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Sycamore senior Michael Hermes strikes a pose in his white, yellow and black gear.

Mayors join in on high school rivalry

By Linda Loya | September 18, 2014

Sycamore and DeKalb high schools — and mayors — will be pitted against each other for the 15th annual Castle Challenge Friday at Huskie Stadium.Tailgating starts 4 p.m. with tickets priced at $12 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets, which cover...

YMCA hosts family night for community fun, activities

By Brooke Shinberg | November 28, 2012

On Nov. 18, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, DeKalb School District, Kishwaukee Community Hospital and NIU teamed up to host a family night at the YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road. More than 70 families attended this event, which included four stations that encouraged...

Some students choose local DeKalb gyms over rec center

By Dan Martynowicz | November 15, 2011

Some students choose to pay extra for off-campus gym memberships, while access to the Student Recreation Center is included in tuition and fees. Erik Calmeyer, senior operations management and informations systems major, said he holds a membership at...