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‘Fantastic Beasts’ falls short of expectations

By Parker Otto | November 26, 2018

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has impressionable characters, magical creatures and a beautiful atmosphere. However, the film has an unfocused narrative with nonsensical subplots and meanders resulting in a film that is okay at best...

Potter no more

Potter no more

By Shelby Devitt | September 11, 2012

J.K. Rowling, author of the much-beloved Harry Potter book series, is releasing her first novel since 2007, when readers said goodbye to the cast of magical characters our generation grew up with. The releases of the last few Harry Potter films has kept...

A Hogwarts pastime starts up at NIU

By Lauren Dielman | September 15, 2011

Quidditch, a sport played in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, is growing at NIU, group organizer Bridget Hickey said.Hickey, a sophomore special education major, attributes the growing popularity to better organization, having a new rule book and competing...

A display case in Founders Memorial Library featuring the favorite books of staffers.

Display showcase’s favorite literature of Founders employees

By Heather Skrip | January 18, 2011

DeKALB | An individual's choice of reading material is often reflect a person's interests, emotions and personality. The NIU Founder's Memorial Library is taking this idea one step further: by putting employees' favorite books on display. "Books: the...