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InFocus: What gets you through finals?

By Gina Lorusso, Jackie Nevarez, Kim Randall, and Danny Cozzi | December 8, 2013

Gina LorussoI am a horrible test taker, but I’m really good at studying, so my main focus for preparing for my finals is to take practice tests if they’re available in my courses. If they aren’t available, I find similar ones on study websites.I...

Volunteer, work over winter break

By Jackie Nevarez | December 3, 2013

With less than two weeks left in the semester, students are looking forward to a month free of classes.Although it’s important to lie around and relax over the next month, there are also many fulfilling ways to spend time this winter break. Volunteering...

Culture illuminated at Filipino dinner

By Jackie Nevarez | November 24, 2013

A Filipino typhoon relief dinner Sunday night was more than just a fundraiser — it was an immersion into the Filipino culture.The fundraising dinner, held at the Oak Crest Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, was arranged by the Filipino American...


Offer time, money to community for holiday

By Jackie Nevarez | November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude, and with just a week until the big feast, students have many opportunities to give back to NIU and the surrounding community.It’s important for students to take the time to look around campus and find volunteering...

No-shave month promotes men’s health conversations

By Jackie Nevarez | November 12, 2013

As beards and mustaches flourish throughout November, many forget the real reason for the unkempt whiskers is to promote men’s health awareness.No Shave November is the time for razors to be set aside and facial scruff to run wild and free. But, this...