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Local organizations compete in coat donations for charity

By Ashley Morse | November 12, 2014

Coats with Heart, a winter clothing donation drive ending Friday, kicks off next week’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.This week marks the second anniversary of Coats with Heart, a program where people donate winter clothing to participating...

Garden’s harvest feeds needy

By Keith Hernandez | September 8, 2014

Volunteers of the Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall are planting cold weather crops that will go to those in need throughout the fall.Students, faculty and community members have planted spinach, lettuce and broccoli, among other...

Annual film festival to bring interest in world environment

By Kate Chopelas | November 11, 2013

The planet is in focus for this year’s Green Lens Environmental Film Festival.The mission of the festival — which is themed “Our Planet In Focus” this year — is to “provide Northern Illinois University with an opportunity to experience films...

Success, experience valuable from sources outside the classroom

By Anthony Szudarski | August 26, 2013

What are you going to do now?Classes are starting and while that’s the most important thing to keep in mind, many of us are going to be left with free time to fill between classes, studying and work.Now, you could spend that time playing video games,...