DeKalb for local artists to show their work to the community. Local artists can take to the Internet to show their work on cyber galleries. Adrienne Soroka, creater of Soroka's Fine Things art gallery's website,,...