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A man sitting on the floor playing video games with the blue light from the tv on his face.

New horror game leaves zombies in the dirt, focuses on karaoke

By Anika Haley, Lifestyle writer | February 23, 2023

While most horror video games are about zombie attacks, surviving encounters with vengeful ghosts or escaping cursed mansions, some developers are trying new ways to scare players.  Distinguishable by the pixelated, somewhat low quality graphics,...

The Huskie Den in Holmes Student Center is reopening after being remodeled and shuttered due to COVID-19.

Activities for students to try while on campus

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | January 27, 2022

Campus has reopened to students this week following the low COVID-19 positivity rates. For first-years and transfer students who still have to get used to NIU’s campus it can be challenging to step outside of your comfort zone and make connections....

Karaoke-er: Marilyn Lorch, vocal powerhouse. Songs of Choice:
Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and Blondie’s “One Way Or Another.” Why
She’s Rockin’ It: “‘Dreams’ is one of my favorite songs ever, and
the other choice is just a little faster and more fun.”

DeKalb’s karaoke scene gives locals the spotlight

By Sarah Contreras | September 14, 2011

Contemplating new ways to have fun can be rough. Not that there aren't an abundance of fabulous watering holes and gathering places in our dear city; it's just, if you're anything like me, you sometimes simply crave a break from the usual. But when someone...