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Students can go to college long after high school

By Jordan Radloff | October 30, 2019

NIU has a high population of post-traditional students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were 421 undergraduate students and 1,320 graduate students who were age 35 and older, according to the University Data Book. It is never too late to go to college...

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...

Library exhibits world cultures with 8 Countries in 1 Day

By Noah Johnson | September 9, 2019

The DeKalb Public Library held 8 Countries in 1 Day Saturday, an annual sponsored event which aimed to celebrate culture.The countries presented to attendees were Norway, South Korea, Zimbabwe, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Italy and Canada.Stations representing...

Ring of Honor brings international flavor to Chicago

By James Krause | October 18, 2017

Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling brought various international talent on Sunday night to The Odeum in Villa Park as part of the Global Wars tour.The Global Wars tour, taking place in Buffalo, Columbus, Pittsburgh and...

New exhibit depicts all levels of privacy

By Samantha McCoy | October 6, 2013

On Watching and Being Seen, an Altgeld Hall exhibit, features work from 27 artists from Chicago to Japan.The art within the exhibit depicts the level of privacy in the world and shows privacy throughout time. The show includes artwork from the ’30s.“I...

Gimme a break, Japan

By Beth Schumacher | July 23, 2012

Having grown up watching countless hours of television, seeing Kit Kat commercials was a pretty regular occurrence. Regardless of the way it was presented, the jingle always had the same tag line: “Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar.” This crunchy,...

Two high-definition robotic cameras have been installed at
Huskie Stadium to eliminate the use of aerial lifts and platforms
when filming football practices.

Dual purpose high-tech installations hit Huskie Stadium

By Dave Gong | November 17, 2011

Two robotic cameras were installed at Huskie Staduim in order to improve safety and provide quality footage for NIU football coaches to use for training purposes. According to a press release, the new cameras will replace the use of aerial lifts and platforms...

Pulitzer Prize winner gives war lecture tonight

Pulitzer Prize winner gives war lecture tonight

By Andrea Azzo | September 20, 2011

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are ongoing, and there's debate as to whether these conflicts are necessary. Tonight, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will offer his take on the wars in Altgeld Hall. John W. Dower, a Harvard graduate who has published...

Alumni Association set to travel to Turkey

By Jacqueline Evans | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | For the first time since its trip to Japan was cut short because of the earthquake, the NIU Alumni Association is set to go to Turkey. Members of the Alumni Association are anxious about the trip after the earthquake last month cut their trip...

In focus: Too soon for nuclear disaster references on TV?

In focus: Too soon for nuclear disaster references on TV?

By Northern Star perspective Staff | March 31, 2011

Jack Baker, columnist I have no problem with certain Simpsons episodes being censored in order to avoid jokes that could make fun of what is a very serious situation in Japan. In fact, I don't think it goes far enough. I think they should just censor...

NIU Alumni trip to Japan cut short

By Shaun Zinck | March 20, 2011

DeKALB | The 25 individuals who were on the NIU Alumni Association's trip to Japan are now back home after arriving at O'Hare International Airport early Wednesday morning. Joseph Matty, executive director of the Alumni Association, said it was his decision...