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A Day Without Shoes

A Day Without Shoes

By Vincent Dhan | October 7, 2015

Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter of Northern Illinois University (NIUEWB) will be conducting “A Day Without Shoes” shoe drive on Thursday October 4, 2012 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please bring all shoes new and used, no matter...

Mens Basketball

Men’s Basketball

By Gavin Weaver | November 25, 2014

Even Toledo coach Stan Joplin was shocked by his team’s three-point shooting. But they did in fact shoot them well. The Rockets converted 13 of 20 three pointers, which Joplin said was uncharacteristic of his club. "We usually take three games for us...

Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony

By Keith Hernandez | November 11, 2014

Navy Veteran Rosemary Ostberg sits in attendance Tuesday during a Veterans’ Day ceremony at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall. Ostberg was a Lieutenant, Junior Grade from 1949 to 1954, working in the Pentagon as a top secret control officer for...

Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate

By Alex LaBee | February 19, 2014

Milivoje Kostic, professor of mechanical engineering, speaks about pension reform during the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday in Holmes Student Center’s Sky Room. The Faculty Senate went over guiding principles that will be applied to the budget decision-making...

David Jacobson

David Jacobson

By Ali Combs | March 5, 2013

According to his campaign website, www.jacobsonfordekalb.com, mayoral candidate David Jacobson has served as first ward alderman in DeKalb for the past two years and has owned and managed properties in the first, second, and sixth wards. Jacobson attained...

Wildcats tame Huskies

By Jerry Burnes | May 1, 2012

As rain soaked Elfstrom Stadium Tuesday night, it apparently waterlogged the bats of both teams, as Northwestern defeated NIU 2-1. The two teams combined for 12 hits and one extra base hit on the night. The Wildcats (15-26) didn’t pick up hit No. 2...

Controversy still surrounds Guillen, Marlins

By Jerry Burnes | April 15, 2012

The Miami Marlins don’t care about the Cuban community and IBM couldn’t really care less about women’s equality. Neither organization will say that of course, but their actions - in light of recent controversies - paint that picture pretty clearly....

Tebow’s latest religious gimmicks are over the top

By Jerry Burnes | April 9, 2012

Tim Tebow is making a mockery of religion. He’s like Jerry Falwell meets Oprah Winfrey. He’s popular and a staunch Christian, and he’s not afraid to exploit either when given the chance. Example A: Tebow showed up to an outdoor Easter Sunday service...

Return to the field

Return to the field

By Jerry Burnes | March 28, 2012

A bird call echoed through Huskie Stadium as spring practice opened Wednesday, signaling the return of one of NIU’s wounded brothers. On a sunny, seasonably warm March afternoon with the wind whipping around the field, linebacker Devon Butler was back,...

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Doeren: Butler will return this season

By Jerry Burnes | March 26, 2012

Almost a year after being injured in an off-campus shooting, NIU linebacker Devon Butler will return to the field, head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday. Butler missed the entire 2011 season after being shot in the back on April 5, 2011, and suffered...

Huskies show their stuff at NIU Pro Day

By Jerry Burnes | March 18, 2012

NIU wide receiver Nathan Palmer said what was on everyone’s mind at NIU pro day March 9. “Sign me up. Sign me up, coach,” he said after making a string of impressive catches. For Huskies looking to make their NFL dreams come true, pro day was the...

Northern Star wins awards at ICPA convention

By Northern Star Staff | February 19, 2012

The Northern Star took home 16 individual awards and an honorable mention in general excellence Sunday at the Illinois College Press Association convention.Several current and former staff members won individual awards for their contributions to the paper....