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Comic shop makes move

By KeAndre Worthy | October 30, 2013

Graham Crackers Comics has moved from its old location — but just barely.The comic shop moved from its old location on 901 Lucinda Ave., where it had been for 14 years, to a larger spot just a few storefronts down at the same address. The spot was last...

Athletic department sees ups and downs of COVID-19 precautions with student athletes returning

Chessick center built to rival others across US

By KeAndre Worthy | October 28, 2013

Athletics had more to celebrate than football’s win Saturday, as the Chessick Practice Center was also unveiled this weekend.The Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center was opened to the public, marking the end of the two-year project. Kenneth Chessick,...

ROTC collects care packages

ROTC collects care packages

By KeAndre Worthy | October 22, 2013

ROTC is trying to lead the way when it comes to supporting American troops.Huskie Battalion is collecting supplies for care packages as a Thanksgiving surprise to troops in eastern Afghanistan. The public is welcome to donate, and the donation collection...

Theta Chi attempts return to campus

By KeAndre Worthy | October 21, 2013

Greek Life has an old fraternity returning to campus.Theta Chi left NIU in 1991 due to low numbers and not being able to maintain its bills, according to the Interfraternity Council and NIU Theta Chi alumni. Theta Chi is returning in hopes of setting...

Drag Show, Vogue Ball allow amateur performers to showcase skills

By KeAndre Worthy | October 21, 2013

Drag performers, professional and amateur, showcased their skills at Friday’s Fall Drag Show and the first annual Vogue Ball.The two events were held at the same time and featured performers showcasing their drag skills as well as letting audience members...

Students gather in Davis Hall Wednesday for a viewing of “Super Size Me.” Wednesday’s viewing was part of NIU’s Bark ‘Til Dark program, which offers students late-night activities for little to no cost.

‘Super Size Me’ viewing teaches moderation

By KeAndre Worthy | October 17, 2013

Students got informed on nutrition Wednesday night through the documentary “Super Size Me.”The Campus Activities Board hosted the event as part of its Bark ‘Til Dark series. The viewing focused on nutrition, emphasizing the dangers of eating too...

LaFe salsa night focuses on culture, religion

LaFe salsa night focuses on culture, religion

By KeAndre Worthy | October 15, 2013

Students salsa danced into the night Monday as a way to become closer to each other and learn about religion.LaFe, the Latino Christian Fellowship student organization, hosted Salsa Night in the Holmes Student Center. Students were invited to come out...

BLTs bond students at mixer

By KeAndre Worthy | October 9, 2013

Students chowed down on BLTs with faculty and staff as they learned about the resources in university departments.The Latino Resource Center and De Mujer a Mujer hosted the Bringing Latinos Together mixer Tuesday afternoon to bring together students,...

Cigarettes

Police prepare for crackdown as litter law nears

By KeAndre Worthy | October 9, 2013

Littering could be just as expensive a habit as smoking.By Jan. 1, cigarette butts will be considered litter in Illinois, and smokers will be committing a crime when they toss their used cigarettes to the ground. Cigarette butts are the most frequently...

Program takes students on outdoor adventures

By KeAndre Worthy | October 6, 2013

The Outdoor Adventure Program offers students an opportunity to learn outdoor and team skills while taking a break from campus life.This weekend, the outdoor adventure program went to Devil’s Lake Park, Wis., for a rock climbing adventure. The program...

Campus chalked with love

Campus chalked with love

By KeAndre Worthy | September 30, 2013

A four-year tradition continued Monday with the LGBT Resource Center and allies chalking in the Martin Luther King Commons.The center chalks the block every year to kick off October, which is LGBTQ History Month.“The goal is to just let everyone know...

Speaker inspires again

By KeAndre Worthy | September 26, 2013

Accountancy and College of Business students heard from an inspirational speaker who focused on motivating them through the semester and life.John O’Leary, an inspirational speaker who visited NIU in 2010, came back Wednesday to motivate more students.“Love...